Eight French citizens among dead in fighter jet crash in Spain, says Spanish PM Rajoy
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IS group gives two Japanese hostages 72 hours to liveAn online video released Tuesday purported to show the Islamic State group threatening to kill two Japanese hostages unless they receive a $200 million ransom in the next 72 hours.
Canadian special forces exchange fire with IS in IraqCanadian special forces soldiers opened fire on Islamic State group extremists in Iraq over the last week in what a general called an act of self-defence.
Houthis, soldiers battle near Yemen's presidential palaceRebel Shiite Houthis battled soldiers near Yemen's presidential palace and across the capital Monday, as officials claimed a ceasefire had been reached to halt the violence,…
Hezbollah militants killed in Israeli strikes in SyriaAt least four members of Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement, including the son of the group’s late military leader Imad Moughniyah, were killed by an Israeli helicopter strike in Syria…
IS group releases hundreds of elderly Yazidis in IraqIslamic State freed around 350 members of Iraq’s Yazidi minority on Saturday, delivering them to safety in the country’s Kurdish north.
Yemen arrests two French al Qaeda suspectsYemen has detained two Frenchmen with suspected links to al Qaeda for questioning, a top security official said Saturday.
Gunmen kidnap Yemeni president’s chief of staffGunmen in Yemen on Saturday abducted President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi's chief of staff, shortly before he was due to present a draft of a controversial constitution which has…
Saudi Arabia delays blogger's second floggingSaudi authorities on Friday postponed the second round of public flogging of a blogger convicted of insulting Islam after a doctor concluded that his wounds from the first 50…
ICC to open preliminary probe into possible Gaza war crimesThe International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday opened a preliminary investigation into possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories to determine if a formal investigation…
Hezbollah chief admits senior member spied for IsraelLebanese Shiite militia group Hezbollah has detained one of its own operatives who has confessed to spying for Israel, its leader Hassan Nasrallah acknowledged Thursday, in a…
Jewish Paris attack victims buried in JerusalemThe four French Jews who were killed in a terror attack at a Paris kosher supermarket last week were buried in Jerusalem Tuesday in a ceremony attended by Israel’s Prime Minister…
UN confirms Palestinians will become ICC memberUnited Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has confirmed the Palestinians will become a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on April 1 and the court’s registrar…
Deadly explosion strikes police academy in YemenA car bomb exploded outside a police college in Yemen’s capital Sanaa early on Wednesday, killing around 30 and wounding more than 50 others, police sources said, underscoring…
Palestinian sentenced to life for murder of Israeli teensAn Israeli military court on Tuesday handed three life sentences to a Palestinian militant convicted of organising the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers.