In Turkey, WWI Gallipoli Campaign Honored

GALLIPOLI, TURKEY — Families of soldiers who served in the Gallipoli campaign of World War I, along with world leaders, streamed onto the battle sites on Friday for ceremonies marking 100 years since the British-led invasion. Representatives [...]

Final Phase of Iran Nuclear Talks Begins

LONDON— Iranian and international negotiators resumed talks in Vienna this week as part of efforts to finalize an agreement on the future of Tehran’s nuclear program by the end of June. They are working from a list of agreed parameters, [...]

Rebels Launch New Offensive in Northwestern Syria

BEIRUT— Several hard-line Syrian rebel groups pushed a new offensive against government forces in northwestern Syria on Thursday, less than a month after seizing control of the provincial capital there. The conservative Islamic factions, including [...]

Yemen Faces Humanitarian Catastrophe

GENEVA— The International Committee of the Red Cross says the humanitarian situation in Yemen is nothing short of catastrophic. The Red Cross reports since Saudi Arabia launched its air campaign on March 26, violence has escalated and conditions [...]

Iran Seeks China’s Help to Build New Nuclear Plants

BEIJING— The framework nuclear deal between Iran and global powers has opened up new investment possibilities in an economy that has been stunted by international sanctions. Last week, a top Iranian atomic energy official said in addition [...]

Airstrikes in Syria Leave at Least 32 Dead, Activists Say

BEIRUT— Syrian government aircraft bombed rebel-held areas in the capital’s suburbs and a northern town and surrounding villages controlled by the Islamic State group, including a strike on a local hospital, killing at least 32 people [...]

Egypt Reforms School Textbooks to Counter Extremism

Egypt’s Ministry of Education is removing from primary and secondary school curricula some religious texts and passages on historical Islamic figures including Saladin, the 12th century Muslim ruler who confronted the Crusaders and is widely [...]

Europe Increasingly Accepting Assad in IS Fight

European politicians and delegations are appearing increasingly in Damascus, and recently a group of Belgian lawmakers met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Before the rise of the jihadist Islamic State, and as the revolution against Assad [...]

Egypt Sentences 22 Brotherhood Members to Death

CAIRO— An Egyptian court sentenced 22 members of the Muslim Brotherhood to death on Monday over an attack on a police station in a district outside Cairo in 2013, judicial sources said. The assault was part of a wave of violence that rocked [...]

Gunfire, Explosions Heard in Libyan Capital

TRIPOLI— Clashes broke out in a district and a suburb of Libya’s capital on Saturday, home to groups opposing an alternative government controlling Tripoli and parts of western Libya, residents said. The North African country is in the [...]




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