Iraqi minority vows death before IS capture

Iraqi minority vows death before IS capture

Residents of a besieged Iraqi town say they have prepared graves for their families and will kill their wives and children if the city falls to the Islamic State group. The Shia Turkmen of Amerli, a town in the north of Iraq, are resisting Islamic State fighters who have surrounded them for two months. On Saturday, the Iraqi army and Shia militiamen More...

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Pakistan anti-government protests turn deadly

Pakistan anti-government protests turn deadly

Clashes between police and anti-government protesters have continued outside Pakistan’s parliament, resulting in the deaths of at least three people, and injuries to 494 more, witnesses and hospital officials More...

Somalia Map

Al-Shabab attacks Somalia’s intelligence HQ

The Somali armed group al-Shabab has launched an attack on the country’s intelligence headquarters in central Mogadishu, setting off a bomb and opening fire on the complex, police and witnesses said. The More...

President Bashar Al Assad

Syria slams France for not cooperating over jihadists

Syria on Sunday criticized France’s President Francois Hollande for his refusal to cooperate with Damascus against jihadists from the extremist Islamic State group. “The French president’s insistence More...

French Police

French police stop ‘teenage jihadist and recruiter’

French police stopped a 16-year-old girl from boarding a flight to Turkey at Nice airport on Saturday on suspicion that she was on her way to join an Islamist militia in Syria, the Interior ministry said. A man More...

Yemeni soldiers killed in suspected Al-Qaeda attacks

Yemeni soldiers killed in suspected Al-Qaeda attacks

Suspected Al-Qaeda militants killed 11 Yemeni soldiers in three separate attacks Sunday, including suicide car bombings, in a second day of deadly operations against the military, army sources said. Three soldiers More...

Turkey in Kurdish peace talks

Turkish army warns over “red lines” in Kurdish peace talks

Turkey’s army chief has warned that the army will do whatever is necessary if its “red lines” are not respected in peace talks with Kurdish rebels. His comments came amid intensified efforts by More...

UN in Golan

Israel downs drone from Syria over occupied Golan

Israel downed a drone over the occupied Golan Heights on Sunday, the army said, amid mounting tension on the UN-patrolled armistice line with Syria on the strategic plateau. Air defenses “successfully intercepted More...

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