FILE - A former child soldier poses with his gun. According to UNICEF, an armed group fighting Boko Haram in Nigeria has released hundreds of child soldiers that had been recruited into its ranks.
Group recently released photos of children dressed in military fatigues and holding assault rifles
Sirwan Kajjo
Fri, 09/04/2020 - 04:48 PM
The full moon rises behind the Byzantine-era Hagia Sophia, in the historic Sultanahmet district of Istanbul, Turkey.
Mahmut Ozden and three others were detained in southern Adana province on August 20; an Istanbul court ordered his official arrest on Monday
Ezel Sahinkaya
Thu, 09/03/2020 - 08:54 PM
Armed militants of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) pose for photographs next to a captured armored vehicle in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border town of Landikotal on November 10, 2008, after they hijacked supply trucks bound for Afghanistan.
But given the history of infighting among the Pakistani militants, there is doubt if the merger will last
Niala Mohammad
Thu, 09/03/2020 - 12:57 AM
Afghanistan: Measures in Place to Curb Drug Use in Police
Afghan government said Saturday that it has taken necessary measures to curb the use of drugs in the police forces amid a newly published report by the U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction saying that half of the police forces in the southern provinces used drugs
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Tue, 09/01/2020 - 07:34 PM
A U.S. military vehicle, part of a convoy, arrives near Dahuk, Iraqi, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said…
US will cut its troop numbers from 5,200 to 3,500, according to newspaper reports, and eventually to zero
Sirwan Kajjo
Sun, 08/30/2020 - 06:28 PM
Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi (R) speaks during a press conference at the Foreign Ministry in Islamabad on…
Pakistan has said that it is only facilitating the peace process, but experts say that Islamabad, by bringing the Taliban to the table, aims to increase its influence in Afghanistan
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Fri, 08/28/2020 - 10:32 PM
Mourners carry the coffin of Reham Yacoub, a female activist who was killed by unidentified gunmen, during her funeral in the…
Iraq has seen a spate of assassinations of activists in recent weeks, and a new Human Rights Watch report says the government has done little to hold perpetrators accountable
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Thu, 08/27/2020 - 08:58 PM
Syrians, including members of the Syrian National Defence Forces (NDF), hang a portrait of President Bashar al-Assad on June 13…
Last week, the US imposed sanctions against military, government and financial supporters of the Syrian regime for their role in persecuting civilians in the war-ravaged country
Sirwan Kajjo
Wed, 08/26/2020 - 09:07 PM
Damaged cars remain at the site of the Aug. 4 deadly blast in the port of Beirut that killed scores and wounded thousands, in…
The US-designated terror group seeks to secure its survival in Lebanon
Nisan Ahmado
Mon, 08/24/2020 - 09:21 PM
Map of Cabo Delgado Mozambique
Violence in Mozambique was discussed last week when southern African regional leaders met for a virtual summit
Sirwan Kajjo
Sun, 08/23/2020 - 05:32 PM
FILE - In this May 25, 2020 file photo, the Iranian oil tanker Fortune is anchored at the dock of El Palito refinery near…
Rather than carrying out its threats against the US, Iran has been ambiguous about recent seizure of its tankers carrying Iranian oil to Venezuela
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Sat, 08/22/2020 - 07:49 PM
A security man stands in an empty street during a curfew imposed by Iraqi Kurdish authorities, following the outbreak of…
Authorities in Iraq’s northern autonomous Kurdistan region shutter offices belonging to regional broadcaster NRT, arrest three journalists over claims protest coverage incited violence
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Thu, 08/20/2020 - 09:13 PM
An Airbus A340-600 airplane of Mahan Air is seen at Simon Bolivar International Airport outside Caracas, Venezuela April 8,…
Iranian airline Mahan Air is blacklisted under US sanctions
Sirwan Kajjo
Thu, 08/20/2020 - 03:24 PM
FILE - Afghan Special Forces in Kabul, Afghanistan.
The Afghan government says its security forces killed a key IS Khorasan leader in Afghanistan, but experts say the group remains capable of major attacks
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Wed, 08/19/2020 - 08:47 PM
Taliban prisoners are checked with documents as they are released from Pul-e-Charkhi jail in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Some prisoners are accused of having killed their nationals; Kabul says it is working with the two countries to find a solution
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Wed, 08/19/2020 - 05:59 PM