The 17-year-old Yazidi girl was traumatised by her torture that she set herself on fire in the hope of making herself too ugly to touch.Read the full story ›
Witnesses reported "intense bombardments" inside the IS-held stronghold of Jarablus in an air and land assault.Read the full story ›
German special forces have arrested a Syrian refugee on suspicion of plotting an attack inspired by the so-called Islamic State.
The 24-year-old is suspected being member of the terror group and of planning an attack at the start of the Bundesliga season - the equivalent of the Premier League.
The man was arrested in Mutterstadt in the western state of Rhineland-Palatinate.
"There are indications that something is being planned for the start of the Bundesliga season," a interior ministry spokesman for the region told AFP.
However in a separate statement the ministry added there was currently "no evidence of a concrete threat".
The residence in Mosul, built by the former Iraqi dictator, was attacked in a joint coalition operation on Monday.Read the full story ›
Five US service personnel were injured while partnering with Afghan special forces in clearing areas controlled by Islamic State in Afghanistan, the U.S. military commander in that country has revealed.
Army General John Nicholson said two of the service members have been returned to duty, while three others were evacuated from Nangarhar province, but are "in good spirits."
The British Muslim convert insisted he is not "currently" a fighter in Syria.Read the full story ›
The largest summit so far also saw 39 world leaders agree to more money for Afghan troops and an aid package for Ukraine.Read the full story ›
New data shows that Twitter mentions linked to the terror group have dropped by nearly half within two years.Read the full story ›
Hundreds of Iraqi families have been seen fleeing the city of Fallujah as Iraqi forces continued to retake the city from so-called Islamic State.
Government officials have said they were receiving hundreds of internally displaced families on a daily basis, and are transferring them to safe areas.
Aid groups have feared up to 50,000 civilians are still trapped inside the besieged city, which has been under IS control for over two years.
Fallujah is the last major city in western Iraq that was still held by the extremist group.