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...

Twenty Syrians treated in Jordan after ‘Russian’ air strikes near border

AMMAN — At least 20 Syrians, who were wounded in air strikes by jets believed to be Russian a few kilometres from Jordan’s northeastern...

Bangladesh attack: Twenty hostages killed, army says

Twenty foreign hostages were killed at a cafe in the Bangladeshi capital, the army said, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State of...

Iraqi forces hunt Daesh in Fallujah and eye Mosul

FALLUJAH, Iraq — Iraqi forces hunted down holdout militants in Fallujah Saturday after retaking the city centre and trained their sights on Mosul, the...

Bomb kills 10 west of Daesh’s besieged Libyan stronghold

  TRIPOLI — A suicide car bomber hit a Libyan police station west of the besieged Daesh stronghold of Sirte on Thursday, killing 10 people...