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Save the Children-supported Syria maternity hospital bombed
A maternity hospital supported by Save the Children was bombed Friday in an air raid in Syria's northwestern Idlib province, causing casualties and damage, the Britain-based charity said.
Surrounded, hungry and afraid, many Syrians in Aleppo still refuse to leave
Eastern Aleppo could turn into "the largest humanitarian tragedy" of the Syrian conflict, the European Union said.
Turkey's veteran protesters face a scary new reality
Erdogan's old Gezi Park redevelopment, which triggered massive protests in 2013, is back. But the anti-Erdogan activists who protested last time are more fearful now.
Russia announces aid operation for Syria's besieged Aleppo
Syria regime ally Russia on Thursday announced a "large-scale" aid operation to allow civilians and fighters to flee besieged Aleppo, as the president offered an amnesty to rebels who surrender.
Syria regime pounds Aleppo as UN backs call for truce
Syria's regime intensified air strikes on rebel-held areas of Aleppo province Monday, as the UN backed a call by its top aid official for a humanitarian truce in the city.
US resisters to the Iraq War are living under the threat of deportation in Canada
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed early support for letting conscientious objectors from the US remain in Canada, but little has been done to formalize their status.
80 dead as IS claims twin blasts during Kabul protest
Islamic State jihadists claimed responsibility for twin explosions Saturday that ripped through crowds of Shiite Hazaras in Kabul, killing at least 80 people and wounding 231 others in the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital since 2001.
Film shows Syria rebels beheading boy
An earlier clip shows fighters accusing the boy of being a member of Al Quds brigade, a Palestinian group fighting with the regime forces.
Bangladesh says 261 missing amid radicalisation fears
Doctors, engineers and university students are among 261 people officially missing in Bangladesh, with some feared recruited by Islamic militant groups, as the country reels from a wave of deadly attacks.
Fear in Syria's rebel-held Aleppo as regime lays siege
Civilians in rebel-held parts of Syria's Aleppo expressed fears Monday of a lengthy government siege, as food supplies dwindled after regime troops seized the only road into the city's east.
Turkey's coup failed, but it can still hurt the fight against the Islamic State
The US had to temporarily halt operations at Turkey's air base. Now the purge of thousands of Turkish military staff is expected to hurt its NATO abilities.
The Islamic State claims responsibility for the truck massacre in Nice
The group said an IS "soldier" carried out a "new, special operation using a truck" to cause the carnage in France. But the claim should be taken with caution.
Aleppo, Syria is about to run out of food
As the US and Russia butt heads, residents in Aleppo say food and fuel are running out. Meanwhile Syrian government forces look poised to besiege the city.
Syria opposition warns of Aleppo starvation amid siege fears
Assad's regime is seeking to control Aleppo's Castello Road — the rebels' last lifeline into the northern city — and impose a blanket siege, the National Coalition says.
The world's youngest country couldn't even celebrate its independence
South Sudan became the world's newest country when it split from Sudan in 2011. But now, there are echoes of another civil war.
Baghdad blast killed 292, many burned alive
A Baghdad bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed 292 people, according to a new toll issued Thursday, many of whom were trapped in blazing buildings and burned alive.
Obama slows Afghanistan pullout, 8,400 troops to stay
President Barack Obama on Wednesday put the brakes on the US pullout from Afghanistan, saying 8,400 troops will remain in the war-ravaged country into next year to tackle the threat from a resurgent Taliban.
Blair defends Iraq war after damning inquiry report
Former British prime minister Tony Blair on Wednesday defended his case for going to war in Iraq, after a long-awaited report found the 2003 invasion was based on flawed evidence and woefully executed.
Muslim world condemns Saudi holy site bombing
A deadly suicide bombing near Islam's second-holiest site in the Saudi city of Medina sparked condemnation across the Muslim world Tuesday, with even the Taliban and Hezbollah denouncing the attack.
Istanbul airport attack toll rises to 45
The death of a Jordanian child brought the toll from this week's Istanbul airport attack to 45, media reported Saturday, as a scare sparked fresh jitters in Turkey's biggest city.
What we know so far about the Bangladesh hostage siege
Twenty foreigners have been killed in an attack on a Western-style cafe in the capital Dhaka, with many hacked to death during the country's worst hostage crisis in recent memory.
Nepali guards risk their lives protecting Western embassies in Kabul. Now they're targets.
Recent Taliban attacks in Kabul are prompting an exodus of Nepali security officers assigned to guard British and Canadian embassies.
These three charts will help you understand Turkey's terrorist attacks
Terrorist attacks in Turkey have become more frequent and brutal. But the attack at Istanbul airport on Tuesday is only the most recent.
Palestinian kills US-Israeli girl in West Bank home
A Palestinian attacker fatally stabbed a US-Israeli teenager in her home at a Jewish settlement in the West Bank before being shot dead by security guards on Thursday.
Turkey's tourism is only going downhill from here
Tourist numbers were already sinking faster than they had since violence in the 1990s. Now, with the Ataturk Airport attack and other terror strikes, they're going to get worse.
Witnesses recount panic, horror of Istanbul airport carnage
"He's shooting up, two times, and he's beginning to shoot people like that, like he was walking like a prophet."
13 detained over Istanbul airport attack
Turkey on Thursday detained 13 suspected Islamic State jihadists over the deadly Istanbul airport attack, as chilling details emerged of how suicide bombers launched their assault.
Flare-up in Yemen violence kills 80 as peace talks stall
The escalation came as UN-brokered talks between Iran-backed Huthi rebels and the government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi stuttered in Kuwait.
Iraq takes full control of Fallujah from IS
Iraqi forces took the Islamic State group's last positions in the city of Fallujah Sunday, establishing full control over one of the jihadists' most emblematic bastions after a month-long operation.
Another assassination in Pakistan, new determination to 'keep on keepin' on'
After a singer is killed in Karachi, a numbness follows. Says one who has survived the city's attacks by Muslim extremists: "I know I will be killed in this war."
Who fired first? Mexico town recalls deadly police clash
Weekend clashes between police and protesters in the southern state of Oaxaca left eight people dead and more than 100 injured.