Monitor: Death toll rises to 35 in bombing of Syrian rebel village

The death toll from Wednesday's airstrikes near a school complex in a rebel-held village in north-western Syria has risen to 35, with 11 children among those killed, a monitoring group said.

Russia drops request for navy to use Spanish port under NATO pressure

Russia has withdrawn its request for warships to use the Spanish port of Ceuta on the Mediterranean Sea, the Russian embassy said Wednesday, following heavy criticism from NATO.

UNICEF: South Sudan armed groups release 145 child soldiers

About 145 child soldiers were released Wednesday by armed groups in South Sudan, the UN children's fund UNICEF said.

Turkish army: Syrian government hit northern rebels with barrel bombs

Turkey's military said Wednesday it had "assessed" that Syrian government forces dropped barrel bombs on rebels in the north of the country, in an area where Turkey is backing opposition forces....

Protests, internet outages in south-east Turkey after mayors detained

Protests and internet outages were reported in south-eastern Turkey on Wednesday, a day after the co-mayors of the Kurdish metropolis of Diyarbakir were taken into custody.

Islamic State militants kill 33 civilians in western Afghanistan

Islamic State fighters killed at least 33 civilians in an apparent revenge attack in western Afghanistan, local officials said Wednesday.

Turkish authorities arrest mayor of Diyarbakir

The mayor of Diyarbakir, a major city in Turkey's predominantly Kurdish south-east, has been detained on suspicion of terrorist support, according to state news agency Anadolu.

Dozens of Iraqi civilians found dead outside of Mosul, the UN says

The bullet-ridden bodies of dozens of civilians have reportedly been found near Mosul by Iraqi security services, the UN Human Rights Commission said Tuesday.

Ground operation possible in Iraq, Turkish foreign minister says

Turkey would consider sending ground troops into Iraq, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said.

NATO has launched anti-Islamic State surveillance flights

NATO has begun operating surveillance flights in support of the international coalition fighting the Islamic State extremist group in Syria and Iraq, alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg announced...

10 injured in explosion in Turkish tourist resort Antalya

An explosion in the southern Turkish city and tourist resort of Antalya injured 10 people on Tuesday, according to news agency DHA.

At least 60 killed in attack on Pakistan police training college

Dozens of people have been killed in an attack on a police training college outside Quetta in north-western Pakistan, a local police official confirmed Tuesday.

Nine shot dead in Central African Republic during protests

Four people were shot dead in volatile Central African Republic on Monday, hospital sources said, as hundreds of demonstrators called for the withdrawal of a United Nations peacekeeping mission....

Kurds fend off Islamic State attacks as Baghdad-Ankara spat continues

Kurdish forces on Monday said they fended off two attacks by Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq as Turkish and Iraqi officials again issued contradictory statements about whether Turkish...

14 killed in Syria strikes as Russia says new Aleppo truce unlikely

Some 14 people were killed in what appeared to be Russian airstrikes in northern Syria on Monday, a monitoring group said, while a Russian minister said that Moscow was not currently considering a...