Russia's Defense Ministry said its jets had launched 64 strikes and killed more than 300 militants during the operation, backing up the Syrian army.
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35 wounded in Egypt after assailant lobs bomb into a chapel close to the outer wall of St Mark's Cathedral, seat of Egypt's Orthodox Christian church and home to the office of its spiritual leader, Pope Tawadros II.
President-elect's pledge to work with Russia to defeat ISIS, while keeping Assad in place, will backfire, western diplomats say. Allying with Assad would 'would drastically increase' terrorist threat to West, diplomat from U.S. ally says.
A 2008 document, leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden, says the British were concerned about Israel's stance on Iran. GCHQ also spied on Israeli diplomats, and defense firms.
The Palestinian newspaper Al-Quds drew criticism recently when it interviewed Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman. Its senior editor, Amjad Omari, explains why Arabs will never recognize a Jewish state and the importance of an independent Palestinian press.
Iran's FM Zarif says U.S. has 'less than respectable' history regarding commitment to international law.
After Assad routs the rebels, the U.S. will be left with no ally in Syria in fight against Islamic State. Considering Trump's desire to steer clear of Mideast conflict, we may see U.S. and Russia dividing the fight between them.
After the shooting earlier this month, Jordan state media reported that the three U.S. Army sergeants killed had sparked a firefight by disobeying orders from Jordanians.
As part of rapprochement deal between Turkey and Israel, court also cancels international arrest warrants against former top officers who were charged with murder for their involvement in Mavi Marmara raid.