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Damage to Baghdad's Babylon hotel after twin car bomb attacks Thursday night.  Daesh claimed responsibility for the attacks in a statement released Friday.  (AFP/Ali al-Saadi)
May 29, 2015 - 16:06 GMT
The car bomb attacks on two upscale Baghdad hotels Thursday night left 15 people dead.
Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari announced Friday an agreement between Iraq and Qatar to reopen the Qatari embassy in Baghdad.  (AFP/Thomas Samson)
May 29, 2015 - 15:32 GMT
Qatar and Iraq have agreed to reopen Qatar's embassy in Baghdad.
People displaced by violence in Ramadi wait to cross Bzeibez bridge into Baghdad, May 20 2015.  (AFP/Sabah Arar)
May 29, 2015 - 14:59 GMT
85,000 people have been displaced since Daesh overtook Ramadi two weeks ago, said a UNHCR spokesman Friday.
Locals examine the damage to Imam Ali mosque in Qatif, Saudi Arabia following last Friday's suicide bomb attack that left 21 dead.  (AFP/File)
May 29, 2015 - 13:59 GMT
A Daesh statement on Twitter claimed responsibility for the car bomb attack on a Shiite mosque in Saudi that left four dead.
No militant group so far claimed responsibility for the attack on two high-profile hotels. (AFP/File)
May 29, 2015 - 09:12 GMT
Ten people were killed in two separate car bombings targeting two high-profile hotels in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad. Dozens others were injured, according to security officials.
An Iraqi security expert identified the group's second-leading religious authority as Ali Attiya al-Jubouri, also known as
May 28, 2015 - 19:38 GMT
An Iraqi security expert identified the group's second-leading religious authority as Ali Attiya al-Jubouri, also known as "the blind judge."
We've been hearing a lot about the ancient city of Palmyra this week, but Arabic news reports suggest Daesh is now eyeing the southern Syrian city of Daraa, and the Jordanian border. (AFP/File)
May 28, 2015 - 16:05 GMT
According to Arabic media reports, Daesh militants say they're headed for the Jordanian border.
Iraqi security forces work at the site of a mass grave containing the remains of people believed to have been slain by Daesh in Tikrit, on April 12, 2015. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
May 28, 2015 - 11:47 GMT
The bodies come from four burial sites, the largest of which contained 400 bodies.
Among other things, the al Qaeda leader said the group would not target the Alawite community inside Syria, despite the community's ties to the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. (AFP/File)
May 27, 2015 - 23:22 GMT
On Wednesday, Al Jazeera Arabic aired an exclusive interview with the Syrian al-Qaeda leader inside Syria. Here's what he had to say.
Since the caliphate was established last year, Daesh has conducted numerous terrorist attacks around the world. (AFP/File)
May 27, 2015 - 11:57 GMT
With the one-year anniversary of Daesh's so-called caliphate approaches, experts expect an increase in attacks around the world.
Iraqi security forces accompanied by Shia militias drive through the al-Nibaie area, north-west of Baghdad, to combat Daesh, May 26, 2015. (AFP/File)
May 27, 2015 - 10:50 GMT
Iraqi forces backed by Shia militias retook control of two areas in southern Ramadi Wednesday, according to a government official.