Aided by its air force and the US-led coalition, the Iraqi army has liberated large parts of the city of Ramadi. Despite government attempts to evacuate the city, thousand of people remain in the predominantly Sunni city in the Anbar province.
The Iraqi military has begun its latest offensive against the so-called "Islamic State," weeks after liberating the city of Mosul. IS still occupies territory around Mosul, but its "caliphate" has effectively collapsed.
The coalition's defeat of the so-called "Islamic State" in Mosul has shown it can wage war. Can it now wage peace? It won't be easy, writes Matthias von Hein.
Kuwaiti authorities have captured 12 convicted terrorists with alleged ties to Iran and Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah. Shiites accuse the country's Sunni rulers of politically and legally discriminating against them.
Residents of Pakistan's northwestern Parachinar city, the target of suicide bombings on Friday, have been swept into ongoing sectarian and geopolitical conflicts. Yet, their plight receives scant coverage in local media.
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