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February 25, 2015

A burqa-clad Afghan woman carries chopped logs after buying them at a firewood yard in Herat. (AFP/Aref Karimi)
09:19 GMT
a burqa-clad Afghan woman carries chopped logs after buying them at a firewood yard in Herat.
Musa, a 25-year-old Kurdish marksman, stands atop a building as he looks at the destroyed Syrian town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, on January 30, 2015 (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
08:59 GMT
Kurdish militias back by US-led airstrikes have killed at least 132 Daesh militants since Saturday in an ongoing battle in northeastern Syria.
Palestinian mourners carry the body of 19-year old Palestinian Jihad al-Jaafari, who was shot dead on the roof of his house after Israeli soldiers entered the Dheishe refugee camp, near the West Bank city of Bethlehem before dawn, sparking clashes with stone-throwing locals, mourn during his funeral in Bethlehem, on February 24, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:28 GMT
An autopsy revealed that 19-year-old Jihad al-Jaafari bled to death after being hit with an M16 bullet shot at close range.
An Egyptian security official mans a checkpoint in Cairo. (AFP/File)
08:17 GMT
Although a bold and robust response is needed when it comes to fighting Daesh - namely now in Libya, Arab armies will not help.
A Palestinian man in front of a Gaza mosque after it was shelled by the Israel Defence Forces on 29 July 2014. (AFP/Mahmud Hams).
08:00 GMT
The settlers stormed Al-Jabaa village at 4am and torched Al-Huda mosque.
The IDF displays some of Israel's rockets at the port of Eliat. (AFP/File)
07:36 GMT
The human rights organization Amnesty International urged the global community to halt weapon sales and shipments to countries accused of committing mass atrocities, such as Iraq, Syria, and Israel.
Both planes allegedly crashed due to an accident, according to the Turkish army. No further details were given. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Four people were killed after two Turkish Air Force Jets crashed in Eastern Anatolia late Tuesday due to unknown reasons.
A Syrian girl sits next to a water tank at a refugee camp on the outskirts of the eastern Lebanese city of Baalbek on February 24, 2015. More than 1.1 million Syrians have fled their country's conflict to take refugee in Lebanon. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
The World Health Organization warns water borne diseases are on the rise in Syria.
Two Israeli settlers watch Palestinian villagers following a price-tag attack in the West Bank. (AFP/File)
05:30 GMT
A ten-year-old Palestinian girl was injured after an Israeli settler hit her with a jeep in the Silwan neighborhood of East Jerusalem.
Backdropped by Jerusalem's Old City Ottoman walls, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks on during a joint press conference with Jerusalem's mayor Nir Barkat (unseen) on February 23, 2015. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that he will do anything in his power to stop the US and Iran from reaching a nuclear deal.

