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Eighteen killed in Islamic State attack in Iraq's Tikrit

Eighteen killed in Islamic State attack in Iraq's Tikrit

Eighteen people, including two children, were killed on Saturday when militants shot at a checkpoint north of Tikrit and then set off two bombs at the entrance to the Iraqi city in attacks later claimed by Islamic State.

IS gun, suicide bomb attacks kill 12 in Iraq's Tikrit

IS seized Tikrit in June 2014, but the city has largely been spared the attacks that have plagued other parts of the country since its recapture last year.

Islamic State releases new video featuring Dhaka cafe attackers

Islamic State releases new video featuring Dhaka cafe attackers

The Islamic State (IS) has released a new video featuring the five attackers of the Dhaka cafe who justified the July 1 terror siege and criticised Bangladesh`s democratic system and political leadership.

Gun, suicide bomb attacks kill 12 in Iraq`s Tikrit: Police

Militants killed 12 people in a shooting and a suicide bombing on Saturday in the northern city of Tikrit, which was recaptured from the Islamic State group last year, police said.

Jordan votes in election tipped to see Islamist return

Jordanians voted Tuesday in an election that could see opposition Islamists re-emerge as a major parliamentary force in the key Western ally.

Barack Obama, Iraqi leader to strategize on fight to reclaim Mosul

Barack Obama, Iraqi leader to strategize on fight to reclaim Mosul

President Barack Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will strategize about the upcoming offensive to take back the northern city of Mosul when they meet on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

Nearly 2 million in Saudi for first post-stampede hajj

Close to two million pilgrims have converged on western Saudi Arabia for the annual hajj where new measures aim to prevent a recurrence of last year`s stampede which killed around 2,300.

Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump appear in first television forum, talk Iraq

 US Presidential nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton addressed topics ranging from national security to veteran affairs in their first television forum here.

Car bomb explosion at crowded commercial area in Iraq's capital Baghdad; at least 5 killed

At least five persons were killed and 19 others injured in a car bomb explosion at a crowded commercial area in Iraq's capital Baghdad, a police source said on Tuesday.

Turkish air strikes hit 12 targets in north Iraq: Military

The PKK has been fighting a three-decades-old insurgency against Ankara to demand autonomy in Turkey`s southeast region.

Baghdad car bomb blast kills at least 7

A car bomb exploded near a hospital in central Baghdad, killing at least seven people, police said.

Australia to widen scope of targets in Islamic State air war

Australia is to start targeting jihadist support and logistics resources in Iraq and Syria, as it broadens the scope of its air war on the Islamic State group, officials said Thursday.

Iraq's Mosul can be retaken from Islamic State this year, says US general

Coalition-backed Iraqi forces can retake the key northern city of Mosul from the Islamic State group by the end of the year, the commander of US forces in the Middle East said Tuesday.

IS-claimed attack kills 18 in Iraq oasis town

Attackers armed with suicide vests, rifles and grenades killed 18 people in the Iraqi oasis town of Ain al-Tamer, many of them guests at a wedding party, officials said on Monday.

15 killed in Iraq wedding attack, Islamic State claims responsibility

At least 15 people were killed and 16 others injured in a suicide attack claimed by the Islamic State during a wedding party in Iraq's holy city of Karbala, media reports on Monday.

Iraqi forces retake key town south of Mosul

Iraqi forces retake key town south of Mosul

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi hailed the victory as a key step in the fight against IS.

Iraq forces retake key town south of Mosul

Iraqi forces on Thursday pushed the Islamic State group from Qayyarah, a northern town considered strategic for any future offensive against the jihadists' last stronghold of Mosul.

Iraqi, Syrian foreign ministers meet in Baghdad

Iraq`s Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari met his Syrian counterpart Walid al-Muallem at Baghdad airport on Thursday, Iraq`s Afaq TV channel said.

Iraq forces launch push to retake town south of Mosul

Iraqi forces on Wednesday closed in on the centre of Qayyarah, officials said, on the second day of an operation to recapture the town from jihadists.

Iraq summons its envoy to Portugal over teenager assault

The incident happened last week in Ponte de Sor, central Portugal, following a brawl between locals and pupils at a nearby flight school where one of the twins is enrolled.