US-led coalition destroys Syrian mosque used as Daesh command center

US-led coalition destroys Syrian mosque used as Daesh command center

Author:  Reuters article author:  Reuters ID:  1544926661127269800 Sat, 2018-12-15 20:07 WASHINGTON: The US-led coalition in Syria destroyed on Saturday a mosque in the town of Hajjin which had been used as a Daesh command and control center, the US military said. Hajjin is the last big town that the Daesh holds in its remaining enclave […]

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Nobel laureate Murad to build hospital in her hometown in Iraq

Nobel laureate Murad to build hospital in her hometown in Iraq

Author:  Reuters article author:  Reuters ID:  1544870733250627100 Fri, 2018-12-14 23:43 SINJAR, Iraq: Nadia Murad, an Iraqi Yazidi woman held as a sex slave by Daesh militants who won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, said on Friday she intended to use the prize money to build a hospital for victims of sexual abuse in her hometown. […]

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Turkey vows to keep striking PKK targets in Iraq

Turkey vows to keep striking PKK targets in Iraq

Author:  Associated Press article author:  AP ID:  1544864565280312000 Sat, 2018-12-15 (All day) ISTANBUL: Turkey says it will continue to defend itself against terrorists after its strikes against Kurdish militants in northern Iraq sparked criticism from Baghdad. Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said Saturday that Turkey expected neighboring Iraq to fulfill its responsibilities in combatting […]

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Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as capital of Israel

Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as capital of Israel

ISTANBUL: Up to 15,000 Syrian fighters are ready to join a Turkish military offensive against US-backed Kurdish forces in northeast Syria, but no date has been set for the operation, a spokesman for the main Turkish-backed Syrian opposition group said on Thursday.President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that Turkey would launch the offensive in a […]

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UN Yemen envoy pushes Security Council for robust truce monitoring

UN Yemen envoy pushes Security Council for robust truce monitoring

JEDDAH: A robust monitoring regime is urgently needed in Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah to oversee compliance by the warring parties with an agreed cease-fire in the region, United Nations Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths told the Security Council on Friday.The Iranian-aligned Houthis and the Arab Coalition-backed Yemen government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi agreed […]

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Turkey will enter Syria’s Manbij if US doesn’t remove YPG fighters: Erdogan

Turkey will enter Syria’s Manbij if US doesn’t remove YPG fighters: Erdogan

ISTANBUL: Turkish forces will enter the Syrian town of Manbij if the United States does not remove YPG Kurdish fighters, and it will also target Kurdish-controlled areas further east, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.Erdogan said this week that Turkey would launch a new operation within days against the US-backed Syrian Kurdish YPG militia which […]

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Israel locks down Ramallah after two soldiers shot dead

Israel locks down Ramallah after two soldiers shot dead

AMMAN: Israel was accused on Thursday of humiliating Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas by placing Ramallah on virtual lockdown amid a 24-hour outbreak of violence in which five people died. The bloodshed began when Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinians suspected of earlier attacks. Salah Barghouti, 29, was accused of shooting seven Israelis on Sunday at a […]

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Turkey train crash leaves 9 dead, dozens injured

Turkey train crash leaves 9 dead, dozens injured

ANKARA, TURKEY: A high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass Thursday at a station in the Turkish capital of Ankara, killing nine people and injuring dozens, officials said.The 6:30 a.m. train from Ankara to the central Turkish city of Konya collided head-on with the engine, which was checking the tracks […]

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Daesh destruction of rural Iraq hinders residents’ return: Amnesty

Daesh destruction of rural Iraq hinders residents’ return: Amnesty

BAGHDAD: The Daesh group’s deliberate destruction of agriculture in northern Iraq has hindered the return of hundreds of thousands of residents, Amnesty International said in a report released Thursday.The New York-based rights group said Daesh fighters burnt or chopped down orchards and sabotaged wells by filling them with rubble, oil or other materials. The militants […]

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