IS attacks on Iraqi police in Samarra kills over 7

Gunmen wearing suicide vests attacked two police stations in the central Iraqi city of Samarra on Monday, killing at least seven policemen, security sources said, according to Reuters. The sources said clashes were ongoing at both…

IS terrorist group claims Istanbul nightclub attack

BBC - So-called Islamic State says it was behind the new year attack on a Turkish nightclub that killed 39 people. The group said in a statement it was carried out by "a heroic soldier". At least 600 revellers were celebrating…

23 people killed in a ferry fire in Indonesia

At least 23 people have been killed and 17 more are missing after a ferry caught fire off the coast of Indonesia, the BBC wrote. The Zahro News ferry was carrying more than 230 people to Tidung island, a resort some 50km (30 miles)…

Bahrain convicted inmates freed by gunmen attack on prison

BBC - Gunmen in Bahrain have attacked a prison, killing a policeman and freeing inmates convicted of terror offences, officials say. A security lockdown has been imposed around Jaw prison, south of the capital Manama, the interior…

Turkish new line of policy brings about ceasefire in Syria

BBC - If the ceasefire brokered by Russia and Turkey holds, it will be welcomed by most people in Syria - but the odds seem stacked against it. Several previous ceasefires have collapsed, and new clashes have already broken out in…

Russian plane crash triggered by “faulty wing flaps”

BBC - The main flight recorder from the Russian jet that crashed into the Black Sea on Sunday has revealed that faulty flaps were to blame, Russian media say. The flaps, panels on the wings that help lift an aircraft, were…

Russian Embassy in Damascus allegedly attacked by shelling

The Independent - The Russian embassy in Damascus has been shelled twice, the country's foreign embassy has claimed. Announcing the attack in a statement, the foreign ministry called said the shelling was a "provocation" aimed at…

Turkey and Russia agree on a ceasefire in Syria

BBC - Turkey and Russia have agreed on the terms of a proposed ceasefire in Syria, where they back opposing sides in the civil war, Turkish state media report. The Anadolu news agency cited an unnamed source as saying the two states…

Russian crashed plane’s first black box recovered

BBC - The flight data recorder of the Russian military airliner which crashed in the Black Sea on Sunday has been recovered and brought to Moscow. The Tu-154 jet came down with the loss of all 92 passengers and crew. At least 12…

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