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An Iraqi counter terrorism services  member prays in the Old City of Mosul on Monday during an ongoing offensive to retake the city from Islamic State. Photograph: Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images

Iraqi forces slowed their advance on Tuesday through the last streets in Mosul controlled by Islamic State where militants and civilians are packed in(...)

Members of the Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service  cheer as they carry an upside-down Islamic State flag, in  Mosul’s Old City. Photograph: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images

Iraqis prepared on Sunday to celebrate an expected victory over Islamic State (Isis) in Mosul, as battles continued to rage in the city in the last fe(...)

Graduates of a US-trained police force that expects to be deployed in Raqqa, Syria, dance during a graduation ceremony near Ain Issa village, north of Raqqa, on Tuesday. Photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday dozens of people were killed in an air strike believed to have been carried out by the US-led (...)

A pet dove of a member of Iraqi forces  inside an armoured fighting vehicle at the frontline in the Old City in west Mosul, Iraq, on Tuesday. Photograph:  /Erik De Castro/Reuters

Iraqi forces on Tuesday pushed towards the river side of Mosul’s Old City, their key target in the eight-month campaign to capture Islamic State’s de(...)

The al-Hadba minaret of  the Grand al-Nuri Mosque is seen through a  window in the Old City of Mosul on June 1st. Photograph: Alaa Al-Marjani/Reuters

The leaning al-Habda minaret that has towered over Mosul for 850 years lay in ruins on Thursday, demolished by retreating Islamic State militants, bu(...)

People stand behind a police tape  at the Grand Place near Central Station in Brussels after a reported explosion. Photograph: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP Photo

A Moroccan national who attempted an attack on Brussels’ Central Station is suspected of supporting Islamic State (Isis) militants, Belgian prosecuto(...)

The ABC’s Indonesia correspondent, Adam Harvey, has been hit in the neck by a stray bullet in the Islamic State-occupied city of Marawi in the Philipp(...)

Armed police officers patrol on Borough High Street in London on Sunday, following the terror attack on Saturday night.   Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/AFP/Getty Images

At 10.08pm on Saturday, a white van heading north on London Bridge pulled a U-turn and, accelerating to 80km an hour, careened on to the footpath kno(...)

 British prime minister Theresa May prepares to address the media following a security meeting in response to Saturday night’s London terror attack. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Saturday night’s attack in London lasted only a few minutes but it left seven people dead, along with three suspected attackers, dozens injured and a (...)

Thomas Zinn  (centre), the partner of Lindt Cafe siege victim Tori Johnson, with her parents  Rosie Connellan  and Ken Johnson after the inquest into the incident concluded in Sydney on Wednesday. Photograph: David Moir/AAP Image via AP

Australian police failed to respond quickly enough to the threat posed by a gunman responsible for a siege at a Sydney cafe in 2014 in which three peo(...)

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