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Kurds' farewell to American volunteer killed in IS battle

12 June, 2015

Syrian Kurds line streets of Kobane to pay respects to Keith Broomfield, who was killed while fighting alongside Kurdish forces against the Islamic State group last week.

British actor joins fight against Islamic State

03 June, 2015

Michael Enright who appeared in minor roles in Hollywood films has joined fighters battling the Islamic State group in Syria according to an online video.

Islamic State claims blast killing four at Saudi mosque

29 May, 2015

IS claimed responsibility for a bombing that killed four people at a Shia Muslim mosque in Saudi Arabia on Friday, the second such attack in a week.

Saudi Arabia tightens security after alert

20 April, 2015

Saudi Arabia has increased security around shopping malls and other facilities after the interior ministry issued a warning over a possible attack.

Kenya promises to fight back after al-Shabaab massacre

03 April, 2015

Government says it will "not be intimidated by the terrorists" as country comes to terms with deaths of 147 people in attack on university by Somalia-based group.

Iran nuclear deal - the key points

02 April, 2015

Analysis: The "framework" deal on Iran's nuclear programme will scale down enrichment activity and introduce more inspections in return for the lifting of sanctions. Here are the points in detail.

Iraqi troops in street fighting with IS in Tikrit

28 March, 2015

Iraqi forces suffered losses as they continued their slow advance to retake Tikrit from IS militants, as senior intelligence officer warned that the battle is far from won.

Libya's Haftar promises to take Benghazi 'within a month'

17 March, 2015

The army chief of Libya's internationally recognised government says that the presence of Islamist militias in the city of Benghazi will be brought to an end soon.

Netanyahu: No Palestinian state if re-elected

16 March, 2015

On the eve of the Israeli elections, Netanyahu announces he will prevent the establishment of a Palestinian state if re-elected. Meanwhile, the United Arab List is expected to gain 13 seats in the Knesset, third Zionist Union and Likud.

Diplomatic rift between Saudi Arabia and Sweden deepens

11 March, 2015

Stockholm has cancelled a military cooperation deal between the two countries, prompting Riyadh to recall its ambassador and accuse Sweden of "flagrant interference".

Iraqi foreign minister dismisses worries about Iranian influence

11 March, 2015

Ibrahim al-Jaafari says Iraq welcomes help from Iran and other countries in its fight against IS, and dismisses Saudi worries about what Riyadh sees as growing Iranian influence in the region.

Hard-line ayatollah elected to lead Iran's most powerful clerics

10 March, 2015

Mohammad Yazdi, an aging ultra-conservative, has been elected to head Iran's Assembly of Experts, which chooses or dismisses the nation's supreme leader.



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