February 24, 2015

With opposing factions repressed, a presidential candidate is facing little competition. (AFP/File)
21:30 GMT
With opposing factions repressed, a presidential candidate is facing little competition.
Iraq is less than thrilled after US officials have told media approximate dates for the Mosul campaign, sources said Tuesday. (AFP/File)
21:30 GMT
Iraq is less than thrilled after US officials have told media approximate dates for the Mosul campaign, sources said Tuesday.
A poll released Tuesday showed a dead heat between Netanyahu and the Zionist Union. (AFP, EPA)
20:00 GMT
A poll released Tuesday showed a dead heat between Netanyahu and the Zionist Union.
The F-16 fighter jet. (AFP/File)
19:21 GMT
Two Turkish military training airplanes have crashed in the central province of Malatya, killing two and injuring two others.
The 19-year-old Palestinian's father said his son's body lay bleeding for nearly two hours Tuesday. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT
The 19-year-old Palestinian's father said his son's body lay bleeding for nearly two hours Tuesday.
Western sanctions over Iran's nuclear program have shut Tehran out of the global banking system. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT
Western sanctions over Iran's nuclear program have shut Tehran out of the global banking system.
At least 13 men were found guilty Tuesday of recruiting al-Qaeda members and helping Osama bin Laden find shelter. (AFP/File)
17:51 GMT
At least 13 men were found guilty Tuesday of recruiting al-Qaeda members and helping Osama bin Laden find shelter.
Five young Palestinians were arrested after Israeli forces raided and searched their homes Tuesday. (AFP/Thomas Coex)
17:10 GMT
Five young Palestinians were arrested after Israeli forces raided and searched their homes Tuesday.
Spain is only one of several European countries cracking down on Daesh recruits as a wave of foreign fighters continues. (AFP/File)
16:50 GMT
Spain is only one of several European countries cracking down on Daesh recruits as a wave of foreign fighters continues.
Yemeni children in the capital city, Sanaa.
16:27 GMT
A 30-year-old employee of the World Bank and her Yemeni driver were kidnapped by armed gunmen in Sanaa today.
Evidence showed the detainees had instructions on making explosives and a photo of Daesh's leader. (AFP/File)
16:26 GMT
Evidence showed the detainees had instructions on making explosives and a photo of Daesh's leader.
A car-bomb explosion in Iraq. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT
Police and medical officials say at least 15 people have been killed and a number of others injured when bomb explosions struck areas in and around Iraq’s capital, Baghdad.
Turkey accused Britain Tuesday of a "reprehensible" delay in informing authorities of three British girls who left for Syria. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
15:30 GMT
Turkey accused Britain Tuesday of a "reprehensible" delay in informing authorities of three British girls who left for Syria.
Palestinian authorities condemned the ruling, calling it a "reversal of truth and injustice" against the Palestinian people. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
Palestinian officials condemned a US court ruling ordering the PLO to pay $218 million in damages to Americans involved in Israeli attacks between 2002-2004.
Egyptian airstrikes have killed several civilians, Amnesty International said Tuesday, along with the Daesh militants they targeted. (AFP/File)
14:15 GMT
Egyptian airstrikes have killed several civilians, Amnesty International said Tuesday, along with the Daesh militants they targeted.
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi. (AFP/File)
