Monday, June 8, 2015
Iraqi troops backed by Shiite militias recaptured key parts of the northern refinery town of Beiji from Islamic State militants on Sunday, a general said.
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Turks went to the polls Sunday in the most-closely fought legislative elections since the Islamic-rooted ruling party came to power 13 years ago, in a crucial test for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's plan to win greater powers.
Saudi Arabia said it shot down a Scud missile fired by Yemen's Shiite rebels and their allies early Saturday at a Saudi city that is home to a large air base, marking a major escalation in the monthslong war.
A rebel alliance including al-Qaida's Al-Nusra Front seized more territory in northwestern Syria overnight, strengthening its position on the borders of two key largely regime-controlled provinces, a monitor said Saturday.
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Two suicide bombers killed at least 31 people and injured 38 others in a crowded market in the northeast Nigeria city of Yola after faking a fight, police said Friday.
Friday, June 5, 2015
Pakistan has seen a major fall in polio cases this year, officials said Thursday, as a military operation has allowed vaccinators to reach areas previously off-limits because of militant attacks.
An Egyptian appeals court will retry former president Hosni Mubarak over the deaths of hundreds of protesters during the 2011 uprising, after annulling a decision to drop murder charges against the former strongman.
Hundreds of containers lie idle in the scorching sun that pounds Iran's southeastern port of Chabahar, a free trade zone crippled by decades of international sanctions.
Thursday, June 4, 2015
The European Central Bank (ECB) raised on Wednesday its forecast for inflation this year to 0.3 percent from zero previously, another sign that the risk of crippling deflation -- a long-term drop in prices -- may be fading.