Over 180,000 civilians, mostly Kurds, displaced by Iraqi-Kurdish conflict

More than 180,000 civilians, mostly Kurds, have been displaced by the conflict between the Iraqi central government and the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq, humanitarian organizations said on Thursday. Last month Iraqi forces captured Kirkuk and other territories from Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, in retaliation for a referendum on independence held by the Kurdistan Regional Government […]

Iran brands Israel “bloodthirsty” for destroying a Gaza tunnel and killing 7 Palestinians

Iran on Monday condemned Israel as “bloodthirsty” after the Israel Defense Forces blew up a tunnel in the Gaza Strip killing seven people. “The bloodthirsty Zionist regime is trying to bend the will of the oppressed people of the occupied territories to guarantee its security by killing Palestinian youths,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Bahram Qassemi said, […]

Third woman accuses George H.W. Bush of groping

Another woman has come forward with allegations that George H.W. Bush groped her as she posed for a photo with the former president at an event. Novelist Christina Baker Kline became the third woman this week to make such allegations, writing in Slate that Bush inappropriately touched her in April 2014 at a fundraiser for […]

Israel demolishes Palestinian al-Araqib village

The Israeli occupation forces demolished on Wednesday the Bedouin village of al-Araqib in the Naqab desert in Southern Palestinian occupied territories, according to official Palestinian Authority (PA) owned news agency – Wafa. This is the 120th time Israel demolishes the village. The first demolition of al-Araqib took place in June 2010. Wafa news agency reported […]

Militants attack Egypt police, dozens killed: sources

Egypt’s security forces suffered one of their heaviest attacks after militants firing rockets and detonating explosives hit a police operation on Friday in the western desert, authorities and security sources said on Saturday. Three security sources said at least 52 police officers and conscripts had been killed in gun battles that erupted in the remote […]

Turkey agrees to close air space to Kurdish controlled northern Iraq

Turkey’s cabinet agreed on Monday to close its air space to Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq and said work had started to hand over the main land border crossing into the autonomous region to the central Iraqi government. Government spokesman Bekir Bozdag also said the cabinet approved a recommendation from the national security council, chaired by President […]