afghan forces backed by us aircraft have launched a counter-offensive to retake the city of kunduz. the provincial capital was overrun by taliban fighters on monday. witnesses say the streets were littered with bodies as taliban fighters screeched round the city in stolen vehicles.
clashes between palestinians and israeli security forces continue at the al-aqsa mosque in east jerusalem. israeli forces take position on roof and in compound of al-aqsa mosque in jerusalem during clashes with palestinians. september 28, 2015
about 40 people needed medical treatment for breathing problems following what's thought to have been a chlorine leak at a holiday park swimming pool in the uk.
kurdish forces are digging deeper into syria's raqqa province. ypg militia are advancing towards isil-controlled tal abyad, at the turkish border. they are setting their sights set on taking the town, raising the prospect of a battle at the border. for the ypg, seizing tal abyad would help them link up kurdish-controlled areas in hasaka province and kobani. the town is important to the self-proclaimed islamic state group as the nearest border area to its de facto capital of raqqa city.
wall street's lost faith in twitter, causing ceo dick costolo to announce his resignation. investors are worried about the social media giant's slow user growth and its inability to compete for advertising with the likes of facebook. the company's shares jumped nearly 8 percent on the news as co-founder jack dorsey agreed to step into to the role temporarily.
the eiffel tower in paris has been forced to close because of a worker walkout over crime around the famous landmark. those protesting say there has been a rise in aggressive pickpockets around the paris landmark - and they want action. ıt's a growing problem. there have always been pickpockets at the eiffel tower, but now we are facing an organised group.
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the united states says its special forces have killed a senior leader of the ıslamic state militant group during a raid in eastern syria. the operation, ordered by president obama, was carried out by us commandos based in iraq. the isil leader known as abu sayyaf was killed during exchanges with us forces according to the obama administration which says sayyaf was involved in isil's military activity as well as helping run its illicit oil, gas, and financial operations.
iraqi forces have reclaimed key areas of the sunni city of tikrit after fighting islamic state militants for nearly a month. government security forces and shi'ite paramilitary fighters seized control of the governor's headquarters and the main hospital there, in the hometown of former president saddam hussein.
iraqi military officials say they expect to reach the centre of tikrit in 72 hours. backed by their mainly shi'ite militia allies, forces have been waging fierce battles to secure neighbourhoods of the strategic city, still in the hands of isil. they entered the city - saddam hussein's hometown - for the first time on wednesday, from the north and south.
the us military has announced coalition forces carried out eight air strikes against isil militants in iraq over a 24-hour period around march 9, 2015.
kabul's heavily fortified diplomatic area has been rocked by an explosion. a suicide bomber drove a car crammed with explosives into a convoy of vehicles carrying turkish delegates.
pro-government ukrainian forces have started to pull out of the rebel-held city of debaltseve according to a commander of one of the pro-kyiv volunteer battalions.
ukraine government forces remain dug-in, encircled by pro-russian rebels, leaving a european brokered peace plan on the verge of collapse. fighting had subsided in many parts of eastern ukraine after a ceasefire came into effect yesterday but there are still reports of intense shelling in the worst hit areas, and both sides accuses the other of violating the deal.
nato on thursday confirmed that it would bolster its presence in eastern europe to counter a perceived russian threat against its baltic members.
chad's army claims it has killed some 200 boko haram militants in the towns of gambaru and ngala near the border with cameroon. around 2,000 chadian troops with armoured support crossed into nigeria yesterday and recaptured the towns though there are reports of sporadic fighting.
african union forces from chad have attacked boko haram killing 120 of its militants in the far north of cameron. the islamist militant group had recently launched a cross-border advance from its stronghold in nigeria into neighbouring cameron and chad. nigeria and its four neighboring countries benin, cameroon, chad and niger have committed 7,500 troops to a multinational force to fight the militants.
ukraine’s ministry of defence says 15 soldiers have been killed in the last 24 hours as government forces attempt to hold onto a key railway junction in the teeth of heavy attacks from pro russian separatists. kyiv, nato and several western governments insist the rebels appear to be increasingly and overtly supported by russian special forces and heavy weaponry engaging on ukrainian soil.
japanese officials are working closely with those in jordan as efforts to win the release of two isil held hostages intensify. . after an emergency cabinet meeting japan's prime minister shinzo abe expressed his anger at a video apparently showing hostage kenji goto saying he could be killed in 24 hours.
ukrainian president petro poroshenko says his troops are holding the line against separatists and russian forces, amid a surge in violence. his words come despite donetsk airport being reduced to a burnt out shell and ukrainian forces withdrawing from the main terminal.
