Gunmen kill 28 in attack on Tunisian coastal resort

2015-06-26 19:54:47

A gunman disguised as a tourist opens fire at a Tunisian hotel, killing 28 people, including British, German and Belgian tourists.

Chinese nationals injured in Turkey hot air balloon accident

2015-06-26 15:56:17

Fifteen foreign tourists were injured when a hot air balloon hard landed in central Turkey on Friday, the state-run Anatolia news agency reported.

IS launches retaliatory offensives in northern Syria

2015-06-26 09:50:32

After suffering losses to the Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, the Islamic State (IS) militants unleashed a retaliatory offensive against predominantly Kurdish areas in northern Syria on Thursday.

Islamic State attacks Syrian government and Kurds in twin assault

2015-06-25 20:12:37

Islamic State fighters launched simultaneous attacks against the Syrian government and Kurdish militia overnight, moving back onto the offensive after losing ground in recent days to Kurdish-led forces near the capital of their "caliphate".

PLO to discuss forming new Palestinian gov't

2015-06-22 19:53:48

Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) is to hold a meeting later on Monday to discuss the formation of a new Palestinian government and its political platform, a senior group official said.

Palestinian president announces government will dissolve

2015-06-17 09:39:58

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced the national unity government he formed with Hamas last year will dissolve.

Al-Qaida confirms US strike killed leader of Yemen affiliate

2015-06-16 15:40:06

Al-Qaida on Tuesday confirmed that Nasir al-Wahishi, its No. 2 figure and leader of its powerful Yemeni affiliate, was killed in a US strike, making it the harshest blow to the global militant network since the killing of Osama bin Laden.

Thousands of Syrian refugees rush into Turkey

2015-06-16 10:19:40

As many as 2,800 Syrian refugees have flocked into Turkey in the latest surge of people fleeing fighting between Kurdish forces and Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria's Tel Abyad town, Anadolu Agency reported on Monday.

Top al-Qaida leader in Yemen killed by US drone

2015-06-16 06:50:56

Top al-Qaida leader Nasir al-Wuhayshi has been killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen.

Youth of today in Sudan

2015-06-11 11:23:44

A group of young men use a selfie stick to take a picture of themselves in shallow waters known as the first cataract of the River Nile outside Khartoum, Sudan, May 22, 2015

Key IS leader killed by Hezbollah in eastern Lebanon

2015-06-10 09:38:43

The Lebanese Shiite militant party Hezbollah said a "prominent leader" of the Islamic State (IS) was killed on Tuesday in the Qalamoun region adjacent to the country's eastern border with Syria.

Egypt court sentences 11 to death over soccer violence

2015-06-09 21:23:05

A court sentenced 11 men to death on Tuesday for their part in Egypt's worst violence at a soccer stadium, in which more than 70 fans were killed in 2012.