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.
Russia's intelligence agency said it has foiled a terror plot led by militants fighting for the Islamic State group in Syria.
A suspected Islamic State suicide bomber has stabbed a police officer to death while being taken into custody in Istanbul.
Syrian rebels say they have killed 20 army soldiers in a tunnel blast in the battle for the north-eastern suburbs of Damascus.
Gunmen have stormed an office belonging to a paramedic group in Syria, killing seven of its members and stealing two vehicles and other equipment.
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.
Two men tried to smuggle an improvised explosive device on to a plane at an Australian airport last month in a plot directed by Islamic State, police have said.
A young Briton who died fighting alongside Kurdish forces in Syria killed himself to avoid falling hostage to Islamic State (IS) militants, an inquest heard.
An Islamic State fan will be sentenced later for trying to make an improvised bomb using fairy lights.
Iraqi intelligence officials have foiled an attempt by Islamic State to attack revered Shiite shrines and the sect's spiritual leader.
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.
US-backed Syrian fighters have captured almost half of Islamic State's de facto capital of Raqqa, but the push into the city has slowed due to stiff resistance and large amounts of explosives planted by the extremists, a spokeswoman has said.
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.
A list of 173 suspected Islamic State fighters - possibly trained to bomb and launch suicide attacks in Europe - has been circulated by Interpol, it has been reported.
Advances against Islamic State in their Syrian stronghold of Raqqa have slowed down amid stiff resistance from the militants, a spokesman for the US-led coalition has said.
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".
The leader of the Philippines' largest Muslim rebel group says Islamic State-linked militants wanted his group to broker their withdrawal from Marawi city during a major military offensive against them.
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".
US-backed Syrian fighters fought Islamic State (IS) militants in the heart of Raqqa, the extremists' self-styled capital, as scores of civilians fled areas controlled by the group.
US forces killed the head of the Islamic State group affiliate in Afghanistan during an air strike earlier this week, the Pentagon says.
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.
A US-backed, Kurdish-led militia has driven Islamic State militants from a northern Syrian town where the extremists had once run a training camp named for Osama bin Laden.
A British man has died while fighting against the Islamic State in Syria, a Kurdish military force has said.
Two dozen people, including two women, have gone on trial for their alleged roles in the 2015 attack on Tunisia's Bardo National Museum that killed 21 foreign tourists, including one Briton, and a police officer.
The Philippine president said a siege by Islamic State-aligned militants of a southern city may end in 10 to 15 days but warned that the threat posed by the group will continue to plague the country.
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 forces are "tens of metres" from defeating Islamic State in Mosul, say commanders.
Turkish police have detained 29 suspected Islamic State militants in raids in Istanbul, the country's state-run news agency reported.