Latest Headlines

Mid East

With sleeping quarters, ammo, medicines, complex of IS tunnels found under Iraqi town

November
25
,
2015
Leave a comment.
IRBIL, Iraq — Under the Iraqi town of Sinjar, Islamic State group militants built a network of tunnels, complete with sleeping quarters, wired with electricity and fortified with sandbags. There, they had boxes of U.S.-made ammunition,...

Moldova says 3 citizens on board helicopter ambushed by Taliban in Afghanistan

November
25
,
2015
Leave a comment.
KABUL — Moldova's interior minister on Wednesday said that three citizens were on a helicopter ambushed by Taliban insurgents in northwestern Afghanistan. The interior minister, Oleg Balan, said in Chisinau that two Moldovan pilots and...

Iraq suspends flights to north due to Russian air campaign in neighbouring Syria

November
23
,
2015
Leave a comment.
BAGHDAD — Iraq's Civil Aviation Authority has suspended flights to the northern Kurdish self-ruled region for two days starting Monday due to Russia's air campaign in neighbouring Syria, a statement said. The statement, which was...

Human Rights Watch report says Bahrain tortured detainees in the years after its 2011 protests

November
23
,
2015
Leave a comment.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Bahrain's security forces tortured detainees in the years after its 2011 protests, despite a government promise to stop such abuses in the island nation, according to a new report released Monday. The Human...

Gunmen attack checkpoint in historic Yemeni city, causing casualties; officials blame al-Qaida

November
20
,
2015
Leave a comment.
SANAA, Yemen — Masked gunmen staged a deadly attack on Friday at a checkpoint in a historic Yemeni city, setting off a car bomb and exchanging gunfire with pro-government troops, security officials said. Fifteen people were killed and 30...

Iraqi officials: Suicide blast, roadside bomb target Shiite mosque in Baghdad, killing 10

November
20
,
2015
Leave a comment.
BAGHDAD — Iraqi security officials say a suicide blast and a roadside bomb have targeted a Shite mosque in a southern Baghdad neighbourhood, killing 10 people. Police officials say the attack happened in the Nahiyet al-Rasheed neighbourhood...

Israeli police say 1 man has been killed in a stabbing attack in Tel Aviv, 2 wounded.

November
19
,
2015
Leave a comment.
JERUSALEM — Israeli police say an Israeli man has died and two people have been wounded in a stabbing attack in Tel Aviv. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri says troops have arrested a Palestinian suspect and are searching for a possible...

Syrian activists: 3 days of airstrikes on northern city of Raqqa have killed 33 IS fighters

November
18
,
2015
Leave a comment.
BEIRUT — A Syrian activist group says airstrikes on the northern Syrian city of Raqqa and its outskirts over the past three days have killed at least 33 fighters with the Islamic State group. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human...

Israeli government bans Islamist party, says it's inciting Israeli Arabs to violence

November
17
,
2015
Leave a comment.
JERUSALEM — Israel on Tuesday outlawed an Islamist group accused of inciting violence among the country's Arab citizens, accusing it of fueling a deadly two-month escalation. The move — Israel's latest step aimed at stamping...

Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy stripped of special rights, paving way for his arrest

November
16
,
2015
Leave a comment.
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy was stripped of his lawmaker status and parliamentary immunity Monday, paving the way for his arrest in connection with a defamation case that the opposition says is politically...