"It is in the interests of the British royal navy not to show off the 'beauty' of its aircraft carrier on the high seas any closer than a few hundred miles"
Russian defence ministry
"I could hear my heart beating, my heavy breathing, and nothing else"
"People are laid-back, you can talk to anyone without any problem"
"Let me tell you peace is much better than war and Colombia will flourish after this peace deal like never before."
"The new generation are more sensitive with animals and in 15-20 years many things will be different"
Takis Dog Shelter
"I would like to lead the discussion more into a situation where it is a question of conscience rather than something I push through with a majority vote."
"There is going to be a major shift in consumers wanting to own their data"
Chief Strategy Officer at Storyful
"It began to feel as if one part of our school’s population was auto-segregating, building a wall between itself and the rest of society."
Director of Belgian schools group
Iraqi special forces battled ISIL militants in districts near the Tigris river in Mosul on Monday (January 16) as they sought to bring more of the east of the city back under government…
Turkey’s diplomatic drive in Iraq has continued, the Turkish prime minister meeting the leader of Iraq’s Kurdish region, on the second day of his visit to the…
ISIL has claimed an attack in which a car was detonated after being driven into a vegetable market in a Shi'ite area.
Iraqi troops have pushed to within several hundred metres of the Tigris river that runs through central Mosul.
US airstrikes have killed three key ISIL leaders in Syria, according to the US defence secretary Ash Carter.
This week ISIL lost Sirte, the group’s only foothold in Libya.
At least one soldier was killed after offensive resumed following a one day pause.
As Iraqi government forces push closer into territory once held by ISIL, the full extent of the group’s two year rule is becoming clear.
Death by execution or chemical attack
The Syrian army says it has seized a key strategic zone near Aleppo, despite rebels insisting the battle is not over.
Iraqi forces say they are making ground in the fight for Mosul, but are meeting fierce resistance from ISIL fighters in the northern city.
Hundreds of families who fled Tal Afar more than two years ago are waiting anxiously for news that their city has been liberated from the Islamic State group.
The prophesied “apocalyptic battle” for Dabiq did not come to fruition as Turkey-backed Syrian rebels rout ISIL from the village The ISIL stronghold near the Turkish border in northern Syria has been
Talks to end the conflict in Syria have ended without a breakthrough.
Dozens of people have been killed in Iraq following multiple attacks in Baghdad and across the country.
Fighters begin operations to reclaim the Syrian town of Dabiq, an ideological centre point seen as the location of Doomsday.
The Syrian army is tightening its grip on the besieged city of Aleppo.
Aid convoys have reached some besieged areas of Syria where hundreds of thousands of civilians are trapped.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Operation Euphrates Shield will "continue decisively". A truce is due on Monday.
Video posted to social media shows rescuers searching through the debris of damaged buildings hit by airstrikes said to be in the town of Douma in Syria’s Damascus…