Iraq warns Mosul civilians, tells IS 'surrender or die'
Iraqi authorities have dropped leaflets over Mosul warning civilians to stay inside and are telling jihadists to "surrender or die" after launching an assault to retake the Old City.
Russian army says it may have killed IS chief
The Russian army on Friday said it hit Islamic State leaders in an airstrike in Syria last month and was seeking to verify whether IS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed.
Islamic State group claims attacks in Tehran
The Islamic State group claimed twin attacks in Tehran on Wednesday targeting parliament and the shrine of revolutionary founder Ruhollah Khomeini, the first it has carried out in Iran.
US-backed fighters thrust into IS bastion Raqa
US-backed fighters broke into the city of Raqa on Tuesday as they launched a final assault to drive the Islamic State group from its de facto Syrian capital.
Russian warship, sub fire cruise missiles at IS in Syria: Moscow
A Russian warship and submarine have fired cruise missiles at Islamic State group targets around Palmyra in Syria from the Mediterranean, Moscow said Wednesday, the first such strikes announced in months.
At least 27 dead in Baghdad bombings
At least 27 people were killed and more than 100 wounded in two bombings in Baghdad, security and medical officials said on Tuesday.
Ankara police kill two suspected IS members planning attack
The two were killed during a police operation on their residence in the Etimesgut district of Ankara after a gunfight with officers, state-run news agency Anadolu quoted regional governor Ercan Topaca as saying.
IS in Syria 'executes' 19 civilians
Members of the Islamic State group have 'executed' 19 civilians including two children in a village held by anti-jihadists in eastern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday.