Kurdish fighters walk through the northeastern Syrian town of Tel Hamis, which has been controlled by Daesh for over a year. (AFP/File)
February 27, 2015 - 19:26 GMT
Kurdish fighters seized the eastern and southern outskirts Friday of a key Islamic State (ISIS) stronghold in Syria's northeastern Hasakeh province,
Libya's internationally recognized Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani. (AFP/File)
February 27, 2015 - 17:00 GMT
Libya's internationally recognized Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani said his government would stop dealing with Turkey as it was sending weapons to a rival group in Tripoli so "the Libyan people kill each other", ramping up his rhetoric against Ankara.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu at press conference, late 2014.  The Foreign Ministry confirmed Friday that Syrian opposition will train on Turkish soil beginning March 1. (AFP/File)
February 27, 2015 - 13:12 GMT
Turkish officials announce the program will begin March 1.
UN envoy to Yemen Jamal Benomar meets Thursday with Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi in southern port city Aden.  (AFP/File)
February 27, 2015 - 11:43 GMT
The two held talks Thursday to discuss resolution of Yemen conflict as Hadi called for Yemen's government to gather in Aden.
Elections for Israel's Knesset are set to begin in March.  (AFP/Thomas Coex)
February 27, 2015 - 10:59 GMT
Labor predicted to win 25 seats, Likud to follow with 23
Derna, a town in eastern Libya after attacks on Daesh positions.  (AFP/File)
February 27, 2015 - 10:25 GMT
Thousands of Egyptian workers flee Libya to escape bloodshed.
Syrian refugees cross the border into Turkey's Hatay Province.(AFP/File)
February 27, 2015 - 09:54 GMT
UN says 3.8 million Syrian refugees are registered in surrounding countries - 1.6 million of whom are in Turkey.
Lebanese soldiers in Arsal, a town near the Syrian border attacked by Daesh forces in August 2014.  (AFP/File)
February 27, 2015 - 09:23 GMT
After a Lebanese armed forces offensive along Syrian border, Hezbollah officials warn of potential jihadist attack in Lebanese territory.
Assyrian Christian funeral in Syria, late 2013.  (AFP/Anwar Amro)
February 27, 2015 - 08:43 GMT
US-led coalition strikes Daesh in Syria, where the jihadist militant organization abducted 220 Assyrian Christians.
Head of UNESCO Irina Bokova (AFP/Fethi Belaid)
February 27, 2015 - 07:50 GMT
Destruction of cultural heritage is a threat to security in Iraq, says UNESCO
Refugees at the Turkish-Syrian border, which US intelligence officials claim is too porous to Daesh fighters. (AFP/File)
February 27, 2015 - 07:04 GMT
US intelligence chief: combating Daesh is not Turkey's top priority.