Mosul fight is already redrawing the map of northern Iraq

Mosul fight is already redrawing the map of northern Iraq QARQASHAH, Iraq — In the buildup to a long-awaited offensive on the city of Mosul,...

Turkey, pro-Kurd forces clash in north Syria — monitor, Kurds

KARKAMIS, Turkey — Turkish forces backed by tanks clashed with pro-Kurdish fighters in northern Syria Saturday as Ankara presses a four-day offensive aimed at...

Russia to work with US on response to Syria gas attacks...

United Nations — Russia will work with the United States on a response after UN investigators found that the Syrian regime had carried out...

Syria rebels backed by Turkey tanks ‘seize’ Daesh-held town

KARKAMIS, Turkey — Turkish tanks and hundreds of opposition fighters thrust deep inside Syrian territory on Wednesday in a lightning operation that within hours...

UN aid chief warns of ‘unparalleled’ catastrophe in Aleppo

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations' top aid official voiced anger on Monday at world powers' inability to agree on a truce to allow...

Turkey’s Erdogan blames child bomber for attack that killed 51

GAZIANTEP, Turkey — At least 51 people were killed when a suicide bomber aged between 12 and 14 attacked a wedding party in the...

Turkey: PKK fighters killed in attempt to storm base

    Turkish military officials say the army has killed 35 Kurdish fighters after they attempted to storm a military base in the southeastern province of...

Arab League reform indispensable — King

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah has renewed his call to reform the Arab League and breathe new life into joint Arab action. In a...

Clashes rock Syria’s Manbij as Daesh ignores ultimatum

BEIRUT — Daesh militants clashed on Saturday with US-backed fighters in the Syrian town of Manbij, pursuing their fierce defence of the extremist...

Erdogan shuts schools, charities in first state of emergency decree

ISTANBUL/ANKARA — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan tightened his grip on Turkey on Saturday, ordering the closure of thousands of private schools, charities and other...