Published: 2015/10/10 11:50 • Updated: 2015/10/10 14:33 1142 Reads • Published in: Arab & International

Follow Up (AIN) -Two explosions rocked Turkey's capital Ankara on Saturday, killing at least 30 people, mostly activists who had gathered for a peace rally organized by leftist and pro-Kurdish opposition groups.

Published: 2015/9/30 22:50 • Updated: 2015/9/30 21:38 1285 Reads • Published in: Arab & International

Follow-Up (AIN) -Russia carried out its first airstrike in Syria near the city of Homs soon after Moscow approved the measure, but in an area generally controlled by anti-government rebels -- not the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant.
Published: 2015/9/25 12:00 • Updated: 2015/9/24 23:41 1117 Reads • Published in: Arab & International
Follow up (AIN) - The head of Iran's haj organization blames Saudi "mismanagement" for a crush of pilgrims outside Mecca that killed hundreds of people, including 41 Iranian pilgrims.

Published: 2015/9/24 23:34 638 Reads • Published in: Arab & International
Follow up (AIN) -This was the second major disaster of this pilgrimage season, or hajj. Earlier this month, a crane collapsed at Mecca’s Grand Mosque, killing at least 109 people.

Published: 2015/9/24 17:40 • Updated: 2015/9/24 0:39 586 Reads • Published in: Arab & International
Follow up (AIN) -The European Commission has warned 19 member states of the European Union against failure to implement rules on handling the issue of asylum seekers flooding Europe.


Published: 2015/9/24 12:00 • Updated: 2015/9/24 0:36 620 Reads • Published in: Arab & International
Follow up (AIN) -Syria has deployed for the first time drones that Russia has provided to the Middle Eastern country for the fight against Takfiri terrorists, a security source says.


Published: 2015/9/23 20:40 • Updated: 2015/9/23 13:49 573 Reads • Published in: Arab & International
Follow up (AIN) -Nearly a dozen civilians have lost their lives in three Saudi airstrikes against Yemen’s western province of Hajjah.
Published: 2015/9/23 16:30 • Updated: 2015/9/23 13:47 566 Reads • Published in: Arab & International
Follow up (AIN) -A Turkish soldier has lost his life in a raid blamed on the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir.

Sergeant Mehmet Ali Sarak, 25, was killed after militants allegedly opened fire on him in the Silvan district of Diyarbakir on Wednesday morning.

Following the attack, police forces began an operation to track down the assailants.

There has been a deadly conflict between the PKK and Turkish security forces since July, when Turkey began airstrikes against purported Daesh (ISIL) targets in Syria as well as PKK positions in Turkey and Iraq after a Daesh bomb attack left 32 people dead in the southeastern Turkish town of Suruc.

Some 150 Turkish soldiers and police forces, and over 1,000 militants have been killed in the fighting since July, according to pro-government media.

The PKK has been fighting for an autonomous Kurdish region inside Turkey since 1984. The clashes have left some 40,000 people dead.​

A shaky ceasefire between Ankara and the PKK that had stood since 2013 was declared null and void following the Turkish military campaign./End/
Published: 2015/9/23 15:50 • Updated: 2015/9/23 12:16 559 Reads • Published in: Arab & International
Follow up (AIN) -Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called for a fresh round of negotiations with neighboring India on a wide range of issues, notably the disputed region of Kashmir.
Published: 2015/9/23 14:40 • Updated: 2015/9/23 12:12 575 Reads • Published in: Arab & International
Follow up (AIN) -U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed a disaster declaration to make federal aid available to Northern California residents impacted by a major wildfire, the White House said.

Published: 2015/9/23 13:50 • Updated: 2015/9/23 12:06 468 Reads • Published in: Arab & International
Follow up (AIN) -The first Syrian refugees to be resettled in the UK since the government announced it was expanding its protection scheme have arrived.
Published: 2015/9/23 12:30 • Updated: 2015/9/23 12:03 380 Reads • Published in: Arab & International
Follow up (AIN) -A Chinese military jet performed an "unsafe" maneuver in front of a U.S. reconnaissance plane last week, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

Published: 2015/9/23 11:10 • Updated: 2015/9/23 1:23 375 Reads • Published in: Arab & International
Follow up (AIN) -Two Saudi soldiers fighting with the Arab coalition in Yemen have been detained by Houthi group, coalition spokesman Ahmed Asseri said.