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Militants kill Egyptian security forces in desert shoot-out

The forces are reported to have been looking for the militants' hideout when they came under attack.

Iraq Kurds: Army claims full control of Kirkuk province

Kurdish forces have not confirmed reports that they have given up the last area under their control.

Ibrahim Halawa freed from jail in Egypt

The Irishman was acquitted of all charges in Egypt over a month ago but his release was delayed.

Texas city requires Israel pledge for hurricane relief

Residents hit by Hurricane Harvey must pledge not to boycott Israel in exchange for federal aid.

Hamas must disarm to join Palestinian unity government - US

Hamas denounces the "blatant interference" in a Palestinian reconciliation deal signed last week.

Court in Iraq orders arrest of Kurdistan VP Kosrat Rasul

Kosrat Rasul described troops sent to Kirkuk and other Kurdish-held areas as "occupying forces".

Under fire in Iraq: A camera crew's view of a warzone

Gunfire, danger - a few of the hazards facing a BBC team covering the news from Iraq.

Inside Raqqa after IS pushed out

The BBC's Feras Kilani was with Syrian Democratic Forces as they took control of the centre of Raqqa, Syria.

No, Islamic State group has not been defeated

US-backed forces may be celebrating after taking back another city, but fighting will not end soon.

Iraqi forces seize territory outside Kirkuk from Kurds

Iraq's military says it has taken key sites near the disputed city of Kirkuk from Kurdish forces.

Driven out

Maps and graphics telling the story of the fight against so-called Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria.

IS: The full story

IS has lost its 'capital' Raqqa, but it has taken the might of a global alliance to crush it.

War within a war

The fall of Kirkuk reflects the struggle to control Iraq after the defeat of IS, says Michael Knights.

Dying one by one

An Iraqi Shia Turkmen woman recalls the horrors of her ordeal at the hands of IS militants.

Rhetoric or substance?

The newness of the Trump policy seems to be a matter of rhetoric rather than substance, writes Jonathan Marcus.

'Just the beginning'

A Fatah-Hamas deal to end a decade-long rift is welcomed by Gazans, but many are wary of the future.

Death of the Nile

Can the world's longest river be saved?