Iraqi forces backed by jets and helicopters battled their way to Mosul airport Monday as they prepared to take on the Islamic State group's stronghold in the city's west bank.
Iraqi security forces on Sunday announced the commencement of a new phase of offensive to drive out the extremist militants of Islamic State (IS) group from its major stronghold in the western side of Mosul, the Iraqi military said.
Iran's Foreign Ministry rejected on Sunday a recent Canadian court ruling against Iran as "unacceptable," Tehran Times daily reported.
Iraqi forces launched an offensive Sunday on jihadists defending Mosul's west bank, in what could be the most brutal fighting yet in a four-month-old operation on the country's second city.
UN envoy Staffan de Mistura on Sunday questioned US President Donald Trump's engagement in solving the Syrian war, just days ahead of a new round of peace talks in Geneva.
Rescue workers from Syria's White Helmets - the subjects of an Oscar-nominated documentary - said Saturday they have received US visas to attend next week's prestigious Academy Awards ceremony.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Sunday announced the start of an offensive to drive the extremist militants of Islamic State (IS) group out of the western side of the city of Mosul.
The UN aid agencies on Saturday warned that tens of thousands of civilians in Iraq's Mosul are at "extreme risk" with battles to drive out the Islamic State (IS) militants from the western side of the city could break out soon.
Nearly 100,000 displaced Iraqis have returned to their communities in the last month, despite intensified fighting in some areas, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Friday in Geneva.
Deployment of troops by the United States to Syria to fight the terrorist groups in the country would adversely fan flames of extremism in the Middle East, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday.
The Syrian Foreign Ministry accused Turkey on Friday of bringing in equipment to build a separation wall in northern Syria, according to state news agency SANA.
At least 24 civilians have been killed by Turkish shelling on Syria's northern city of al-Bab, a stronghold of the Islamic State (IS) group, a monitor group reported Thursday.
Saudi Interior Ministry dismantled four Islamic State (IS) militant group terrorist cells, and arrested 18 suspects, reported Saudi Press Agency on Thursday.
The death toll from a car bomb attack Thursday in southwestern Baghdad, the Iraqi capital, rose to 45 and 56 others wounded, a police source told Xinhua.
Iran's Foreign Ministry on Thursday slammed the recent comments by the US and Israeli leaders against Tehran's nuclear program, Tasnim news agency reported.
Saudi-led coalition launched on Thursday an investigation into airstrike claims in Yemen that killed civilians, Saudi Press Agency reported.
Syrian government calls on Turkey to withdraw its troops from Syria and close Turkish-Syrian border to the flow of terrorists.
The contradictions in the press conference between US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not clarify the unknown about how the new American administration will handle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.