One of the casualties of Syria's civil war is history.
Iran is ready to work with the United States and its allies to stop Islamic State militants.
Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds have flooded into Turkey, fleeing an onslaught by Islamic State militants.
Forty-nine hostages seized by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq have been freed.
Flashes of disagreement over how to fight the Islamic State are mounting between President Obama and US military leaders, the latest sign of strain in what often has been an awkward and uneasy relationship.
For months, Islamic State militants have engaged in a high-stakes game of deadly extortion, threatening to behead American captives they are holding in the Middle East unless their demands are met, including an end to US airstrikes targeting their strongholds in Iraq.
A series of vehicle bombings in Iraq killed at least 31 people, officials said, in the second straight day of attacks in Baghdad blamed on Islamic militants who have seized large parts of the country.
French jets carried out their first air strike against Islamic State militants in Iraq, successfully destroying their target.
Six Iranians arrested for singing along to the pop song Happy were given suspended sentences of 91 lashes and six months in prison.
Islamic State fighters, armed with heavy weaponry including tanks, took the group of villages in 24 hours and are besieging a nearby city.
The Senate has approved President Obama's plan to train and arm Syrian rebels to counter the Islamic State.
Another Western journalist appears as a captive of Islamic State militants video.
The emergence of the Islamic State in Iraq has escalated quickly into an international crisis.
The US House of Representatives approves President Obama's plan to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels, despite skepticism about its chances for success.
Barack Obama reaffirms he does not intend to send US troops into combat against the Islamic State.
America's top military officer raises the possibility of using US ground troops against the Islamic State, despite pledges from President Obama.
The simmering debate about the evolving US military strategy in Iraq and Syria has been joined by an unlikely pundit: Army Private Chelsea Manning.
Egypt's tourism industry could fully recover by the end of next year.
A Taliban attacker detonates car bomb next to military convoy, killing three members of the NATO-led force.
US warplanes have made their first strike near Baghdad in a new effort to decimate Islamic State rebels.
US warns Syrian President Bashar al-Assad against responding to US strikes in Syria on Islamic State targets.
Britain rules out special forces mission to rescue a Briton threatened in the latest execution video as does not know where he and other hostages were being held.
UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights are pulling out from positions due to a severe deterioration of security in the region.
There could be as many as two dozen New Zealanders involved with ISIS, an international law expert says.
Britain resists pressure for air strikes against IS after the militant group beheads David Haines, a British hostage, and threatens to kill another.
Pakistan's army arrests 10 militants suspected of involvement in 2012 attack on Malala Yousafzai.
It's not as clear as Obama made it sound that he has the authority to go after Islamic State militants in the manner he plans.
Military strongman Voreqe Bainimarama says Fiji’s 45 soldiers freed by Syrian rebels are heroes.
US President Barack Obama says he will not hesitate to attack Islamic State militants in Syria and would allow them "no safe haven".
US declaration that it's time to go after Islamic militants may have deadly consequences.