War/Peace/Conflicts

Iraq strikes Islamic State in Mosul days after declaring victory

Iraq strikes Islamic State in Mosul days after declaring victory

Published 12/07/2017

Destroyed buildings from clashes are seen in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq July 10, 2017.

Iraqi forces clashed with Islamic State militants holding out in Mosul's Old City on Wednesday, more than 36 hours after Baghdad declared victory over the jihadists in what they had made the de facto Iraqi capital of their self-declared caliphate.

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Bus blast kills fighters at Syrian border crossing with Turkey

Bus blast kills fighters at Syrian border crossing with Turkey

Published 15/08/2016

BEIRUT A suicide bomber detonated an explosive vest on a bus in Syria near the Atmeh border crossing with Turkey late on Sunday, killing at [more…]

U.N.’s Ban condemns Yemen school attack, coalition says Houthi facility targeted

U.N.’s Ban condemns Yemen school attack, coalition says Houthi facility targeted

Published 15/08/2016

DUBAI U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned an air strike on a school in northern Yemen that killed 10 children and called for an investigation, while [more…]

Militants stage Kashmir attacks as Modi gives annual address

Militants stage Kashmir attacks as Modi gives annual address

Published 15/08/2016

NEW DELHI Two armed militants attacked a police station in Indian-ruled Kashmir on Monday, police said, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered his annual Independence [more…]

Modi, in address, chides Pakistan and urges Indian unity

Modi, in address, chides Pakistan and urges Indian unity

Published 15/08/2016

By Douglas Busvine and Nidhi Verma | NEW DELHI NEW DELHI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took aim at supporters of "terrorism" in his Independence [more…]

Angry and THAAD: South Koreans shave heads to protest U.S. missile defense system

Angry and THAAD: South Koreans shave heads to protest U.S. missile defense system

Published 15/08/2016

By Minwoo Park | SEONGJU, South Korea SEONGJU, South Korea About 900 South Koreans shaved their heads on Monday to protest against a government decision [more…]

U.S. Democrat Pelosi gets ‘obscene and sick’ calls after hack

U.S. Democrat Pelosi gets ‘obscene and sick’ calls after hack

Published 13/08/2016

By John Whitesides | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said on Saturday she has been flooded with "obscene and sick" calls and [more…]

Turkish police raid pro-Kurdish party, detain 17 across Istanbul: state media

Turkish police raid pro-Kurdish party, detain 17 across Istanbul: state media

Published 11/08/2016

ISTANBUL Turkish police detained 17 suspected militants in a sweep in Istanbul on Thursday that included a raid on offices of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic [more…]

Putin discusses Crimea security after alleged Ukrainian incursions

Putin discusses Crimea security after alleged Ukrainian incursions

Published 11/08/2016

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin has held a meeting with his Security Council to discuss additional security measures for Crimea after the clashes on the [more…]

Russian helicopter downed in rebel-held Idlib province

Russian helicopter downed in rebel-held Idlib province

Published 01/08/2016

BEIRUT A Russian military helicopter carrying five people was shot down in the north of Syria's rebel-held Idlib province on Monday, the Russian defence ministry [more…]