Mosul – a region where fear has predominated since Islamic State militants seized the city in 2014 – enjoyed a celebratory atmosphere when Iraq’s prime minister declared victory on Monday, though a humanitarian crisis still simmers.
After an eight-month operation against the Islamic State in Mosul, the terrorist organization holds less than two square kilometers, supporting claims that the destruction of the iconic al-Nuri Mosque signified the imminent end of IS forces in the city.
The Iraqi military announced Thursday that it has regained control of the historic Grand al-Nuri Mosque from ISIS, claiming its 'fictitious state has fallen.'
Under fire from settlers, Israel appears poised to cancel its offer to turn over a small parcel of land, a potential blow to Palestinian residents of cramped Qalqilya ... and efforts to revive the peace process.
Since last year's coup attempt, about 160 journalists sit in jail while more than 150 media outlets have been shutdown completely, leaving thousands unemployed. President Erdogan has accused journalists of creating turmoil in the country.
Qatar’s wealth, energy reserves, remaining allies, and new shipping routes have helped keep the prosperous country well supplied.
Participants drive their cars during the Ennstal Classic oldtimer rally on the road to Soelkpass, Austria, on July 20.
In a historic dispute with Qatar, several Arab nations sent the nation a 13-point list including 'steep' diplomatic and political demands. Turkey has refused to comply with the ultimatums and intends to bolster its military presence in Qatar.
Members of the Islamic State group blew up the al-Nuri mosque in Mosul on Wednesday. From one perspective, the loss of the 800-year-old mosque is a historic and religious tragedy. On the other hand, the destruction of Mosul’s last IS stronghold could signal the group’s impending collapse.
Saudi king ends the lingering uncertainty over succession, promoting his son Mohammed bin Salman to crown prince and deputy prime minister.
Tens of thousands of Moroccans march through the capital in a movement called Hirak al Chaabi. Activists call for royal intervention, expressing anger at the government and the king's entourage.
The UN announced that 'excessive air strikes' to help Syria regain control over the city of Raqqa have caused 'staggering loss of civilian life.'
ISIS's ambition for an Islamic caliphate has suffered significant setbacks in Iraq and Syria, but analysts warn that a spate of attacks, from Britain to Iran to the Philippines, shows the jihadist group is hardly defeated.