Ankara: Nearly 50,000 Syrians have returned home

Tens of thousands of Syrians have returned home from Turkey since the start of Ankara’s military operation inside the country, Turkey’s foreign minister said Friday. “Nearly 50,000 Syrians have returned to this More »

ISIS militants surrender before Iraqi military in west Mosul

Scores of ISIS militants have surrendered to Iraqi forces, according to Iraqi security sources, as cleansing operations continue west of Mosul, following the capture of the airport in Iraq’s second largest city. More »

Iraqi PM orders air force strike against ISIS inside Syria

Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abbadi said on Friday (Feb 24) he had given orders to the Iraqi air force to strike ISIS in positions inside Syria in retaliation to recent bomb attacks More »

Grand mufti: Dialogue needed to demonstrate truth of Islam

The grand mufti of Saudi Arabia has stressed the need for further dialogue to show the truth of Islam and its usefulness for mankind, according to Asharq Al-Awsat. Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin More »

Khamenei threatens Palestinians: ‘Continue the resistance’

The supreme leader of Iran, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, urged the Palestinians to “continue the resistance” on the ground and “breakaway from the consequences of the Oslo Accords.” He also encouraged More »

 

ISIS kills 15 Iraqi security guards near the Jordanian border

Iraqi officials stated that 15 security guards were killed when ISIS militants attacked a border post near Trebil on the Jordanian border Friday. A border guard officer said ISIS launched the attack with explosives-laden vehicles and suicide bombers. Iraqi security

One question at UN Syria talks: What does Russia want?

The first UN-led Syria peace talks in almost a year are in danger of getting lost in procedure, as officials obsess about who will meet whom, but behind the scenes diplomats say it’s largely up to Russia to call the

Ankara: Nearly 50,000 Syrians have returned home

Tens of thousands of Syrians have returned home from Turkey since the start of Ankara’s military operation inside the country, Turkey’s foreign minister said Friday. “Nearly 50,000 Syrians have returned to this area from Turkey since the Euphrates Shield operation

3 dead in Gaza-Egypt smuggling tunnel

Palestinian authorities say three workers have died after inhaling toxic gas in a smuggling tunnel beneath Gaza’s border with Egypt. The Interior Ministry says the three were working to repair the tunnel a day after the Egyptian military blew it

ISIS militants surrender before Iraqi military in west Mosul

Scores of ISIS militants have surrendered to Iraqi forces, according to Iraqi security sources, as cleansing operations continue west of Mosul, following the capture of the airport in Iraq’s second largest city. Lt. General Raed Shakir Jawdat, Commander of federal

Houthi rocket kills several civilians in Marib restaurant

Several Yemeni civilians were killed and injured in Marib after a rocket fired by Houthi militias struck a restaurant near a mosque in the center of the city, local sources reported. It is still unsure the exact number of people

Suicide bomber kills five at gate of Yemen army base

A suicide bomber killed five people and wounded three on Friday when he blew up his vehicle at the gate of a Yemeni army base, security sources said. The bomber struck Najda Camp in the Abyan provincial capital of Zinjibar

UAE Armed Forces announces martyrdom of soldier in Yemen

The General Command of the UAE Armed Forces has announced the martyrdom of soldier Khalid Ali Gharib Al-Beloushi when he was on duty with the Arab Coalition’s Operation Restoring Hope in Yemen. The General Command of the UAE Armed Forces

Iraqi PM orders air force strike against ISIS inside Syria

Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abbadi said on Friday (Feb 24) he had given orders to the Iraqi air force to strike ISIS in positions inside Syria in retaliation to recent bomb attacks in Baghdad. “We are determined to chase terrorism

ISIS car bomb kills more than 50 in northwest Syria

An ISIS car bomb killed more than 50 people on Friday in a Syrian village held by rebels, a war monitor said, a day after the extremist group was driven from its last stronghold in the area. The blast in

Jordanian F16 pilot survives crash in Saudi’s Najran

A Jordanian F16 fighter jet commander survived a crash that occurred on Friday in Saudi Arabia’s Najran, a military source from the Jordanian armed forces reported. The source reported that the pilot, Adnan Naim Abdulaziz Nabbas, was flying the jet

Syria government negotiator to study UN paper

The chief government negotiator at Syria peace talks in Geneva said on Friday he had received a paper from UN mediator Staffan de Mistura and would now study it, but a first meeting had covered nothing but the format of

Indian engineer shot dead by American saying ‘get out of my country’

Srinivas Kuchibhotla

A Kansas man was charged on Thursday with fatally shooting an Indian man and wounding another Indian man and an American in a bar, as federal authorities investigated the incident as a possible hate crime. Adam Purinton, 51, was charged

Saudi minister in talks with Iran team over Hajj

A Saudi minister held talks with an Iranian delegation about the possibility of Iranian pilgrims rejoining the annual Hajj, the Saudi Press Agency reported late Thursday. The kingdom’s minister in charge of pilgrimages, Mohammed Bentin, discussed with the Iranians arrangements

Egyptian Coptic Christian killed, house torched

A Coptic Christian was shot dead Thursday and his house set on fire in Egypt’s North Sinai, a stronghold of the ISIS group, security officials and medics said. It was the third death this week linked to militants in violence

Foreign travel curbs imposed on 18-45 age group in East Libya

Authorities in control of eastern Libya on Thursday imposed foreign travel curbs on residents aged between 18 and 45, saying they would need security clearance. “Libyan men and women aged between 18 and 45 are forbidden from leaving the country

UN ‘disturbed’ by light sentence for Israeli soldier

An 18-month prison sentence for an Israeli soldier who shot dead a wounded Palestinian assailant is an “unacceptable” punishment for “an apparent extra-judicial killing,” the UN said Friday. United Nations human rights office spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani further charged the Jewish

Top US general readies ‘full range’ of options for Trump on Syria

The Pentagon’s top officer on Thursday would not say if US ground forces will deploy to Syria to fight ISIS militants, observing only that he is readying a “full range of options” for President Donald Trump. General Joe Dunford’s remarks

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