ISIL militants have killed a senior Kurdish commander and five other fighters after launching a major offensive in the Iraqi province of Kirkuk
At least 12 people are dead and dozens wounded after a double bombing in downtown Baghdad. A suicide blast at a busy market near a bus station was
There is high security in the West Bank town of Bethlehem for the height of the festive season
The conflict in Iraq is increasingly threatening to export trained terrorists to other countries in the region, and to the West.