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  SYDNEY: The Obama administration has begun directly providing weapons to Kurdish forces who have started to make gains against Islamic militants in northern Iraq, senior U.S. officials said Monday. Previously, the U.S. had insisted on only selling arms to the Iraqi government in Baghdad, but the Kurdish...

GAZA: Israeli and Palestinian negotiators resumed indirect talks mediated by Egypt on Monday on ending a month-old Gaza war, Egypt’s state news agency...

NEW YORK: A sea of Palestinians and their sympathizers lined Manhattan streets Saturday, marching to the United Nations and shouting that Israel’s...

JAPAN: Typhoon Halong slammed into western Japan on Sunday, leaving dozens of people injured while the coastguard searched for a man who went missing apparently...

GAZA/JERUSALEM: Israel said on Sunday it was prepared for protracted military action in Gaza and would not negotiate under rocket fire as Egypt crafted...

TEHRAN: All 48 passengers and crew on board an Iranian jet have reportedly been killed after the plane crashed near an airport in the capital Tehran, state...

A tour bus has plunged into a Tibetan valley after hitting two vehicles, killing 44 people and injuring 11, China’s official news agency Xinhua reported. “The...

CAIRO: Palestinian negotiators will leave Cairo on Sunday unless Israel agrees to return to Egyptian-mediated negotiations to end the war in Gaza without setting conditions, the head of the delegation, Azzam Ahmed, has said. “Tomorrow we have a meeting with the Egyptian leadership in the morning and on the basis of that we will decide our future plan,” Ahmed...

Turks voted in their country’s first presidential election on Sunday with Tayyip Erdogan poised to win and fulfill his dream of what he calls a “new...

Hundreds of people have protested against the BBC’s coverage of the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas. Demonstrations in London, Newcastle, Manchester...

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