Turkey has said it was discharging 149 generals and ordering the closure of dozens of media outlets, in the next phase of its controversial crackdown in the wake...
A massive bomb blast claimed by the Islamic State group has killed at least 44 people and wounded dozens in the Kurdish-majority Syrian city of Qamishli.
Forty-eight people have been killed in a massive bombing in the Kurdish-controlled city of Qamishli in northeast Syria.
The success of the Solar Impulse 2's round-the-world journey shows it is possible to make the world more energy efficient, pilot Andre Borschberg says.
Syria's regime has intensified air strikes on rebel-held areas of Aleppo province, as the UN backed a call by its top aid official for a humanitarian truce in the...
Missiles from Israeli jets hit a residential building in Baath City in the Syrian Golan Heights near the Israeli border, the Syrian army says.
Clashes on the border between Saudi Arabia and Yemen have left five Saudi border guards dead, the interior ministry says.

IS claims Iraq bombing that kills 16

Sixteen people. including women and children, have died in a suicide car bombing, claimed by IS, in a town north of Baghdad.
Al-Qaeda's chief has called on the global militant network to kidnap Westerners "until they liberate" all Muslim prisoners.
Anger is growing in Afghanistan's Hazara minority in the wake of a suicide attack which killed 80 people, with questions over whether it was preventable.
Officials say 10 people have been killed in a blast in Baghdad's north.
The solar-powered plane Solar Impulse 2 has begun its final leg of its zero fuel round the world journey as it heads towards Abu Dhabi.

Erdogan shuts schools, charities

Turkish authorities have detained a nephew of Fethullah Gulen, the Muslim cleric accused by Ankara of orchestrating an attempted military coup.
Islamic State has ignored an offer to withdraw from the surrounded city of Manbij in Syria.
The nephew of Fethullah Gulen, the US-based cleric Turkey believes was behind a failed coup, has been detained.

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