Proponents say it would provide US commanders on the ground greater flexibility to respond to unforeseen challenges on the battlefield.
Iraqi forces battled ISIS militants in their stronghold of Mosul and took control of the last major road leading west from the city, before bomb blasts ripped through a wedding party near Tikrit, killing more than 20 people.
At least 30 people were killed and dozens wounded by ISIS militants in a recent attack on a Kabul hospital– the latest in a series of attacks on civilians.
Seventy-year-old Jurgen Kantner had been held on the small southern island of Jolo and beheaded by ISIS-linked Abu Sayyaf militants last week.
Staffan de Mistura said that the parties had agreed to return later in March to discuss four key issues – governance, a draft constitution, elections and counter-terrorism.
Prosecutors argue the widow of a gunman who killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Florida is a threat to the community and a flight risk.
ISIS is on the back foot in Syria after losing territory in the north to an alliance of US-backed, Kurdish-led militias and to Turkey-backed Syrian rebel groups.
Carried across the desert by her grandsons, under sniper and mortar fire, 90-year-old Khatla Ali Abdallah was one of thousands who braved the difficult and dangerous journey out of ISIS’s shrinking stronghold in the west of the city.
ISIS has captured Palmyra, whose ancient ruins are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, twice during Syria’s six-year conflict, last in December 2016.
Russia, China, Pakistan, Iran, India and Afghanistan are trying to work together to counter the IS’s regional franchise, but they first need to overcome their suspicion of one another.
A new video released this week purportedly by the ISIS group shows Uighur fighters training in Iraq.
The legal affairs committee’s decision will have to be backed by the whole parliament in a second vote, possibly this week.
Afghan refugees, some who have spent decades in Pakistan, have been forced to return to their home country, which continues to struggle with recovering from its history of wars and violence.
A Philippine nurse held by ISIS in Sirte, Libya said she and her colleagues were forced to treat militants and give them medical training.
Even when ISIS is defeated, unless different groups can repair their relationship, violent extremism will remain, and peace in Iraq will stay elusive.
Days after nearly 100 people were killed in a suicide bombing at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine, devotees returned to perform the dhamal, a Sufi dance.
Several thousand militants are believed to be holed up in the city with nowhere to go, which could lead to a fierce standoff amid a population of 750,000.
Christian families and students fled Egypt’s North Sinai province on Friday after ISIS killed the seventh member of their community in three weeks.
The US military estimates that ISIS drew 45,000 foreign fighters from more than 100 nations around the world and is a trans-regional threat.
A Reuters correspondent saw around 200 women and children being transported on buses by federal police to the town of Hammam al-Alil.
Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster has strongly advocated a continued US presence in Afghanistan, something South Block also would like to see.
In western Mosul, the UN estimates that up to 400,000 civilians, half of them children, already suffering shortages could be displaced by the offensive.
The US commander in Iraq, army Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend, says that they will be able to capture Mosul and Raqqa within the next six months.
Amar Hussein, drawn to jihad by his local mosque preacher, joined al Qaeda when he was just 14. He now awaits legal proceedings as a member of ISIS.
The bombing at the famed Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in southern Sindh province was Pakistan’s deadliest attack in two years, killing at least 83 people
Like Weber before him, Shadi Hamid attributes more importance to religious denomination than material conditions as a factor for liberalism and democracy in ‘Islamic Exceptionalism’.
While the team would not be able to prosecute by itself, the idea is to prepare files for future prosecution that states or the ICC in the Hague could use.
Caught out by the side effects of the Syrian civil war and deteriorating relations with the EU and the US, Turkey now appears to be in search of South-South cooperation.
General Bipin Rawat may be right to warn those who try to obstruct anti-militancy operations, but labelling separatism and militancy with terrorism is not the solution.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack on Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in southern Pakistan.
Influential cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and Iran backed Nuri-al-Maliki are locked in a tussle to gain enough power before the upcoming elections.
Jamaat-ur-Ahrar, a faction of the Pakistani Taliban, has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Since ISIS presence in Afghanistan is still a secondary threat, Afghanistan should degrade Taliban’s terror structure before shifting the focus of the war.
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is powerful with control over large stakes in Iran’s economy and also has influence over its political system.
Casualties among children spiked by 24% in 2016, largely as a result of a major increase in casualties from unexploded ordnance.
A soldier said that he wanted citizens to know the price for supporting terrorists while another man thought that everyone’s entitled to a burial.
The Syrian army’s advance towards al-Bab risks triggering a confrontation with the Turkish military and its allies.
In a country where women’s sport is severely restricted, the Shaolin Wushu club in a part of Kabul that is home to the Hazara community is a rare exception.
Morocco’s recent burqa ban highlights tensions between radical Salafists and a moderate Islamic government that has taken steps to further women’s rights.
By taking centre stage at the Astana conference with Turkey as its ally and asserting itself in the Syrian civil war by organising a ceasefire, Russia has re-established itself as a global power of consequence.