A triumphant Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared on Monday that the coming year would see his forces defeat Islamic State, after his military achieved its first major victory since collapsing in the face of the fighters 18 months ago.
The Syrian army captured territory from Islamic State east of Aleppo including several kilometres of highway linking the city with the jihadists' de facto capital of Raqqa, Syrian state TV reported on Saturday.
The areas repor
Police in Macedonia fired tear gas and stun grenades at desperate migrants stranded for days at the Greek border and who are demanding passage to western Europe, as soldiers began erecting a metal fence to keep them out.
France's army chief of staff said on Sunday he sees no short term military victory in the fight against Islamic State as Paris intensifies its strikes on targets in Syria following the deadly attacks in the French capital.
KBR, a leading technolgy, engineering, procurement and construction company serving the hydrocarbons and government services industries, has won a cost plus fixed fee task order in the Arabian Peninsula under the Logistics Civil Augmentation P
Suspected Islamist militants attacked a hotel in central Mali used by UN staff, killing at least six people, taking others hostage and holding off troops encircling the building on Friday, residents and military sources said.
Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad issued a decree announcing a general amnesty for military deserters who violated the country's compulsory military conscription law, state television said on Saturday.
The decree, which was ann
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the creation of a new reserve armed force as part of steps to improve training and military readiness at a time of international tensions with the West over Ukraine.
The new reserve for
Egypt's military killed 35 Islamist militants in North Sinai on Thursday, security sources said, a day after the deadliest clashes in the region in years.
The sources said those killed had taken part in Wednesday's fightin
Egypt's army said more than 100 militants and 17 soldiers were killed in simultaneous attacks on military checkpoints in North Sinai, in the most sustained fighting of its kind in years in the restive province.
After a day of