Father of drowned boy Aylan Kurdi returns to Syria

The father of the drowned Syrian boy who was photographed lying lifeless on a Turkish beach has said he is preparing to take the bodies of his two sons and wife to be buried in his home town of Kobani.

Abdullah Kurdi, a Kurdish Syrian who has b...

IS retakes part of Iraqi town of Baiji: Pentagon

Islamic State fighters have regained territory in the contested city of Baiji, home to Iraq's largest oil refinery, the Pentagon said Wednesday.

Fierce fighting has been taking place for months in and around Baiji, and Iraqi forces and militia ...

70 ISIL Insurgents killed in Parwana

War media cell announced on Wednesday, 2nd September 2015, the killing of 70 Insurgents belonging to the so called Islamic state in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), in Parwana district in Haditha west of Ramadi.


The source said in a statement ...

Kurdistan

Father of drowned boy Aylan Kurdi returns to Syria

The father of the drowned Syrian boy who was photographed lying lifeless on a Turkish beach has said he is preparing to take the bodies of his two sons and wife to be buried in his home town of Kobani.

Abdullah Kurdi, a Kurdish Syrian who has b...

Iraq

US military ordering troops in Iraq to dust off chemical weapon suits

The U.S. military has ordered its nearly 3,500 troops stationed in Iraq to reacquaint themselves with their chemical weapons suits due to evidence that the Islamic State has obtained chemical weapons and used them on multiple occasions.

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World

Islamic State executes 40 of its militants as internal conflict intensifies


The radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) has executed 40 of its militants, including prominent Saudi leading members, in the eastern Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor on charges of refusing to follow military orders, activists reported on Thursday.

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Thousands of Kurds in Australia march against Turkish airstrikes


Several thousand people marched Saturday through Australia city in protest at continued Turkish airstrikes against Kurdish separatists.
Some 5,000 people demonstrators gathered in the center o...


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"There’s no 'ethnic cleansing' in Til Abyad against the Turkmen and Arabic population."


Interview with Rami Abdulrahman, head of the “Syrian Observatory For Human Rights” (SOHR), London
The SOHR is an organization located in London. It collects and publishes informati...


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What’s next for Iraq and its key players after sweeping reforms?


Saturday’s bold reforms proposed by the Iraqi prime minister - prompted by weeks of protests over Baghdad’s failure to provide basic services in the country - could lead to a change in ...


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