13:53 GMT
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi issued a new law which will broadly define terrorism and terrorist acts.
Egyptian former interior minister Habib al-Adly (C) walks outside the court room after his retrial at Cairo's police academy on February 24, 2015 after an Egyptian court acquitted him and former prime minister Ahmed Nazif of corruption charges, in the latest reversal of verdicts against officials who served under strongman Hosni Mubarak. (AFP/File)
13:22 GMT
Egyptian courts acquitted the former prime minister and interior minister from the Mubarak regime of charges pertaining to corruption earlier today,
Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi escaped house arrest from Houthi militants on February 21. (AFP/File)
11:23 GMT
President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi allegedly retracted his resignation after standing down from his post in late January.
The al-Hasakah governorate, where fierce clashes continue to unfold between Kurdish troops and Daesh, is a strategic totem for Kurdish forces because of its proximity to the Iraqi border. (AFP/File)
11:17 GMT
Fierce clashes near the Iraqi border between Kurdish troops and Daesh militants left some 90 Christian civlians in the hands of the extremist group.
Iraqi workers pile bricks up inside a kiln at the traditional brick factory of Nahrawan, one of the largest brick factories in Iraq. (AFP/File)
09:49 GMT
Iraqi workers pile bricks up inside a kiln at the traditional brick factory of Nahrawan, one of the largest brick factories in Iraq
Jihad Shehada al-Jaafari was shot dead by Israeli soldiers while watching predawn raids from his roof in the camp. (AFP/File)
09:16 GMT
A 19-year-old Palestinian was shot and killed by Israeli forces during a predawn raid in Bethlehem's Duheisha refugee camp.
According to one report published by Newsweek earlier this week, Daesh militants wants to use some Assyrian hostages captured in earlier clashes in northwestern Syrian towns in a prisoner swap with the Kurds. (AFP/File)
08:44 GMT
At least 90 Christians have been abducted by Daesh militants in northeastern Syria, activists told Reuters.
Turkish tanks drive through a street in the Syrian border town of Kobani during an operation to relocate the remains of Suleyman Shah, February 22, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:29 GMT
Turkish forces managed to safely relocate the remains of a sacred tomb inside Syria but how did they do it? With the help of Kurds, of course.
Newly-appointed US Defense Secretary Ash Carter congregated a council of about 25 US officials who told reporters about a fresh offensive led by some 800 Iraqi troops and American warplanes against Daesh positions in western Iraq. (AFP/File)
07:26 GMT
As new US Defense Secretary Ash Carter takes office, around 800 Iraqi forces, bolstered by U.S. warplanes, prepare to take on Daesh for control of the western town of al-Baghdadi.
After months of negotiations, Iran said Monday there is still a long way to go. (AFP/Vladimir Simicek)
06:01 GMT
After months of negotiations, Iran said Monday there is still a long way to go.
Daesh militants intend to launch further operations in Lebanon, according to the report. (AFP/File)
05:55 GMT
Daesh militants are reportedly planning wide-scale military operations in Lebanon, according to a report by The Daily Star.
A weapons shipment from Jordan arrived in Lebanon on Monday at a time when the country's arms are crucial to its fight against Daesh. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
A weapons shipment from Jordan arrived in Lebanon on Monday at a time when the country's arms are crucial to its fight against Daesh.

