Turkey-Syria border

Turkey boosting military presence along border near Syria's Afrin

Turkey is steadily increasing its troop presence near the Kurdish-held border town of Afrin.

Turkey-Syria border

Tillerson denies US plans to form Syria border force

Reported US-initiated Syria border force is 'misportrayed, misdescribed and some people misspoke', top US diplomat says.

Tillerson denies US plans to form Syria border force

Turkey-Syria border

US military: No 'support' for Kurdish YPG in Afrin

US-led coalition forces don't operate in Syria's Kurdish-controlled Afrin after Turkey vows attack, news report says.

US military: No 'support' for Kurdish YPG in Afrin

Turkey-Syria border

Syria: Kurdish civilians fear threat of Turkey offensive

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the NATO military alliance for support, accusing the US of violating its border.

Turkey-Syria border

New US-backed Syria force: Five things you should know

Here is what you need to know about the US-backed Syria force reportedly in the making in the country's northeast.

New US-backed Syria force: Five things you should know

Turkey-Syria border

Turkey bolsters Syria border as US force plan slammed

Armoured vehicles, tanks deployed as Turkey, Syria and Russia attack US-led coalition plan to form 30,000-strong force.

Turkey-Syria border

Erdogan: US trying to form 'terror army' in Syria

Turkey president pledges to 'drown terror army' before it is born, referring to Syria force US reportedly seeks to form.

Erdogan: US trying to form 'terror army' in Syria

Turkey-Syria border

Turkey to launch imminent Syria operation against YPG

Turkish forces hit Syrian Kurd militia with artillery fire as President Erdogan vows attack on YPG-controlled Afrin.

ISIS

Could ISIL stage a comeback?

After a year of sweeping defeats, ISIL has been pushed out of key territory, returning to its 'covert insurgent roots'.

Could ISIL stage a comeback?

Afghanistan

Deadly suicide blast hits Afghan capital

Attack in Kabul kills at least 11 people and wounds 25 others as ISIL claims responsibility.

Deadly suicide blast hits Afghan capital

Syria's Civil War

Civilians die in air raids on Syria's Eastern Ghouta

Syrian government and Russian warplanes suspected to have been behind deadly attacks targeting Damascus neighbourhood.

Civilians die in air raids on Syria's Eastern Ghouta

ISIS

Egypt gun attack: Church stormed in Helwan province

ISIL has claimed responsibility for an attack on a Coptic church and a Christian-owned shop in Egypt. At least 9 people were killed and five others wounded in the shooting on Friday, just south of the capital, Cairo.

Turkey

Turkey detains scores 'planning New Year's Eve attacks'

Foreign nationals among at least 75 people detained for suspected ISIL links in raids conducted in Ankara and Istanbul.

Turkey arrests scores 'planning New Year's Eve attacks'

Middle East

Christians targeted in deadly Egypt shooting

Church and shop in Helwan, near Cairo, struck in the latest attack to target country's Coptic Christian minority.

Afghanistan

Mother of teenage Kabul blast victim: ISIL, why my son?

Parwaiz Alim was among at least 40 victims of an ISIL-claimed suicide attack near a Shia cultural centre.

Mother of Kabul blast victim: 'ISIL, why my son?'