Toxic fumes released when jihadists torched a sulphur plant near Mosul have killed two Iraqi civilians, made many ill and forced US troops at a nearby base to...
Kurdish forces, known as peshmerga, say they have launched a dawn offensive on two fronts to the northeast of the Iraqi city of Mosul, near the town of Bashiqa.
There has been fierce fighting between insurgents and Syrian government and allied forces along a strategic frontline in southwest Aleppo.
Former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi has been sentenced to 20 years in jail over the killing of protesters during demonstrations in 2012.
A Saudi-led coalition has launched a series of airstrikes around the Yemeni capital Sanaa, just hours after a 72-hour cease-fire expired.
Iraqi forces have taken control of Kirkuk after Islamic State extremists mounted a major offensive, attacking several facilities including a power plant.
The United Nations will investigate an attack on a UN aid convoy in Syria last month.
Jihadists staged a brazen raid on the Iraqi city of Kirkuk Friday, in what appeared to be an attempt to divert attention from the huge offensive against their...

Iraq pushes into town near Mosul

Iraqi troops are mounting a major attack to recapture a mostly Christian town near the key city of Mosul from the Islamic State.
Medical evacuations planned in east Aleppo have been delayed over security concerns.
The UN fears has taken 550 families as human shields in Mosul.

IS attacks Kirkuk in Mosul diversion

Gunmen, some of them wearing suicide vests, have attacked the Iraqi city of Kirkuk Friday, an apparent effort to divert the thousands of troops and militiamen...

Yemen ceasefire strained

A UN-brokered ceasefire in Yeme, that took effect late on Wednesday, is already under strain.
Elite Iraqi forces Thursday retook a town on the eastern edge of Mosul while Kurdish peshmerga opened a new front in the offensive to wrest back the jihadists'...
The Syrian government has opened a corridor for rebels and civilians to leave besieged eastern Aleppo.

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