BEIRUT: The Syrian army and its allies have captured areas of Islamic State-held al-Mayadin in eastern Syria, a Hezbollah-run military news outlet reported on Thursday, in an advance into the jihadist group's main urban base of operations in Syria. Backed by Russia, Iran and Shi'ite militias, the ...
The top Chinese steelmaking city of Tangshan has ordered mills to cut output a month earlier than expected to meet tough 2017 air quality targets, according to a notice released by the municipal gover ... Read more
Facing more US sanctions, Iran’s President Rouhani has backed the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, despite his quarrels with the military organization over political, economic, and social iss ... Read more
French police investigating the fatal stabbing of two young women in the southern city of Marseille, an attack claimed by Islamic State, have arrested two men, a judicial source said Wednesday. Read more
Demi Lovato dazzled at the debut of her documentary Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated in Los Angeles Wednesday night. At the screening, the star showed off her clevage in a plunging grey dress. Read more
From Internet regulation and online censorship to a clampdown on activists and non-governmental organisations, China has tightened controls on Chinese society since Xi Jinping assumed power in late 20 ... Read more