‘PKK attack’ kills two police as tensions boil in Turkey – Attacks pinned on...

ISTANBUL: Two more Turkish police were killed yesterday in an attack blamed on Kurdish militants as tensions in the country boiled over amid the...

Turkish military campaign aims to prevent Kurdish unity – Kurdish leader says Erdogan wants...

ANKARA: The main aim of Turkey’s recent military operations in northern Syria and Iraq is to prevent Kurdish territorial unity and not to combat...

New film highlights struggles of gay Palestinians in Israel

During last summer’s Gaza war, Khader Abu Seif was living with his then Israeli boyfriend in Tel Aviv, wondering whether Hamas rockets could reach...

Turkey launches air strikes on PKK, stoking Kurdish ire – Parliament set to debate...

ISTANBUL: Turkish jets launched their heaviest assault on Kurdish militants in northern Iraq overnight since air strikes began last week, hours after President Tayyip...

Blast kills two Bahrain policemen, Iran blamed – Six injured in bombing ; Amir...

MANAMA: A bomb killed two policemen and wounded six in the deadliest such attack in Bahrain in months, and state media said the explosives...

NATO vows solidarity with Turkey over IS – Turkish planes strike Kurdish militants

BRUSSELS: NATO strongly backed Turkey’s fight against Islamic State militants in Syria at emergency talks yesterday but some countries expressed concerns that strikes on...

Summer camp for Iraqi Shiite boys: Training to fight IS – Many intend to...

BAGHDAD: A quiet middle-class Shiite neighborhood in western Baghdad was transformed recently into a mini-boot camp, training teenagers for battle against the Islamic State...

Saudi ‘friendly fire’ kills loyalists despite truce – Ceasefire to allow desperately needed aid...

ADEN: Warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran-backed rebels in Yemen hit positions of pro-government forces by mistake yesterday despite a humanitarian truce, killing...

Australian ‘IS nurse’ remanded in custody

MELBOURNE: An Australian nurse who allegedly joined Islamic State in Syria was yesterday remanded in custody on terror charges relating to carrying out guard...

Dubai top cop files first anti-discrimination case

DUBAI: A high-ranking UAE police officer has filed a discrimination case against a Saudi writer, The National reported yesterday, the first time the UAE’s...

Iran launches charm offensive in wary; Zarif briefs Kuwait on nuke deal – Tehran’s...

KUWAIT: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in his first foreign trip after the landmark nuclear accord, urged Tehran’s Gulf Arab neighbors to cooperate...

Clashes rock Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque – Israeli police enter holy site, block Arab youths

JERUSALEM: Israeli police yesterday entered Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque, one of Islam’s holiest sites, as they clashed with Palestinians angered by Jews’ access to the...

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