Iraqi army clashes with militants in Tikrit after retaking key damSkirmishes broke out Tuesday between Iraqi security forces and militants on the outskirts of Tikrit a day after the Iraqi and Kurdish troops - backed by US airstrikes - dislodged I...
Israel launches Gaza strikes after rocket fire, talks in jeopardyIsrael said militants fired rockets from Gaza on Tuesday in violation of a truce and that it struck back with attacks in the Palestinian enclave, fighting that put talks in Cairo o...
IRAQ - SYRIA
UN launches major aid operation in northern IraqThe United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday it was launching a major aid operation to get supplies to more than half a million people displaced by fighting in northern Iraq.
Nicaraguan army deployed to guard sea turtle nestsSome 2,500 endangered sea turtles have made their annual descent on Nicaragua's Pacific coast to nest, protected by soldiers deployed to stop locals from stealing their eggs,...
Pope says legitimate for world ‘to stop’ IS in IraqPope Francis said on Monday the international community would be justified in stopping Islamist militants in Iraq, but he said any action would need to be taken under the auspices...
IS denies Iraq troops have retaken key Mosul damBoosted by two days of US airstrikes, Iraqi and Kurdish forces on Monday wrested back control of the country’s largest dam from Islamic militants, an army spokesman said as fightin...
Police shot Ferguson teen six times: independent autopsyThe attorney for the family of an unarmed black teenager fatally shot by police said a private autopsy confirms witness accounts that he was shot multiple times.
EU pledges $168m to offset Russia sanctions costThe European Commission is pledging 125 million euros ($168 million) to assist fruit and vegetable producers hit by Russia’s ban on food imports from the 28-nation bloc.
Two more base jumpers killed in French AlpsTwo base jumpers were killed in separate accidents in the French Alps on Sunday after parachuting off mountains in their wingsuits.
Steeplechase stripper Mekhissi redeems self with 1500m goldFrench athletics bad boy Mahiedine Mekhissi managed to keep his vest on as he completed a show-stealing redemption run with a victory in the men's 1500m final on the closing d...
England dominate Canada to claim Women's Rugby World CupA scorching try from centre Emily Scarratt helped England lift their first women's rugby World Cup title since 1994 in a 21-9 final victory over Canada on Sunday.
GAZA STRIP - ISRAEL
Wide gaps remain as Gaza truce deal talks resumePrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday any deal on Gaza’s future had to meet Israel’s security needs, warning Hamas it faced “harsh strikes” if it resumed firing into the...