• Iraqi forces advance toward Mosul

    Iraqi forces advance toward Mosul

    Iraqi forces are pushing on toward the center of the strategically-important al-Hamdaniya district in the northeast of Iraq’s Nineveh Province, as part of operations to liberate the province’s capital, Mosul, and its nearby areas from the Daesh terro
  • ‘Hezbollah to stay in Syria until victory'

    ‘Hezbollah to stay in Syria until final victory'

    The secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement says the group’s fighters will remain in neighboring Syria until they achieve the final victory over foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants and purge the crisis-hit Arab country.
  • "We have 46 dead and 133 wounded, most of them members of the security services, as result of the clashes with Daesh (IS)" (Photo: Representational image/AFP)

    Daesh raid in Iraq's Kirkuk kills 46

    An ongoing attack by the Islamic State group in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk has killed at least 46 people, mostly members of the security forces, security and medical sources said on Saturday.
  • A handout picture released by Russia Emergencies Ministry on October 22, 2016 shows Russian rescuers working at the site where a Mi-8 helicopter crashed. ─ AFP"

    19 dead in Russian helicopter crash in Siberia

    At least 19 people were killed when a helicopter crashed in northwestern Siberia, Russia's Investigative Committee said Saturday.Investigators said in a statement that an Mi-8 helicopter carrying 22 people had crashed Friday night.
  • Soldiers of the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), the army of South Sudan, celebrate while standing in trenches in Lelo, outside Malakal, northern South Sudan, on October 16, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

    Israeli arms firms fueling S Sudan war: UN

    A United Nations (UN) panel has found evidence of “well-established networks” of arms suppliers in Israel and Eastern Europe that are fueling the ongoing civil war in South Sudan.
  • Three bombers infiltrated a power plant being built by an Iranian company . (AP Photo)

    Suicide bombers in deadly twin raids in northern Iraq

    Gunmen wearing suicide vests attacked government targets in the Kurdish-controlled city of Kirkuk and killed 16 at an Iranian-run construction site further north on Friday as troops advanced on jihadist bastion Mosul.
  • (L-R) US Secretary of State John Kerry, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and UN Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed make a joint statement on Yemen at Lancaster House in London on October 16, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

    UN-Mediated Ceasefire Goes Into Effect in Yemen

    A fresh ceasefire has gone into effect in Yemen, which started a minute before midnight on Wednesday, and will continue for 72 hours.The United Nations envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed,
  • Iraqi troops launch fresh Mosul push, retake town

    Iraqi troops launch fresh Mosul push, retake town

    Iraqi troops launch a fresh push against areas held by Daesh terrorists around Mosul as special forces join the offensive to retake the Takfiri group's last major stronghold in Iraq.
  • Peshmerga forces advance in the east of Mosul to attack Daesh militants in Mosul, Iraq, on Tuesday. — Reuters

    Iraqi forces make gains in bid to retake IS-held Mosul​​​​​​​

    Iraqi forces were making gains as tens of thousands of fighters advanced on Mosul on Tuesday in an unprecedented offensive to retake the city from the militant Islamic State group.
  • UNESCO approves anti-Israel resolution

    UNESCO approves anti-Israel resolution

    Palestinian leaders have welcomed a decision by the United Nations cultural agency to adopt a resolution on occupied East Jerusalem that sharply criticises Israeli policies around the al-Aqsa Mosque
  • Taliban reject reports of secret talks with Afghanistan

    Taliban reject reports of secret talks with Afghanistan

    The Taliban on Wednesday rejected reports of secret meetings with the Afghan government in a bid to resume long-stalled peace negotiations, insisting that their hard line policy remains unchanged.
  • Taliban restart secret talks with Afghanistan in Qatar

    Taliban restart secret talks with Afghanistan in Qatar

    The Taliban and the Afghan government restarted secret peace talks in September and have held two rounds of discussions in Qatar, Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported on Tuesday, citing anonymous sources.
  • Donald Trump

    Trump offers to help reduce India-Pakistan tensions

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has said that if elected, he’d like to mediate between India and Pakistan because the region was a “very, very hot tinderbox”.
  • China welcomes enhanced cooperation with Iran on CPEC

    China welcomes enhanced cooperation with Iran on CPEC

    Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong in an interview with Iran'sIRNA news agency on Monday said China anticipates enhancing cooperation with Iran on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. PHOTO: AFP

    Donald Trump says elections will be 'rigged'

    Donald Trump has stepped up claims the presidential election will be rigged against him, as polls showed support slipping away from the Republican candidate only three weeks from the vote.