A suicide attacker on foot detonated himself in front of Kabul University as Afghans celebrated Nowruz holiday marking the start of the Persian new year. At least 65 people were wounded in the attack.
Syrian revolutionaries have survived the Assad regime, Russia and Iran. They have also made several mistakes over the last seven years. But the main reason the revolution has failed is because the world has repeatedly failed Syrians.
The international military battle to defeat Daesh in major cities may be over. But its ideology still lingers as the foreign fighters return to their homes.
Turkey's military says air strikes were carried out in northern Iraq's Hakurk and Zap regions.
Daesh was not only an opportunity for the Syrian regime to push its rhetoric of “fighting extremism”, but it also redefined the alliances in Syria's war.
The centre of Afrin in Syria has been surrounded since March 12, and critically important areas have been seized recently, says the Turkish General Staff in a written statement on Tuesday.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu also criticised the Global Coalition Against Daesh as it has started to work with another terrorist organisation to defeat the group in Syria.
Twenty-six more pro-Daesh militants were wounded when Philippine soldiers shelled positions held by the rebels in southern Maguindanao province, the army said, adding, a soldier was slightly wounded in the fighting.
Health officials say at least 10 people were killed and over a dozen injured in the attack at a checkpoint in Kabul's Shia-majority area. Daesh has claimed responsibility for the attack.
US-led coalition and Russian air strikes caused mass civilian deaths that may amount to war crimes, say UN investigators in the latest report covering the last six months through to January 15.
The attackers disguised in army uniforms ambushed the Popular Mobilization Forces near the northern city of Kirkuk, the group said in a statement on Monday.
A spokesman for the criminal court in Baghdad gave no details about the Turkish citizen, but said ten other women of various nationalities were also sentenced to life in prison.
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