Sep 18, 2017

Iraq supreme court orders suspension of Kurdistan referendum

Iraq's supreme court on Monday ordered the suspension of a Sept. 25 referendum on the independence of Iraqi Kurdistan, to examine whether such a poll would be constitutional. "The supreme court has issued the order to suspend organizing the referendum set for Sept. 25 ... ...

Syria army closing in on Islamic State-besieged Deir Ezzor enclave

Sep 4, 2017

Syria army closing in on Islamic State-besieged Deir Ezzor enclave

Syrian government soldiers and allied fighters have advanced further toward a government enclave besieged by the Islamic State group in the country's east, a monitor said on Sunday. Syria's army, backed by Russian military support, has been advancing toward Deir Ezzor city for weeks on ...

Islamic State convoy split up in eastern Syria, U.S.-led coalition says

Sep 4, 2017

Islamic State convoy split up in eastern Syria, U.S.-led coalition says

A 17-bus convoy carrying Islamic State militants and civilian evacuees from the Lebanon-Syria border has split into two groups as it tries to reach extremist-held territory farther east, the U.S.-led coalition said Sunday. The evacuees were allowed to relocate under a deal brokered by the ...