Kim Jong-un's North Korea is a threat but war with America can still be averted with robust diplomacy backed by military strength, Jim Mattis told US troops.
IBTimes UK asked 12 Getty Images photojournalists to choose their most memorable photo of the year and tell us the story behind the picture.
The US is planning to launch a military attack on North Korea to curb its nuclear programme. Sources say that weapons stockpiles will be targeted.
Syrians are covering one eye in photos to support #SolidaritywithKarim after baby lost one eye in artillery attack on eastern Ghouta by Bashar al-Assad's regime.
Animated film depicts Saudi military invading rival power and deposing supreme leader while 'liberated' Iranians cheer and wave posters of Saudi ruler.
A report has revealed that North Korea has begun testing the loading of the anthrax onto intercontinental ballistic missiles.
Mosul's gravediggers, its morgue workers and the volunteers who retrieve bodies from the city's rubble are keeping count.
In a recent UK interview, one defector claimed North Korea has a secret army of soldiers so heavily brainwashed that they could act as suicide bombers for Kim Jong-un.
Several thousand North Koreans braved freezing conditions in Pyongyang to pay tribute to their former leader Kim Jong-il on the sixth anniversary of his death.
Muammar Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam to run in Libya's 2018 presidential elections, tribal chief Basem al-Hashimi al-Soul has said.
The CIA provided information that helped prevent bombings in St Petersburg's Kazansky Cathedral and other sites, the Kremlin said.
Linda Wenzel, who was 15 years old when captured fighting for Isis, is facing the death penalty after being arrested in Mosul in July.
IBTimes UK looks back at how the fight to rid Iraq and Syria of the jihadists played out across the year, in 100 powerful photos.
The head of the UK's Armed Forces has warned that Russia's Navy threatens underwater communication cables. Sir Stuart Peach issued the warning in a speech to the RUSI think tank.
Russian money made its way to Assad regime's chemical weapons programme and the oil trade with Isis, BuzzFeed investigation into slush funds reveals.