Twenty-six Qatari hostages, including members of the ruling family, were freed on Friday after being held by gunmen in Iraq for over a year, officials say.
Fierce fighting took place on Friday in the old part of Western Mosul as Iraqi forces continue to battle ISIL fighters.
Ali al-Moussawi is a bookworm from Baghdad in Iraq who has turned his love of reading into a career.
The so-called Islamic State group now only controls less than a fifth of the territory it held in Iraq in 2014, according to an Iraqi military spokesman.
The Iraqi military is battling Islamic State group in a final push to take control of the parts of western Mosul that are still held by the extremist group.
Already scarred by the horrors of war and ISIL occupation, villagers returning home in Iraq are facing a fresh terror.
Recapturing the al-Nuri mosque in the western part of the city would be a hugely symbolic victory for the government troops
There is a call for more international aid to help the tens of thousands of people fleeing the fighting in Mosul.
Amnesty International says US-led coalition against ISIL could be at fault for failing to limit civilian deaths in Mosul offensive.
'Shelling' sparks a major fire among crowded market stalls in east Mosul, with both civilians and fire fighters battling to put it out.
The Iraqi military revises down the civilian death toll from an incident in west Mosul last week and denies it was caused by a coalition air strike.
Iraqi government forces have halted their push to recapture western Mosul after reports of mass civilian casualties.
Now into its sixth month, the US-backed offensive to oust the jihadists has slowed recently, as fighting enters the narrow alleys of the Old City.
Iraqi government forces are meeting fierce resistance from ISIL militants as they close in on western Mosul.
With nearly 400,000 displaced people from the battle of Mosul refugee camps are overwhelmed with the latest exodus from the east of the city.
Iraqi federal police helped injured civilians advance through the rubble in the train station and through the muddy streets of Mosul on Sunday (19 March).
The bustling street of the Al Naby Younis market in East Mosul proves that the residents who lived for three years under strict radical Islamic rule are now trying to return to some…
Troops on the ground are closing in on the strategic and symbolic target of the al-Nuri mosque.
The sight and sounds of combat were evident in western Mosul on Tuesday as heavy fighting resumed.
Already in control of eastern Mosul, Iraqi forces have now cut off road access to the west.
Thousands more people continue to flee fighting in Western Mosul to newly built UN camps on the outskirts of the city.
After being under ISIL control for more than two years, all that remains inside Mosul’s museum is destruction and traces of looting.
ISIL is being squeezed in its last urban stronghold in Iraq, Mosul, as the city falls to Iraqi special forces, and the Islamic militants appear close to collapse.