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Trump set to outline new US strategy for Afghanistan

21 August, 2017

President Donald Trump is set to outline the Washington's latest strategy on Afghanistan following months of deliberation and policy review.

Joint Turkish-Iranian operation against Kurds 'on the agenda'

21 August, 2017

Erdogan said on Monday that a joint military operation with Iran against Kurdish factions was 'always on the agenda', a week after Tehran's top military commander visited Ankara for talks.

Iraqi forces capture villages in IS-held Tal Afar

21 August, 2017

Iraqi government forces made fresh assault on one of the Islamic State group's last strongholds in the country.

Hamas faces threat of Salafist jihadists once more

21 August, 2017

Analysis: Hamas' crackdown on IS-inspired groups may win it some temporary favour with neighbouring Egypt, writes Rami Almeghari.

Hizballah says IS is trying to 'tarnish jihad's image'

21 August, 2017

Lebanese militia Hizballah has condemned last week's attacks by alleged IS sympathisers in Barcelona, saying it is an attempt to tarnish the image of jihad and Islam.

Shell 'to buy Israeli gas' for Egypt market

21 August, 2017

Shell is considering buying gas from the Israeli Leviathan field in the Mediterranean for sale in the Egyptian market, according to media reports.

Three Lebanese soldiers killed by landmine amid anti-IS offensive

20 August, 2017

Three Lebanese soldiers were killed and one critically wounded on Sunday, when a landmine destroyed their vehicle near the border with Syria, said an army statement.

Iraqi forces make quick gains in IS-held Tal Afar

20 August, 2017

Iraqi forces have advanced from the south into Tal Afar, as the last Islamic State group militants prepare to 'fight to the death' in the stronghold.

Lebanese army raises Spanish flag on recaptured IS position

20 August, 2017

Lebanese soldiers waging an offensive on IS jihadists near border with Syria pictured raising Spain's flag on a recaptured militant position, in solidarity following an IS-claimed terror attack in Barcelona

Spanish police search for Moroccan imam following Barcelona attacks

20 August, 2017

Investigators searched the home of Abdelbaki es Satty, an imam who abruptly quit working at a mosque in the Spanish town near Barcelona.

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