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Libyan forces say they capture mosque, prison from Islamic State in Sirte

TRIPOLI Libyan forces renewed their push to oust Islamic State from its former North African stronghold of Sirte on Sunday, saying they had seized the city’s main mosque and a…

Iran says Russian use of air base for Syria strikes over ‘for now’

DUBAI Russia has stopped using an Iranian air base for strikes in Syria, Iran’s foreign ministry announced on Monday, bringing an abrupt halt to an unprecedented deployment that was criticized…

Turkey’s Erdogan blames child bomber for attack that killed 51

GAZIANTEP, Turkey A suicide bomber aged between 12 and 14 carried out the attack on a wedding party in the Turkish city of Gaziantep on Saturday that killed at least…

Turkey’s Erdogan blames child suicide bomber for wedding attack that killed 51

GAZIANTEP, Turkey At least 51 people were killed when a suicide bomber aged between 12 and 14 attacked guests dancing on the street at a wedding party in the Turkish…

Gaza militant rocket hits Israel, Israel responds with air strike, shells

JERUSALEM Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip launched a rocket that landed in the Israeli border town of Sderot on Sunday and Israeli aircraft and tanks responded by shelling the…

Iraq hangs 36 people sentenced to death for killing of troops in 2014

BAGHDAD Iraq said on Sunday it had hanged 36 militants sentenced to death over the mass killing of hundreds of mainly Shi’ite soldiers at a camp north of Baghdad two…

Bombing at wedding party in southern Turkey kills at least 50

GAZIANTEP, Turkey At least 50 people were killed on Saturday when a suspected suicide bomber detonated his explosives among people dancing on the street at a wedding party in the…

Iraq hangs 36 people sentenced to death for 2014 killings

BAGHDAD Iraq said on Sunday it had hanged 36 militants sentenced to death over the mass killing of hundreds of mainly Shi’ite soldiers at a camp north of Baghdad in…

Bombing at wedding in southern Turkey kills at least 50

GAZIANTEP, Turkey At least 50 people were killed on Saturday when a suspected suicide bomber detonated his explosives among people dancing on the street at a wedding party in the…

Philippines’ Duterte threatens to quit U.N. after drugs war censure

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte railed against the United Nations on Sunday after it called for an end to the wave of killings unleashed by his war on drugs, saying…