Bombings kill at least 87 in Syria as John Kerry pushes ceasefire

Bombings kill at least 87 in Syria as John Kerry pushes ceasefire

US Secretary of State John Kerry said a provisional deal had been reached on the terms of a truce, as violence intensified on the ground.

Death toll in southern Damascus bombings reaches 62

Four blasts hit the Sayeda Zeinab district, which is home to a Shi`ite shrine. Another 180 people were wounded.

Twin car bombs kill 46 in Syria's Homs, truce efforts flounder

Double car bomb attacks killed at least 46 people in Syria`s central city of Homs on Sunday as international efforts to bring about a ceasefire in the war-torn country floundered.

Suicide blast, bombings strike Baghdad, killing 15

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks, but near daily attacks in Baghdad are often claimed by the Islamic State group.

Four Americans among 6 peacekeepers wounded in Egypt bombings

 Six international peacekeepers, including four Americans, were wounded on Thursday in two roadside bombings in Egypt`s Sinai Peninsula where Islamic State group militants are active, Egyptian and US security officials said.

Bomb attacks on Shiite districts in Iraq kill 15 people

Authorities in Iraq say bombings targeting Shiite districts have killed 15 people in and around Baghdad.

IS claims suicide attack on Iraq police that killed 47

The Islamic State group claimed a suicide attack on an Iraqi police base north of Baghdad that officials said Tuesday had killed at least 47 people.

UN envoy decries Syria regime raids as dozens killed

The UN envoy to Syria condemned regime bombing of civilian areas as "totally unacceptable" after more than 140 people were killed in a day of heavy air raids.

Bombings in Iraqi capital kill at least 15 Shiite pilgrims

Attacks on Shiite pilgrims commemorating the birth of the Imam Ali killed more than a dozen people and wounded at least 40 across the Iraqi capital, police official said.

Canadian prime minister visits Iraq as bombings kill 30

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper made a surprise visit today to Iraq, pledging to continue Canada's support for the battle against the Islamic State group as bombings across the country killed at least 30 people.

Bombings kill 12 people in Iraq

Authorities in Iraq say a series of bombings targeting public places in the capital, Baghdad, have killed 12 people.

IS claims deadly Yemen mosque bombings

The Islamic State jihadist group claimed responsibility for suicide bombings Friday in the Yemeni capital that killed at least 77 people at mosques attended by Shiite militiamen.

Men arrested for Bangkok blasts say they were tortured

Four Thai men arrested for their alleged involvement in two small bombings in Bangkok say they were tortured in military custody, their lawyer told AFP Thursday.

Three bombings blamed on Boko Haram kill 58 in NE Nigeria

Three bombings, including one by a female suicide attacker, killed at least 58 people and wounded 139 others in northeast Nigeria on Saturday, in the latest violence blamed on Boko Haram.

Air strike on Niger village kills up to 30

 As many as 30 mourners at a funeral ceremony were killed when an unidentified plane bombarded a village in Niger near the Nigerian border, local officials said Wednesday.

Iraqis fete curfew end with flags, horns and tyre smoke

Iraqis roared through central Baghdad in dozens of cars flying flags, honking horns and filling the street with smoke from their screeching tyres to celebrate the end of a years-old nightly curfew.

At least 34 killed in three bombings in Baghdad

At least 34 people were killed in three bombings around Baghdad on Saturday, police said, hours before the government was due to lift a long-standing night-time curfew on the capital.

Officials say bombings kill 10 in Iraq's capital

Two bombings ripped through commercial areas in Iraq's capital on Sunday, killing at least 10 civilians and wounding dozens, officials said.

Officials say 2 bombings kill 7 people in Iraq's capital

Authorities in Iraq say two bombings have killed seven people in the capital, Baghdad.

12 killed in Syria bombings

 At least 12 people were killed Tuesday and several others were wounded in air raids by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in the northwestern Syrian province of Al-Raqqa, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported.