Turkey vows long fight in Syria against terrorists

Turkish forces will remain in Syria for as long as it takes to cleanse the border of ISIS and other militants, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Friday, after a truck bombing More »

Erdogan, Putin agree to speed up efforts for Aleppo aid delivery

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Russia’s Vladimir Putin agreed in a phone call on Friday to accelerate efforts to deliver aid to Syria’s Aleppo, Erdogan’s office said in a statement. Erdogan informed More »

Kerry talks Yemen, Syria conflicts during Saudi visit

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman held talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry into the early hours of Thursday morning on ways More »

Clinton leads Trump by 12 points in latest Reuters/Ipsos poll

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leads Republican rival Donald Trump by 12 percentage points among likely voters, her strongest showing this month, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Tuesday. The More »

Saudi Arabia convenes talks on Yemen crisis

Saudi Arabia will host over the next few days a series of important meetings for the Gulf foreign ministers, the US and Britain to discuss the Yemeni crisis as military activities escalate More »

 

Turkey vows long fight in Syria against terrorists

Smoke still rises from the scene after Kurdish militias attacked a police checkpoint in Cizre, southeast Turkey, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, with an explosives-laden truck, killing many.

Turkish forces will remain in Syria for as long as it takes to cleanse the border of ISIS and other militants, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Friday, after a truck bombing by Kurdish militia killed at least 11 police

Barrel bombing kills 11 children in Syria’s Aleppo

A Syrian man carries a wounded child following a barrel bomb attack on the Bab al-Nairab neighbourhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on August 25, 2016.

Eleven children were killed on Thursday in a barrel bomb attack carried out by government forces on a rebel-held neighborhood of Syria’s Aleppo city, a monitor said. “Fifteen civilians, among them 11 children, were killed in a barrel bomb attack

Israeli troops kill Palestinian who ran towards them, army says

Israeli border policemen stand guard at the scene where a Palestinian was shot and killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank village of Silwad near Ramallah August 26, 2016.

Israeli soldiers on Friday shot and killed an apparently unarmed Palestinian who ran towards their position in a Palestinian village in the occupied West Bank, and the incident was under review, a military spokeswoman said. A Palestinian official said the

Israel rejects immunity for indicted UN engineer in Gaza

Wahid Abdallah al Bursh, a Palestinian engineer with the United Nations Development Programme, is seen before a court hearing, at Beersheba District Court, southern Israel.

The Israeli government on Thursday rejected a UN request for diplomatic immunity for a Palestinian engineer who worked for the UN in the Gaza Strip but is now in prison after being accused of assisting the territory’s Hamas rulers. Israel

Erdogan, Putin agree to speed up efforts for Aleppo aid delivery

In this Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016 file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, greets Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Konstantin palace outside St.Petersburg, Russia.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Russia’s Vladimir Putin agreed in a phone call on Friday to accelerate efforts to deliver aid to Syria’s Aleppo, Erdogan’s office said in a statement. Erdogan informed Putin about Turkey’s incursion into Syria that started

Yemeni Resistance Forces vow to continue until ‘Sanaa liberation’

Meanwhile, the resistance and the national army have taken control of multiple strategic mountains and positions on the Nehem front and in Taiz

According to Abdullah al-Shandaqi, the official spokesman of the Popular Resistance forces in Sanaa, military operations “will continue until all districts and governorates are freed and the capital is reached.” Meanwhile, the resistance and the national army have taken control

Iranian ships’ actions in Gulf increase risk of miscalculation: White House

Aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman transits the Strait of Hormuz.

Actions by Iranian vessels in several encounters with US warships in the Gulf this week are cause for concern and increase risks of miscalculation, the White House said on Friday. The intentions of the Iranian vessels in the incidents is

Kerry talks Yemen, Syria conflicts during Saudi visit

US Secretary of State John Kerry (C) is accompanied by Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir (C-R) as he is greeted upon his arrival at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, on August 24, 2016.

