The United States is sending military equipment to Iraq to help the government dislodge Al Qaeda militants from Anbar Province.
Iraqi authorities have said they will end a six-month air blockade imposed on Iraqi Kurdistan in response to the region's independence vote, which was not recognized by Baghdad. Flights could resume within a week.
Turkey's new push to clear Afrin of the Syrian Kurdish group YPG could endanger some 300,000 civilians. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to expand the offensive to other areas of the border region.
With the exception of Idlib, Syria's government has recovered control of most major cities from rebels and terror organizations. Are the "Islamic State" and al-Qaida being beaten out of Syria?
Germany's top police authority has found evidence that Islamist terrorist groups may target the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The agency also pointed to Russia's hooligan scene as a source of violence.
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