Iraqi forces poised to enter Mosul

Iraqi forces poised to enter Mosul..

Maria Stewart 31-Oct, 20:30 129 Latimes

It’s the biggest military operation in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq 13 years ago. The leading edge of Iraqi forces, elite...


In Syria's capital, the civil war suddenly seems far away

In Syria's capital, the civil war suddenly seems far away..

Mia Mason 31-Oct, 18:42 100 Latimes

In one major sign of renewed vitality, business owners have returned and reopened factories and companies destroyed or looted in the war....


Driven From Mosul, Islamic State Threatens New Territory in Iraq

Driven From Mosul, Islamic State Threatens New Territory in Iraq..

Antonio Roberts 31-Oct, 17:38 120 VOA

An Iraqi soldier runs through the city of Qaraqosh during a search for remaining Islamic State militants near Mosul, Iraq on Oct. 30, 2016....


UN Humanitarian Chief: Yemen 'One Step Away from Famine'

UN Humanitarian Chief: Yemen 'One Step Away from Famine'..

William Jacobson 31-Oct, 16:54 113 VOA

A malnourished boy sits on a bed at a malnutrition treatment center in Sanaa, Yemen, Oct. 30, 2016. UNITED NATIONS — The U.N....


Holocaust Survivors Walk the Red Carpet in Israel Beauty Pageant

Holocaust Survivors Walk the Red Carpet in Israel Beauty Pageant..

Maria Stewart 31-Oct, 15:16 61 VOA

Holocaust survivor Carmela Ben Yehuda, 89, dances during the annual Holocaust survivors' beauty pageant in the Israeli city of Haifa, Oct....


Iraqi Forces Nudge Into Mosul as Sectarian, Ethnic Tensions Rise in Northern Iraq

Iraqi Forces Nudge Into Mosul as Sectarian, Ethnic Tensions Rise..

31-Oct, 14:52 57 VOA

On the front lines of the battle for Bashika, a village that has been controlled by IS militants for more than two years, soldiers prepare...


'They're just beards'

'They're just beards'..

Mia Mason 31-Oct, 13:38 72 BBC

Since the Iraqi and Kurdish armies began an operation to re-capture Mosul, some 17,000 people living in the outskirts of the city have been...


'Activists held' at King Cyrus tomb in Iran

'Activists held' at King Cyrus tomb in Iran..

Andrew Martin 31-Oct, 13:08 63 BBC

Iran's authorities have arrested several organisers of a demonstration at the tomb of pre-Islamic King Cyrus the Great, local media report....


Mosul battle: Iraqi forces near city's eastern outskirts

Mosul battle: Iraqi forces near city's eastern outskirts..

Kevin Allen 31-Oct, 10:32 133 BBC

Iraqi special forces are now less than 1.5km from the eastern outskirts of Mosul and are preparing to enter the city held by Islamic State...


UN: Release of Detainees in Syria Crucial to Peace Process

UN: Release of Detainees in Syria Crucial to Peace Process..

Andrew Martin 31-Oct, 09:50 78 VOA

FILE - Syrian National Coalition President Khaled Khoja attends a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Aug. 14, 2015. GENEVA — Syrian...


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