UN investigators say Islamic State (IS) extremists are committing genocide in Syria and Iraq against the Yazidi religious minority.
Baghdad officials say Islamic State (IS) militants have killed a senior Iraqi commander near the IS-held northern city of Mosul.
Donald Trump, the presumptive U.S. Republican presidential nominee, hardened his position against allowing Muslims into the United States and said his ban would target Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Syria.
U.S. Apache helicopters have struck an Islamic State target for the first time in Iraq, the Pentagon said on June 13.
Iraq says it has detained a number of fighters suspected of violating human rights during the three-week-old operation to retake the western city of Fallujah from the Islamic State militant group.
An estimated 4,000 more Iraqis have escaped from the Islamic State (IS)-held city of Fallujah after government troops opened a corridor upon retaking a key road.
Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) says it has killed five Kurdish rebels near the country's border with Iraq.
Veteran Associated Press journalist Tom Kent has been appointed president of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.
The Islamic State extremist group has posted a video that shows it blowing up a 3,000-year-old temple in the Assyrian city of Nimrud in northern Iraq -- the militant group's latest assault on a priceless archaeological treasure.
U.S. authorities on June 9 leveled terrorism charges against a man who joined the Islamic State extremist group for two months before surrendering to Kurdish authorities in Iraq in March.
Reports from Iraq say at least 20 people have been killed in two separate bombings in and around Baghdad.
The Islamic State's military setbacks in Syria and Iraq may prompt the extremist group to stage more attacks on Western, Russian, and other international targets, a top United Nations official has said.