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Taliban soldiers in Russian-made tanks fire on the forces of former Afghan defense minister. (AFP)
July 20, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Multiple casualties are feared as the Taliban militants used armored vehicles to storm the security ring and surrounding check posts in restive Helmand province Thursday morning.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (AFP)
July 19, 2017 - 14:40 GMT
Germany's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday summoned the Turkish ambassador over the detention of a German and several other human rights activists pending trial for allegedly aiding an armed terrorist group
Shiite militiamen in Iraq have been accused of carrying out war crimes by Amnesty International (AFP)
July 19, 2017 - 14:20 GMT
Top U.S. general in Iraq Stephen Townsend has a tip for Baghdad. “If we're to keep ISIS [Daesh] 2.0 from emerging, the Iraqi government is going to have to do something pretty significantly different," he told the BBC.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (AFP)
July 16, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
People making telephone calls to Turkish mobile phones during the night heard an unexpected voice on the line: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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July 16, 2017 - 12:14 GMT
The all Afghan girl robotics team, thanks to the last minute intervention of the US President, Donald Trump, arrived in the American Capital Saturday to attend an international robotics competition.
Maryam Mirzakhani (File photo)
July 16, 2017 - 11:16 GMT
Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian-born mathematician who was the first woman to win the coveted Fields Medal, has died in a US hospital after a battle with cancer. She was 40.
Iraqi forces (AFP)
July 15, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Baghdad says it is investigating claims of severe human rights abuses by the Iraqi military, after a horrifying video emerged showing troops allegedly killing a captive by throwing over a cliff.
Egyptian police inspect cars at a checkpoint in North Sinai. (AFP)
July 14, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Five Egyptian policemen were killed when unknown gunmen attacked a security checkpoint in Giza province, south of the capital, on Friday morning.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. (AFP/ Mandel Ngan)
July 14, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Without making a statement or holding a news conference, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson left the Gulf on Friday after a tour that included Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
Qatar-based Al-Jazeera satellite channel. (AFP/ Karim Jaafar)
July 14, 2017 - 06:44 GMT
A quartet of Arab countries blockading Qatar could drop a key demand in their 13-point ultimatum, according to media reports.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (R) and Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir shake hands prior to talks at the State Department on May 2, 2017. (AFP/Nicholas Kamm)
July 13, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held talks on Wednesday with four Arab states boycotting Qatar as part of a round of intense shuttle diplomacy aimed at resolving the regional crisis.
Turkish soldiers. (AFP)
July 12, 2017 - 18:00 GMT
Turkish security forces killed five suspected Daesh "Islamic State group" militants in the central Turkish province of Konya, as the country remains on high alert just days before the first anniversary of the failed coup.
Iraqi forces on the roof of a house on the front line in the old city of western Mosul. (AFP)
July 12, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Iraqi security forces and Daesh "Islamic State militants" who have not surrendered are clashing in Mosul on Tuesday days after Iraq declared victory in the city.
Syrian refugees on their way back to Syrian. (AFP)
July 12, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Several hundred displaced Syrians in Lebanon have returned home on Wednesday to the Syrian town of Asal al-Ward, the National News Agency said.
People attend a protest march against Islamophobia, on October 26, 2014 in Brussels. (AFP/ Nicolas Maeterlinck)
July 12, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
The Islamophobia Observatory Report of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) described the growing fear against Islam and Muslims in certain parts of the world.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (L) speaks with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani in Doha on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. (AFP)
July 12, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
The four Arab states leading the boycott of Qatar said on Tuesday that a counter-terrorism agreement signed between Doha and Washington was not sufficient and that their sanctions would remain in place until it meets their demands.