Amid tight security Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has been inaugurated as the new President of Somalia.
The fighting follows Turkey's announcement that it had killed 44 jihadists in the city, and reported US airstrikes on Monday
The US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has been meeting Iraqi leaders on a surprise visit to the country.
Talks would signal intensification of efforts by Trump administration to forge a joint approach with Moscow
With all the protagonists in the Syrian conflict facing each other in al-Bab, anti-ISIL forces are struggling to maintain unity as they attempt to retake the town from the Islamic militants.
Just days after taking office, the new CIA Director Mike Pompeo has arrived in Ankara on Thursday for high-level talks with the Turkish government.
Amateur video purports to show Syrian rebels clashing with Islamic State forces in the town of al-Bab in Aleppo Province, as the Turkish military says rebels supported by Turkish armed forces seize co
These are the ISIL-inspired terrorist attacks that the Trump administration believes have been under-reported by the media.
In the biggest round-up in Turkey's efforts to thwart ISIL, close to 450 people are detained nationwide in an overnight operation.
Thousands of children in Iraq are heading back to school in eastern areas of Mosul, recently cleared from ISIL control.
Syria's antiquities chief says Islamic State militants have mostly destroyed one of the most famous monuments in the ancient city of Palmyra.
The road to safety in Syria from ISIL-held Iraq can be long and dangerous, and the ordeal does not always end at the border.
Russia has said its war planes joined forces with Turkish jets for the first time to target so-called Islamic State militants holding the town of al-Bab in northern…
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says at least 82 people have been killed, with militants attempting to cut the enclave off from a nearby military base
Markets are back selling food as people venture out onto the streets and repairs are being carried out
The recapture of the university would be a symbolic victory against ISIL, as the militants had been using it as a kind of headquarters
The Iraqi army says ISIL militants have been forced to retreat and a key bridge across the Tigris river has been retaken
It comes as Syrian rebels, backed by Turkish forces attempt to re-take al-Bab from the jihadist group.
A spokesman for Iraq's elite Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) says troops took the territory in an overnight raid across a tributary of the Tigris River in eastern Mosul.
Iraqi forces have launched a fresh offensive to retake cities controlled by the so-called Islamic State group.
The 26-year-old, believed to have been an associate of attacker Anis Amri, was taken into custody following an overnight raid on a refugee shelter in the Spandau district of Berlin.
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.
In Turkey, lifestyle differences are being touted as a motivation for Saturday's massacre in a nightclub in Istanbul.