Philippines Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana confirmed Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute were dead and the Marawi siege could end soon.
Kurdish forces, called the peshmerga, had driven Isis out of Kirkuk. Now their positions in the city are under attack from the Iraqi army, its former ally against Islamic State.
Russia funds the Taliban in Afghanistan by $2.5m a month through laundered fuel sales, according to the Times who spoke to a treasurer with the group.
Mogadishu residents say it's the most powerful explosion they've heard in years. Nobody has claimed responsibility, though it bears hallmarks of attack by terror group al-Shabab.
Final battle for Raqqa underway as Isis left isolated and with dwindling supplies in its last enclaves within the Syrian city, once the Islamic caliphate's de facto capital.
Its a cruel irony that an economy which gets 98% of its revenue from oil faces one of its worst fuel crises following years of conflict.
Tensions are soaring in the country following an independence referendum held by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in September.
A 15-year-old girl told a CBS News reporter that her radicalised father forced her into Isis territory five years ago. Both her father and her Isis fighter husband have died.
Speculation that North Korea has carried out a nuclear test has followed an earthquake detected in an area where previous tests have taken plac, north-east of Sungjibaegam.
American woman Caitlan Coleman, 31, and her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle, 34, were abducted while hiking in Afghanistan's Ghazni province in 2012.
North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho said the reclusive regime is prepared to respond to the US with a "hail of fire, not words".
The 'White Widow' Sally Jones, 50, who was a recruiter for Isis has been killed in a drone strike near the Syrian border, the Sun has reported. She was Britain's most wanted woman.
Russian lawmaker Anton Morozov relayed North Korea's ambitions to his party after a visit to the dictatorship, Russian media reported.
A report from NBC news said that military advisors were surprised by the president's remarks during the 20 July meeting.
New research says factors such as rape and slavery fuel terrorism globally and provide fertile ground for captives to develop feelings of sympathy for and loyalty to abductors.