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October 18, 2014

Officials said the bombs went off in three crowded areas of the Iraqi capital on Friday (AFP/File)
07:33 GMT

Over 20 people have been killed in separate car bombings in the Iraqi capital Baghdad as the army gained major advances against IS terrorists across the country.

Kurdish demonstrators clash with Turkey's security forces outside a university in Ankara, October 9, 2014 (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Kurdish protests across Ankara over Turkey's inaction against the Islamic State in the Syrian border town of Kobani has hit 40.

October 17, 2014

The aircrafts are believed to be MiG 21 and MiG 23 models captured from the Syrian military (File/AFP)
13:52 GMT

The Islamic State is allegedly training Iraqi militants to fly captured fighter jets, according to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

An Egyptian man stands beside the aftermath of a powerful car bomb attack in Cairo (File/AFP)
13:15 GMT

A twin bomb attack outside a mosque in Delta city left at least 11 people injured, according to Egypt's state television.

The UN chief also said IS was a consequence of the Syrian conflict, not a cause (File/AFP)
10:58 GMT

UN chief Ban Ki-moon said Thursday Syrian civilians are in danger from Bashar al-Assad's regime, along with Islamic State militants.

Israeli soldiers take position prior to a night time raid in the West Bank (File/AFP)
10:18 GMT

Israeli forces shot dead a 13-year-old Palestinian teen during a late night raid in a the West Bank village of Beit Laqiya.

The PLO are seeking to submit a draft resolution to the UN Security Council addressing Israeli occupation by the end of this month. (File/AFP)
10:02 GMT

Palestinian officials will ask the UN Security Council to pass a resolution demanding an end to Israeli occupation from the 1967 lines.

Department of state spokesperson, Jen Psaki, confirmed that a U.S. official met with the PYD during the weekend. (File/AFP)
08:09 GMT

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki confirmed that a U.S. official met with the Kurdish group whose fighters are battling IS militants in Kobani Thursday.

The Vienna talks are meant to create a draft of a final agreement limiting Iran's nuclear program. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

A senior U.S. official said the November 24th deadline on negotiations for Iran's nuclear program would not be extended.

October 16, 2014

Iraq has faced brutal violence by Islamic State militants in recent months (File/AFP)
18:17 GMT

A UK-based international rights group has warned that minorities in Iraq face ethnic cleansing by Islamic State terrorists.

Medical officials confirmed the deaths of at least 38 people in the attacks (AFP/File)
17:42 GMT

Terrorist attacks killed at least 38 people and wound dozens others across Iraq's capital, Baghdad, Thursday.

Dira square in Riyadh where public executions are sometimes carried out (AFP/File)
16:01 GMT

The prominent Shia cleric Nimr Baqir al-Nimr has been sentenced to death for allegedly encouraging protests in Saudi Arabia, his family said.

A man holds up mortar shrapnel allegedly fired across the Indo-Pakistan border, October 8, 2014 (File/AFP)
15:48 GMT

Pakistani representatives at the UN called on India to end "unprovoked" firing and shelling in the line of control between both countries, which killed over 12 people.

Yemen claims oil flows through the Marib pipeline. (AFP/FIle)
15:00 GMT

Reuters reports that Yemeni tribesmen attacked the main oil export pipeline on Wednesday, stopping the flow of crude oil.

The Ebola virus has killed over 4,400 people, mostly in western Africa (File/AFP)
14:23 GMT

A passenger from Liberia travelling through Dubai has been put into isolation over fears he may have contracted the Ebola virus, late Wednesday.