Iraqi demonstrators are being killed in the streets for demanding an end to a corrupt status quo propped installed by the US and propped up by Iran.
The attack deals another blow to the West African country's military, which is still reeling from deadly raids in late September in which 38 soldiers were killed.
Afghanistan's national security advisor Hamdullah Mohib, a strong critic of earlier US-Taliban negotiations that excluded his government, said the Taliban no longer operate as a cohesive body and some commanders may have joined Daesh.
Another turning point in the hunt for Baghdadi came earlier this year during a joint operation in which US, Turkish and Iraqi intelligence agents captured senior Daesh leaders, including four Iraqis and one Syrian, an Iraqi security official says.
If there were peace then the PKK would lose its relevance - and this has been proven repeatedly.
European countries quick to condemn Turkey for its anti-terror operation in northern Syria continue to deal with the Middle East's most egregious counter-revolutionary forces and are arming those responsible for the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
Armed men attacked the Grand Mosque in Salmossi on Friday evening - 13 died on the spot and three succumbed to their injuries later.
The Saudi-Iran feud risks spilling over into Afghanistan as both countries push for greater influence with competing groups in the war-torn country.
A US drone strike that left more than 30 farmers dead is another untold tragedy that rarely gets covered.
Tunisia is the only Arab country to have emerged with a viable civil society and democracy after the Arab Spring, but the system is on the ropes as authoritarianism casts its shadow over the country.
Hamza bin Laden, a son of slain Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and himself a notable figure in the militant group, was killed in a US counter-terrorism operation, the White House says.
Syrian regime and Russian forces have killed at least six civilians in northwestern Idlib province, according to a war monitor.
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