As deadly drone attacks by the Islamic State increase, American officials are experimenting with technologies that can destroy the weapons.
In a region where few people agree on anything, neighbors and allies are pressing the Kurds to delay a vote they say could unleash violence.
An 18-year-old man was detained in southeastern England, and the police searched at least one house about three miles from Heathrow Airport in London.
American officials say the decision to end a two-week standoff involved a trade-off of competing priorities, and speaks to the complexity of the Syrian war.
Londoners like to “keep calm and carry on.” But there’s a problem with such insouciance.
The blast on a subway train caused panic and disrupted services; 29 people were injured. The city has suffered multiple terrorist attacks this year.
An Islamic State convoy of buses with fighters and family members aboard finally gets to ISIS territory in eastern Syria, after Russia asks American planes to stay away.
A referendum on Kurdish independence is favored by Kurds and opposed by every major power in the region.
A Times reporter travels to Raqqa, the wounded heart of the Islamic State, and finds residents trapped by airstrikes, artillery fire and land mines.
“It has not reached Iraq and will not reach Iraq,” an American official said, though the military says food and water are reaching the militants and their families.
The number of C.I.A. deaths in Afghanistan rivals those killed in the Southeast Asia conflicts of nearly a half-century ago.
Syrian forces and allied militias re-entered the strategically important city of Deir al-Zour, but it could still take weeks to retake the entire city from Islamic State fighters.
The Islamic State sent a young Indonesian to fight in the Philippines. His shocked family now reckons with his role.
At least three gunmen wearing explosive vests attacked the state-run power station near Samarra, forcing it to shut down.
American officials say the pace of the fight against the Islamic State is not slowing, even as the militants’ territory continues to shrink.
Iraqi commanders attributed the comparatively light damage to an escape corridor they had purposely left so the fighters would flee into the desert.
The Islamic State’s convoy, chased around Syria for five days with nowhere to go, has become emblematic of the militants’ declining fortunes.
Times journalists went to a newly captured part of Marawi, finding profound destruction in the Philippine city and despair among the civilians forced out of it.
Even with the Islamic State on the run, U.S. advisers grapple with political and military problems in wresting Iraqi and Syrian towns from extremists.
A convoy of 308 Islamic State militants has nowhere to go, with angry ISIS comrades in front of them, a broken Syrian deal behind and U.S. bombers overhead.
The battle for Tal Afar, which lasted just 11 days, was another sign that the militant group’s days of administering territory are numbered.
American airstrikes stranded a convoy of 670 ISIS militants in the middle of Syria, as other warplanes bombed fighters coming to their rescue.
Before his arrest, Parveg Ahmed had been stopped and questioned at Kennedy Airport about social media posts praising ISIS.
The Islamic State militants are being taken to eastern Syria in a deal for the remains of eight people thought to be Lebanese soldiers.
The Lebanese Army announced a truce to try to recover soldiers. Separately, Hezbollah and its Syrian allies said Islamic State fighters had surrendered.
Hundreds of thousands marched in Barcelona for a peace rally after last week’s attack on Las Ramblas, the city’s most famous promenade.
The death toll of an Islamic State attack on a Shiite mosque in Kabul rose to at least 40, and some of the victims were buried in the mosque’s garden.