Confirmed: 2013 deadliest for Iraq since 2008, UN estimates

Baghdad : Iraqis carry the coffin of a relative, who was killed the day before in a bomb blast that targeted Shurt al-Raba market, during his funeral in Baghdad (AFP Photo) A total of 8,868 people, including 7,818 civilians, have been killed in violent attacks across Iraq in 2013, the United Nations reports – the highest annual death toll in the war-torn More...

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By Editorial Team On Monday, July 15th, 2013
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Israeli submarine responsible for July attack on Syrian arms depot – report

Israeli submarines carried out the attack on an arms depot in the Syrian port city of Latakia on July 5, according to a report published in the British Sunday Times. US media previously claimed the offensive was More...

By Editorial Team On Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
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Taliban attacks Kabul’s presidential palace, CIA, ISAF HQ, Ministry of Defense

Afghan security force keep watch near the entrance gate of the Presidential palace in Kabul on June 25, 2013. (AFP Photo) Taliban has launched an attack in central Kabul, targeting the presidential palace, the CIA More...

By Editorial Team On Thursday, June 20th, 2013
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Taliban Hints At Eventual Power Sharing In Afghanistan

Guests arrived on June 18 for the opening ceremony of the new Taliban political office in Doha.af The Taliban have expressed their readiness to share power in Afghanistan a day after the hard-line Islamic group More...

By Editorial Team On Thursday, June 13th, 2013
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At least 93,000 Syrians killed in conflict

Almost 93,000 people were killed in Syria’s conflict by the end of April this year, but the true number could be “potentially much higher”, the UN has said. The exact figure released on Thursday More...

By Editorial Team On Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
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Britain Confirms Plan To Relocate 600 Afghan Interpreters

Former British servicemen arrive with an interpreter named Mohammed (2nd left) at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London on May 3 to deliver a petition calling for asylum for Afghan interpreters who served More...

By Editorial Team On Sunday, June 2nd, 2013
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Syria claims sarin seizure at rebel hideout as Russia ‘blocks’ UN’s Qusair resolution

Forces of Syrian President Bashar al Assad are seen on a tank in Arjoun village near Qusair town May 30, 2013. (Reuters) The Syrian Army has seized two containers with poisonous sarin agent in a rebel hideout, SANA More...

By Editorial Team On Friday, May 31st, 2013
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Turkey finds sarin gas in homes of suspected Syrian Islamists – reports

In this image made available by the Syrian News Agency (SANA) on March 19, 2013, a man is brought to a hospital in the Khan al-Assal region in the northern Aleppo province, as Syria’s government accused rebel More...

By Editorial Team On Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
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Israel warns Russia over Syria arms delivery

Moshe Yaalon, Israeli defence minister Israel has said it will act if Russia delivers promised anti-aircraft missiles to its ally Syria, in an apparent allusion to another air raid on the neighbouring country. Moshe More...

By Editorial Team On Sunday, May 26th, 2013
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Iraqi Volunteers Join Both Sides Of War In Syria

Sheikh Muhammad al-Hayis, a Sunni tribal chief, in Anbar The funeral this month of Dhia Mutashar Gatie al-Issawi in Basra is one of many. The young bricklayer, 26, died earlier this month in Damascus while fighting More...