February 23, 2015

Six French citizens have lost their passports to the French government Monday for planning to fight in Syria. (AFP/File)
19:32 GMT
Six French citizens have lost their passports to the French government Monday for planning to fight in Syria.
A court in New York ruled Palestinian groups guilty for supporting terrorist acts against Israel on Monday. (AFP/File)
18:50 GMT
A court in New York ruled Palestinian groups guilty for supporting terrorist acts against Israel on Monday.
An official said Monday Turkey was in contact with Daesh to avoid clashes, after the country denied communication during the tomb operation. (AFP/File)
18:22 GMT
An official said Monday Turkey was in contact with Daesh to avoid clashes, after the country denied communication during the tomb operation.
Israel's security service caught 11 alleged Hamas fighters planning attacks against the country. (Shin Bet Security Services)
17:28 GMT
Israel's security service caught 11 alleged Hamas fighters planning attacks against the country.
Iraqi forces plan to retake the town of al-Baghdadi from Daesh militants, a key location for training local forces. (AFP/File)
16:03 GMT
Iraqi forces plan to retake the town of al-Baghdadi from Daesh militants, a key location for training local forces.
Palestinians were injured late Sunday by ammunition in Bethlehem clashes with Israeli forces. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
15:29 GMT
Palestinians were injured late Sunday by ammunition in Bethlehem clashes with Israeli forces.
Turkey said it did not coordinate with or contact terrorist organizations in its efforts to retrieve tomb remains Sunday. (AFP/File)
15:03 GMT
Turkey said it did not coordinate with or contact terrorist organizations in its efforts to retrieve tomb remains Sunday.
The exodus of Egyptian migrants has been increasing since the mass execution of Egyptian Christians in February. (AFP/File)
14:34 GMT
The exodus of Egyptian migrants has been increasing since the mass execution of Egyptian Christians in February.
CCTV footage of the girls going through airport security. (Photo: Scotland Yard)
14:32 GMT
Three teen-aged students, Shamima, 15, Amira, 15, and Kadiza, 16, left London last week for Turkey reportedly to cross over into Syria to join Daesh.
The government cracked down on organizations involved with the now-banned political group Monday. (AFP/File)
14:08 GMT
The government cracked down on organizations involved with the now-banned political group Monday.
The reporters' retrial was postponed Monday shortly after their release on bail. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
13:41 GMT
The reporters' retrial was postponed Monday shortly after their release on bail.
Shiite Houthi fighters in military fatigue take part in a demonstration against the United States and the United Nations Security Council on February 20, 2015 in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. (AFP/File)
13:38 GMT
Yemeni government officials will be arrested should they not return to work, according to the Houthi TV news channel Al-Masirah.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Monday most of those killed were Daesh and al-Nusra Front fighters. (AFP/File)
12:42 GMT
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Monday most of those killed were Daesh and al-Nusra Front fighters.
Hundreds of Palestinians had to be evacuated from their homes following severe flooding in the Gaza Valley Sunday. (AFP/File)
12:19 GMT
Israeli authorities Monday rejected claims by Gaza's government that it caused severe flooding in the Strip by releasing storm water from dams.
A French Navy fighter jet is pulled across the Charles de Gaulle carrier, en route to the Gulf, February 22, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:44 GMT
France dispatched a fighter jet towards Iraq Monday to launch further airstrikes against Daesh targets as part of the US-led coalition.
A Yemeni reads a local newspaper whose front page shows President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi. Yemen's Western-backed president Hadi, who resigned last month under pressure from the Shiite Huthi militia, escaped house arrest and fled the capital to friendly territory on February 21, labeling as a coup the grab for power by the militia that had held him. (AFP/File)
11:35 GMT
Yemen’s former President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi has demanded that the UN-sponsored peace talks currently being held in the capital, Sana’a, be transferred to a different location for safety reasons.
Syrian Civil Defense workers carry an 80-year-old woman after freeing her from under the rubble of her home, where she spent several hours, following a reported air strike. (AFP/File)
11:12 GMT
According to an opposition group, nine civilians were killed when bombs struck Zalak village near the Syrian-Turkish border.
Yemeni soldiers stand guard outside the Egyptian embassy, a few hours after it was shut down, on February 23, 2015. Egypt's is the latest foreign mission to shut down over security fears after the Shia Houthi militia takeover. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
11:04 GMT
The Egyptian diplomatic mission in Yemen returned to Cairo in the early hours on Monday.
US Central Command chief General Lloyd Austin. (AFP/Getty Images)
09:44 GMT
In a meeting with the Iraqi defense minister, US Central Command chief General Lloyd Austin claimed the US has killed approximately 8,500 Daesh militants throughout the ongoing airstrikes.
Prominent Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT
Egyptian courts have sentenced Alaa Abdel-Fattah to five years in prison for protesting and other charges.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (AFP/File)
09:06 GMT
Mohamed Hemish discusses why Palestinians should no longer look at Erdogan as a champion of democracy in the Middle East.
The weapons are currently in route to Lebanon, after having been delayed for over a year. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
After a one year delay, $1 billion worth of weapons purchased through a Saudi Grant agreement with France will soon arrive in Lebanon.
Libyan supporters of "Fajr Libya" (Libya Dawn), a mainly-Islamist alliance, take part in a protest in Tripoli's central Martyr's Square. (AFP/File)
07:41 GMT
The militias, which have been controlling Tripoli since 2014, lauded efforts made by a western Libya council of tribal dignitaries to hammer out a truce among warring groups in the western cities of Zintan and Misurata.
Israeli forces raided the camp late Sunday, injuring a number of Palestinians. (AFP/File)
06:36 GMT
Seven Palestinians were injured by live bullets during clashes with Israeli soldiers in the Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem late Sunday.
Israel's defense ministry said Sunday the $2.82 billion deal will help boost the country's economy. (AFP/File)
06:01 GMT
Israel's defense ministry said Sunday the $2.82 billion deal will help boost the country's economy.
Airlines called for more flights to Beirut on Sunday in response to increased passenger demand. (AFP/Karim Sahib)
05:00 GMT
Airlines called for more flights to Beirut on Sunday in response to increased passenger demand.

