terrorism in the east

Russia#039s reaction to new US sanctions

Russia's reaction to new US sanctions

Washington's decision to impose restrictive measures against a number of Russian companies causes disappointment, but the sanctions bring no serious problems to Russia, Russian Foreign ministry’s spokeswoman …

Man blows self up near Bangladesh airport checkpoint

Man blows self up near Bangladesh airport checkpoint

A man carrying a bomb blew himself up in front of a police checkpoint near Bangladesh's international airport on Friday, the third incident involving explosives in the capital in a week, Reuters reported. No group immediately …

Turkey refuses to liberate Raqqa alongside PYD

Turkey refuses to liberate Raqqa alongside PYD

Turkey will not join a campaign to liberate Raqqa from ISIL if it involves the PKK's Syrian offshoot the Democratic Union Party (PYD), Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş said. "Turkey will also …

Turkish soldier killed in clashes with PKK

Turkish soldier killed in clashes with PKK

One Turkish soldier was killed and four were wounded in an armed attack by PKK militants at the Gerkitepe Base defense zone in the district of Çukurca in southeastern Hakkari province, the Daily Sabah reported with reference to the Turkish …

Syrian army repels militant attack in eastern Damascus

Syrian army repels militant attack in eastern Damascus

The Syrian army repelled an attack launched by rebels from the Fatah al-Sham, formerly known as Al-Nusra Front, in the al-Maamel area in eastern outskirts of Damascus, SANA reported. Syrian government forces have …

Large-scale anti-terrorist operation ends in Turkey’s Diyarbakır

Large-scale anti-terrorist operation ends in Turkey’s Diyarbakır

A major operation launched against outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants was finalized after 16 days in Turkey’s southeastern provinces on March 21. At least 7000 members of the security forces attended the …

Damascus clashes damaged Russia#039s embassy building

Damascus clashes damaged Russia's embassy building

One of the Russian embassy’s buildings in Damascus had been damaged in clashes between government and opposition forces, Russia’s Ambassador to Syria, Alexander Kinshchak said. “We have a building that …

Russian Abdul-Karim (Abu Shamir) al-Rusi liquidated in Mosul

Russian Abdul-Karim (Abu Shamir) al-Rusi liquidated in Mosul

According to the Iraqi military intelligence service, six foreigners-members of ISIS (the terrorist organization banned in Russia) were killed in Mosul today, as a result of the shelling of one of the western regions. Among them was a Russian …

Trump’s Pentagon presents Daesh plan

Trump’s Pentagon presents Daesh plan

US President Donald Trump promised during the campaign to implement a "secret plan" to defeat Islamic State (ISIS, Daesh) including a pledge to "bomb the hell out of" the terror group in Iraq and Syria. …

Iran blasts Saudi Arabia for continuing war on Yemen

Iran blasts Saudi Arabia for continuing war on Yemen

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi strongly blasted the Riyadh government for continuing attacks on Yemeni civilians, Al-Manar TV reports. “Saudi Arabia has fueled the flames of regional …

Suicide bomber kills dozens of people in Damascus

Suicide bomber kills dozens of people in Damascus

A suicide bomber killed at least 25 people at a court house in Damascus on Wednesday, state media reported. The attack targeted the Palace of Justice in central Damascus near the Old City. State news agency SANA said several others were …

Two soldiers killed in Turkey#039s Mardin

Two soldiers killed in Turkey's Mardin

Two Turkish soldiers were killed in a bomb explosion this morning in Mardin, southeast Turkey, the Dogan News Agency reported. Suspected Kurdish rebels on Wednesday detonated explosives on a highway on a highway linking the cities of …

Bus explosion in Syria#039s Homs

Bus explosion in Syria's Homs

A blast on a bus in Syria's Homs on Tuesday killed one person and injured two others, a witness told Reuters. Syrian state news agency SANA reported that there was a blast in the Wadi al-Dhahb district in the southeast of the …

 Astana to hold bilateral consultations on Syrian settlement

Astana to hold bilateral consultations on Syrian settlement

Russian-Turkish and Russian-Iranian consultations are due to take place today on the sidelines of the Astana talks on Syria, the Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov said. "Today intensive bilateral …

#039Daesh supporter#039 killed in Riyadh after resisting arrest

'Daesh supporter' killed in Riyadh after resisting arrest

Police officers in Riyadh have killed a suspected Daesh supporter and arrested his accomplice,. The incident occurred in a furnished apartment building in the Al-Rayyan district after a worker reported that one of the men had declared …

