The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a bombing that targeted police station in Baghdad’s center Friday night, and Iraqi officials said the blast killed four people and wounded eight.
An Islamic State group militant was burned alive by the Egyptian al-Tarabin tribe in the country's tense Sinai region, reports said on Friday.
A car bomb blast killed three people and wounded seven in central Baghdad's Karrada neighbourhood, local sources reported on Friday.
New clashes erupted between the Turkish army and a Syrian Kurdish militia on Friday, after Ankara struck YPG positions earlier this week, the Turkish army said.
In the latest of regime attacks on al-Azhar, MP Mohamed Abu Hamed proposes a law to limit the powers of the Grand Imam by delegating essential roles to the president.
Al-Azhar, Egypt's top Islamic authority, has been at the centre of a messy collision between politics and theology since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi began campaigning for religious reforms.
The British foreign secretary says it would be 'very difficult' to reject a call from Washington for military action against Bashar al-Assad.
The latest attacks on Egyptian Copts was shocking, but hardly new. Copts face discrimination daily from their fellow countrymen and from the regime that granted them equality in the constitution.
Comment: How have Islamic State military capacity and sectarian rivalries undermined tactical success for the Iraqi Army and its allies? asks Sarah Schneider.
A laptop ban on some flights coming to the US could soon end, Emirates' chairman Sir Tim Clark has told local media, making travel a little easier for UAE travelers.