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Scandal is all my fault: South Korea president
4 Nov 2016 11:21

Scandal is all my fault: South Korea president

South Korean President Park Geun-hye says she is solely to blame for an ongoing crisis involving an old friend of hers who allegedly meddled in state affairs despite having no formal position. Speaking in an emotionally-charged, televised address to the nation on Friday, President Park said the scandal ...

 
Police start evacuating Paris migrant camp on heels of Calais closure
4 Nov 2016 11:18

Police start evacuating Paris migrant camp on heels of Calais closure

French police moved in at dawn on Friday to evacuate thousands of migrants living in tents under a railway bridge in northeast Paris where numbers have soared since the closure of another large camp outside the port city of Calais last week. Police moved in around ۰۵۰۰ GMT, a Reuters journalist at the ...

 
Car bomb rocks southeast Turkey after pro-Kurdish lawmakers detained
4 Nov 2016 11:14

Car bomb rocks southeast Turkey after pro-Kurdish lawmakers detained

A car bomb rocked southeastern Turkey's largest city on Friday, killing one person and injuring more than ۴۰, security sources said, hours after police detained politicians of the mostly Kurdish region's biggest party. The blast struck an area near the police station where some of the party leaders ...

 
US Army: two-star major general committed suicide at Alabama base
30 Oct 2016 11:28

US Army: two-star major general committed suicide at Alabama base

Recent death of a two-star US general at an army base has been officially ruled as suicide, pointing to the growing concerns about persistently high rate of suicide in the ranks of the US military. The ۵۵-year-old major general, identified as John Rossi from New York, was the incoming commander of Redstone ...

 
US military personnel in UK bases identify drone targets: Report
30 Oct 2016 11:27

US military personnel in UK bases identify drone targets: Report

The United Kingdom is playing a covert role in the lethal US drone program, with American military personnel helping identify targets for airstrikes from British Royal Air Force (RAF) bases, according to their job specifications. An RAF station located near Molesworth, Cambridgeshire, has posted job ...

 
Arab coalition air strike kills 45 in Yemen: relatives, sources
30 Oct 2016 11:24

Arab coalition air strike kills 45 in Yemen: relatives, sources

Arab coalition warplanes struck a prison in the Yemeni city of Hodeidah, killing ۴۵ people including inmates, a local official, relatives and medical sources in the Houthi-controlled Red Sea port said on Sunday. The prison in the city's al-Zaydiyah district was holding ۸۴ prisoners when it was struck ...

 
Turkey sacks 10,000 more civil servants, shuts more media in post-coup crackdown
30 Oct 2016 11:20

Turkey sacks 10,000 more civil servants, shuts more media in post-coup crackdown

Turkish authorities have dismissed more than ۱۰,۰۰۰ civil servants over their suspected links with U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, blamed by Ankara for orchestrating the failed coup in July. Thousands of academics, teachers and health workers were among those removed through a new emergency rule ...

 
Clinton takes on FBI director in latest email flap
30 Oct 2016 11:18

Clinton takes on FBI director in latest email flap

Hillary Clinton on Saturday challenged FBI Director James Comey to provide a fuller explanation of investigative steps he is taking related to her use of a private email server, as the Democratic presidential candidate accused him of "deeply troubling" behavior ۱۰ days before the U.S. elections....

 
Bahrain court jails, revokes nationality of 15 dissidents
28 Oct 2016 10:26

Bahrain court jails, revokes nationality of 15 dissidents

A court in Bahrain has imprisoned and revoked the citizenship of more than a dozen people after convicting them of terror charges as the ruling Al Khalifah regime continues with its heavy-handed crackdown on political dissidents in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom. On Thursday, the Fourth High Criminal ...

 
772 Daesh terrorists killed, 23 captured since start of Mosul operation: Iraq
28 Oct 2016 10:24

772 Daesh terrorists killed, 23 captured since start of Mosul operation: Iraq

Iraq’s Joint Operations Command (JOC) has announced that more than ۷۰۰ Takfiri militants have been killed and nearly two dozen others arrested ever since government forces and allied fighters launched a massive operation to dislodge the terrorists from the northern city of Mosul. A total of ۷۷۲ ...

