Iraq's Shi'ite paramilitaries said they had taken charge of the campaign to drive Islamic State from the western province of Anbar, giving the operation an openly...
The UAE says its space agency will help diversify the country's economy and create highly skilled jobs for a growing youth population.
Iraqi forces recaptured territory from advancing IS militants near the recently-fallen city of Ramadi on Sunday, while in Syria the government said the Islamists...
Shi'ite Muslim militiamen and Iraqi army forces launched a counter-offensive against Islamic State insurgents near Ramadi.
The Arab coalition has stepped up raids on Yemeni positions held by Huthis and allies since a humanitarian ceasefire ended late on Tuesday.
Islamic State has bombed a mosque in Saudi Arabia and vowed "dark days ahead" for Shi'ites until militants "chase them from the Arabian Peninsula".
Locals are reporting seeing many casualties after an explosion at a Shi'ite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia.
There are fears that Islamic State militants will destroy the Palmyra ruins in Syria, which UNESCO has designated a World Heritage site.
Islamic State extremists have seized almost full control of the ancient town of Palmyra in Syria, a World Heritage site.
Islamic State insurgents stormed the historic Syrian city of Palmyra on Wednesday, fighting off pro-government forces who withdrew after evacuating most of the...
Yemeni factional and tribal leaders are warning Houthi rebels to surrender, or face war.
A mortar attack on the Russian embassy in Damascus is an act of terror, the UN and US say.
Iraqi security forces on Tuesday deployed tanks and artillery around Ramadi to confront Islamic State fighters who have captured the city in a major defeat for...
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A column of 3,000 Shi'ite militia fighters arrived at a military base near Ramadi on Monday as Baghdad moved to retake the western Iraqi city that fell to Islamic...
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