Iraq to continue striking Daesh targets in Syria, Abadi says

Iraq to continue striking Daesh targets in Syria, Abadi says

Iraq will continue to hit Islamic State (IS, Daesh) targets in Syria, as well as in neighbouring countries if they give their approval, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Wednesday, Channel NewsAsia …

ISIS withdraws from Mosul to Syria’s Raqqa - media

ISIS withdraws from Mosul to Syria’s Raqqa - media

Senior leaders of 'Jaish al-Khilafa' (Army of the Caliphate) received directives from the ISIS extremist group’s military command in Raqqa to pull out immediately from Mosul to the Syrian city which lies by the Iraqi …

Iraqi forces recapture government buildings in Mosul

Iraqi forces recapture government buildings in Mosul

Iraqi government forces fighting to drive ISIS from western Mosul on Tuesday recaptured the main government building, the central bank branch and the museum where three years ago the militants had smashed statues and artifacts. An elite …

Military chiefs of Russia, Turkey and US hold talks on Syria and Iraq

Military chiefs of Russia, Turkey and US hold talks on Syria and Iraq

Turkish, Russian and US military chiefs held talks today in the Turkish city of Antalya to discuss regional issues including Iraq and Syria, the Turkish army said. "Common issues relating to regional security, in particular Syria …

Malaysian police foiled attack on Saudi king

Malaysian police foiled attack on Saudi king

Malaysian police said seven militants arrested late last month ahead of a visit Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud were planning an attack on "Arab royalties". "They were planning to …

Amnestied militants join Syrian government forces

Amnestied militants join Syrian government forces

Amnestied militants in Aleppo are siding with the Syrian army en masse, while others are returning to civilian life. "They (terrorists) promised us to build a just future, but are only bringing death and atrocities. These are crazy …

Syrian plane crashed in Turkey reportedly shot down - media

Syrian plane crashed in Turkey reportedly shot down - media

A Syrian air force pilot who bailed out as his warplane crashed on Turkish territory said his MiG-23 had been shot down, the Anadolu news agency reported. The 56-year-old pilot was identified as Mehmet Sufhan, and medical staff said he …

ISIS leader#039s cousin captured in Mosul - media

ISIS leader's cousin captured in Mosul - media

Iraqi Federal Police have captured the cousin of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the ISIS terrorist group, the Al Sumaria channel reported, citing its own sources. The ISIS leader's relative was captured after an …

New Iraqi push on Daesh-held Mosul centre

New Iraqi push on Daesh-held Mosul centre

Iraqi forces have launched a new push in their battle to capture western Mosul from so-called Islamic State (IS, Daesh), BBC reports. Joint operations command (JOC) spokesman Brig-Gen Yahya Rasool told state TV on …

Syrian military plane crashes near Turkey border

Syrian military plane crashes near Turkey border

A plane believed to be a Syrian military aircraft has crashed near the border between Syria and Turkey, Turkish officials say. A Syrian army source said the air force had lost contact with a fighter jet near the border, BBC reports citing state …

Bahrain uncovers Iran-linked militant group behind attacks on security

Bahrain uncovers Iran-linked militant group behind attacks on security

Bahrain said on Saturday it had uncovered a 54-member Iranian-linked militant group suspected of involvement in attacks on security forces, including organising a prison break in January, and seized automatic weapons. It was one of the …

Russia-backed Syrian army completely liberates Palmyra from Daesh

Russia-backed Syrian army completely liberates Palmyra from Daesh

The Syrian Army, supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces, has completed the operation to liberate the historic city of Palmyra from Daesh terrorists, according to the Kremlin spokesman citing Russian Defense Minister Sergei …

Al Qaeda confirms leader killed by drone strike in Syria

Al Qaeda confirms leader killed by drone strike in Syria

Al Qaeda confirmed on Thursday that a U.S.-led coalition drone strike had killed senior leader Abu al-Khayr al-Masri in Syria, Reuters reported. A statement issued by the militant group's Maghreb and Arabian …

Syrian forces re-enter historic part of Palmyra

Syrian forces re-enter historic part of Palmyra

Syrian government forces battling the Daesh group re-entered Palmyra on Thursday in their quest to again take the historic town they had lost to the militants in December, Associated Press reported citing state media. The SANA news …

Russia and Turkey agree on conflict prevention in Syria

Russia and Turkey agree on conflict prevention in Syria

Turkey and Russia agreed on the prevention of clashes between Turkey-backed opposition Free Syrian Army (FSA) and government forces, the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said. "We have agreed with Russia …