 
Iraqi army aims to reach site of Islamic State executions south of Mosul
28 Oct 2016 09:52

Iraqi army aims to reach site of Islamic State executions south of Mosul

The Iraqi army was trying on Thursday to reach a town south of Mosul where Islamic State has reportedly executed dozens to deter the population against any attempt to support the U.S.-led offensive on the jihadists' last major city stronghold in Iraq. Eleven days into what is expected to be the biggest ...

 
A week into battle for Mosul: Turkey ignores Iraq’s rejection and joins war
24 Oct 2016 11:11

A week into battle for Mosul: Turkey ignores Iraq’s rejection and joins war

Turkey has confirmed its involvement in the battle for Mosul despite Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's opposition to such measures. On Sunday, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildrim announced that Turkish troops had joined the military offensive by the request of Kurdish Peshmerga forces, who were ...

 
Security forces open fire near Iranian Embassy in Ankara
24 Oct 2016 10:59

Security forces open fire near Iranian Embassy in Ankara

A dozen shots have reportedly been fired outside the Iranian Embassy in Turkey capital, Ankara. According to informed sources, the shots heard may have been fired by security forces at a checkpoint near the embassy building to warn a suspicious vehicle, IRIB reported early on Monday. Earlier, the US ...

 
Qatar’s former emir passes away at 84
24 Oct 2016 10:54

Qatar’s former emir passes away at 84

Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, Qatar’s former ruler and the grandfather of current emir Sheikh Tamim, has died at the age of ۸۴. The former emir, who ruled the Arab kingdom from ۱۹۷۲ until ۱۹۹۵, died on Sunday, Qatar’s state news agency QNA reported. He was deposed by his own son Sheikh ...

 
Anti-Trump messages on trump.tv, on supporter’s T-shirt
24 Oct 2016 10:47

Anti-Trump messages on trump.tv, on supporter’s T-shirt

Amid rumors that GOP nominee Donald Trump is planning to start his TV station if he doesn’t win the US ۲۰۱۶ presidential vote, the domain names of trump.org and trump.tv are being used against his campaign by an anonymous buyer, calling for a “No” vote for the real estate mogul. On Sunday,...

 
Sanaa air raids resume as Yemen truce expires: residents
23 Oct 2016 10:56

Sanaa air raids resume as Yemen truce expires: residents

Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition attacked targets in Sanaa at dawn on Sunday, hours after a three-day truce in Yemen's war expired, residents in the capital said. The ceasefire, agreed in order to allow an increased flow of much-needed humanitarian aid, ended without renewal after a day of heavy ...

 
Terrorists block civilians from leaving east Aleppo: Syria
21 Oct 2016 12:46

Terrorists block civilians from leaving east Aleppo: Syria

Syria’s UN envoy says al-Qaeda-linked terrorists are preventing civilians from leaving the areas they control in the northwestern city of Aleppo. Bashar al-Ja’afari made the remarks on Thursday during a UN General Assembly session, which had been held to address the situation in the beleaguered ...

 
Pentagon chief to stress Iraq sovereignty in Turkey talks
21 Oct 2016 12:36

Pentagon chief to stress Iraq sovereignty in Turkey talks

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said he would stress the need to respect Iraq's sovereignty during a visit on Friday to Turkey, which has been locked in a dispute with Baghdad over who should participate in the campaign to retake Mosul from Islamic State. Carter, acknowledging it was a delicate issue,...

 
Obama calls Trump
21 Oct 2016 12:32

Obama calls Trump's presidential election rhetoric 'dangerous'

US President Barack Obama has criticized Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for his repeated claims that the presidential election on November ۸ would be rigged, describing the claims as “dangerous.” Obama made the comments on Thursday at Miami Gardens, Florida, during a rally in support ...

 
Iraqi forces announce progress in Mosul offensive
18 Oct 2016 11:33

Iraqi forces announce progress in Mosul offensive

Iraqi government and Kurdish forces on Tuesday announced progress in the first ۲۴ hours of an offensive to take back Mosul, Islamic State's last city stronghold in Iraq. The Iraqi army and the Kurdish Peshmerga forces began moving in the direction of Mosul at dawn on Monday under air cover from the ...