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World 18 Apr 2016 | 7:47 PM

U.S., allies stage 20 strikes in Iraq, Syria against Islamic State

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allies conducted 20 strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria on Sunday, the coalition leading the operations said.

World 18 Apr 2016 | 7:56 PM

Syrian government negotiator takes swipe at Israel, avoids political talk

GENEVA (Reuters) - The chief Syrian government negotiator at peace talks in Geneva on Monday accused Israel of cooperating with Islamic State and al Qaeda militants in the Golan region, deflecting attention away from the intra-Syrian negotiations.

World 18 Apr 2016 | 8:01 PM

Boko Haram attacks soldiers in northeastern Nigeria - army

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Boko Haram fighters attacked Nigerian soldiers early on Monday near the border with Niger in the jihadists' northeast heartlands, the army said.

World 18 Apr 2016 | 8:29 PM

U.S.-led troops seize Islamic State fighter in Iraq helicopter raid - sources

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - A senior Islamic State member and two of his aides were killed south of the Iraqi city of Mosul on Monday in a helicopter raid by U.S. special forces and Kurdish counter-terrorism forces, the Kurdish regional security council said.

World 18 Apr 2016 | 9:34 PM

Libyan security training has better chance if conducted in region - Hammond

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - The international community was ready to help Libya's unity government with security training, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on a visit to Tripoli on Monday, and he hoped such training could happen in Libya or a neighbouring country.

World 18 Apr 2016 | 10:25 PM

Cautious steps as Libya's new government moves into Tripoli

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Troops in balaclavas guard the gate and foreign diplomats arrive daily with offers of aid at Tripoli's Abusita naval base, where Libya's new U.N.-backed government has begun trying to bring a chaotic country under its control.

World 18 Apr 2016 | 11:50 PM

Four dead as rockets hit teachers' dormitory in Turkish border town

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Rockets crashed in the southeastern Turkish town of Kilis near the Syrian border on Monday, one of them hitting a teachers' dormitory, and four people were killed, hospital and security sources said.

Nation 19 Apr 2016 | 12:00 AM

‘Instability will give IS a foothold'

KUALA LUMPUR: A de-stabilised southern Philippines will open the door for the Islamic State (IS) to establish a foothold in the region, warned Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

World 19 Apr 2016 | 1:12 AM

One person killed after rockets hit Turkish town near Syria border - sources

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Four people were killed when rockets hit the southeastern Turkish town of Kilis near the Syrian border on Monday, crashing into an area near a hospital and hitting a teachers' dormitory, sources said.

World 19 Apr 2016 | 1:30 AM

Iraq's Abadi, facing unrest, hopes anti-graft cabinet can be named in coming days

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, threatened with mass protests over delays in tackling corruption, voiced hope on Monday that Iraq's parliament could vote "in the next few days" on a cabinet of non-party technocrats.