Middle East

Roadside Bomb Blast Kills Eight Soldiers in Southwest Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) – A roadside bomb killed eight soldiers in a remote district in Pakistan’s southwestern province of Baluchistan, a government official said on...

  • Yisrael Kristal in 1931 (left) and circa 2016 (right).

    World’s Oldest Man, Holocaust Survivor, Dies in Israel Aged 113

    JERUSALEM—Holocaust survivor Israel Kristal, who last year was recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living man, died in Israel on Friday, aged... Read more

  • Egyptians search for survivors at the site of a crash where two trains collided near the Khorshid station in Egypt's coastal city of Alexandria, Egypt on Aug. 11, 2017. (REUTERS/Osama Nageb)

    Egypt Train Crash Kills 37, Injures More Than 100

    CAIRO—Two trains collided in Egypt‘s coastal city of Alexandria on Friday killing 37 people and injuring more than 123 others, a health ministry spokesman said. The... Read more

  • Buildings are seen on a coast line in Doha, Qatar June 5, 2017. (REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo)

    Qatar Waives Visas for 80 Nationalities Amid Gulf Boycott

    DOHA – Qatar announced on Wednesday a program to allow visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries to encourage air transport and tourism amid a two-month boycott... Read more

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    ISIS Attacks Syrian Army East of Homs: Monitors

    BEIRUT—ISIS terrorists attacked Syrian government forces and their allies in countryside east of Homs and Hama on Wednesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Heavy... Read more

  • Relatives inspect after an overnight suicide attack at a mosque in Herat, Afghanistan. August 2, 2017. (Reuters/Mohammad Shoib)

    Attack on Shi’ite Mosque in Afghan City Kills at Least 29

    HERAT, Afghanistan—A suicide attack on a Shi’ite mosque in the western Afghan city of Herat killed more than 29 people and wounded more than 64... Read more

  • U.S. troops assess the damage to an armoured vehicle of NATO-led military coalition after a suicide bomber's attack in Kandahar province, Afghanistan August 2, 2017. (Reuters/Ahmad Nadeem)

    Suicide Bomber Targets Nato-Led Convoy in Afghanistan, Casualties Confirmed

    KABUL—A suicide bomber attacked a convoy of international troops near the airport in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Wednesday, a security official said,... Read more

  • Afghan security forces leave the site of an attack on the Iraqi embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan July 31, 2017. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)

    Embassy Attack Fuels Fears ISIS Bringing Iraq War to Afghanistan

    KABUL—An attack on the Iraqi embassy in Kabul has reinforced fears that ISIS terrorists are seeking to bring the group’s Middle East conflict to Afghanistan, though... Read more

  • Syrian Democratic Forces are seen in Raqqa, Syria July 31, 2017. (Reuters/ Rodi Said)

    SDF Advances Against ISIS in Southern Raqqa

    BEIRUT—The U.S-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are on the verge of seizing full control of the southern neighborhoods of Raqqa, which is currently held by... Read more

  • Police officers prepare to execute Muhammad al-Maghrabi (center in blue). (Reuters)

    Man Who Assaulted, Killed Child Is Publicly Executed in Yemen

    SANAA — A man convicted of sexually assaulting and murdering a three-year-old girl was executed in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Monday in front of hundreds of... Read more

  • An ambulance convoy of the Lebanese Shiite Hezbollah movement carries bodies of fighters killed in week-long clashes in the Jurud Arsal border region, as part of a ceasefire deal. Lebanon's Hezbollah movement and jihadist militants began implementing a ceasefire deal for the restive Syria-Lebanon border, with an exchange of bodies of fighters killed in week-long clashes.(AFP/Getty Images)

    Thousands Poised to Leave Lebanon-Syria Border Zone in Prisoner Swap

    BEIRUT—Convoys of buses arrived on Monday to transfer thousands of Syrian militants and refugees from Lebanon’s border region into rebel territory in Syria in exchange... Read more

  • Test-firing of a medium-range surface to surface missile, named Sejil-2, at an undisclosed location in Iran. (STR/FARS NEWS/AFP/Getty Images)

    Iran Claims Successful Rocket Test, Likely to Raise Tensions With US

    DUBAI—Iran has successfully tested a rocket that can deliver satellites into orbit, state television reported on Thursday, an event likely to raise tensions with the United... Read more

  • A member of the Iraqi Federal Police runs for cover on the frontline in the Old City, June 28, 2017. (Reuters/Ahmed Jadallah)

    Booby-Traps Plague North Iraq as ISIS Targets Returning Civilians

    SHEIKH AMIR, Iraq—As people return home to Mosul and other areas of northern Iraq freed from the terrorist group, ISIS, homemade bombs and explosives laid... Read more

  • A World Health Organization (WHO) logo at their office in Beijing on April 19, 2013. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

    Yemen Cholera Epidemic Slowing After Infecting 400,000

    GENEVA—Yemen’s cholera outbreak is set to hit 400,000 cases on Tuesday but there are signs the three-month-old epidemic is slowing, according to World Health Organization... Read more

  • Breaking News

    Car Bomb Kills Seven Civilians in Egypt’s North Sinai: Army

    CAIRO—Seven civilians, including two young children, were killed by a car bomb that exploded at a security checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula on Monday, Egypt’s... Read more

  • Relatives take part in a burial ceremony of the victims of yesterday's suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan July 25, 2017. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)

    Taliban Suicide Car Bomber Kills Dozens in Afghan Capital

    KABUL—A Taliban suicide attacker detonated a car bomb in the western part of Kabul on Monday, killing up to 35 people and wounding more than... Read more

  • An Iraqi forces sniper looks on as smoke billows, following an airstrike by US-led international coalition forces targeting Islamic State (IS) group, in the Old City of Mosul on July 9, 2017, as their part of the battle has been declared accomplished, while other forces continue to fight Islamic State (IS) jihadists in the city.

    German Teen Captured in ISIS Base Just Wants ‘To Go Home’

    A German teenager who ran away from home to join the ISIS terrorist group said she just wants “to go back home,” German media reports. Linda... Read more

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