Damascus, Oct 26 : At least 22 persons were killed on Wednesday in Russian airstrikes against a school in Syria, a monitor group said.
Islamabad, Oct 25 : A total of 2,384 Pakistanis are languishing in various jails in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for minor and major offences, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.
Ankara, Oct 25 : Around 10 to 12 persons have suffered minor injuries in a parking lot explosion near the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ATSO) in the Turkish resort city of Antalya, the city's mayor said on Tuesday.
Baghdad, Oct 25 : Jihadist group Islamic State (IS) executed at least seven of its militants who tried to flee the embattled city of Mosul, local news website Ara News reported, citing local activists.
Cairo, Oct 23 : She weighs half a tonne, believe it or not. This Egyptian woman, tipping the scales at about 500 kg, is thought to be the fattest woman alive, media reports said on Sunday.
United Nations, Oct 23 (IANS/Xinhua) The UN Special Envoy for Yemen has urged all parties to the Yemeni conflict to extend a three-day humanitarian ceasefire for another 72 hours, authorities said.
Beijing [China], Oct. 23 : United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, has urged all parties to the Yemeni conflict to extend a three-day humanitarian ceasefire for another 72 hours.
Lahore [Pakistan], Oct. 23 : Establishing first contact after the breakdown of talks backed by Islamabad between Kabul and the Taliban in May, a three-member delegation from the Taliban's Qatar office is currently in Pakistan to meet authorities.
London, Oct 23 : Britain can lead the way in efforts to address the plight of children caught up in the Syrian conflict, actress Carey Mulligan has said.
Mumbai, Oct 22 : With new norms for foreign company ownership and attractive exemptions, the Hamriyah Free Zone Authority at Sharjah in UAE is seeking more Indian investments, a top visiting official said here on Saturday.
Cairo, Oct 22 : An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi to 20 years in prison, the media reported.
Cairo, Oct 22 : A senior military officer and his driver were shot dead in front of his home near the Egyptian capital city of Cairo on Saturday, media reported.
Islamabad, Oct 22 : At least three Afghan Taliban members have met officials here to discuss recent secret talks with Kabul held in Qatar, a Pakistani official said on Saturday.
Islamabad [Pakistan], Oct. 22 : To hold discussions on possible peace talks, some senior members of the Taliban's political commission based in Qatar have travelled to Pakistan.
Baghdad, Oct 22 : US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter arrived here on Saturday on an unannounced visit as Iraqi forces are fighting to defeat the Islamic State militant group from its major stronghold in the country.
The four-year-old Syrian boy with a burnt face found his way to the final debate at Las Vegas in the US between the Republican candidate for President, Donald Trump, and the Democratic Party's Hillary Clinton.
London, Oct 22 : A third toxic gas attack was carried out by the Syrian government forces in the north-western Idlib region in March last year, a UN report issued late Friday revealed.
Moscow/Damascus, Oct 21 : Russia has voiced concern over militants of Al-Nusra Front and other terrorist groups sabotaging United Nations efforts to deliver humanitarian aid to the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo and preventing civilians from leaving the city.
Cairo, Oct 21 : Seven people were killed and six others were injured on Friday when a public bus collided with a microbus in Nasr City in Egypt, state-run daily Al-Ahram Arabic reported on its website.
New York [USA], Oct. 21 : Efforts by the Britain, France and Germany to threaten Russia with sanctions over its Syrian bombing campaign lacked unanimous support of leaders at Brussels Summit after the European Union pulled back.
Geneva, Oct 21 : With 33 per cent of Syrian schools unable to function and 1.7 million children currently out of school, the UN Children's Fund (Unicef) on Friday warned that another 1.3 million students may be forced to drop out amid violence and reigning insecurity.
Baghdad, Oct 21 : At least 24 persons were killed and dozens injured in multiple attacks by Islamic State militants on a police compound and government buildings in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk, police said.
Damascus, Oct 21 : At least 14 militants were killed as the Syrian Army on Friday foiled an attack by rebels in capital Damascus, a source said.
Damascus, Oct 21 : The Syrian Army on Thursday accused Turkish air strikes of killing 150 people in the countryside of the northern province of Aleppo a day earlier, state news agency SANA reported.
Sanaa, Oct 21 : Five senior commanders from Yemens Shia Houthi rebel movement have been killed in clashes in its northern heartland of Saada province and in western Marib province, the Al-Arabyia TV channel reported on Thursday.
Kabul [Afghanistan], Oct. 20 : The Taliban delegation has reportedly demanded the release of its cadres and removal of the group's leaders from the United Nations blacklist during informal talks held in Qatar.
Damascus, Oct 20 : The Syrian army said on Wednesday that a three-day "humanitarian truce" will enter into force in the city of Aleppo as of Thursday, according to the state news agency SANA.
Damascus, Oct 20 : Rebels started evacuating Syria's city of Aleppo on Wednesday evening, national Syria TV reported.
Istanbul [Turkey], Oct.19 : A suspected Islamic State suicide bomber has been shot and killed by anti-terror forces during a shootout in the Turkish capital of Ankara.
Kabul [Afghanistan], Oct.19 : The Taliban has been asked by the Saudi Arabia to stop terrorist activities in Afghanistan.
