Middle East

Afghan President ‘Grateful’ for Trump’s Commitment to Fighting Taliban

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Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday (August 22) welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump’s new strategy for the war in Afghanistan, which would remove timelines for...

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  • A recently discovered sarcophagus from an ancient tomb recently discovered in Egypt. (Facebook/Egypt Ministry of Antiquities)

    Egypt Uncovers Three 2,000-Year-Old Tombs

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  • 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... Read more

  • Breaking News

    Suicide Attacker Kills Seven Iraqi Soldiers Near City of Baiji

    TIKRIT, Iraq—Seven Iraqi soldiers were killed on Wednesday when a suicide attacker tried to infiltrate a security headquarters near the northern city of Baiji where... Read more

  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at a news conference near the United Nations General Assembly in the Manhattan borough of New York on Sep. 22, 2016. (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)

    Iran Threatens Nuclear Program Could Resume in Hours to Advanced State

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned Iran could resume its nuclear program “within hours” should the United States impose sanctions in response to Iran’s ballistic... Read more

  • Vehicles are seen burning after a bomb blast in Quetta, Pakistan August 12, 2017. (Reuters/Naseer Ahmed)

    Bomb Kills at Least 15 in Pakistani City of Quetta

    QUETTA, Pakistan—A bomb exploded near a crowded market in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Saturday, killing at least 15 people, officials said, the latest... Read more

  • 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

  • Breaking News

    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

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    Man Who Assaulted, Killed Child Is Publicly Executed in Yemen

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    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

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