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'Fog' delays arrival in Israel of first F-35 fighters

'Fog' delays arrival in Israel of first F-35 fighters

The arrival of Israel's first F-35 stealth fighters, the world's most expensive plane, was in doubt Monday because of bad weather, officials said.

IS leader urges Mosul fighters to turn ‘blood into rivers’

IS leader urges Mosul fighters to turn ‘blood into rivers’

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi urged his fighters in an audio recording posted online on Thursday not to retreat from the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, but also to invade Turkey and attack Saudi Arabia.

Taliban fighters enter Afghan city of Kunduz

Taliban fighters enter Afghan city of Kunduz

Taliban fighters pushed into the centre of the northern Afghan city of Kunduz on Monday, taking control of the central intersection where they raised their flag a year earlier ...

Rebels launch fierce assault in Syria's divided Aleppo

Rebels launch fierce assault in Syria's divided Aleppo

Opposition fighters launched a major assault on government-held districts of Syria's long-divided Aleppo on Monday, after the regime severed their only remaining supply route into the battleground city.

Rebel fighters roll back IS in northern Syria

Rebel fighters roll back IS in northern Syria

Syrian rebels reopened a vital supply line by capturing two villages yesterday from the Islamic State

Troops kill 21 al Shabaab fighters in Somalia: Kenya

Troops kill 21 al Shabaab fighters in Somalia: Kenya

Kenya's military said on Wednesday it had killed 21 al Shabaab fighters in Somalia where its troops are trying to defeat the militant Islamist group ...

New rules on pros fighting at Olympics set for vote

New rules on pros fighting at Olympics set for vote

Boxing's global governing body will vote within three months on proposals that would allow all professional fighters to compete in the Olympic Games, including in Rio, AIBA's president told AFP ...

12 children dead after Russia strike hits Syria school

12 children dead after Russia strike hits Syria school

At least 12 children and three adults were killed in a Russian air strike that hit a school in Syria's Aleppo province on Monday, a monitor said.

Hundreds of fighters, civilians evacuated from Syrian towns

Hundreds of fighters, civilians evacuated from Syrian towns

A rare UN-backed deal between Syria’s warring sides saw hundreds of fighters and civilians evacuate three towns yesterday, as bomb blasts in the regime-held city of Homs killed at least 19 people.