Doha, Oct 18 : The Taliban militant group and the Afghan government have resumed their secret talks in Qatar as the peace process started in 2013 broke down following the death of Taliban founder Mullah Omar's successor, Mullah Akhtar Mansour.
Moscow, Oct 18 : Russian and Syrian air forces have halted airstrikes against Syria's Aleppo on Tuesday ahead of a humanitarian pause set for Thursday, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said.
Damascus, Oct 18 : Syria's northern city of Aleppo calmed down on Tuesday, as Russia has halted airstrikes in the city, a security source said.
London [UK], Oct. 18 (ANI): The Taliban and representatives of the Afghan Government have restarted secret talks in the Gulf state of Qatar.
Sanaa, Oct 18 : Yemen's President Abdu-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has officially agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire between the warring parties in the country, as proposed by the United Nations.
Cairo, Oct 18 : Egypt's Interior Ministry announced the death of a leading Islamist jihadist, after an exchange of fire during his arrest in Giza, Cairo.
Washington D.C., [United States], Oct. 17 : With the airstrikes on Aleppo in Syria garnering massive outrage the across the globe, a particular horrific incident of 14 people from the same family being wiped out at once has struck a particularly painful note, depicting the sheer horror of the bombings.
New Delhi, Oct 17 : The capture of Dabiq village in Syria by the Turkish-backed fighters over the weekend would deprive the Islamic State (IS) of a very significant propaganda tool it used to recruit Muslims.
Istanbul, Oct 17 : Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday reiterated his country's resolve to join the operation to reclaim the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State (IS) militant group.
Baghdad, Oct 17 : At least 10 persons were killed and 17 injured in a suicide car bombing targeting security forces in Baghdad city of Iraq on Monday, the police said.
Juba, Oct 17 : At least 56 people were killed in fresh clashes between government and opposition forces near the northern town of Malakal in South Sudan, an official here said.
Manama, Oct 17 : Bahrain's top opposition leader Shaikh Ali Salman was given a chance on Monday to appeal his nine-year jail sentence following a decision by the country's highest court.
Baghdad, Oct 17 : Iraqi security forces on Monday recaptured nine villages from the Islamic State militant group as part of a major offensive aimed at liberating the city of Mosul, the last major IS stronghold in Iraq, security sources said.
Baghdad, Oct 17 : An Iraqi operation to recapture the city of Mosul, the last stronghold of the Islamic State (IS) terror group in the war-torn country, has begun.
New York [USA], Oct. 17 : The Egyptian military has launched airstrikes on "terrorist positions" in the Sinai Peninsula after a dozen of its soldiers were killed in a terrorist attack on a military checkpoint earlier on Friday.
Damascus, Oct 17 : At least 31 people were said to be killed by airstrikes on rebel-held districts in Aleppo, a monitor group reported.
Kuwait City, Oct 16 : Kuwait's cabinet has resigned and parliament has been dissolved, triggering early elections following disputes between MPs and the government over fuel price increases in the oil-rich country.
Cairo, Oct 16 : At least one Egyptian soldier was killed and six others were wounded on Sunday in two blasts targeting security forces in North Sinai province bordering Israel and the Gaza Strip, reported Xinhua citing a security source.
Washington D.C. [United States], Oct. 16 : Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has lost its control over a symbolic stronghold in North Syria.
Riyadh, Oct 16 : Saudi Arabia on Sunday announced the appointment of Thamer Al-Sabhan as the first Minister of State for Arabian Gulf Affairs at the Foreign Ministry, the media reported.
Washington, Oct 16 : Two American citizens held by Houthi rebels in Yemen have been released and flown to neighbouring Oman, the US State Department announced.
Cairo, Oct 16 : At least 100 militants were killed in airstrikes carried out by the Egyptian government against jihadist targets in North Sinai, a security source said.
Moscow, Oct 16 : Parties in a multilateral meeting on Syria spoke in favor of initiating political process in the war-raged country as soon as possible, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in a statement.
Cairo, Oct 15 : Egypt's military on Saturday launched air strikes against jihadi targets in North Sinai in retaliation for the killing of 12 army personnel at a checkpoint on Friday, army officials said.
Jerusalem [Israel], Oct. 15 : Israel has suspended ties with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), after a draft decision that Israel says ignores Judaism's ties to the religion's holiest site.
Damascus [Syria], Oct. 15 : Amid ongoing violence in Syria, President Bashar al-Assad has insisted that the country's armed forces must continue "to clean" up Aleppo city, even as diplomats are preparing to halt bloodshed in rebel-held areas of the city.
Damascus, Oct 15 : At least 15 people were killed by a suspected US-led air strike on al-Raqqa, a monitor group reported.
Cairo, Oct 14 : At least 15 terrorists were killed by Egyptian armed forces on Friday after suspected Islamist assailants killed 12 military personnel in an attack on a checkpoint in Sinai region, authorities said.
Cairo, Oct 14 : At least 12 members of Egypt's security forces were killed and eight others injured on Friday when suspected Islamist assailants opened fire at a checkpoint in North Sinai province, an official said.
Ramallah, Oct 14 : The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) adopting a bid for Jerusalem is a message to the US and Israel, a senior Palestinian official has said.