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman held talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry into the early hours of Thursday morning on ways to end Yemen’s conflict and resume peace talks

Turkish authorities fire more than 2,800 judges, prosecutors

Turkish riot police stand guard in front of the Justice Palace in Istanbul. Authorities fired more than 2,800 judges and prosecutors on Wednesday, in the latest purge after the July 15 coup.

Turkish authorities fired more than 2,800 judges and prosecutors on Wednesday, in the latest purge related to the July 15 coup, broadcaster CNN Turk reported. Turkey has sacked or suspended some 80,000 people from the civil service, judiciary, police and

ISIS attacks Syrian rebel camp near Jordan

A Syrian refugee stands on top of a water tank at the Zaatari refugee camp, near the Syrian border in Mafraq, Jordan.

ISIS launched a bomb and gun attack on a Western-backed Syrian rebel camp near the Jordanian border on Wednesday, according to the rebels who said they had killed at least 30 of the attackers and suffered at least three casualties

Egypt’s Sisi may run for re-election

Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi for the first time on Tuesday publicly expressed his willingness to run for a second presidential term in the 2018 elections “if it is the will of the Egyptian people.”

Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi for the first time on Tuesday publicly expressed his willingness to run for a second presidential term in the 2018 elections “if it is the will of the Egyptian people,” Ahram Online reported. Sisi announced his

Attacker killed after stabbing guard at Coptic church in Egypt

A special forces police officer stands guard to secure the area around Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral before a Coptic Christmas mass in Cairo. Attacks on Coptic churches in Egypt have stepped up over the past years.

Egypt’s state news agency says a knife-wielding attacker has been shot and killed after he stabbed a guard at a Coptic church. MENA says the attack happened early on Wednesday at the Virgin Mary church in Cairo’s eastern suburb of

Clinton leads Trump by 12 points in latest Reuters/Ipsos poll

Clinton, the former US secretary of state, has led Trump, a New York businessman, throughout most of the 2016 campaign.

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leads Republican rival Donald Trump by 12 percentage points among likely voters, her strongest showing this month, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Tuesday. The Aug. 18-22 poll showed that 45 percent of

Murder charge for Tulsa man in slaying of Lebanese neighbor

Prosecutors charged a Tulsa man on Tuesday with first-degree murder and committing a hate crime in the killing of his Lebanese neighbor.

Prosecutors charged a Tulsa man on Tuesday with first-degree murder and committing a hate crime in the killing of his Lebanese neighbor — a culmination of what authorities said was the man’s violent feud with the family that spanned several

At least 18 dead in deadly central Italy quake

A woman cries after been rescued from her home following a quake in Amatrice.

At least 18 people have died after a powerful earthquake struck central Italy in the early hours of Wednesday, according to local officials. The quake caused serious damage to a number of towns and villages, but did not seem to

Bomb blasts kill one, wound 30 in southern Thailand

Thai soldiers inspect the scene of a car bomb blast outside a hotel in the southern province of Pattani, Thailand.

Thailand’s military government said on Wednesday there was no connection between two bombings overnight that killed one person in the southern town of Pattani and a wave of deadly attacks on popular tourist spots in the south this month. One

Saudi Arabia convenes talks on Yemen crisis

Foreign ministers of Gulf countries, the US and Britain in addition to United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed will begin meetins in Jeddah on Wednesday.

Saudi Arabia will host over the next few days a series of important meetings for the Gulf foreign ministers, the US and Britain to discuss the Yemeni crisis as military activities escalate after the militia representatives thwarted the peace consultations

US urges citizens to leave Gaza ‘as soon as possible’

The warning came after the Israeli army said it bombed dozens of targets in Gaza, in response to rocket fire from the strip.

The United States yesterday reiterated its recommendation that Americans in Gaza leave the territory controlled by Hamas, which Washington calls a terrorist group, “as soon as possible.” The warning came after the Israeli army said it bombed dozens of targets

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