Iraqi forces “liberated Rawa entirely, and raised the Iraqi flag over its buildings”.
Police, state-aligned media and the religious establishment all see it as a public duty to combat the ‘spread’ of homosexuality.
The raids in central Cairo that left 10 alleged Hasm militants neutralised, indicate the insurgency’s increasing shift towards the mainland.
Human rights groups and activists say the law will make it harder for charities to operate. It also restricts them to developmental and social work.
The raids followed the attack on a bus of Coptic Christians going to a monastery. The Christian population continues to feel the state cannot protect them.
Rights lawyers call the latest arrest of Khaled Ali as part of a wave of arrests of potential presidential candidates a year before the elections.
The residents in ISIS-captured Mosul have given up on looking for aid from the government and international groups and started digging their own water.
The flooding of the Tigris and the disassembly of the last pontoon bridge linking the two sides of Mosul has forced residents to make the crossing on boats.
Mosul’s airport, railway station and university were all destroyed in the long fight to dislodge ISIS militants from their main Iraqi stronghold.
Returning these children to school is a priority for Iraq to end the cycle of sectarian violence fuelled in part by poverty and ignorance, the UN says.
Hundreds of Iraqis fled the heavy fighting in the Mosul-Baghdad area and headed to areas which had been reclaimed from the ISIS.
With eastern Mosul rid of the ISIS, who enforced rules like keeping long beards and veils for women, Iraqis can now enjoy their freedom and liberty.
Christian families and students fled Egypt’s North Sinai province on Friday after ISIS killed the seventh member of their community in three weeks.
A little-known group calling itself Movement of the Poor has called for Egyptians to protest on November 11 against deepening austerity.
Evidence points to a fire in the aircraft while a terror attack possibility seems unlikely to officials.