Middle East
Iraqi army must do more to liberate Mosul: KRG official
Kurdish Regional Government official says Iraqi army hasn't performed as well as expected in campaign to retake Mosul from Daesh

Israel says willing to resume peace talks with Palestinians
Israel calls Palestinians to peace talks after both sides say they are waiting on each other to begin process

Operation to retake Mosul from Daesh begins
Forces under Joint Mosul Command begin first phase of Operation Conquest to retake Iraq's second-largest city from Daesh

Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government expands territories
Kurds in Iraq now control 71,000 square kilometers, up from 41,000 square kilometers

Three Palestinians killed after Jerusalem, West Bank attacks
Two Palestinians killed after suspected Jerusalem double attack, another killed after alleged West Bank stabbing attempt

Syria accord lays ground for vital progress, say aid chiefs
Let's celebrate that at least we have a cessation,' says Mercy Corps CEO

'Syria, Iraq excluded for EU readmission deal'
Turkey's EU Minister Bozkir says full implementation does not include Syrian, Iraqi illegal migrants

UN: Syria talks in Geneva delayed
Syria peace talks were scheduled to be held on Thursday

Turkey continues to shell PYD positions in Syria's Azaz
Latest round of shelling comes day after deadly bomb attack killed 28 people in Ankara, which has been blamed on PKK/PYD