Category Archives: Middle East

Islamic State truck bombs kill up to 60 people in Syrian town – Kurds

BEIRUT (Reuters) – A triple truck bomb attack claimed by Islamic State in northeastern Syria killed at least 50 people & wounded 80 others, a spokesman for the Kurdish militia…

Al-Nusra Front to release Jolani press conference

Syria's al-Nusra Front has said it will post an interview conducted with its leader Abu Mohamed al-Jolani on the group's ties with al-Qaeda & the Syrian opposition conference that was…

Finland court jails Iraqi twins suspected of IS killing

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — A Finnish court has jailed two Iraqi brothers in custody for four months, suspected of having been members of the Islamic State group in Iraq &…

Finnish court holds twins in custody over Iraq massacre

A Finnish court on Friday remanded in custody Iraqi twin brothers suspected of killing 11 people in a massacre by the Islamic State group in Iraq in 2014. "The Tampere…

Putin urges military to destroy threats to forces in Syria

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Friday vowed to further modernize Russia's military & said that its forces in Syria will "immediately destroy" any target threatening them, a strong…

First government plane carrying refugees arrives in Canada

TORONTO (AP) — The first Canadian government plane carrying Syrian refugees arrived in Toronto late Thursday where they were greeted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is pushing forward with…

Taliban attacks airport in southern Afghan city Kandahar

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Taliban insurgents attacked the airport in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Tuesday & were engaged in fighting with security forces, regional officials said. "Several…

Syria's fractured opposition seeks elusive unity against Assad

By Angus McDowall RIYADH (Reuters) – Syria's rebel & opposition groups are trying to forge a usual stance over negotiations to end the civil war yet the absence of some…

Kerry says aiming for New York Syria meeting on Dec 18

By Lesley Wroughton PARIS (Reuters) – Countries involved in the Syrian peace process are set to meet in New York on Dec. 18 yet the talks may hinge on efforts…

Iraqi forces seize neighborhood on outskirts of IS-held city

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi troops battling the Islamic State group on Tuesday retook a neighborhood on the outskirts of Ramadi, a provincial capital west of Baghdad that was captured by…