This week Kurdish forces took full control of Kobani, a Syrian town near the Turkish border, after months of bombardment by Islamic State. Mona Mahmood speaks to four Kurdish families about the female fighters who died helping to wrest control of the town
A group believed to be the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) posted a new image of what is believed to be the scene of killing Kenji Goto, who has been taken hostage by the militant group, on early Sunday morning.
As the day dawned in pockets of the Middle East and central Asia, people including the relatives of those whom Goto had helped in Iraq, as well as children he'd supported in Afghanistan, raised a prayer for the 47-year-old journalist
At age 14, Khaled held his first gun. Fifteen days later, one of the world's most feared extremist groups sent him into battle.
Khaled remembers how heavy the Kalashnikov rifle felt, how the noise hurt his ears. He recalls the terror of âEUR¦
At a press conference in Amman, Jordanian government spokesman Mohammad al-Momani said the country has not been able to confirm that the military pilot is alive, while Sajida al-Rishawi, the death row inmate, is still in Jordan.