Iraqi soldiers were backed by Shia and Sunni fighters in the offensive. (AFP/File)
May 24, 2015 - 06:00 GMT
Iraqi government forces have managed to take back the town of Husaybeh from Daesh in Anbar province,Iraq.
The US commander said Daesh's sophisticated social media presence was tempting Taliban militants to join the group. (AFP/File)
May 24, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
The commander of international forces in Afghanistan has said that Daesh (ISIS) is actively recruiting in the country, although is not yet operational there.
The Nigerian army also killed several Boko Haram militants during the rescue operation. (AFP/File)
May 23, 2015 - 17:28 GMT
The Nigerian army has rescued another 20 women and children who were being held captive by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria.
Morsi was removed from power in 2013. (AFP/File)
May 23, 2015 - 16:40 GMT
Egypt's ousted president, Mohamad, Morsi is standing trial for insulting the judiciary in the country. He is on trial along with 25 other people.
Bernadino Leon said Daesh militants could become
May 23, 2015 - 15:44 GMT
The United Nations envoy on Libya has warned that Daesh's presence in Libya could became of very serious threat to the country.
A government helicopter reportedly targeted the area of al-Hamidia in Deir Ez-Zor on Saturday. (AFP/Al-Rifai)
May 23, 2015 - 14:22 GMT
At least 14 people have been killed after a barrel bomb attack on Deir Ez-Zor in eastern Syria, an opposition group has claimed.
The report stated that the offer was turned down for unspecified reasons. (AFP/Getty Images)
May 23, 2015 - 13:54 GMT
Saudi Arabia rejected an offer by Israel to supply it with Iron Dome rocket defense technology, according to a London-based Arab newspaper.
Daesh took full control of Ramadi last week. (AFP/File)
May 23, 2015 - 12:20 GMT
Iraqi armed forces have retaken a police station in a western town in the country’s Anbar Province from ISIL militants after they started a military operation to liberate the provincial capital, Ramadi.
Daesh hostage John Cantlie is regularly used in the group's propaganda videos and articles. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Al Bawaba/File)
May 23, 2015 - 11:12 GMT
Daesh's propaganda magazine Dabiq featured an article suggesting the group is expanding so rapidly it could buy its first nuclear weapon within a year.
Residents bike in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra, most of which is now controlled by Daesh. (Al Bawaba/File)
May 23, 2015 - 08:11 GMT
The UN Security Council has expressed grave concern for thousands of people trapped inside Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra after it was captured by Daesh militants.
A Sudanese protester carries an poster of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. (AFP/Ashraf Shazly)
May 23, 2015 - 07:43 GMT
Hundreds of Sudanese have rallied outside the office of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in the capital, Khartoum, to denounce a death sentence handed down to Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi.