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World 06 Dec 2016 | 10:32 PM

In Afghan province, government woos allies against Islamic State

WAMA, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghan authorities are appealing to local elders in the remote eastern province of Nuristan to help prevent militants loyal to Islamic State from expanding into new territory.

World 01 Dec 2016 | 9:47 AM

Insight - New evidence shows deep Islamic State role in Bangladesh massacre

DHAKA (Reuters) - Before Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury orchestrated Bangladesh's worst militant attack, he sought and won approval for it from Islamic State.

World 28 Nov 2016 | 2:05 AM

Islamic State gone, Mosul district residents adjust to new life

GOGJALI, Iraq (Reuters) - Until three weeks ago, many of Abu Osama's customers were Islamic State militants who brought their wives and children to his pharmacy on the eastern edge of Mosul for injections and treatment.

World 26 Nov 2016 | 5:17 PM

In northern Iraq, Yazidis risk all to flee Islamic State

DUHOK, Iraq (Reuters) - When shells began crashing around the town of Tal Afar as Shi'ite militias brought the fight to Islamic State in northern Iraq, Abu Faraj saw his chance to escape captivity.

World 22 Nov 2016 | 9:18 PM

Trial of Islamic State suspects shows Turkish security flaws before bombings

ANKARA (Reuters) - For two years, Haci Ali Durmaz says he used to cross the Turkish border into Syria, join the ranks of Islamic State for a few months, and then return to Turkey to work in construction.

World 15 Nov 2016 | 9:58 PM

Islamic State kills civilians in Mosul to deter support for army

BAGHDAD/QAYYARA, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State has summarily killed 21 civilians in Mosul it accused of collaborating with U.S.-backed security forces, which said their offensive to recapture the city from the jihadists had made further advances.

World 08 Nov 2016 | 2:08 AM

Iraq peshmerga attack Islamic State town as army battles in Mosul

BASHIQA, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga forces stormed an Islamic State-held town northeast of Mosul on Monday, clearing a pocket of militants outside the city while Iraqi troops wage a fierce urban war with the jihadists in its eastern neighbourhoods.

World 04 Nov 2016 | 4:27 AM

Islamic State leader says confident in victory, in first message after Mosul battle

KOKJALI/BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi told his followers on Thursday there could be no retreat in a "total war" against the forces arrayed against them, as advancing soldiers battled into their northern Iraqi stronghold of Mosul.

World 21 Oct 2016 | 10:29 PM

Iraqi villager lives to avenge hostages killed by Islamic State

QAYYARA, Iraq Reuters) - Sitting on a broken chair at a school where hundreds of families who fled Islamic State are seeking refuge south of Mosul, Younis Ali describes how he lost his four brothers and five sisters.

World 22 Oct 2016 | 1:26 AM

Islamic State retaliates as Iraqi forces push on Mosul

QAYYARA, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State launched a major attack on the city of Kirkuk on Friday as Iraqi and Kurdish forces pursued operations to seize territory around Mosul in preparation for an offensive on the jihadists' last major stronghold in Iraq.