Turkey opens center to manage operation in Syria

Turkey's defense minister and chief of general staff on Saturday inaugurated a center in southeastern Sanliurfa province that would manage possible military operation against terrorists east of the Euphrates River in Syria, Anadolu Agency …

 Closest ally of PKK leader eliminated by Turkey

Turkey conducted an operation to eliminate Riza Altun, a senior figure close to the PKK terror group's acting leader Cemil Bayık. After Altun’s location was established, the Turkish Air Force delivered a …

Iraq ferry sinking: at least 96 killed

The death toll in the sinking of a ferry in the Tigris River in Iraq has reached 96, according to the Nineveh Interior Ministry. Of the nearly 150 people who were on board, about 8 are still missing. Search operations are …

Car bomb blast kills two in Iraq's Mosul

A car bomb blast in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Friday killed at least two people - a child and a member of the security forces - and wounded 10 others, Reuters reported citing local medical official. Security sources …

Turkish jets hit PKK targets in northern Iraq

Turkish fighter jets destroyed ammunition depots and shelters of the PKK terror group in northern Iraq, the country's Defense Ministry said. The airstrikes destroyed PKK targets in the Metina, Hakurk, Avasin-Basyan and Zap …

 Russia returns 27 Russian children from Iraq

Twenty seven Russian children, whose mothers are serving prison terms in Iraq, have returned to Russia, a spokesman with the Emergencies Ministry said. "The IL-76 plane of the Russian Emergencies Ministry arrived from Baghdad at …