Security operations by NATO and Afghan government forces have drastically reduced extremists' strength in Afghanistan in recent months
Russian defense officials deny claims, saying troops are there only to help arrange local cease-fires between warring sides in the war-ravaged country
Qari Mohammad Yasin, who carried a bounty of about $48,000, masterminded several suicide attacks
Daily 'Milliyet' says suspects were German citizens of Lebanese origin and were stopped by anti-terror police at Istanbul's main Ataturk Airport after authorities received 'intelligence tips'
The Iraqi Kurdish government has placed dozens of Islamic State (IS) members’ families in the Qorato refugee camp in Kirkuk, but they are kept separated from people who were victimized by IS. VOA’s Dilshad Anwar reports.
Many observers view increasing pressure on the capital by rebels and other militant groups as a major development
Several militant groups are controlling large swaths of Sinai
Quiet diplomacy involving Turkey, US and Russia reportedly led to deal restoring peace in Manbij between Kurdish, Arab and Turkish forces
Iraqi troops are stepping up the screening of displaced civilians to prevent Islamic State infiltrators. VOA’s Kawa Omar Reports.
Iraqi military leaders report fierce battles with IS fighters in dense neighborhood of old Mosul near Grand Mosque of al-Nuri