Turkey has erected 290 kilometers (180 miles) of a planned 511-kilometer (317 miles) "security wall" along its border with war-torn Syria, local media reported on Sunday, quoting the head of the body building the structure. The wall is made from portable concrete blocks each weighing seven tons.
By Aleksandar Pavic
A few years ago, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who then was Russia's ambassador to NATO, warned that a new influence had appeared that was becoming a major threat to large segments of the world, namely, Asia, Europe and America.
BEIRUT (AP) -- In synchronized attacks, insurgents stormed into heavily guarded security offices in Syria's central Homs city, clashed with troops and then blew themselves up, killing a senior officer and at least 31 others, state media and officials reported.
By Paul Antonopoulos
Kurdistan authorities are detaining men and boys fleeing battles between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants in Mosul, even after security vetting proves them clean, IraqiNews quoted Human Rights Watch (HRW) as claiming.
A senior commander said Iraqi militarized police captured a neighborhood in western Mosul on Sunday morning amid clashes with Islamic State militants. Maj. Gen. Haider al-Maturi of the Federal Police Commandos Division told The Associated Press that his troops entered the Tayaran neighborhood.
Egyptian President Abdel-Fatteh Al-Sissi has ordered his government to expedite the resettlement of Christians fleeing their homes in the northern Sinai Peninsula after an attack by the Islamic State left sevenl Christians dead between January 30 and February 20.