Government of National Accord forces say they are making advances against ISIL in the embattled city of Sirte.
After breaking government siege on rebel-held districts, Army of Conquest pushes to take second biggest city.
Monday marks two years since the US-led coalition began air strikes against ISIL, but the group is far from defeated.
At least 70 killed in deadly Quetta hospital attack claimed both by the ISIL group and a faction of Pakistan Taliban.
By Gul Yousafzai QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) – A suicide bomber in Pakistan killed at least 70 people and wounded more than 100 on Monday in an attack on mourners gathered at a hospital in the southwestern city of Quetta, and Islamic State claimed responsibility. Abdul Rehman Miankhel, a senior official at the government-run Civil Hospital, where the explosion occurred, told reporters that at least 70 people had been killed, with more than 112 wounded. "There are many wounded, so the death toll could rise," said Rehmat Saleh Baloch, the provincial health minister.
Following diplomatic faux pas comparing Iranian nuclear deal with British appeasement policies with Hitler, Defense Ministry seeks to clarify: ‘We never intended to draw such comparisons. We apologize if it was misinterpreted.’
Indian forces arrest more than a thousand protesters as part of a security lockdown to stem anti-India demonstrations.
Security forces accused of shooting dead people in Oromia and Amhara regions in attempt to suppress wave of protests.