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International

Russia hits Turkey on shelling of Kurds – Ankara warns YPG over Azaz

MOSCOW, Feb 15, (Agencies): Russia said on Monday that Turkey’s shelling of Kurdish and Syrian regime positions in the north of the country was a …

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Jakarta hunts down Islamic State – Homegrown jihadis regroup

JAKARTA, Feb 15, (RTRS): As Indonesian counter-terrorism forces hunt down supporters of Islamic State following last month’s gun and suicide bomb attack in Jakarta, a …

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IS says behind Dagestan blast

JEMIKENT, Russia, Feb 15, (RTRS): Islamic State said its suicide bomber had blown up a car in Russia’s volatile Dagestan that killed two policemen on …

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Tests confirm IS used mustard gas in Iraq last year: diplomat

AMSTERDAM, Feb 15, (Agencies): Islamic State militants attacked Kurdish forces in Iraq with mustard gas last year, in the first known use of chemical weapons …

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Poland not ‘likely’ to send troops to fight IS

WARSAW, Feb 14, (RTRS): Poland is unlikely to send troops to fight against Islamic State, Polish state-run news agency PAP quoted President Andrzej Duda as …

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Bahrain on path to recovery: police chief – ‘Returning to stability 5 years after revolt’

MANAMA, Feb 14, (RTRS): Bahrain’s police chief said the Gulf state was slowly returning to stability five years after a 2011 uprising was put down …

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2015 civilian injuries in Afghan war with Taleban worst since 2009

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb 14, (Agencies): Civilian injuries in Afghanistan’s long war with the Taleban rose last year, with women and children again bearing the brunt …

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Habtoor signs Christie’s as sales agent for Habtoor City

DUBAI, UAE, Feb 14: The Al Habtoor Group has signed a deal with Christie’s International Real Estate UAE to be the sole sales agent for …

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‘NO BASHAR ASSAD IN THE FUTURE’ – Turkey, Saudi could launch ground operation in Syria

ISTANBUL, Feb 13, (Agencies): Turkey and Saudi Arabia could launch a ground operation against Islamic State jihadists in Syria, the Turkish foreign minister said Saturday, …

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Turkey shells Kurdish militia in Syria – No reasons given for attack

ANKARA, Feb 13, (RTRS): Turkey’s military has shelled Kurdish militia targets near the town of Azaz in northern Syria, a Turkish government source told Reuters …

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