Protestors hold pictures of ousted Egyptian president Morsi and shout slogans during a pro-Morsi rally in front of the Egyptian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. Photograph: Deniz Toprak/EPA

Egypt has executed six members of a Sinai-based militant group with links to Islamic State for carrying out an attack on soldiers near Cairo last year(...)

A file image showing Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) fighters near their  base in Sinjar. The PKK is fighting Islamic State in northwest Iraq. Photograph: Reuters

Islamic State militants are reported to have killed at least 300 captive Yazidis at a prison camp in northern Iraq, the latest mass killing carried ou(...)

 Iraqi soldiers inspect human remains and military equipment found at a site believed to be a mass grave containing the bodies of Iraqi soldiers killed last year by Islamic State  militants,  in Tikrit, northern Iraq, April 8th,  2015. Photograph: EPA

Iraqi security forces launched a new offensive against Islamic State insurgents in the Sunni Muslim heartland of Anbar on Wednesday, seeking to build(...)

A group of Nigerian vigilantes, which comprises traditional hunters, patrol in North East Nigeria to assist the Nigerian military in fighting against Boko Haram Islamic militants. Photograph: EPA/STR

Boko Haram militants attacked an island on Niger’s side of Lake Chad but the army repelled them after heavy fighting, residents and security sources s(...)

A vehicle campaigning for a candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) drives outside a campaign rally in Yaba district in Lagos . Photograph:Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters

Nigeria’s Council of State has decided to stick with February 14th as the date for its presidential election, Imo state governor Rochas Okorocha said(...)

 Ethiopian Foreign Minister, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (right), holds talks with Egyptian president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (left), shortly after his arrival in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Thursday. Photograph: EPA

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi cut short a visit to Ethiopia for an African Union summit on Friday, following a wave of deadly attacks in the(...)

Egyptian women hold a poster of Egyptian Interior Minister, Mohammad Ibrahim, with the words written in Arabic ‘killer Shaimaa al-Sabbagh’ during a protest in downtown Cairo. Shaimaa al-Sabbagh died on January 24th during a peaceful commemoration of the fourth anniversary of the 2011 demonstrations which led to the fall of the Mubarak regime. Photograph: Khaled Elfiqi

Islamic State’s Egypt wing claimed a series of attacks that killed at least 27 security personnel on Thursday in some of the worst anti-government (...)

Iranian F-4 Phantom fighter jets such as those which the US believe were used in  air strikes on Islamic State forces in Iraq. File photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

US secretary of state John Kerry called apparent Iranian air strikes on Islamic State forces in Iraq a positive step, as the Pentagon said it believed(...)

People watch an explosion after an apparent US-led coalition airstrike on Kobani, Syria. Islamic State militants have released a video claiming they have a US airdrop bundle of weapons in their posession. Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA

The Pentagon has said the vast majority of military supplies air dropped near the Syrian city of Kobani reached the Kurdish fighters they were intende(...)

A member of the Iraqi security force searches a man at a checkpoint in Ramadi. Photograph: Reuters

Iraq imposed a curfew in the western city of Ramadi amid fears the Islamic State (IS) group was looking to advance on the strategically important city(...)