Turkish foreign ministry advises against all non-urgent travel to Russia

2015-11-28 19:15:48

Turkey's foreign ministry on Saturday advised people to postpone all non-urgent travel to Russia, the latest move in an escalating row between Moscow and Ankara over a Russian jet downed by Turkey on Tuesday.

Russia conducts airstrikes near Turkish borders with Syria

2015-11-26 18:58:54

Russia carried out 33 airstrikes Wednesday on militant positions in Syria's northern province of Aleppo near the Turkish borders, pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV said Thursday.

Western-backed rebels advance against IS in Syria's al-Hasakah

2015-11-23 14:08:40

The Syrian Democratic Force (SDF), a new Western-backed rebel alliance, continued its progress against the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria's al-Hasakah province near the Iraqi borders on Sunday, a monitor group reported.

Iran sentences Washington Post reporter to jail, term unspecified

2015-11-23 14:06:16

An Iranian court sentenced on Sunday a Washington Post reporter, Jason Rezaian, to unspecified prison term, according to Iranian Judiciary spokesman, Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei.

Woman elected head of UAE advisory parliament

2015-11-19 11:31:53

A woman was elected Wednesday as the first female to lead the UAE's Federal National Council, the half-elected parliament that serves as an advisory body, state news agency WAM reported.

IS says 'Schweppes bomb' used to bring down Russian plane

2015-11-19 11:02:52

Islamic State's official magazine carried a photo on Wednesday of a Schweppes drink it said was used to make an improvised bomb that brought down a Russian airliner over Egypt's Sinai Peninsula last month, killing all 224 people on board.

Kurdish forces free Sinjar from IS in northern Iraq

2015-11-13 19:39:25

Iraqi Kurdish forces on Friday freed the town of Sinjar in the northern province of Nineveh from Islamic State (IS) militants, a Kurdish security source said.

Syrian army advances in south of Aleppo province

2015-11-12 22:37:36

The Syrian troops backed by Russian airstrikes made new progress in the southern countryside of the northern province of Aleppo, just two days after breaking the militant siege on a key airbase there.

Egypt releases detained journalist

2015-11-10 21:27:40

Egyptian investigative journalist Hossam Bahgat was released from the custody of military prosecution on Tuesday, two days after his detention on charges of publishing false news aimed at harming national security, state-owned Ahram Online reported.

Two Americans, one South African shot dead in Jordan

2015-11-09 21:26:26

Two American military personnel and one South African were killed when a Jordanian officer went on a shooting spree on Monday at a US-funded security training facility near Amman.

Iran appoints first female ambassador since 1979

2015-11-09 10:06:39

Iran on Sunday appointed the first female ambassador of the Islamic republic since 1979.

As suspicions of a bomb behind plane crash grow, chaos at an Egyptian airport

2015-11-08 15:22:31

Hundreds of people were told that their check-in luggage would not be making the trip back with them following the crash of a Russian plane.