Last year, Islamic State militants attacked 22-year-old Lea’s village in northern Iraq. After escaping to a refugee camp, Lea managed to make it to Germany. Now she's ready to tell her story.
A first batch of "Islamic State" fighters has evacuated their stronghold in Damascus a day after an apparent deal with the Syrian regime. In recent years, jihadis have steadily lost ground to government forces.
Al-Qaida's leader has urged sympathizers to wage war against the US for opening an embassy in Jerusalem. Experts say the move is an attempt to capitalize on the demise of its main competitor, the "Islamic State."
The men were found guilty of aiding five militants who attacked the parliament and Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's mausoleum. Eighteen people died in the assault last year.
Just under half of Iraq's voting population cast a ballot to choose 329 parliamentarians. Higher turnout was observed in areas that were freed from "Islamic State" occupation.
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