April 17, 2015 - 16:19 GMT
Former top aid to Saddam Hussein Izzat al-Douri was reportedly killed in Iraq while fighting for Daesh.
April 17, 2015 - 14:29 GMT
More than 2,000 families have fled the Iraqi city of Ramadi after Daesh forces intensified their offensive on the Iraqi city.
April 17, 2015 - 14:17 GMT
Iraqi government forces have managed to take full control of two towns close to the country's largest oil refinery in the northern province of Salahuddin from ISIL (Daesh) militants.
April 17, 2015 - 12:52 GMT
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad accused neighboring Turkey of torpedoing a UN plan for a ceasefire with rebels in the second city of Aleppo. He told the Swedish newspaper Expressen that Ankara had used its influence with rebel factions to persuade them to reject the proposals put forward by UN envoy Staffan de Mistura for a ceasefire in the former commercial hub.
April 17, 2015 - 12:14 GMT
A Turkish Airlines flight headed for Basel was forced to return back to Istanbul Friday following a bomb scare, AFP has reported.
April 17, 2015 - 11:50 GMT
Syrian doctors have presented their accounts to the UN of alleged chlorine attacks in Idlib province in Syria.
April 17, 2015 - 09:58 GMT
At least 36 people have been killed because of airstrikes and fighting in conflict-ridden Yemen, according to AFP.
April 17, 2015 - 07:29 GMT
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has welcomed help from Iran in the fight against Daesh (ISIS), but has warned the country to respect Baghdad's sovereignty.
April 17, 2015 - 07:08 GMT
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has called for an immediate stop to fighting in Yemen and is urging a political solution as the best way to stop to violence.
April 17, 2015 - 06:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia has beheaded an Indonesian female domestic worker, just two days after executing another woman from the Southeast Asian country.