US-backed force seizes key Syria city, dam from IS

Beirut (AFP) - A US-backed alliance on Wednesday captured Syria's Tabqa and its nearby dam from the Islamic State group, a day after Washington...

IS Afghanistan leader killed: US, Afghan officials

Kabul (AFP) - The head of Islamic State in Afghanistan -- believed to be the mastermind behind several high-profile attacks including an assault on...

Dozens of Islamic State holds off US-backed force in Syria’s Tabqa

Beirut (AFP) - Dozens of Islamic State group fighters cornered in a northern part of Syria's Tabqa are holding off US-backed forces that hold...

Trump on Middle East peace: ‘We will get it done’

Washington (AFP) - President Donald Trump committed the United States Wednesday to helping Israel and the Palestinians reach peace, telling visiting Palestinian leader Mahmud...

IS attack kills dozens at Syria camp

Beirut (AFP) - A jihadist assault led by suicide bombers killed dozens Tuesday at a camp for the displaced near Syria's border with Iraq,...

40 dead in rebel-jihadist clashes near Damascus: monitor

Beirut (AFP) - Fierce clashes between jihadists and Islamist rebels near Damascus left at least 40 dead and 70 wounded on Friday, a monitoring...

Syria accuses Israel of strike near Damascus airport

Damascus (AFP) - Syria accused Israel of triggering a huge explosion near Damascus airport on Thursday by firing several missiles at a military position. Israel...

Turkey opposition to appeal referendum result at top court

Ankara (AFP) - Turkey's main opposition party said Friday it would challenge at a top court a last-minute change to voting rules in last...

Syria evacuations resume after deadly bombing

Rashidin (Syria) (AFP) - The evacuation of four besieged Syrian towns resumed Wednesday, with tight security in place for those leaving government-held areas after...

Syria’s Assad is an ‘arch-terrorist’: British FM

London (AFP) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is an "arch-terrorist" and it is time Russia realised he is "literally and metaphorically toxic", British Foreign...

Israeli stabbed in Jerusalem, attacker arrested: police

Jerusalem (AFP) - An Israeli woman was stabbed and seriously wounded in Jerusalem on Friday and her attacker arrested, a police spokeswoman said. The attack...

Syria’s Assad says chemical attack is pure fabrication

Beijing (AFP) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's comments that last week's chemical weapons attack was a fabrication to justify a US military strike are...

US strike in Afghanistan: What is the ‘Mother of All Bombs’?

Kabul (AFP) - The United States has dropped a GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb, otherwise known as the 'Mother of All Bombs',...

Russia defends Syria against ‘chemical attack’ outcry

Khan Sheikhun (Syria) (AFP) - Russia stood by its ally Damascus on Wednesday ahead of a UN Security Council meeting to address accusations the...

Syria attack believed to be chemical, from the air: UN envoy

Brussels (AFP) - UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said Tuesday that a "horrific" attack on a rebel-held town in the country that killed...

Hosni Mubarak, symbol of dashed hopes, goes free

Cairo (AFP) - In six years, Egypt's Hosni Mubarak has gone from symbolising the hubris of Middle East dictators swept away by the Arab...

Strikes pound east Damascus after rebel assault

Damascus (AFP) - Syrian government forces clashed with rebels and hammered opposition-held areas of east Damascus on Monday after pushing back a surprise assault...

Turkey’s Erdogan says EU on ‘anti-Islam crusade’

Istanbul (AFP) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday said the EU has started a crusade against Islam with a ruling on Islamic...

Violence against Syria’s children ‘at its worst’ in 2016: UN

Beirut (AFP) - Violence against children in war-ravaged Syria was "at its worst" in 2016, the UN's children's agency said Monday as the conflict...

Blasts, gunfire as insurgents attack Kabul military hospital

Kabul (AFP) - Explosions and gunfire rattled Kabul's diplomatic district on Wednesday when insurgents dressed as doctors stormed Afghanistan's largest military hospital, officials said,...
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