The Iraqi army says it is getting closer to the main government complex in western Mosul.
In Iraq, more than a thousand civilians have fled western Mosul as Iraqi troops push deeper into ISIL held areas.
Russia’s navy holds an honouring ceremony in Severomorsk to welcome back the crews of the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier and the Pyotr Veliky heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser returning from S
Senegalese troops cross the border into Gambia to ensure Adama Barrow assumes power
The UN says this is several hundred more each day than before US-led coalition forces began a new phase of their battle to retake the city from ISIL.
Israelis have been expressing their reactions to the manslaughter verdict given to an Israeli soldier for killing an disarmed Palestinian after a knife attack on a colleague.
The Iraqi army says it has made gradual progress in eastern Mosul as it tries to wrestle the city from the control of the so-called Islamic State.
Scores of people fled for safety on Saturday on the third day of the renewed US-led offensive to retake the northern city from the Islamic State group.
The Russian president has been speaking at a gathering of foreign policy experts, after NATO sealed plans to boost forces on Russian borders.
Russia has denied making a refuelling request to Spain for a fleet of its warships which has been sailing for the past week en route for Syria.
Fighting rages around Aleppo, as Russia says it will extend a moratorium on air strikes on the besieged Syrian city into a ninth day.
Day nine of the battle for Mosul: 78 villages have been liberated from the so-called Islamic State, according to the Iraqi army.
The horror of life in the clutches of ISIL has been described by a 12-year-old girl, one of a group of Eritrean female captives of the extremists to have been freed by pro-government forces in…
Street battles between ISIL fighters and Kurdish forces erupted on Friday in the norther Iraqi city of Kirkuk.
Families leaving the city have been picked up by soldiers in the desert, while others have been arriving at a UN refugee camp.
Fighters begin operations to reclaim the Syrian town of Dabiq, an ideological centre point seen as the location of Doomsday.
Iraqi special forces have begun a major military build up outside Mosul ahead of a planned offensive to retake the ISIL held city.
The Colombian government is to start formal peace talks with the ELN – or National Liberation Army – the country’s second largest rebel group.
A suspected US drone strike against ISIL targets in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province has killed at least 18 people, though other reports put the death toll and number of civilian casualties…
France and Germany have laid the groundwork for a European defence plan at an informal meeting of defence ministers in Bratislava.
28 local and regional mayors have been suspended on suspicion of 'supporting terrorist organisations.'
At least 21 civilians have been killed in two separate air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition in the north of the country while 10 soldiers die in a suicide bombing.
Libyan forces are said to have suffered heavy losses in the battle to retake the coastal city of Sirte from ISIL militants.