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BEIRUT The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Wednesday its campaign to capture Raqa from Daish was in its final stages and its fighters...

BEIRUT Militants launched an offensive against government-held areas of northwestern Syria near Hama on Tuesday in their biggest attack in the area since March, triggering...

BAGHDAD Iraq’s Supreme Court on Monday ordered the suspension of a September 25 referendum on the independence of Iraqi Kurdistan, as legal and political pressure...

GAZA CITY Hamas said on Sunday it had agreed to steps towards resolving a decade-long split with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah, announcing it would...

BAGHDAD Iraqi forces on Saturday captured a desert outpost of Daish group near the Syrian border in preparation for a drive up the Euphrates Valley...

SEOUL North Korea’s latest nuclear test probably had a yield of 250 kilotons, a US monitoring group said on Wednesday as North Korea vowed to...

UNITED NATIONS/SEOUL Major US allies in Asia welcomed on Tuesday the UN Security Council’s unanimous vote to step up sanctions on North Korea, with its...

NEW YORK The UN Security Council was scheduled to vote later on Monday on a draft resolution imposing new sanctions on North Korea after the...

FRANKFURT AM MAIN Germany would lend its weight to a diplomatic push to end North Korean nuclear weapons and missile development along the lines of...

ABU FAS (Syria) US-backed fighters launched a new offensive on Saturday to oust Daish from swathes of Syria’s eastern Deir Al Zor province, a top...