Thousands of Iraqi troops backed by Iranian-trained Shiite Muslim militias pushed north Monday toward Tikrit, Iraq, marking a major offensive to wrest control of the strategic and heavily symbolic city from the militant group Islamic State.
The newly appointed attorney for a Washington Post journalist jailed for more than seven months in Iran said Monday that she had begun the lengthy process of reviewing confidential files in the high-profile case.
Enraged at unremitting flight delays, frustrated Iranian airline passengers have adopted a novel form of protest: spontaneous sit-ins staged inside idle aircraft.
The capital remains firmly in the hands of northern-based Shiite Muslim rebels.
A video released Thursday appears to show Islamic State militants methodically destroying centuries-old artifacts in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, which would be the group’s most brazen attack to date on antiquities regarded by the extremists as idolatrous.
A replica Big Ben still looks down on the harbor. Queen Victoria casts a dour gaze from her bronzed throne in a patch of green fronting the port.
Hours after fleeing house arrest, Yemen’s deposed president on Saturday denounced a “coup” against his authority and issued a direct challenge to the faction now in control of the capital.
The worshipers pumped their fists to the rhythm of the chant, the younger ones among them, including children, whipping their arms high above their heads.