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Israel launches air raid on Syria

Israel launches air raid on Syria

An Israeli aircraft carried out a strike on Syria after 10 projectiles fired from the war-torn country hit the occupied Golan Heights on Saturday, an army spokesman said.

Iraqi forces free hundreds of civilians in Mosul

Iraqi forces free hundreds of civilians in Mosul

Iraqi forces opened exit routes for hundreds of civilians to flee the Old City of Mosul on Saturday as they battled to retake the ancient quarter from Islamic State militants mounting a last stand in what was the de facto capital of their "caliphate".

Qatar, Iran voice support for Saudi after Mekkah bombing

Qatar, Iran voice support for Saudi after Mekkah bombing

Qatar and Iran voiced support for Saudi Arabia over a suicide bombing near Mekkah. The Qatar foreign ministry expressed "solidarity with the brotherly kingdom of Saudi Arabia".

Yemen government says to investigate allegations of abuse in secret prisons

Yemen government says to investigate allegations of abuse in secret prisons

President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's government said on Saturday it was investigating reports that forces backed by the United Arab Emirates were running secret prisons in southern Yemen ...

Solar solution brings water to besieged Douma town

Solar solution brings water to besieged Douma town

Solar panels on wheels make for a strange sight on the streets of Syria’s besieged Douma, but the makeshift generator is helping local residents secure water.

Iraqi forces advance on militants’ stronghold

Iraqi forces advance on militants’ stronghold

US-backed Iraqi forces yesterday began a push towards the mosque in Mosul where Islamic State declared a self-styled caliphate three years ago, military officials said.

Iraqi forces advance on Mosul mosque where IS declared caliphate

Iraqi forces advance on Mosul mosque where IS declared caliphate

US-backed Iraqi forces on Wednesday began a push towards the mosque in Mosul where Islamic State declared a self-styled caliphate three years ago, military officials said.

Germany delays decision on Israeli drones, approves warships

Germany delays decision on Israeli drones, approves warships

The German parliament's budget committee on Wednesday postponed a decision on a 1-billion-euro ($1.11 billion) funding package for the military, including a deal to lease Israeli-made armed drones, sources told Reuters.

Egypt delivers fuel to ease Gaza electricity crisis

Egypt delivers fuel to ease Gaza electricity crisis

Egypt began on Wednesday to deliver a million litres of fuel to Gaza, temporarily easing a crisis that has left the Palestinian enclave's two million residents with only a few hours of electricity per day.

Saudi king ousts nephew, names son as crown prince

Saudi king ousts nephew, names son as crown prince

Saudi King Salman ousted his nephew as crown prince on Wednesday and installed his son Mohammed bin Salman -- the first of a new generation set for power in the kingdom used to ageing leaders.

US-led coalition downs drone in southern Syria

US-led coalition downs drone in southern Syria

A US warplane shot down a drone operated by pro-regime forces in southern Syria early yesterday, officials said, in the latest incident in rising tensions between the two sides.

Iraq’s army encircles IS in Mosul’s Old City

Iraq’s army encircles IS in Mosul’s Old City

Iraq’s army said it encircled Islamic State’s stronghold in the Old City of Mosul yesterday after taking over an area to the north of the densely populated historic district.

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