Iraq's Babylon arts festival returns after 19-year hiatus: Why this showcase is a giant step for the war-torn country
The five-day-long fest, which was last celebrated in 2002, saw participation from not only local talent, but also from countries such as Russia, Serbia and Jordan
The operation took place within hours of the deadly attack at the Eid Gah mosque
The vacuum created by the American withdrawal gives Russia a chance to reassert itself in the region
Javad Zarif says Iran interested in diplomacy but not in negotiating with US, claims India can play a role in de-escalating tensions in Gulf
India can play a role in de-escalating tensions in the Gulf region as New Delhi is an important player, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said on Wednesday
Yazidi women rescued from Islamic State captors face dilemma of leaving ‘Daesh’ children or being shunned by community in Iraq's Sinjar
Freed after years in jihadist captivity, Jihan, a woman from the Yazidi community in Iraq faced an agonising ultimatum: abandon her three small children fathered by an Islamic State fighter or risk being shunned by her community.
155 Islamic State members, sympathisers arrested across the country so far, home ministry tells Lok Sabha
A total of 155 members and sympathisers of the Islamic State have been arrested in the country, so far, the Home Ministry told the Lok Sabha in a written reply.
Over a year after Islamic State’s defeat in Iraq, militants return to strongholds of former ‘caliphate’ for revenge
A year and a half after the Islamic State group was declared defeated in Iraq, the militants still evoke fear in the lands of their former so-called caliphate across northern Iraq
Islamic State planning 'new strategy' to target smaller countries, claims Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena
Maithripala Sirisena said the analysis of the explosives and devices taken into custody suggested that the bombs used in the coordinated terror attacks on 21 April, which rattled several churches and high-end hotels across the country, were made locally
US-backed forces declare victory over Islamic State in Syria after freeing last pocket held by militants
US-backed forces declared military victory over the Islamic State group in Syria on Saturday after liberating the last pocket of territory held by the militants, marking the end of a brutal self-styled caliphate the group carved out in large parts of Iraq and Syria in 2014.
Largest Islamic State mass grave with 3,500 bodies found outside Syria's Raqqa; HRW says work against group 'not over'
The belated discovery of the mass graves near Syria's Raqqa is the biggest example yet of how the violence IS sowed during the reign of its "caliphate" will be harvested for years to come, diggers and activists said.
French President Emmanuel Macron said he had not meant to signal a change in the US position on Syria, after the White House rebuffed his suggestion he had dissuaded President Donald Trump from rapidly withdrawing US troops
Iraqi authorities have found the bodies of 38 Indian construction workers abducted when Islamic State militants overran the northern city of Mosul more than three years ago, officials said
Libya clashes: At least 20 dead, 60 injured as violence shuts Tripoli airport; govt says assault was aimed at freeing terrorists
Fierce clashes broke out in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Monday, killing at least 20 people, shutting the airport, and damaging planes
World leaders congratulate Iraq as Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declares victory over Islamic State
World leaders congratulated Iraq on Sunday following the prime minister's declaration of victory over the Islamic State group.
The Islamic State group's former Syrian stronghold Raqa has been captured, but it lies ruined, littered with explosives, and lacking electricity or running water for residents desperate to return. Aid groups and the United Nations say clearing and rebuilding what was once the jihadist group's de facto Syrian capital will be a massive, expensive effort, and it could be months before life resumes.
The forces fighting the remnants of the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria have tacit instructions on dealing with the foreigners who joined the extremist group by the thousands: Kill them on the battlefield
Only around 300 IS fighters are believed to remain in the devastated city of Raqa, once the de facto Syrian capital of the jihadist group's self-styled "caliphate" straddling Syria and Iraq.
As fighters from the Islamic State group retreat into Syria's Raqa, they are dragging along civilians for cover against a ferocious US-backed onslaught
Kurdish referendum: Iraq's Kurds to vote on independence amid fears of unrest; Iran blocks all flights to region
Fears of instability has stirred the entire Middle East as Iraq's Kurds are set to vote tomorrow in Kurdish referendum on support for independence
The National Investigation Agency arrested suspected Islamic State operative Shakul Hammed in Chennai for his alleged involvement in a conspiracy to stage attacks in Tamil Nadu.