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January 30, 20159:52 am

The Pentagon said this week the militants had been driven out of 90 percent of Kobani.

January 30, 20159:38 am

The attacks which happened on Thursday is the deadliest assault on security forces in recent weeks.

January 29, 201512:25 pm

Iraqi security and govt officials have disputed the accounts saying radical jihadists from ISIS could have perpetrated the killings.

January 28, 20157:01 pm

An exchange would set a precedent for negotiating with IS militants.

January 28, 20154:52 pm

The Lebanese Hezbollah group claimed responsibility for attack targeting Israeli military convoy.

January 28, 20153:57 pm

The group called "Islamic State in Tripoli Province" said it launched the attack to avenge the death of Abu Anas al-Libi.

January 28, 20151:59 pm
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The rights group looked at 70 strikes, each of which killed at least three people.

January 28, 201511:36 am

"In 2013, the number of Indians committing suicide was 54 while in 2014, it came down to 34," say social workers.

January 28, 20159:32 am

The Corinthia hotel had previously come under attack in 2013 by gunmen.

January 27, 20159:59 pm

A third convict, Latif Khan Nurzada, a Pakistani, was executed for trafficking heroin into the kingdom.

January 27, 20155:47 pm

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed the capture of Qarah Hlanj and says the fighting has intensified.

January 27, 20159:31 pm

Tripoli has been hit with series of car bombs and shootings amid the turmoil.

January 25, 20153:26 pm

At around 9 am (0800 GMT) on Sunday, shelling could be heard and military helicopters were circling the city.

January 25, 20153:26 pm

The stepped-up security came as activists mourned the death of a female protester shot Saturday.

January 23, 20159:45 pm

Syrian Media Organization posted footage on YouTube of several bodies lying on a blood-stained floor.

January 23, 20155:54 pm

Saudi King Abdullah, who died at the age of 90, began battling al-Qaida militants around a decade ago.

January 23, 201511:28 am

Prime Minister Khalid Bahah also tendered his resignation, saying he did want to be part of the collapse of the country.

January 23, 201510:31 am
FILE- In this Nov. 15, 2014, file photo, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud walks to his seat to join other world leaders to watch a cultural performance of indigenous dancers at the G20 in Brisbane, Australia. On early Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, Saudi state TV reported King Abdullah died at the age of 90. Saudi Arabia's new king, Salman, is a veteran of the country's top leadership. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Salman is known as a mediator of disputes within the sprawling royal family.

January 24, 201512:58 am
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Prince Muqrin, a former head of intelligence in Saudi Arabia and half-brother to both Salman and Abdullah, was announced as the crown prince

January 21, 20158:25 pm

President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi "cannot leave his house" after Houthi rebels removed his guards.

January 21, 20153:52 pm

Tal Hamis lies in Hasakeh province which is mainly controlled by Kurdish militia or regime troops.

January 21, 20155:16 pm

The attacker tried to flee the scene on foot but he was chased, shot and neutralised by the police.

January 21, 20151:21 pm

The acknowledgment from the leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremists comes in a video posted on YouTube

January 18, 20154:57 pm

Baird is in the region for five days of meetings with Israeli and Palestinian officials.

January 18, 20152:05 pm

The militants transported them from Tal Afar, where they were being held for the past five months.

January 18, 20159:34 am

Many Muslims expressed disgust at the deadly assault on the magazine's Paris office that killed 12 people.

January 17, 20159:35 pm

Antoine Flasaquier, a lawyer for Kouachi's widow, said the burial took place overnight "in the greatest discretion and dignity."

January 17, 201512:44 pm

Witnesses said the blast went off in the packed market neighbourhood of Kasuwar Arawa.

January 15, 20155:46 pm

Islamic State is fighting both the Syrian army and rival insurgents along the edges of the territory it controls.

January 15, 20153:05 pm

Sinking happened on Monday after the boat's motor exploded, starting a fire that quickly engulfed the vessel.

January 15, 20151:10 pm

Kerry did raise the cases of several Americans detained by Iran, including Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian.

January 15, 201512:41 am

By way of contrast, India’s only major investment in the oil-rich country is Airtel’s mobile phone network.

January 14, 20158:42 am

The difference between the reactions to the bloodshed in Paris and in Baga also is related to the broader context, experts say.

January 13, 20152:28 pm

Abbas will appeal to Arab League officials to give $100 million a month to make up for the Israeli sanctions.

January 13, 201512:41 pm

The bodies were brought by plane that landed early Tuesday morning at Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport outside of Tel Aviv.

January 12, 20157:23 pm

Yemeni journalist and researcher Mohammed al-Kibsi said he first met Said Kouachi in the capital, Sanaa.