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28.3 percent turnout in Egypt’s parliamentary elections

Cairo, Dec 5 : Egypt's Electoral Supreme Committee said on Friday that 28.3 percent of country's eligible voters participated in the first parliamentary election...

Iraq demands Turkish troops withdrawal

Baghdad, Dec 5 : The Iraqi government has demanded Turkey to withdraw troops it has deployed at an area near the northern city of...

IS gains control over 12 camps in Libya’s Sirte

Tripoli, Dec 4 : The Islamic State (IS) group has seized control over 12 military camps in the Libyan city of Sirte, a local...

Taliban supremo Mullah Akhtar Mansour dies: Afghanistan officials

Kabul, Dec 4 : Taliban supremo Mullah Akhtar Mansour has died of injuries, Afghanistan officials confirmed on Friday. Mansour was critically injured in a gunfight...

100 Boko Haram men killed, 900 hostages rescued in Cameroon

Yaounde, Dec 3 : During a sweep operation late last month along the western border with Nigeria, the Cameroonian army killed at least 100...

Millions end pilgrimage in Iraq’s Karbala

Baghdad, Dec 3 : Millions of Shiite Muslims on Thursday ended their annual major ritual of Arbaeen at the holy city of Karbala, making...

Pentagon says about 100 US special forces being sent to Iraq

Washington, Dec 3 : The Pentagon said on Wednesday a new US specialised operations force being deployed to Iraq would number about 100, and...

No need for foreign troops to combat IS in Iraq: Abadi

Baghdad, Dec 2 : Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has said his country does not need foreign troops to fight IS militants, but welcomes...

Over 800 Iraqis killed in November, says UN mission

United Nations, Dec 2 : A total of 888 Iraqis were killed and 1,237 others wounded in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict...

NATO to maintain 12,000 troops in Afghanistan in 2016

Brussels, Dec 1 : NATO on Tuesday agreed to maintain the current 12,000 troops in Afghanistan through 2016. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg declared at...

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