Turkey detains Istanbul’s former police chief, several governors and journalists as part of probe into failed coup bid.
A historic truce between the Colombian government and FARC rebels is signed after 52 years of civil war.
Activists in rebel-held Idlib say cluster bombs hit a vegetable market in Syrian city, killing seven and wounding 30.
As US says Ankara-backed rebels and Kurdish forces agree to brief halt in fighting, Turkey insists operation will go on.
The owner of a restaurant just outside of Charles De Gaulle airport was filmed expelling two veiled Muslim women, saying ‘All Muslims are terrorists;’ the public prosecutor is looking into the incident.
The Egyptian parliament on Tuesday adopted a law on regulating the construction of churches, despite opposition by some members of the Christian community which complains of discrimination. Egypt’s Copts, the Middle East’s largest Christian minority, have long struggled to obtain official permission to build places of worship. “The parliament adopted the bill presented by the government for the construction and restoration of churches by a two-thirds majority,” the parliament’s website reported.
By Angus McDowall and Yara Bayoumy BEIRUT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Islamic State group announced on Tuesday that one of its longest-serving and most prominent leaders, responsible for attacks overseas, Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, had been killed in Aleppo province in Syria. Adnani had been one of the last living senior members, along with self-appointed caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, that founded the group and stunned the Middle East by seizing huge tracts of Iraq and Syria in 2014. As Islamic State's spokesman, he was its most visible member.
Thousands of people killed by ISIL are believed buried in 72 mass graves in Iraq and Syria.