Kirkuk: Iraqi forces capture key sites from Kurds

Iraqi forces move on Kurdish-controlled areas, weeks after the region voted to secede from Iraq.

Alleged deserter Bowe Bergdahl doubts he could get a fair trial after Trump comments

Former Taliban prisoner-of-war Bowe Bergdahl is expected to plead guilty to charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy in a military hearing that begins today.

Catalonia leader Puigdemont ‘unclear’ on independence – Spain

Madrid extends the deadline to Thursday as Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont calls for further talks.

Israeli warplanes strike Syrian anti-aircraft battery after coming under ‘fire’

According to Israel’s military, it struck the Syrian anti-aircraft battery after an Israeli aircraft was targeted over Lebanon. Israel has carried out dozens of attacks on suspected arms shipments to Hezbollah.

Sebastian Kurz, the Austrian ‘whizz-kid’ poised to make history

Who is Sebastian Kurz, the telegenic 31-year-old ‘Wonder Kid’, set to become Europe’s youngest leader after his conservative party came out top Sunday in Austria’s national election?