Blast rocks Kabul after Afghan army urges civilians to leave Taliban-controlled areas of major city

The explosion occurred close to Bismillah Mohammadi’s residence, where four assailants were also killed by Afghan security, according to Fawad Aman, a defense ministry spokesman. The acting minister was not … Read More

Taliban threaten to seize first provincial capital as fighting intensifies across Afghanistan

The Afghan military reinforced its presence in the city on Saturday, bringing in special forces, according to a tweet from the 215 Corps, an army unit. It also carried out … Read More

Deadly drone attack on tanker was in retaliation for Israeli strike, says Iranian state TV

Two crewmembers, a Briton and a Romanian, died on Thursday when the Mercer Street tanker was attacked by an armed drone believed to be operated by Iran off the coast … Read More

Palestinian shot dead in violent clashes as 12-year old, also killed by Israeli soldiers, is buried

Health ministry officials said 20-year old Shawkat Awad died Thursday afternoon after being hit in the abdomen and the head in the town of Beit Ummar, between Bethlehem and Hebron. … Read More

Palestinian boy killed by Israeli gunfire in West Bank, officials say

Mohammed Allamy was a passenger in a car being driven by his father when the incident happened at the entrance to the town of Beit Ummar, halfway between Bethlehem and … Read More

At least three people killed in protests over water shortages in Iran

The protests started in southwest Khuzestan province and spread to the nearby city of Aligoodarz in western Lorestan province. Authorities are blaming the deaths in Aligoordarz on “suspicious bullets shot … Read More

Water crisis protests reportedly continue in Iran, with chants in capital

Several videos uploaded by social media users showed security forces using tear gas to disperse protesters, and the semi-official news agency Fars said “rioters” shot dead one policeman and injured … Read More

His brother was tortured and killed by Russian mercenaries. Now this Syrian refugee wants justice

As he cries out for help, they taunt him in Russian, drowning out his agonized screams with laughter. In the background of the video, which was uploaded online, a nationalist … Read More

A fragile status quo on prayer rights at Jerusalem holy site comes under fresh strain

It also gave the militant group Hamas what it saw as a convincing pretext for launching rockets against Israel, leading to a bloody 11-day conflict and a reminder of the … Read More

Rockets land near Afghanistan’s presidential palace during Eid prayers

Images shown on national broadcaster Tolo TV showed Ghani and the group calmly continuing their prayers at the outdoor palace gathering as security guards rushed from the crowd. The three … Read More