February 22, 2015

The kidnappings come a day after Daesh burned to death 50 civilians in Hit. (AFP/File)
20:21 GMT
Daesh has captured 23 people in the northern Iraqi province of Salahuddin
Australia's prime minister is clamping down on extremists, but Muslims say they're the scapegoat. (AFP/Peter Parks)
19:35 GMT
Australia's prime minister is clamping down on extremists, but Muslims say they're the scapegoat.
The suspect is an 18-year-old Palestinian who was "illegal in Israel" and taken in for questioning Sunday. (AFP/File)
18:44 GMT
The suspect is an 18-year-old Palestinian who was "illegal in Israel" and taken in for questioning Sunday.
The deadliest attack was near the city of Tikrit, north of Baghdad. (AFP/File)
18:16 GMT
Multiple bombings in Iraq have killed 12 people and wounded many more, the Associated Press has reported.
Daesh militants are now prepared to sell bodies of Kurds that they have killed. (AFP)
17:00 GMT
Daesh has reportedly said it will deliver the bodies of dead Kurdish fighters in return for payment, according to a German newspaper.
Israel has withheld tax revenues for the PA since it joined the International Criminal Court last month. (AFP/File)
15:48 GMT
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has threatened to cut security ties with Israel if the country continues to withhold tax revenues, the Associated Press has reported.
Turkish forces are evacuating their soldiers Sunday after a ground mission to relocate a tomb in Syria. (AFP/File)
15:12 GMT
Turkish forces are evacuating their soldiers Sunday after a ground mission to relocate a tomb in Syria.
An image made available by Islamist media propaganda outlet Welayat Tarablos on February 18, 2015, allegedly shows members of the Islamic State militant group parading in a street in the Libyan city of Sirte.(AFP/File)
14:59 GMT
Militants associated with Daesh have claimed responsibility for both the attack against the Iranian embassy earlier today, as well as rocket-fire against an airport this past weekend.
Daesh says that European fighters only make up a small number of its group. (AFP)
14:56 GMT
The number of Daesh (ISIS) fighters from Europe is drying up since European states have introduced tighter restrictions on would-be fighters traveling to Iraq and Syria, Reuters has reported.
Earlier this year the Algerian embassy was also attacked in Tripoli. (AFP/File)
14:12 GMT
Two bombs have exploded outside the residence of the Iranian ambassador in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, causing minimum damage to the empty building.
A dressed-up man parades during the annual festival of Zamboin in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, this festival marks the beginning of the Christian fasting season ahead of Easter. (AFP/ Ibrahim Chalhoub)
11:58 GMT
A dressed-up man parades during the annual festival of Zambo, that marks the beginning of lent, the Christian fasting season ahead of Easter
Palestinian men make their way by horse and cart through a flooded street during heavy rains in Gaza City on November 27, 2014. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
11:22 GMT
Israeli authorities have opened numerous dams following recent heavy rain, causing hundreds of Palestinians to flee from flooding in the Gaza Valley.
The three Britons were last spotted on CCTV leaving London's Gatwick airport for Turkey. (Image: London Metropolitan Police)
11:21 GMT
Three schoolgirls from the UK who allegedly fled their homes to join Daesh have crossed into Syria, according to a report from the Telegraph.
An Israeli F-16 I fighter jet takes off during a display for foreign media. (AFP/File)
11:11 GMT
Israeli fighter jets have have entered Lebanon’s airspace, flying at low altitudes over several areas.
Smoke billows after a US air strike near the Mosul dam. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
09:42 GMT
Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces and the US-led international coalition responded to a Daesh attack in Iraq, killing 27 militants.
Joakim Medin photographed in Kobane. (Photo: Facebook)
09:27 GMT
Joakim Medin, a freelance journalist from Sweden, was released by Syrian forces after having been near the Turkish border.
Former Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi photographed in 2013. (AFP/Natalia Kolesnikova)
09:14 GMT
In his first public comments since resignation, former Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi reasserted his authority in a statement to Al-Jazeera news.
Daesh started its campaign of terror in Iraq in early June 2014. The heavily-armed militants took control of the country’s northern city of Mosul before sweeping through parts of the country’s Sunni Arab heartland. (AFP/File)
08:35 GMT
Daesh released a new video which presumably shows 21 Kurdish Peshmerga fighters in cages being paraded through packed streets in the embattled Iraqi province of Kirkuk.
Gulf countries are allegedly funding Daesh so the militant group won't carry out operations in their lands. (AFP/File)
07:33 GMT
The West has been trying to stop private donors from funding Daesh militants with little impact on the extremist group. Is there any other way the Kurds, Iraqi army and the US-led coalition can take them down?
Daesh had been closing in on the tomb of Suleyman Shah. (Photo: Google +)
07:30 GMT
Successful operation overnight with tanks and troops brings back the body of Suleyman Shah in Turkey's only exclave, Turkish prime minister and army confirm.
There are been numerous attacks on Egypt's security forces by the group in recent months. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Egypt’s Ansar Bait al-Maqdis militant group has dismissed media reports that it has pledged allegiance to Daesh, whose members are currently wreaking havoc in Syria and neighboring Iraq.
The UN had attempted to broker a ceasefire between rebels and Bashar al-Assad's troops last week in the besieged city of Aleppo. (AFP/File)
05:51 GMT
At least four people were killed and 20 injured in the Syrian city of Aleppo hours after another blast killed four in Qardahain.
Baghdad's former mayor was sacked and will be replaced by Zekra Al Wash. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Baghdad has named its first female mayor, a government spokesman said Saturday. AFP reported that Zekra Al Wash, a civil engineer and director general of the ministry of higher education, is the first woman to be given such a post in Iraq.

