Syria regime shelling 'bloody message" before talks

The Syrian opposition body lambasted escalating attacks by government forces as a "bloody message" aimed at sabotaging peace talks that are due to open next week.

Forces battling IS in Iraq's Mosul theatre

A wide array of Iraqi and international forces are involved in the operation to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group.

Trump reassures supporters in fiery speech

President Donald Trump turned back the clock with a bold and aggressive Florida speech straight out of his 2016 campaign playbook.

Roadside bomb kills 12 Afghans

The UN has condemned the killing of 12 Afghans, including eight children returning from school, by a roadside bomb in the country's volatile east.