ISIL fighters have abducted more than 8,000 families to use as human shields in Mosul, according to the United Nations’ human rights office.
Moscow has denied it was responsible for the attack in Idlib.
Syrian or Russian airstrikes have killed at least 26 people, most of them schoolchildren, in a village in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province – according to rescue workers and a monitoring…
Officials blame the attack in the province of Ghor on the so-called Islamic State.
Fighting rages around Aleppo, as Russia says it will extend a moratorium on air strikes on the besieged Syrian city into a ninth day.
As Iraqi forces edge closer to Mosul in Iraq, anti-ISIL coalition members discussed preparations for an overlapping offensive on the extremists’ Syrian stronghold…
At the height of ISIL’s ferocious campaign that saw them sweep across Iraq and Syria in 2014 with astonishing speed, came one of the militant group’s biggest…
Day nine of the battle for Mosul: 78 villages have been liberated from the so-called Islamic State, according to the Iraqi army.
They have fled for their lives to a camp for the displaced – escaping the frontline of the fight for Mosul.
ISIL says it was behind an overnight attack on a police academy in Pakistan that has left at least 60 police cadets and guards dead.
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…
The UN agency believes half of the many people impacted by events in the northern Iraqi city may be children.
Iraqi forces have taken two more villages from ISIL jihadists as they push on towards Mosul.
The battle for Mosul has seen further fierce fighting as coalition forces push closer to ISIL’s last remaining stronghold in Iraq.
Ashton Carter is trying to calm the war of words brewing between Ankara and Baghdad.
Government forces in Iraq have continued their large-scale push towards Mosul storming a Christian region seized by ISIL in 2014.
The advance on Mosul continues as ISIL tries diversion tactics by attacking the Kurds in Kirkuk, without success.
Street battles between ISIL fighters and Kurdish forces erupted on Friday in the norther Iraqi city of Kirkuk.
Christians living in Iraq's Kurdish region are watching events around Mosul closely as coalition forces try to drive the extremists out.
Fighting has broken out in Iraq’s northern city of Kirkuk after suspected ISIL gunmen attacked several buildings, including a police compound and power station.
Iraqi forces report faster than expected progress in the battle for Mosul, Iraq's second city, held for the last two years by ISIL.
The trial began on Thursday of a teenage German-Moroccan girl accused of stabbing a police officer at a train station in Hanover in February on the orders of so-called Islamic…
Families leaving the city have been picked up by soldiers in the desert, while others have been arriving at a UN refugee camp.
Kurdish Peshmerga Forces reportedly managed to get close to the town of Bartella and within around 21 kilometres (13 miles) of their main target, as the battle to retake the city of Mosul got…
The Iraqi Army joins Kurdish fighters in a fresh offensive to push ISIL from the villages surrounding Mosul.
On day three of their Mosul assault and despite fierce resistance, US-backed Iraqi government forces and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters are slowly but surely closing in on ISIL’s last city stronghold in…
Iraqi and Kurdish Peshmerga forces claim to have secured yet more villages on the outskirts of Mosul as they head towards Iraq’s second city.