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11 killed in Baghdad suicide attacks

Thursday, 09 June 2016 12:53
Baghdad: At least 11 persons were killed and 40 others wounded on Thursday in two suicide bomb attacks in Iraq's capital Baghdad, police said.In one attack, a suicide bomber detonated his car bomb amid a big crowd near a cinema…

4 killed in Tel Aviv terror attack

Thursday, 09 June 2016 11:21
Tel Aviv: Four persons were killed on Wednesday night when two attackers identified as Palestinian militants opened fire at a popular food and shopping complex near the Israeli Defense Ministry in capital Tel Aviv.The attackers were captured, Israeli police spokesman…

45 IS militants killed in Iraq

Wednesday, 08 June 2016 16:56
Baghdad: At least 45 Islamic State militants were killed when they attacked military posts in Mosul city in Iraq, a military official said on Wednesday.Dozens of IS militants attacked Iraqi army posts on Tuesday near the militant-seized town of Qayyara,…

Saudi Arabia pardons 360 prisoners

Wednesday, 08 June 2016 14:56
Riyadh: Around 360 persons jailed in Saudi Arabia for various reasons were released on the first day of Ramadan.A special committee comprising representatives from the governorates, prison departments and passport police considered the files of prisoners and nominated the prisoners…

Syria's Assad pledges to keep fighting terror

Wednesday, 08 June 2016 11:33
Damascus: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday pledged to continue the war on terrorist groups until fully eradicating them, noting that any political process that doesn't share the same goal is "meaningless".Addressing the People Assembly, Assad said the war on…

Saudi-led coalition hands 52 child soldiers to Yemeni government

Wednesday, 08 June 2016 11:26
Riyadh: The Saudi-led Arab coalition on Tuesday handed over to the Yemeni government 52 children recruited as soldiers by Houthi militias, Saudi Press Agency reported.The handover was done in coordination with a number of international organisations, such as Red Cross…

'Rare' silver coins found in Israel

Tuesday, 07 June 2016 17:30
Tel Aviv: Israeli archaeologists on Tuesday said they have unearthed "rare" silver coins that a Jewish farmer stashed outside his home west of Jerusalem some 2,140 years ago.The Israel Antiquities Authority said the coins were found in Modiin city during…

Jordan arrests attacker killing five intelligence personnel

Tuesday, 07 June 2016 13:05
Amman: Jordan arrested an attacker who earlier in the day killed five intelligence personnel, the media reported.Jordan's Minister of State for Media Affairs Mohammad Momani on monday said it seems a lone wolf attack according to initial indicators.He said that…

Islamic State burns 19 caged Yazidi girls

Tuesday, 07 June 2016 09:25
Mosul (Iraq): Militants from the Islamic State group executed 19 Yezidi girls who refused to be sex slaves by burning them alive inside iron cages, news site ARA News reported.The victims were set ablaze in the centre of Mosul on…

Iraqi forces discover 400 bodies in mass grave near Fallujah

Monday, 06 June 2016 16:47
Baghdad: Iraqi forces found a mass grave containing about 400 decomposed bodies in a newly-freed town northwest of Islamic State (IS) stronghold Fallujah, a source said on Monday.During a mine clearing operation on Sunday in Shuhadaa district, security forces discovered…