Police launched a raid on the IS-affiliated outfit in eastern Algeria, after intelligence hinted at a planned suicide bomb attack on the city of Constantine.
Iraqi forces stepped up their presence in the city of Samarra on Monday, just a day after foiling a planned Islamic State attack involving dozens of bombs.
The proposed safe zones would be established in the Qalamoun region of Homs, adjacent to Hizballah's centres of power in the Bekaa valley. Proposals include provisions for a rebel amnesty
Convicts condemned to death by confessions obtained under torture have little chance of reprieve, though further executions could ignite Bahrain's tinder-box, reports Daniel Wickham.
Members of the extremist group are attempting to leave the war-torn Iraqi city by boat. But Iraqi forces are aware of the desperate tactic and lie in wait
Unknown gunmen have attacked a convoy of buses en route to evacuate civilians from the two regime-held villages of Fuaa and Kafraya in Idlib province.
'Iran pays us $1,500 a month to fight in Syria,' an Iraqi fighter has told his Syrian rebel captors, sparking controversy in Iraq.
Iraq should heed the prominent Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr’s July 2016 statement banning violence against those who do not conform to gender norms, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.
Muqtada al-Sadr has warned the Iraqi government that they will meet the same fate as Saddam Hussein, while militia leaders urge fighters not to be dragged into a Shia-on-Shia fight.
Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has called for the punishment of rioters who stormed Baghdad's Green Zone on Saturday.