Children at risk in Syria, Iraq battlegrounds, US says
Children in Iraq and Syria are imperiled by a host of armed groups who actively seek, and often force, their recruitment, the State Department said Tuesday, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.
21:40 27 June
Turkish soldier martyred in mortar attack from N. Iraq
A Turkish soldier was martyred in a terrorist attack in Turkey’s southeastern province of Hakkari, the local governor's office said Monday, APA reports quoting Reuters.
23:43 26 June
Mosul battle to end in days as troops advance in Old City: Iraqi general
The battle to wrest full control of the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State will be over in a few days, the Iraqi military said on Monday, as elite counter-terrorism units fought militants among the narrow alleyways of the historic Old City, APA reports quoting Reuters.
22:25 26 June
Iraqi forces free hundreds of civilians in Mosul Old City battles as death toll mounts
Iraqi forces opened exit routes for hundreds of civilians to flee the Old City of Mosul on Saturday as they battled to retake the quarter from Islamic State militants mounting a last stand in what was the de facto capital of their self-declared caliphate, APA reports quoting Reuters.
05:40 25 June
Iraqi forces battle toward heart of Mosul's Old City
Iraqi forces battled their way along two streets that meet in the heart of Mosul's Old City on Friday, and said they aimed to open routes for civilians to flee Islamic State's last stand there, APA reports quoting Reuters.
21:32 23 June
6 PKK terrorists surrender in SE Turkey
Six terrorists have surrendered in Turkey’s southeastern Sirnak province, a local governor said Thursday, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.
00:35 23 June
Azerbaijan’s refugee and IDP pain highlighted in the French Senate
As part of a series of events organised in the margins of UN World Refugee Day throughout the world, the French office of The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) organised a landmark conference entitled The Consequences of a Forgotten Conflict for France: The Current Situation and Prospects for Refugees and IDPs in the long-term – Azerbaijan as a case study, hosted in the Palais du Luxembourg, home of the French Senate.
20:42 22 June
Mehmet Akarca: No country provided serious assistance to Turkey during refugee crisis
No country provided serious assistance to Turkey during the refugee crisis, said Mehmet Akarca, head of the Turkish Prime Ministry's Directorate General of Press and Information.
15:20 21 June
Stark reminders of Azerbaijan’s IDP plight come to Brussels
Designated as World Refugee Day in 2000 by the UN to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the passing of the 1951 UN Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, 20 June is acknowledged across the world as the day to remember the dispossessed, those unfortunate victims of conflict and war across the world. At present, refugees from such conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, and the subsequent pan-European migration crisis, have come in to stark focus. However, one casualty is that the hierarchy of news importance often results in longstanding tragedies being overlooked, particularly if they were inadequately reported at the time.
12:48 21 June
UN praises Turkey's hospitality towards refugees
A visiting top UN official said on Tuesday that Turkey deserves gratitude for its generous hosting of millions of refugees, APA reports quotingAnadolu agency.
07:30 21 June
U.S. shoots down drone close to Iraqi-Syrian border
The U.S. military said it had shot down an armed, Iranian-made drone that had been bearing down on its forces near a garrison in Syria's southeast on Tuesday, in the latest sign of increasingly frequent confrontation with Damascus and its allies, APA reports quoting Reuters.
03:29 21 June
War, violence, persecution push displacement to new unprecedented high: UNHCR report
War, violence and persecution worldwide are causing more people than ever to be forcibly displaced, according to a report published today by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, APA reported.
14:12 19 June
17 PKK terrorists killed in N. Iraq, SE Turkey
At least 17 PKK terrorists were killed Saturday in counter-terrorism operations in northern Iraq, and eastern and southeastern provinces of Turkey, officials said, APA reports citing Anadolu.
05:29 18 June
Saudi guards fire on Iranian boat, killing fisherman
Saudi border guards have opened fire on an Iranian fishing boat in the Gulf, killing a fisherman, Iran's Tasnim news agency said on Saturday, amid high tension between the two rival states, APA reports quoting Reuters.
03:29 18 June
Russian court extends prison sentence of Azerbaijani national accused of recruiting students for terror organizations
Russia’s Supreme Court has tightened the prison sentence of Azerbaijani citizen Ramil Mirzamov, who was arrested on charges of recruiting four students to the ranks of international terrorist organizations in Iraq and Syria, from eight years to eight years and four months, APA reported citing RIA Novosti.
13:55 16 June
US-led coalition using banned arms in Syria, Iraq: HRW
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday accused a U.S.-led coalition tasked with fighting the Daesh terrorist group with using white phosphorus in populated areas of Syria and Iraq, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
23:08 14 June
Trump gives U.S. military authority to set Afghan troop levels
U.S. President Donald Trump has given Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to set troop levels in Afghanistan, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday, opening the door for future troop increases requested by the U.S. commander, APA reports quoting Reuters.
05:27 14 June
U.S.-backed Syrian fighters reach old city walls in Islamic State-held Raqqa
U.S.-backed Syrian militias advanced further into Islamic State's Syrian stronghold of Raqqa from the east on Monday, reaching the walls of the Old City, a war monitor and a militia spokesman said on Monday, APA reports quoting Reuters.
05:46 13 June
Islamic State calls for attacks in West, Russia, Middle East, Asia during Ramadan
An audio message purporting to come from the spokesman of Islamic State called on followers to launch attacks in the United States, Europe, Russia, Australia, Iraq, Syria, Iran, and the Philippines during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which began in late May, APA reports quoting Reuters.
03:09 13 June
Turkey calls on N. Iraq to reconsider referendum bid
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Monday called on the Northern Iraq to reconsider the planned referendum bid in September, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
21:01 12 June