UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has arrived in Iraq to focus on the dire humanitarian situation in the war-torn country.
The number of Syrian refugees displaced during the country's six-year civil war has passed five million, the UN says.
Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a suicide truck bomb that killed 17 people at a checkpoint south of Baghdad.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says the country's military operation in Syria "Euphrates Shield" has ended.
Arab leaders from Jordan, Egypt and Palestine have meet on the banks of the Dead Sea and say they are ready to broker a broader peace deal.
Archaeologists say a plank of wood unearthed near Giza is part of a boat believed to have belonged to King Khufu, who ruled Egypt almost 5000 years ago.
The US admits its military probably had a hand in a Mosul bombing that killed 240 people but says avoiding civilian deaths is challenging in the circumstances.
Islamic State uses the terms sorcerers and heretics to refer to adherents of Sufism, a non-violent form of Islam involving mystical rituals.
Engineers working to open spillways at the Tabqa Dam in Syria have been forced to flee after being shelled by Islamic State, a witness says.
The United Nations says fighting near the city of Hama in Syria has displaced about 40,000 people.
The US has confirmed it is reviewing reports of more than 100 civilian deaths resulting from coalition bombs in Mosul as the fight for the IS stronghold continues.
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