heavy fighting is continuing between ukraine government forces and pro-russian separatists in and around what's left of donetsk airport. there are confused and conflicting reports of the situation on the ground with both sides claiming to be in control. what is clear is that violence is intensifying in eastern ukraine with up to a dozen of civilians killed this weekend, all attempts to restart peace talks have failed.
afghanistan president ashraf ghani has marked the country's transition to full sovereignty on thursday after the formal end of the 13-year international military mission. in a televised address, ghani told afghans to support their security forces in the interests of building a strong and peaceful afghanistan.
iraqi and peshmerga forces fighting the self-proclaimed islamic state group will soon have extra backup from coalition allies. the us military says a number of unspecified countries have agreed to contribute 1,500 troops, mostly for training - this on top of an extra 3,000 us troops president obama has already authorised for deployment to iraq.
the pentagon says the first of the 1,500 extra american troops due to advise and train iraqi forces will be deployed in the next few weeks
ıraqi government forces are edging closer to recapturing the country's biggest oil refinery at baiji. it is the nearest they have come to breaking a siege by islamic state militants during two months of fighting. the iraqi soldiers advance has been halted by a series of roadside bombs believed to have been planted by the militants between the complex and the nearby town.
ıraqi kurdish forces fighting isil fighters near makhmour, a town recaptured from the militant group by the kurds, say they need more weapons because isil have access to sophisticated weaponry from the iraqi army. we need anti-tank weapons, explained major general raeed to euronews correspondent mohamed shaikhibrahim, adding: "we call on the international community to help, because as peshmerga and kurdish we are sacrificing ourselves for the sake of other countries to fight terrorism.
coalition forces heavily bombed the syrian kurdish town of kobani, near the turkish border on tuesday. throughout the day the sounds of jets followed by explosions could be heard as well as gun shots and mortar fire. euronews spoke to a kurdish fighter in kobani who said isil had retreated from 10 of the 12 fronts they were fighting on after the bombings.
israeli police released on monday (october 13) a video showing clashes between israeli security forces and palestinian youths in al-aqsa compound in jerusalem's old city. in the video, israeli security forces are seen firing towards the mosque. it was not sure whether they were firing stun grenades of tear gas. they later dismantled barricades as rocks were being hurled from the inside. no incident occured throughout the morning afterwards and police said it was holding security checks at th
turkish president recep tayyip erdogan says his country needs to take a frontline role in the fightback against isil militants in syria. until now ankara has declined a role in the international coalition, which has frustrated the west. but admitting that turkey cant stay out of the counteroffensive, erdogan also warned that airstrikes wouldn't be enough to finish off the militants, hinting that ground forces could be mobilised.
the commander in chief of the iraqi armed forces has announced further advances against islamic state militants in the barwana district of anbar province. supported by a local tribe, the troops launched a massive operation to regain control.
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the conflict in eastern ukraine has reached the centre of rebel-held luhansk, where government forces say they have now recaptured one neighbourhood.
ukraine government forces continue to pound pro-russian positions in donetsk and luhansk. kyiv now controls the town of novosvitlivka, which lies on the road to luhansk, the route the russian aid convoy is expected to take if it crosses the rebel-held border into ukraine.
supported by a third day of us air strikes against sunni militants in iraq, kurdish forces have carried out counterattacks claiming to have retaken two border towns.
fierce fighting near the wreckage of the malaysian airliner downed in eastern ukraine has forced dutch and australian investigators to cancel a visit to the crash site, controlled by pro-russian rebels.
militants stormed a building near kabul airport just after dawn setting off explosions and launching a round of gunfire. officials reported a number of insurgents began shooting into the airport which is used by civilians and the military.
the united states says it has captured the suspected ringleader of the 2012 raid on a us diplomatic post in benghazi, libya.according to the pentagon, us special forces snatched ahmed abu khattala on sunday in a secret mission.
now that baghdad's control of northern iraq has collapsed in the face of an onslaught by sunni insurgents, kurdish forces have been battling the al qaeda-inf...
ukrainian government forces have reclaimed the strategic port city of mariopol from pro-russian separatists. kyiv has also retaken control of a long stretch ...
after days of relative calm on ukraine's 'eastern front', the military has suffered its worst losses there, with at least 14 soldiers killed in a dawn attack on a checkpoint. heavily-armed militants are said to have stormed the site south of donetsk, injuring a further 30 or so troops. ukrainian security sources are blaming pro-russian separatists.