Iraq

The parents of Arab-Israeli Mohammed Musallam at the family's home in the East Jerusalem

Islamic State video shows boy shooting 'spy' in forehead

One-Minute Read
Wed 11 Mar, AT 08:48

Family of victim Muhammad Said Ismail Musallam deny Islamic State claims that he was an Israeli spy

Islamic State fighters 'bulldoze' ancient Iraqi city

One-Minute Read
Fri 6 Mar, AT 09:22

Militants raided the historical city in their latest attack on the 'non-Islamic heritage' of the Middle East

Iraqi security forces head towards the al-Dawr area, south of Tikrit

Islamic State: Iraqi troops begin large-scale attack in Tikrit

One-Minute Read
Mon 2 Mar, AT 14:35

Use of Shi'ite militia to reclaim Saddam Hussein's Sunni hometown raises fears of a future backlash

The jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Amnesty: world's response to Islamic State 'shameful'

One-Minute Read
Wed 25 Feb, AT 14:20

UN Security Council members should lose veto power on humanitarian issues, group says

Relatives of Coptic Christians murdered by Islamic State mourn their loved ones

Coptic Christians: who are they and what do they believe?

Briefing
Mon 16 Feb, AT 14:59

A sizeable minority in Egypt and Libya, Coptic Christians attach great importance to prayer and fasting

Matthew Gardiner

Matthew Gardiner: Australian politician 'joins fight against IS'

Briefing
Wed 28 Jan, AT 15:03

Labor politician reportedly travelled to Syria to join Kurdish fighters, but some analysts question validity of story

Syrian border town Kobane

Islamic State: Kurds expel militants from key town of Kobane

One-Minute Read
Tue 27 Jan, AT 10:11

Celebratory gunfire echoed across the strategic border town as Kurdish forces raised their flag in victory

Winston Churchill: greatest British hero or a warmongering villain?

Profile
Fri 23 Jan, AT 15:44

Historians continue to debate whether Winston Churchill, one of history's most complex figures, deserves a place in Britain's pantheon

American Sniper

Chris Kyle: five things American Sniper gets wrong

Summary
Wed 25 Feb, AT 09:14

Clint Eastwood's film celebrates Navy Seal Chris Kyle, but it ignores some inconvenient truths. Does it matter?

 A Peshmerga fighter in Northern Iraq

Mount Sinjar: Islamic State siege 'broken' by Kurdish forces

One-Minute Read
Fri 19 Dec, AT 10:06

Peshmerga fighters say they have defeated IS militants on Mount Sinjar, freeing thousands of trapped Yazidis

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