Obama: We Need To Help People Overcome Their Religious Beliefs

  “Opposition in some cases has been based on sincere and deeply held beliefs,” Obama said. “All of us who welcome today’s news should be...

Iraqi army’s elite force pauses advance near Mosul

  EAST OF MOSUL/BAGHDAD — An elite unit of the Iraqi army paused its week-long advance on Mosul as it approached the city's eastern edge...

Saudi Arabia executes prince convicted of murder – Interior Ministry

Saudi Arabia has executed a member of its royal family for the first time in four decades. The prince was sentenced to death after...

Battle for Mosul: Iraqi forces claim gains against ISIL

A joint operation carried out by Iraqi forces and Kurdish Peshmerga troops has "liberated" a 200 sq km area around Mosul from the...

Kuwait intent to boost investments in Jordan

AMMAN — Senate President Faisal Fayez on Monday delivered a written letter by His Majesty King Abdullah to Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad...

Syria war: Turkish-backed rebels seize Dabiq from ISIL

  Syrian opposition fighters backed by Turkey have taken control of the northern Syrian town of Dabiq, which is held by the Islamic State of...

Russia renews heavy bombing of Syria’s Aleppo

ALEPPO — Regime ally Russia carried out its heaviest strikes in days on Syria’s Aleppo Tuesday, as at least five children were killed in...

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...