US-ALLIED Syrian Kurdish militia claimed victory in the former Isis “capital” Raqqa yesterday — but fighting continued in pockets.
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) — dominated by the Kurdish separatist YPG — said it had taken over the strategic city on...
Wednesday 18th Oct 2017
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Unite warns of US plans to impose tariffs on state-of-the-art air line
Opposition cries foul after voters reject violent putschists
Tuesday 17th Oct 2017
IRAQI government forces re-entered Kirkuk yesterday for the first time since 2014.
Peshmerga troops of the Kurdistan regional government (KRG) withdrew from the disputed city beforehand, which the KRG claims as part of its territory.
That withdrawal appeared to have avoided...
ISRAELI jets fired missiles into Syria yesterday after Damascus said its air defence forces drove off an incursion into its airspace.
Israeli armed forces spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus claimed its planes were on a routine patrol along the Lebanese border when the came...
TURKISH troops faced off against Kurdish guerillas in north-western Syria yesterday, according to rebel reports.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said: “Turkish armed forces, jointly with the FSA units started an operation in Idlib,” a province divided between Free...
Saturday 14th Oct 2017
PALESTINE’S Fatah and Hamas parties signed a deal in Cairo yesterday to bring the occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip under one authority.
The breakthrough in unity after 10 years of schism came after two days of talks in the Egyptian capital.
That was preceded by...
Friday 13th Oct 2017
SOUTH AFRICAN anti-apartheid campaigner and communist Ahmed Timol was murdered by police, the High Court in Pretoria ruled yesterday — 46 years after his death.
Judge Billy Mothle said Mr Timol was assaulted and tortured from his arrest on October 22 1971 until he fell to his...
MORE than 5,000 South African shop workers ended a two-week strike yesterday at global wholesale giant Makro after winning a pay rise.
The Saccawu union announced the two-year, inflation-busting pay deal, which will see workers who are currently on as little as 5,000 rand (£280)...
Thursday 12th Oct 2017
Bolivian tribute to revolutionary hero who died 50 years ago
Tuesday 10th Oct 2017