Iraqi forces push into town near Mosul after IS group assault on Kirkuk

Iraqi forces push into town near Mosul after IS group assault on Kirkuk

Iraqi forces pushed into a town near the Islamic State group-held city of Mosul Saturday after a wave of militant attacks in and around the northern city of Kirkuk set off more than 24 hours of heavy clashes. US Defense Secretary Ash Carter meanwhile arrived in Baghdad on an unannounced visit to meet with Iraqi […]

Trump blames media, Clinton for ‘made up’ sexual assault allegations

Trump blames media, Clinton for ‘made up’ sexual assault allegations

  Donald Trump assailed as “absolutely false” the allegations by several women that he groped them, and accused Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, the media and lobbyists of engaging in an effort to stop him from winning the White House. With his numbers dropping in opinion polls ahead of the Nov. 8 election, the Republican U.S. […]

Trump campaign rocked as women accuse White House candidate of sexual assault

Trump campaign rocked as women accuse White House candidate of sexual assault

  Newly published accusations that Donald Trump groped or inappropriately kissed women rocked the race for the White House Wednesday, with the Republican nominee angrily denying the reports and his campaign branding them “character assassination.” Claims by four women, whose accounts were reported by The New York Times, The Palm Beach Postand Yahoo News, came […]

France warns Russia that ‘nothing can justify’ assault on Syria’s Aleppo

France warns Russia that ‘nothing can justify’ assault on Syria’s Aleppo

France’s foreign minister told Russia Friday there was no justification for the fierce assault on Syria’s Aleppo, as Moscow said it was ready to “work on” a French-drafted UN resolution seeking to allow aid into the besieged city. “What is happening in Aleppo is without precedent – nothing can justify such a deluge of fire […]

Taliban launch assault on Afghan city of Kunduz

Taliban launch assault on Afghan city of Kunduz

Taliban fighters mounted a coordinated assault on the northern city of Kunduz overnight, attacking from four directions and entering the city itself, a senior city police official said. Sheer Ali Kamal, commander of the 808 Tandar police zone in Kunduz said the attack began at around midnight (1930 GMT Sunday) and fighting was still going […]

Kabul hotel assault ends after Taliban attackers killed

Kabul hotel assault ends after Taliban attackers killed

An attack on a Kabul hotel popular with foreign contractors ended Monday after all three Taliban fighters were killed, around seven hours after the assault began with a truck explosion, police said. Police said the standoff with the jihadist fighters had ended with no victims among hotel guests or staff, but one casualty among security […]

Johnny Depp’s friends fear for star and ‘urge him to go to rehab’ amid Amber Heard assault claims

Johnny Depp’s friends fear for star and ‘urge him to go to rehab’ amid Amber Heard assault claims

Johnny Depp ‘s friends have shared their fears for the star, as he continues his tour amid shocking recent allegations from his ex Amber Heard. The 52-year-old actor , who is reportedly set to be quizzed by police over claims he physically assaulted his estranged wife – claims he has furiously denied, was recently pictured […]