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Turkish police arrest 11 suspected Daesh militants

Security forces in Turkey have arrested nearly a dozen suspected members of the Takfiri Daesh militant group. On Thursday, anti-terror squads conducted a string of simultaneous raids on more than 20 locations across Turkey’s most populous city of Istanbul, situated some 574 kilometers (357 miles) northwest of the capital, Ankara, ...

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Israeli settlers kill young Palestinian in al-Khalil hospital

Israeli settlers have sneaked into a medical center in the southern West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron) and fatally shot a young Palestinian man hospitalized there for gunshot wounds sustained during clashes in the occupied Palestinian territories some weeks ago. On Thursday morning, a group of 21 settlers made their ...

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People, real issue in Syria talks: President Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the real question regarding the Syrian crisis is that of the Syrian people in general and not specific individuals.  A number of countries involved in efforts to bring about a resolution of the Syrian conflict have said that President Bashar al-Assad of Syria must step ...

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ICRC appalled by attacks on Yemen’s healthcare facilities

Nine months into unbridled Saudi attacks on Yemen, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says it is appalled by the continuing strikes on the impoverished country’s healthcare facilities. “The neutrality of healthcare facilities and staff is not being respected,” said Kedir Awol Omar, the deputy head of the ...

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1000s of Afghans rally against Shia Hazara killings

Thousands of angry demonstrators have taken to the streets of Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, in protest against the killing of seven Shia Muslims from the Hazara ethnic minority by suspected Taliban militants. On Wednesday, the protesters converged in the rain in Kabul’s western Mazari Square to express their resentment over the ...

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Jordanian policeman shoots dead two Americans, three others

A Jordanian police officer has shot dead two US government contractors, a South African trainer and two Jordanians at a US-funded police training facility near Jordan’s capital Amman before being killed in a shootout. At least four other people, including two more Americans, sustained injuries in the Monday attack at ...

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Syria army keeps militants at bay near capital

Syrian government forces continue to counter repeated offensives by Takfiri militants to retake a strategic area near a highway north of the capital, Damascus, Press TV reports. The Syrian army nearly three months ago launched an operation against the terrorists operating near the international highway that connects Damascus to the ...

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