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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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Detectives believe the Waterford-based couple have been taking donations from Islamic State sympathisers online and sending the funds on to Syria. File photograph: Getty Images

Gardaí have arrested a man and woman on suspicion of running an online collection fund for the Islamic State terror group. Detectives believe the Wat(...)

An  Afghan special forces unit member inspects a house which was used by suspected Islamic State militants at the site where a massive US bomb struck, in the Achin district of the eastern province of Nangarhar, earlier this month. Photograph:  Parwiz/Reuters

Two US service members were killed during an operation against Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan overnight on Wednesday, US officials sa(...)

 Syrian rebel fighters  in Teshreen neighbourhood on the  outskirts of Damascus on April 1st. Rebels have welcomed the US missile strike on a Syrian army air base. Photograph: Mohammed Badra/EPA

After six years of war and constant bombardment by government warplanes, Syrians in the opposition were jubilant at the news that US missiles had stru(...)

Firefighters look for bodies  of civilians who were killed in an air strike against Islamic State by US-led coalition forces. Photograph: Reuters

Dozens of Iraqi civilians, some of them still alive and calling out for help, were buried for days under the rubble of their homes in western Mosul af(...)

Part of Tabqa dam on the Euphrates river near Raqqa, Syria, pictured in June 2014. Photograph:  Nour Fourat/Reuters

The US-led coalition said on Monday it saw no imminent danger to a major hydroelectric dam that allied Syrian militias are fighting to take from Islam(...)

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