Smoke Billows in Old City of Mosul (AFP)
June 28, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Three years after the declaration of its self-styled caliphate in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State extremist group is changing tactics to survive in the Middle East and beyond.
The city of Mosul, Iraq. (AFP)
June 28, 2017 - 06:28 GMT
Most of those arrested in the Detroit area were Chaldeans, or Iraqi Catholics, however ACLU urged for a nationwide protection of Iraqis.
Another 250 civilians, including 53 children, were killed in Raqqa province, where US-backed forces are trying to oust IS from their self-declared
June 27, 2017 - 20:00 GMT
The strikes come just a day after at least 12 civilians were killed on Monday when a suspected Russian airstrike struck the town of Qouriya in the eastern Syrian town of Deir az-Zor.

Saudi Arabia has been leading an attempted regional blockade of Qatar, but efforts to isolate the tiny gas-rich state appear largely to have backfired. (AFP)
June 27, 2017 - 18:00 GMT
The move follows President Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia, where a huge weapons deal thought to be worth $110 billion was signed.
The district court in The Hague ruled three years ago that Dutch peacekeepers should have protected 300 Muslim men hiding on the UN base from the Serbs. (AFP)
June 27, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
The Hague is set to rule on an appeal on the responsibility of the Netherlands for the genocide of Muslims in Srebrenica more than two decades ago.
The Interior Ministry in Gaza said in a statement the attack from Israel caused damage but it did not provide specifics. (AFP)
June 27, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Israeli army bombs targets in Gaza Strip, bombing two Hamas targets.
Damascus denied accusations it was behind the chemical attack. (AFP)
June 27, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
US warns President Bashar al-Assad will pay a "heavy price" if further chemical weapons attack goes ahead.
Hopkins lost her job after using the phrase, which was also used by Nazis during the Second World War. (twitter)
June 27, 2017 - 09:58 GMT
Graffiti in the house read: "Pakis out. We need a final solution #Machester (sic)."
Security forces seize a demonstrator in Rabat on June 20, 2017 during a protest in support of the grassroots movement for the neglected Rif region. The Rif has long had a tense relationship with the central authorities in Rabat, and it was at the heart of the Arab Spring-inspired protests in Morocco in February 2011.(Fadel Senna/AFP)
June 27, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Morocco's King Mohammed VI has slammed ministers for delays in a development programme designed to ease tensions in a region rocked by months of protests.
Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (center) with his Kuwaiti and Omani counterparts at the GCC summit. (file photo)
June 27, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Bahrain’s foreign minister said Qatar was stirring up a military escalation in a dispute with Gulf states, in an apparent reference to Doha’s decision to let more Turkish troops enter its territory.
Protesters demonstrate against the travel ban (file photo)
June 26, 2017 - 16:28 GMT
The US Supreme Court will allow a partial enforcement of President Donald Trump's ban on travellers from six Muslim-majority nations until it reviews it later this year.
Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on the outskirts of Raqa, June 7, 2017, two days after finally entering the northern city. (Delil Souleiman/AFP)
June 26, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
US-backed fighters seized a quarter of Syria's Raqqa from the Islamic State group, a monitor said on Monday, less than three weeks after they first launched the offensive to recapture the northern city.
U.S. Rep. Christopher Smith honouring Liu Xiaobo (pictured in the background). (Kevin Dietich / UPI)
June 26, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
Chinese author Liu Xiaobo ("No Enemies, No Hatred"), incarcerated as a political dissident in 2010, has been released from prison, his lawyer has said.
Protests against the so-called
June 26, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The US Supreme Court could determine the fate of US President Donald Trump's travel ban on travellers from six Muslim-majority nations as early as Monday.
Turkish riot police officers block ways to Istikjlal avenue for LGBT rights activist (C) as they try to gather for a pride parade, which was banned by the governorship, in central Istanbul, on June 25, 2017. (Bulent Kilic/AFP)
June 26, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
This year's parade fell on the same date as the conclusion of Ramadan.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attends a meeting on June 20. On Sunday, he suggested that the list of demands placed on Qatar by its allies would be very difficult to meet. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images North America/AFP)
June 26, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Tillerson said some of the demands presented by Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE will be very difficult for Qatar to meet, while calling on both sides to focus on areas which provide a basis for dialogue.