Two explosions occurred five minutes apart at the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party final election rally as party leader Selahattin Demirtas was preparing to address the crowd in the main city in Turkey's predominantly Kurdish southeast.
Hamas forces killed Younis al-Honnor after he allegedly resisted arrest at his home in Gaza, where he was said to have illegally stockpiled munitions. The Palestinian cabinet denounced the 'execution.'
A UN mediation effort has brought Libya's two rival governments to the negotiating table, but both continue to gird for military victory over the other. The chaos benefits the Islamic State and others.
Turkey's elections next Sunday are shaping up as a referendum on the increasingly authoritarian Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who seeks to rewrite the country's constitution to consolidate power in the presidency.
Two separate car bombs went off late Thursday in the parking lots of two prominent hotels in Baghdad. The ability of the IS militants to target heavily secured buildings in the heart of the capital brutally underscored the city's lingering vulnerability.