Al Qaeda renegade group kills 15 Kurds in northern Syria

An al Qaeda renegade group killed 15 Kurdish people, seven of them children, in an attack on a village in northern Syria, a monitoring group and a photographer at the scene said on Friday.

Iraq President`s testimony rejected in trial of VP

Iraq`s Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi is accused of running death squads against Shi’ites and government security forces.

Turkish police dispose of bomb near Istanbul hotel

Turkey`s state-run television says hotel cleaners discovered a bag outside the hotel and notified police.