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Iraq's former oil hub deserted years after IS defeat

11 December, 2017

Two years after IS were forced from the industrial hub of Baiji the city remains a devastated ghost town as funds to help rebuild life have failed to materialise.

New York explosion was ‘attempted terrorist attack’

11 December, 2017

A man with a pipe bomb strapped to his body set off a crude explosive device at a subway close to Times Square on Monday, injuring himself and three others.

Thousands of IS fighters could return to Africa

11 December, 2017

More than 6,000 Africans who fought for IS in Iraq and Syria could return home, the African Union's top security official warned, calling on countries to prepare for the threat.

Iraq holds military parade to celebrate 'victory' over IS

11 December, 2017

The Iraqi military has held a celebration to celebrate the end of the campaign against IS, while others warn the fight is not yet over.

Islamic State re-enters Syria's Idlib after clashes

09 December, 2017

After several days of clashes, IS recaptures villages in Syria's Idlib province, four years after they were first expelled, as Russian airstrikes in the province continue.

Libya's Sufi shrines under attack by 'extremist militias': HRW

09 December, 2017

Human Rights Watch has condemned a series of attacks against Sufi shrines in Libya carried out by 'extremist' militia groups.

PA's Abbas to shun Pence over Jerusalem recognition move

09 December, 2017

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has vowed not to meet with US vice-President Mike Pence later this month following Washington's controversial policy shift to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Abadi declares 'end of war against IS' in Iraq

09 December, 2017

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Saturday declared victory over IS following a bloody three-year campaign, a group which at its height endangered Iraq's very existence.

Two Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza

09 December, 2017

An Israeli airstrike on the Gaza Strip killed two Palestinians on Saturday, health officials in the besieged territory said, following heightened tensions over claims to Jerusalem.

Mosul Eye: Blogger who exposed IS atrocities reveals identity

07 December, 2017

When the city went dark under Islamic State's rule, Mosul Eye bravely documented its atrocities. Now, the blogger has ended his anonymity with the story of his double life.

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