• 40 missing after ship sinks off Yemen

    Around 40 people were missing off the Yemeni island of Socotra yesterday after a cargo vessel carrying islanders home from the

  • Forces push deep, face IS resistance

    Iraqi forces battled jihadists deep inside Mosul yesterday, edging closer to the River Tigris that divides the city and looking for

  • Regime retakes Aleppo Old City

    Rebels in Aleppo called for a five-day truce and the evacuation of civilians yesterday after losing more than three quarters of their territory including the Old City to a Syrian army offensive.

  • 15 get death in S Arabia for spying

    The Saudi Arabian government has sentenced 15 people to death and jailed many more over an alleged spy ring that handed

  • Army seize key ground in fierce Aleppo battle

    Syria's army seized key ground in its battle to retake Aleppo yesterday, capturing five more districts including a strategic

  • IS loses Sirte

    Forces loyal to Libya's UN-backed government said Monday they had seized full control of Sirte from the Islamic State group,

  • Raids kill 73 in Idlib

    Air strikes killed at least 73 people in rebel-held Idlib province, including 38 in the city of Maarat al-Numan, on Sunday night,

  • IS identifies new spokesman

    Islamic State has identified a new media spokesman for the group for the first time in an audio message released online.

  • Half of Aleppo retaken

    Syria's army advanced overnight deeper into east Aleppo where it now controls more than half of the former rebel stronghold

  • Fighting rages in Aleppo

    Rebels put up fierce resistance yesterday in a key district of Syria's battered Aleppo, where a regime offensive has left bodies

  • IS tactics evolving

    Islamic State is likely to launch more attacks in Europe, the EU police agency Europol warned yesterday, with several dozen

  • UN warns of 'giant graveyard'

    Hundreds of elite Syrian troops moved into east Aleppo yesterday ahead of a push into the most densely populated areas,

  • Aleppo exodus grows

    More than 50,000 Syrians have joined a growing exodus of terrified civilians from east Aleppo, a monitor said

  • Mosul siege develops

    A full siege is developing in Mosul as poor families struggle to feed themselves after prices rose sharply following

  • 1,000 IS men killed in Mosul Offensive

    Iraqi special forces battling to clear Islamic State from eastern Mosul have killed nearly 1,000 militants but fighting has

  • Rebels suffer heavy defeats

    Syria's rebels lost all of the northern neighbourhoods of their stronghold in east Aleppo yesterday, as the army made

  • Indonesia nabs 3 suspects

    Indonesian police arrested a third Islamic State-linked militant yesterday accused of plotting to bomb the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta, as anger grows at a violent military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.

  • Hundreds flee amid Aleppo blitz

    Thousands of civilians have fled rebel-held east Aleppo after government forces, determined to retake all of Syria's second city, seized its largest rebel-controlled district and advanced into two other areas.

  • Rosberg, Hamilton primed for desert duel

    Nico Rosberg starts Sunday's season-closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with the Formula One world title he covets so keenly tantalisingly within his grasp.

  • More than 30 dead as trains collide in Iran

    Two trains collided and caught fire in a remote region of northern Iran, killing more than 30 people and injuring dozens more, in one of the country's worst rail disasters.

  • Iraqi forces battle deep inside Mosul

    Iraqi forces battled the Islamic State group deep inside Mosul Thursday, piling pressure on jihadists who have no more escape routes but leaving trapped civilians in the crossfire.

  • Turkish army blames Syria regime for deadly air strike

    The Turkish army yesterday blamed the Syrian regime for an air strike in northern Syria that killed three soldiers, the first time it has accused Damascus of killing its soldiers since launching its three-month military incursion.

  • IS surrounded in Mosul

    Iraqi-led forces have cut off the Islamic State group's last supply line from Mosul to Syria, completing the isolation of

  • Iran vows retaliation over US sanctions

    Iran will retaliate if the United States renews sanctions next month, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned

  • Israel revives settlement plans : NGO

    Israel yesterday revived plans to build 500 new homes for Jewish settlers in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, an

  • Quit Aleppo, let civilians out

    The Syrian military yesterday urged rebels to pull out of east Aleppo and allow civilians to also leave, as it pressed an offensive

  • Egypt court quashes Morsi life sentence

    An Egyptian appeals court yesterday quashed one of two life sentences handed down to Mohamed Morsi since his 2013

  • 1 more knife attacker shot dead in WB

    A Palestinian was shot dead at a West Bank checkpoint yesterday after walking towards guards with a knife in his hand, Israeli

  • Iranian revolutionary guard

    Iran's Guards using Trump victory to claw back power

    Donald Trump's victory and the war on Islamic State have given Iran's hard-line Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps what it sees as a unique opportunity to claw back economic and political power it had lost.

  • Yemen ceasefire ends without extension

    A 48-hour ceasefire ended in Yemen yesterday after failing to stem violence across the country, with both sides