Middle East
Syria: PYD abducts head of Kurdish National Council
Ibrahim Biro was abducted by PKK Syrian offshoot, member of Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria says

Syrian opposition breaks Aleppo regime siege
Clashes are still raging on between regime forces and opposition groups trying to widen their control

38 Daesh militants killed in air operation: Iraqi army
Army also prevents planned bomb attacks in Baghdad, southern provinces, authorities say

UN urges world to protect children in conflict
'If you want to protect your image, protect children,' Ban says

Russian airstrikes kill 15 in northern Syria
Another 30 injured in raids that targeted opposition-held town in Idlib province, local source says

21 civilians killed in Syria regime, Russian airstrikes
Strikes hit three separate neighborhoods in Aleppo

Tunisia's Ennahda head condemns failed coup in Turkey
Calling failed putsch in Turkey 'dangerous,' movement leader also looks to formation of new Tunisian unity govt

Syrians in UK stand in solidarity with Turkey
Syrian community says it is grateful for Turkey's support

Iran's landmark nuclear accord, one year on
Tehran has registered considerable gains in the one year since its historical deal with world powers