The Turkish-backed forces first seized the Syrian border town of Jarablus from so-called Islamic State militants before pushing south into areas held by Kurdish-aligned militias

35 killed as Turkish army moves further into Syria

28 Aug Turkey's army and its allies thrust deeper into Syria today, seizing territory controlled by Kurdish-aligned forces on the fifth day of a cross-border campaign that a monitoring group said had killed at least 35 villagers.

Members of the forces loyal to Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) prepare their weapons as they gather in the coastal city of Sirte

34 killed, 180 wounded in Libya clashes with IS

28 Aug At least 34 Libyan fighters were killed and more than 180 wounded today as they closed in on the last so-called Islamic State militant holdouts in the coastal city of Sirte, according to field hospitals.

22 people, mostly foreigners, were killed in the 1 July attack at a restaurant in Dhaka

Dhaka café attack suspect killed by police

27 Aug Bangladesh security forces killed four militants, including the man believed responsible for the attack on a café in Dhaka last month in which 22 people, mostly foreigners, were killed.

A Turkish tank approaches the border

Turkey targets IS position in Syrian border town

24 Aug Turkish tank units have crossed the border and entered Syria as part of a military operation backed by jets and US-led coalition warplanes to clear the so-called Islamic State militant group from the Syrian border town of Jarabulus.

Chinese broadcaster CCTV said the footage was 'suspected of being fake'

China questions video of boy pulled from rubble

22 Aug China's state broadcaster has questioned the authenticity of the video of a Syrian boy pulled from the rubble of his home in Aleppo which went viral worldwide, alleging it may have been faked as part of a Western "propaganda war".

Aleppo has become the focus of fighting in the five-year-old civil war

UN welcomes Russian support on Aleppo truce

19 Aug Russia has said it would support a 48-hour ceasefire in Aleppo, a move the UN Syria envoy said would allow aid to reach besieged areas soon, as long as all sides respect the temporary truce.