Back to homepage

War and Conflict

IRAQ: Mosul: Islamic State Steps Up Counter-Attacks

IRAQ: Mosul: Islamic State Steps Up Counter-Attacks

Islamic State expanded attacks against Iraqi army, Kurdish forces to relieve pressure on its militants confronting offensive on Mosul, its last stronghold.

Read Full Article
SYRIA: Aleppo: Ceasefire Ends, Battle Intensifies

SYRIA: Aleppo: Ceasefire Ends, Battle Intensifies

The battle for control of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo intensified on Sunday with air strikes, ground offensives and shelling.

Read Full Article
YEMEN: War Rages, UN Seeks To Extend 72-Hour Ceasefire

YEMEN: War Rages, UN Seeks To Extend 72-Hour Ceasefire

Saudi-backed government forces and Iran-allied Houthis in Yemen accused each other of violating a ceasefire as United Nations tried to extend 3-day truce.

Read Full Article
SYRIA: 1,200 Terrorists Ready To Attack Aleppo – Russian General Staff

SYRIA: 1,200 Terrorists Ready To Attack Aleppo – Russian General Staff

Lt. Gen. Sergei Rudskoy Russian General Staff said terrorists used humanitarian pause in Syria’s Aleppo to receive reinforcements to prepare new attacks.

Read Full Article
IRAQ: Mosul Offensive Going Faster Than Planned

IRAQ: Mosul Offensive Going Faster Than Planned

Militants were using suicide car-bombs, roadside bombs and snipers to resist the attack, and were pounding surrounding areas with mortars.

Read Full Article
YEMEN: Iran Boosts Weapons Supply To Yemen’s Houthis

YEMEN: Iran Boosts Weapons Supply To Yemen’s Houthis

Omani Foreign Minister Yousef bin Alwi said: “No weapons have crossed our border and we are ready to clarify any suspicions if they arise.”

Read Full Article
PAKISTAN: Indian TV, Radio Content To Be Banned In Pakistan

PAKISTAN: Indian TV, Radio Content To Be Banned In Pakistan

The complete ban will start on Friday at 3 p.m. (1000 GMT), Muhammad Tahir, the spokesman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA).

Read Full Article
SYRIA: East Aleppo Ceasefire Begins, ‘Safe Exit’ Promised

SYRIA: East Aleppo Ceasefire Begins, ‘Safe Exit’ Promised

Syrian military said ceasefire backed by Russia allows people to leave eastern Aleppo, the rebels said it’s part of campaign to get them to surrender.

Read Full Article
USA: White House Plans Community-Based Prevention Of Violent Ideologies

USA: White House Plans Community-Based Prevention Of Violent Ideologies

“Successful efforts to counter violent extremism are, in large part, predicated on trust,” the policy states.

Read Full Article
PALESTINE: UNESCO Adopts Jerusalem Resolution, Israel Angered

PALESTINE: UNESCO Adopts Jerusalem Resolution, Israel Angered

Deputy Palestinian ambassador to UNESCO, Mounir Anastas, welcomed the decision.

Read Full Article
INDIA: Narendra Modi, Pakistan New Crisis: Water War

INDIA: Narendra Modi, Pakistan New Crisis: Water War

With India still reeling from an attack in Kashmir that killed 19 soldiers, New Delhi Modi has settled on water, which flows from India into Pakistan.

Read Full Article
YEMEN: 72-Hour Ceasefire Starts Wednesday Night

YEMEN: 72-Hour Ceasefire Starts Wednesday Night

U.N. Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said the cessation of hostilities would begin at 2359 local time (2059 GMT) and could be renewed.

Read Full Article
LIBYA: Libyans Grown To Miss Muammar Gaddafi

LIBYA: Libyans Grown To Miss Muammar Gaddafi

5 years after Libya’s Moamer Kadhafi death, residents in the chaos-wracked country joke they have grown to miss Kadhafi as frustrations of daily life mount.

Read Full Article
SYRIA: Syrian Rebels Reject Aleppo Withdrawal After Russian Statement

SYRIA: Syrian Rebels Reject Aleppo Withdrawal After Russian Statement

“The factions completely reject any exit – this is surrender,” said Zakaria Malahifji, the political officer of the Aleppo-based Fastaqim group.

Read Full Article
IRAQ: Mosul Battle: Coalition Winning, Islamic State Loses Ground

IRAQ: Mosul Battle: Coalition Winning, Islamic State Loses Ground

Iraqi and Kurdish forces closing in on Mosul said they had secured some 20 villages on the outskirts of the city in the first day of an operation.

Read Full Article
YEMEN: Saudi Arabia Says Prepared For Ceasefire If Houthis Agree

YEMEN: Saudi Arabia Says Prepared For Ceasefire If Houthis Agree

The United States and Britain, which have both supported the Saudi-led campaign.

Read Full Article
SYRIA: Russia Will Halt Aleppo Strikes For Eight Hours On Thursday

SYRIA: Russia Will Halt Aleppo Strikes For Eight Hours On Thursday

Lieutenant-General Sergei Rudskoy said rebels in parts of Aleppo were killing civilians while Western governments turned a blind eye.

Read Full Article
NIGERIA: Boko Haram Faction Ready To Negotiate Release Of 83 Chibok Girls – Government

NIGERIA: Boko Haram Faction Ready To Negotiate Release Of 83 Chibok Girls – Government

Islamic State-allied splinter group said the rest of the kidnapped Chibok girls were with Boko Haram under the control of figurehead Abubakar Shekau.

Read Full Article
SYRIA: Syrian Rebels Seize ‘Doomsday’ Village Where Islamic State Promised Final Battle

SYRIA: Syrian Rebels Seize ‘Doomsday’ Village Where Islamic State Promised Final Battle

Syrian rebels said they captured the village of Dabiq from Islamic State on Sunday, forcing the jihadist group to fight final apocalyptic battle with West.

Read Full Article
SYRIA: Lausanne Talks Participants Agreed Syrians Decide Own Future

SYRIA: Lausanne Talks Participants Agreed Syrians Decide Own Future

Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Syria’s moderate opposition must separate from Jabhat Fatah al Sham.

Read Full Article