The blast targeted a gathering of Sunni Muslims commemorating the anniversary of the prophet Muhammad's birth.
- by Hamid Shalizi & Abdul Qadir Sediqi
More than 200 mass graves holding as many as 12,000 bodies have been found in areas of Iraq that were once controlled by Islamic State.
Humanitarian assistance reaches a remote refugee camp on Syria's border with Jordan for the first time since January.
Her family is preparing to emigrate from Iraq to Australia, but there is someone she can't bear to leave behind: her two-year-old daughter.
- by Hamza Hendawi, Qassim Abdul-zahra & Salar Salim
Syria's National Museum of Damascus has opened its rich trove of antiquities to visitors again, seven years after war forced it to close.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says Islamic State militants have nearly 700 hostages in a US-controlled part of Syria and are executing them daily.
- by Gleb Stolyarov
One news website run by Iranian state television said Abu Zaha was a member of Islamic State.
- by Bozorgmehr Sharafedin
The deal sets up a demilitarised zone running 15-20 km deep into rebel territory that must be evacuated of all heavy weapons and all jihadist groups.
- by Angus McDowall
Legal inconsistencies and delays in the Islamic State member's case are symptomatic of the Turkish legal system, ranked one of the worst in the world.
- by Farid Y Farid
Suspected militants on Sunday detonated a second bomb in less than a week in a southern Philippine town.