Home » 2017 » August (Page 3)

Iraq launches final push to retake Tal Afar from ISIL

Iraq launches final push to retake Tal Afar from ISIL

Iraqi forces have launched a ground offensive to retake a key ISIL-held area in the northern part of the country, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said. “You either surrender, or die”,…

Offensives target ISIL on Lebanon-Syria border

Offensives target ISIL on Lebanon-Syria border

The Lebanese army has launched an offensive against an ISIL enclave straddling the northeast border with Syria. Simultaneously, Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shia group, and the Syrian army have announced on Saturday an assault…

President returns to Nigeria after lengthy absence

President returns to Nigeria after lengthy absence

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to the country on Saturday after more than three months in the United Kingdom for medical treatment for an undisclosed “health challenge”. The 74-year-old…

UN demands more humanitarian access to Yemen

UN demands more humanitarian access to Yemen

The United Nations on Friday demanded that all parties in war-torn Yemen grant civilian and commercial access to the country’s ports and airports. “Today, millions of people in Yemen are facing a…

More than 400 killed in Sierra Leone floods

More than 400 killed in Sierra Leone floods

The death toll from devastating floods in Sierra Leone has climed to more than 400 people with hundreds still missing in the stricken capital. Burials and recovery efforts continued on…

ISIL claims responsibility for van attack in Barcelona

ISIL claims responsibility for van attack in Barcelona

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has claimed responsibility for a deadly van-ramming attack in one of Barcelona’s busiest tourist areas. At least 13 people were killed and 100 injured…

Anger as Irishman enters fifth year in Egyptian prison

Anger as Irishman enters fifth year in Egyptian prison

An Irish citizen facing the death penalty has entered his fifth year of incarceration in Egypt without being brought to trial, a milestone that has angered family members and rights…

Saudi to open land border for Qatar’s Hajj pilgrims

Saudi to open land border for Qatar’s Hajj pilgrims

Saudi Arabia will open its land border with Qatar to allow Hajj pilgrims to pass through, its official press agency said. A statement on the official Saudi Press Agency on…

Sierra Leone mourns as floods kill more than 300

Sierra Leone mourns as floods kill more than 300

Sierra Leone entered a week-long mourning period for the victims of flooding that killed more than 300 people, with fears rising for at least 600 missing people. Three days of torrential…

Saudi-Iraqi land border to open first time in 27 years

Saudi-Iraqi land border to open first time in 27 years

Saudi Arabia plans to open the Arar border crossing with Iraq for the first time since 1990, according to Saudi local news media and officials. Abdul Aziz al-Shammari, Saudi charge d’affaires in Baghdad,…

Page 3 of 512345