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Masked Hamas militants take part in a 2005 rally next to the Gaza-Egypt border in Rafah. (AFP/Said Khatib)
March 27, 2015 - 15:08 GMT
An Egyptian lawyer withdrew Friday his lawsuit against Hamas, despite achieving a ruling in the case declaring the Palestinian faction a "terrorist group."
The president of Cornell University defended the school dean Thursday after he was caught on film openly welcoming Daesh training camps. (Wikimedia)
March 26, 2015 - 17:27 GMT
The president of Cornell University defended the school dean Thursday after he was caught on film openly welcoming Daesh training camps.
Airstrikes by the Iraqi air force and the U.S.-led international coalition killed 28 members of Daesh in the Iraqi province of Saladin. (AFP/File)
March 26, 2015 - 16:37 GMT
At least 35 people, including 28 Daesh militants were killed Thursday in two separate attacks in Iraq’s northern province of Saladin, army sources said.
Iraqi forces are also working on dismantling some 6,000 improvised explosive devices planted around Tikrit by Daesh inside homes and surrounding areas, according to reports. (AFP/File)
March 25, 2015 - 11:39 GMT
In the northern city of Tikrit, Iraqi forces are making some final gains in a battle to take back the territory from Daesh militants.
Daesh released a video last month showing men destroying ancient Assyrian statues in the Mosul Museum. (AFP/File)
March 25, 2015 - 10:50 GMT
The Iraqi deputy minister told press that Daesh is selling ancient artifacts stolen from Iraqi museums to buyers in Europe.
Three teenage boys tried to fly unaccompanied to the Middle East in just one week. (Image: Australia Federal Police)
March 25, 2015 - 07:53 GMT
A staggering 230 Australian nationals have been stopped by airport police from flying to the Middle East to join Daesh in the past month.
ScanEagle surveillance drone flies into a retrieval wire at Camp Taji, Iraq. (AFP/File)
March 25, 2015 - 05:30 GMT
US-led coalition surveillance flights over the Daesh-held city of Tikrit have begun, a senior official said Tuesday.
A new global grouping met for the first time Thursday and Friday in Rome to develop countermeasures against Daesh. (AFP/File)
March 20, 2015 - 18:35 GMT
A new global grouping met for the first time Thursday and Friday in Rome to develop countermeasures against Daesh.
Peshmerga forces are engaged in heavy fighting with Daesh across Iraq and Syria. Image is used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
March 20, 2015 - 10:33 GMT
The video, released by the ISIL (also known as Daesh) militants on Thursday, shows the purported beheading of the Peshmerga fighters identified as Rezkar Mohammad Saleh, Pishtiwan Osman Rasul, and Hisham Nabil Khorshid.
Turkmens joined Peshmerga fighters in their Mosul campaign against Daesh. (AFP/File)
March 20, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
Government officials said Thursday 4,000 Turkmen fighters are battling Daesh in the northern province of Kirkuk.
Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community cross the Iraqi-Syrian border on Aug. 11, 2014. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
March 19, 2015 - 16:05 GMT
The UN called on the ICC to prosecute Daesh for war crimes and reported the militants may be committing genocide on the Yazidi minority in Iraq.