Iraqi government forces said yesterday they had retaken almost all the areas disputed between Baghdad and the autonomous Kurdistan region following a sweeping advance into oil-rich Kirkuk province in response to an independence vote.
Days ago in Syria's Raqqa, die-hard jihadists made their final stand in the city's national hospital. On Wednesday, it stood eerily silent, its entrance inhabited only by swarming flies and two rotting corpses.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday Tehran would stick to its 2015 nuclear accord with world powers as long as the other signatories respected it, but would "shred" the deal if Washington pulled out, state TV reported.
US-backed forces took full control of Raqqa from the Islamic State group on Tuesday, defeating the last jihadist holdouts in the de facto Syrian capital of their now-shattered "caliphate".
Twelve people were wounded when a bomb hit a police vehicle in Turkey's southern Mersin province on Tuesday, broadcaster NTV said, an attack authorities described as the work of terrorists.
US President Donald Trump's decision not to certify an international nuclear deal with Tehran has little implication for the future of Iran's oil industry, a senior official said on Tuesday.
Six miners were killed and another was wounded after part of a coal mine in Turkey's southeastern province of Sirnak collapsed on Tuesday, Turkey's AFAD aid agency said.
In the second day of a lightning government campaign to take back towns and countryside from forces of the Kurdish autonomous region, Kurdish troops known as Peshmerga pulled out of the long disputed Khanaqin area.