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Nearly 840,000 remain displaced outside Mosul

The UN migration agency said Friday it estimates that 839,118 individuals (139,853 families) remain displaced following heavy fighting to retake the northern Iraqi city...
Syrian refugees stand as they gather during the visit of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to al-Dalhamiyeh camp in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon March 25, 2016. REUTERS/Aziz Taher

IOM susoends emergency activities in Mosul

IOM, the UN Migration Agency, has temporarily suspended certain emergency activities in both Qayara’s air strip emergency site and the Haj Ali camp, due...

3 million Iraqis remain internally displaced

Three million Iraqis remain internally displaced across the country, despite numerous successes by military forces in dislodging and reclaiming much of the territory once...
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Iraqi forces show strong stand for IS-Mosul battle

Iraqi government forces started on Sunday a major operation to enter the last Islamic State (IS) stronghold of the old city center in western...

UN agencies step up efforts to help people displaced due to military offensive in...

As a result of the military offensive in the north Iraqi city of Mosul, there are now more than 50,000 people in the Qayarra...
AFP / Ahmad Al-Rubaye A member of the Iraqi pro-government forces fires a rocket-propelled grenade launcher during an operation in al-Shahabi village, east of Fallujah, in an operation to retake the city from Islamic State group, on May 24, 2016

IS fighters completely “trapped” in Mosul – U.S. envoy

Islamic State (IS) fighters are completely "trapped" and "the last road out of Mosul" has been cut off, claimed a US envoy Sunday in...

When Will the People of Mosul Feel Safe Again?

The government forces of Syria and Iraq continue to fight against terror groups under support of their allies. Russian Air Force assists the Syrian...
Islamic State

Iraqi forces push further into IS-held western Mosul

Iraqi forces on Monday continued fierce clashes against Islamic State (IS) militants in western Mosul and seized a neighborhood in the southern outskirts of...
Iraq

Feb. 26 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

TRIPOLI -- A car bomb explosion hit a security check point in eastern Libyan city Benghazi on Sunday, killing two soldiers and injuring four...
Iraqi

Iraqi forces free first neighborhood from IS in Mosul

Iraqi forces on Sunday liberated al-Mamoun neighborhood in western side of Mosul, the first neighborhood completely freed from the extremist militants of Islamic State...
Francois Fillon

Feb. 25 world news summary at 0100 GMT

PARIS -- French magistrates are to take over the probe into allegations that presidential candidate Francois Fillon had given his family fake jobs,...
Islamic State

Feb. 20 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

ANKARA -- A total of 34 members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) were killed on Monday in two separate cross-border airstrikes in...
Iraq

Feb. 19 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

ABU DHABI -- The biennial International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) kicked off here on Sunday with special focus on disruptive technology. ...
AFP / Ahmad Al-Rubaye A member of the Iraqi pro-government forces fires a rocket-propelled grenade launcher during an operation in al-Shahabi village, east of Fallujah, in an operation to retake the city from Islamic State group, on May 24, 2016

IS launches tank attack on Iraqi paramilitary units west of Mosul

Hundreds of Islamic State (IS) militants launched an attack on the paramilitary units of Hashd Shaabi, using tanks for the first time, west of...
Iraqi

Iraqi forces retake eastern Mosul, fate of civilians in western side worrying

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared on Tuesday the eastern side of the city of Mosul was fully liberated after more than 100 days...
Haider al-Abadi

Iraqi PM orders probe into abuses by troops in Mosul

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Monday ordered an investigation into allegations of violations of human rights reportedly committed by government troops and allied paramilitary...
AFP / Ahmad Al-Rubaye A member of the Iraqi pro-government forces fires a rocket-propelled grenade launcher during an operation in al-Shahabi village, east of Fallujah, in an operation to retake the city from Islamic State group, on May 24, 2016

Jan. 23 world news summary at 0030 GMT

MOSUL, Iraq -- Iraqi security forces recaptured on Sunday the last areas in the central part of the eastern side of Mosul, while the...
Iraq

Iraqi forces recapture last central areas in eastern Mosul

Iraqi security forces recaptured on Sunday the last areas in the central part of the eastern side of Mosul, while the troops continued fighting...
AFP / Ahmad Al-Rubaye A member of the Iraqi pro-government forces fires a rocket-propelled grenade launcher during an operation in al-Shahabi village, east of Fallujah, in an operation to retake the city from Islamic State group, on May 24, 2016

Iraqi forces fight to defeat last IS strongholds in eastern Mosul

Iraqi security forces on Friday fought fierce battles to drive out the militants of the extremist Islamic State (IS) group from their last strongholds...
Somkes rise following airstrike targeting rebels in Daraya, southwest of the capital Damascus of Syria, on Feb. 24, 2016. (Xinhua/Yang Zhen) (zw)

Jan. 17 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

ISTANBUL -- The gunman who was captured overnight after 17 days on the run has admitted to a shooting spree he launched against a...
Immigrants

Jan. 11 world news summary at 0030 GMT

ARUSHA, Tanzania -- At least 12 people have died after a boat capsized in the Indian Ocean near north-eastern Tanzania's coastal city of Tanga,...
AFP / Ahmad Al-Rubaye A member of the Iraqi pro-government forces fires a rocket-propelled grenade launcher during an operation in al-Shahabi village, east of Fallujah, in an operation to retake the city from Islamic State group, on May 24, 2016

Jan. 9 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

ANKARA -- As many as 48 Islamic State (IS) terrorists were killed in Al-Bab, in northern Syria, in military operations in the last 24...

Iraqi forces fight fierce clashes in Mosul

Iraqi government forces fight heavy clashes in the northern city of Mosul to drive out the Islamic State (IS) militants from their last major...
AFP / Ahmad Al-Rubaye A member of the Iraqi pro-government forces fires a rocket-propelled grenade launcher during an operation in al-Shahabi village, east of Fallujah, in an operation to retake the city from Islamic State group, on May 24, 2016

Jan. 2 world news summary at 0030 GMT

LISBON -- The Portuguese government on Sunday condemned the New Year Eve attack on an Istanbul nightclub that killed at least 39 people and...
accident

Dec. 30 world news summary at 0030 GMT

MEXICO CITY -- An accident involving a passenger bus and a truck in the early hours of Thursday has left 11 people killed and...
AFP / Ahmad Al-Rubaye A member of the Iraqi pro-government forces fires a rocket-propelled grenade launcher during an operation in al-Shahabi village, east of Fallujah, in an operation to retake the city from Islamic State group, on May 24, 2016

Dec. 26 world news summary at 0030 GMT

MOSCOW -- A Russian military Tu-154 aircraft crashed into the Black Sea on Sunday, presumably killing all 92 people aboard, said the Russian Defense...
UN Security Council

Dec. 25 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

MOSUL, Iraq -- A total of 97 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed on Sunday in heavy clashes with the security forces and...

97 IS militants killed in clashes, U.S.-led coalition airstrike in Iraq’s Mosul

A total of 97 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed on Sunday in heavy clashes with the security forces and an airstrike by the...
Iraq

Nov. 15 world news summary at 0045 GMT

BRUSSELS -- The European Union (EU)'s foreign and defence ministers on Monday agreed on a new plan on security and defense, EU foreign affairs...

Mosul Families Tell Their Survival Stories

The crowd surges for the truck as soon as it arrives. Children are crying as they're passed along a production line of strangers...