Two suicide bombers on Tuesday hit forces loyal to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar who is leading an offensive against jihadists in an eastern town, a spokesman for his forces said.Full Story
Israeli police began evicting settlers from homes in a West Bank outpost on Tuesday ahead of a court deadline to leave structures partially built on Palestinian land, an AFP correspondent reported.Full Story
The Islamic State group may have lost most of its territory in Syria but recent deadly attacks against pro-regime fighters are a foretaste of more to come, analysts say.Full Story
Yemen's president is to hold talks in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday as he attempts to repair relations with the United Arab Emirates, which has increasingly sidelined him in its three-year military intervention.Full Story
Iraq on Monday arrested three police officers and an electoral commission employee after a fire that ravaged a warehouse where votes from May's legislative election were stored, authorities said.Full Story
Egypt allowed 32 Ethiopian prisoners to fly home Monday, sources said, after apparent progress in talks between the leaders of the two countries over a controversial dam Ethiopia is building.
The prisoners, who had been detained for minor breaches including trespass and immigration offenses, flew home on the same plane as Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, diplomatic and airport sources said.Full Story
Syria regime forces ousted the Islamic State group from a town near the border with Iraq on Monday after days of clashes to end a deadly incursion there, a monitor said.Full Story
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday said Turkey was pressing an operation against bases of outlawed Kurdish militants in northern Iraq with intense air strikes that were far from over.
Speaking less than two weeks ahead of presidential and parliamentary elections, Erdogan told a rally that the Turkish air force had destroyed 14 key targets of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the Qandil mountain area of northern Iraq.Full Story
Qatar said Monday it filed a case against the United Arab Emirates at the United Nations' highest court, accusing Abu Dhabi of "discrimination against Qatar and Qatari citizens" amid a yearlong boycott of Doha by four Arab nations. An Emirati minister dismissed the filing as a stunt.
The case before The Hague-based International Court of Justice focuses on the UAE's decision to expel Qatari citizens, block Qatar from accessing its airspace and other matters arising as part of an ongoing diplomatic dispute, Doha said in a statement.Full Story
While they are long accustomed to the stench of corruption, two grim and eerily similar tragedies have shocked even hardened Iraqis, who blame graft and negligence for deaths and much more.Full Story