Thousands of people have fled an Islamic State-held town west of Mosul as Iraqi and coalition warplanes step up strikes ahead of a ground offensive to drive out the militants.
Turkish authorities have detained a Russian national and suspected Islamic State militant for allegedly planning a drone attack on US aircraft at Turkey's Incirlik air base.
Pro-government forces have intensified their assault on rebel-held suburbs of the Syrian capital, activists said, a day after the rebels beat back an attempted government advance, killing several soldiers.
Islamic State has targeted the Iraqi embassy in Kabul, with a suicide bomber blowing himself up outside the gates, followed by three gunmen who stormed into the building.
The High Court has blocked a bid by a former chief of staff of the Iraqi army to bring a private prosecution against Tony Blair over the Iraq War.
Iraqi intelligence officials have foiled an attempt by Islamic State to attack revered Shiite shrines and the sect's spiritual leader.
Retired US Marines general John Kelly is a battle-hardened commander who would bring a background of military discipline and order to Donald Trump's stormy White House as its new chief of staff.
Up to 7,000 Islamic State group (IS) affiliates remain in Iraq after the fall of Mosul, where the group's leader declared the self-styled caliphate three years ago, Iraqi officials said.
Claims that child mortality rose in Iraq following economic sanctions are "a major deception", researchers have claimed.
A German teenager who ran away from home after converting to Islam has been found as Iraqi forces liberated the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State extremists.
One of the first British aid workers to venture into Islamic State's former Iraqi stronghold has described scenes of "Armageddon" amid the "catastrophic situation" which greeted her in Mosul.
Iraq's prime minister has acknowledged that human rights violations were committed during the battle to retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State group, but says they were "individual acts".
A former City broker in London who volunteered to join the fight against Islamic State in Syria has insisted the only way to defeat the militants is "with force of arms".
The UN envoy for Iraq has warned the road ahead is "extremely challenging" following the liberation of Mosul, stressing that freeing other territory controlled by Islamic State will not be easy.
A human rights watchdog has condemned videos circulating on social media purportedly showing Iraqi forces killing and beating men suspected of being Islamic State fighters in Mosul.
Claims the US-led coalition and Iraqi forces violated international humanitarian law in the battle to recapture Mosul from Islamic State are "deeply irresponsible", a senior British commander has said.
The battle to recapture west Mosul in Iraq from the clutches of Islamic State (IS) has created a "civilian catastrophe", a report has warned.
Air strikes, shelling and other heavy clashes have shaken a small sliver of western Mosul in renewed fighting, a day after the Iraqi government declared victory over Islamic State in the city.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has declared victory over the Islamic State in Mosul.
Iraqi troops have celebrated after driving Islamic State militants from some of their last strongholds in Mosul, but heavy fighting continued a few blocks away.
Iraqi forces are "tens of metres" from defeating Islamic State in Mosul, say commanders.
Female Islamic State militants are using children as human shields as the extremist group defends its last corner of Mosul's Old City against Iraqi troops, the military has said.
Extremists who are unable to reach the Middle East to fight for so-called Islamic State may carry out attacks in the UK instead, the Director of Public Prosecutions warned as it emerged there have been more than 100 convictions in the UK for Iraq and Syria-related terrorism.
A former chief-of-staff of the Iraqi army is fighting a legal battle to prosecute Tony Blair over the Iraq war.
Some 300 Islamic State fighters remain in the small patch of territory still controlled by the terror group in Mosul's Old City, a senior Iraqi commander has said.
Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi has congratulated Iraqi fighters on "this big victory in Mosul" even as fighting continues in Mosul's Old City.
Islamic State has struck back as Iraqi forces close in on victory in Mosul, sending women suicide bombers to target soldiers as the battle for the country's second-largest city nears its end.
Hundreds of civilians are fleeing the Iraqi city of Mosul as air strikes pound the last pockets of territory held by Islamic State.
A BBC journalist has said he was detained on his arrival at Istanbul airport and deported from Turkey over his reports.
Iraqi troops are clearing up a key neighbourhood in Mosul after making significant gains against Islamic State militants in the city and the prime minister declared an end to the extremist group's self-proclaimed caliphate.
Iraq's Prime Minister has declared an end to the IS caliphate after Iraqi forces captured the compound of a landmark mosque in Mosul that was blown up last week by the Islamic State group.
The so-called Islamic State (IS) terror group is facing its "endgame" in its former Iraqi stronghold in Mosul, while there is "irreversible momentum" towards its defeat at its Syrian base in Raqqa, the Defence Secretary has said.