Middle East
Opposition loses grip on Aleppo, civilians cry for help
Thousands of civilians are reportedly trapped in war-weary city's besieged eastern districts

Syrian forces enter homes and kill Aleppo civilians: UN
'We received reports of pro-government forces killing at least 82 civilians including 11 women and 13 children,' says UN spokesman

Opposition eager to set up safe zone in Syria's north
National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces hold news conference in Istanbul

Iraqi forces take Daesh bastion south of Mosul
Hammal al-Alil was the last Daesh stronghold, about 30 kilometers south of Mosul

Free Syrian commander says recruitment has tripled
Syrian opposition fighter says liberation of Jarabulus sparked wave of new faces joining anti-Daesh militia

Daesh using civilians as human shields: Mosul children
As Iraqi forces close in on Mosul, militants use civilians as 'human shields', train children in suicide-bombing techniques

Iraqis in London call for Turkey to intervene in Mosul
Rally in UK capital calls for Turkish involvement to expel Daesh from northern Iraqi city

Polls bring Jordan's Brotherhood back to parliament
The Brotherhood had boycotted the last two parliamentary polls to protest Jordan's 'one vote' law

Syrians speak out about PKK/PYD 'cruelty'
PKK/PYD terrorist organizations force people to join, Syrians tell Anadolu Agency