• A migrant carries a child as refugees and migrants wait for a train to continue their journey towards western Europe from the Macedonia-Greece border at the Vinojug Temporary Transit Centre outside the village of Gevgelija, Macedonia, February 1, 2016. PH

    Migrants' boat capsizes off Turkish coast, 22 drown

    Twenty-two migrants drowned when the boat carrying them capsized off Turkey’s Aegean coast in the Edremit area of Balikesir province on Monday as they tried to reach a Greek island, a Turkish coast guard official told Reuters.
  • Iraq deploying thousands of troops to retake Mosul

    Makhmur lies around 70 kilometres (45 miles) southeast of Mosul. The initial aim is to completely sever IS supply lines between Mosul and areas farther south including Hawijah in Kirkuk province and areas near Baiji in Salaheddin, the officer said.
  • Syria:'Foreign troops will return in Coffins'

    Syria’s foreign minister warned Saturday that Saudi or other foreign troops entering his country would “return home in wooden coffins” and asserted that recent military advances put his government “on track” to end the five-year-old civil war.
  • Donald Trump says he has'at least 20 Muslim friends'but fails to namethem

    The Republican presidential candidate has previously said "I love the Muslims" despite provocative polices that include calling for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States and a database to track the movements of those already living th
  • US releases images of Iraqi detainees

    The Pentagon released the photos as part of an ongoing legal fight with the American Civil Liberties Union, which filed a freedom of information lawsuit in 2004 seeking about 2,000 photographs showing detainee mistreatment.
  • Saudi boots in Syria mean war:Russia

    Saudi Arabia is a member of the so-called US-led coalition that has been conducting air raids against what are claimed to be the Daesh terrorists inside Syria without any authorization from the Syrian government or a UN mandate since September 2014.
  • Iraqi forces liberate district in Anbar

    Additionally, Iraqi army artillery units pounded militant positions in the villages of Duwailiya, al-Ghoraf and Jazeera al-Jubbah, located on the outskirts of the western city of Khan al-Baghdadi, killing at least 17 Daesh militants.
  • Iran,UK embassies to resume issuing visas

    Iran's Foriegn Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told reporters after a meeting with his counterpart Philip Hammond in London on Feb.5 that issuing visas in embassies would be resumed in several weeks, IRNA reported.
  • WikiLeaks' Assange calls on Sweden, Britain to allow him freedom after U.N.panelreport

    WikiLeaks' Assange calls on Sweden, Britain to allow him freedom after U.N.panelreport

    "The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention considers that the various forms of deprivation of liberty to which Julian Assange has been subjected constitute a form of arbitrary detention," the group's head, Seong-Phil Hong, said in a statement.
  • Russian forces 'could take eastern European capitals in three days'

    The 16-page analysis, carried out between 2014 and 2015, warns even a combination of US and Baltic troops with US air support would do little to stop Russia advancing - as Nato's ground forces are no match for Russia's battalions.
  • Thousands flee as Russian-backed offensive threatens to besiege Aleppo

    Tens of thousands of Syrians fled an intensifying Russian assault around Aleppo on Friday, and aid workers said they feared the city which once held two million people could soon fall under a full government siege.
  • Donlad Trump holds fort, Hillary Clinton losing ground: Opinion poll

    As the results of the Iowa Caucuses came in, the crowded Republican presidential race appeared to be narrowing down to a three-cornered contest with Florida Senator Rubio coming a close third behind Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Donald Trump.
  • Taliban gun down 10-year-old militia hero in Afghanistan

    Taliban gun down 10-year-old militia hero in Afghanistan

    Baidar said the provincial government had broken the law by parading Wasil in a police uniform after the Taliban siege was lifted. But he also condemned the Taliban's killing of Wasil because the boy had moved to a civilian life.
  • No ban on Sikhs wearing turbans in France: French Embassy

    The French embassy in New Delhi said there was no ban on wearing turbans in public spaces while reacting to a charge by a Sikh organisation that the community has been fighting for their right to wear the religious garb in France.
  • Leader Awards 'Medal of Conquest' to Captors of US Sailors

    Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei awarded the 'Medal of Fath (Conquest)' to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy commanders who recently detained 10 US sailors in Persian Gulf after their intrusion into the coun