February 21, 2015

It's the first time that a rocket has hit the center of Qardaha since fighting started in 2011. (AFP/File)
17:34 GMT
Four people were killed in in President Assad's town of Qardaha on Saturday, a monitoring group has said.
The French prime minister made the comments at a gathering in Madrid. (AFP/File)
16:05 GMT
Jihadists in Libya pose a direct threat to Europe, according to France's prime minister who was speaking at a gathering in Madrid.
Jordanian children make a snowman in the Jordanian capital Amman. (AFP/File)
14:59 GMT
Jordanian children make a snowman in the Jordanian capital Amman
Daesh also burned to death at least 45 people in al-Baghdadi last week. (AFP)
14:15 GMT
Daesh militants have reportedly burned to death 50 civilians in Iraq’s violence-plagued western province of al-Anbar, in a brutal execution similar to the one previously carried out on a Jordanian pilot.
The killings happened in the Syrian village of Rityan, north of Aleppo. (AFP)
13:36 GMT
Ten children were among at least 48 people killed in northern Syria this week as government forces executed the families of five five reported rebels, AFP reported.
There has been ongoing fighting in the oil-rich country for the past four years. (AFP)
13:01 GMT
Rockets have been fired at Libya's Labraq airport from the Daesh-controlled city of Derna, Reuters has reported.
Hadi is reportedly leaving for the southern city of Aden, though more details have not yet emerged. (AFP/FIle)
09:47 GMT
Resigned Yemeni president Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi left his home in the capital Sanaa Saturday, apparently released from house arrest placed on the leader by Houthi militants in late January.
The fire was contained and clean up is underway, but it's believed to have been partially stirred by high winds ripping through the buildings highest pitches. (Image:YouTube)
07:20 GMT
Hundreds were evacuated from there homes in Dubai's Torch tower as civil defense workers attempted to quell billowing flames from one of the tallest residential buildings in the world.
The unidentified missing journalist had planned to enter a Daesh-controlled area of Syria. (AFP/File)
05:50 GMT
A Swedish journalist who was planning to enter a Daesh-controlled area in Syria has been out-of-touch for four days.
The commission has not revealed whether Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is on the list or not. (AFP/File)
04:39 GMT
A UN commission has drafted lists of those who have committed war crimes in Syria's civil war. The list is now ready to be published.

February 20, 2015

According to the militants, the three suicide bombings in Qubba on Friday were in response to Egyptian airstrikes on Derna, pictured above. (AFP/File)
18:04 GMT
Militants fighting for Daesh claimed responsibility for 3 car bombs that killed over 40 people in Libya on Friday. The militants noted that the attacks were in response to Egypt's airstrikes on Derna
Police suspect the girls intend to join Daesh in Syria. (AFP/File)
16:10 GMT
Three British teenagers are missing from their UK homes. They flew to Istanbul on Tuesday and are believed to be en route to Syria.
Ethnic Turkmens in Iraq prepared to fight against Daesh in October. (AFP/Marwan Ibrahim)
15:30 GMT
Hundreds of ethnic Turkmens, a minority in Iraq, are now in the hands of Daesh, a report said Thursday.
International Atomic Energy Agency officials inspect the Natanz nuclear facility. According to the latest report, Iran has stopped enriching the IR-5 centrifuge located at the facility. (AFP/File)
15:13 GMT
A International Atomic Energy Agency report shows that Iran has ended nuclear centrifuge testing and has fulfilled its obligations under the interim nuclear deal signed in November 2013.