Middle East
  • Iraq’s Counter-Terrorism Service troops and elite interior ministry security units advancing towards IS-held western part of Mosul launched a fierce assault on the city airport and a nearby military base on Thursday.

    About 650,000 civilians are trapped in conflict-hit western Mosul.
    LAST UPDATE : Feb 23, 2017, 4:45 AM EST
  • Warships led by Russia's sole aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, will be withdrawn first

    Just days after implementing nationwide ceasefire across Syria, Russian military chief claimed on Friday that Moscow has begun scaling down its armed forces deployed in the Middle East country. 

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 06, 2017, 6:05 AM EST
  • Syrian rebels accuse the government of several ceasefire violations.

    Accusing the Syrian government of committing “many and large” ceasefire violations, the rebel groups on Monday threatened to boycott the peace conference scheduled in Astana, Kazakhstan for later this month.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 03, 2017, 3:53 AM EST
  • Peshmerga Kurdish Army is fighting alongside Iraqi forces in Mosul.

    The U.S. accused Islamic State of using human shields as thousands of allied troops advanced to the jihadist group’s last urban stronghold Mosul on the third day of a massive offensive that began on Monday.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 19, 2016, 1:31 AM EDT