Mohammed Alloush represents the powerful Jaish al Islam rebel faction

Syrian opposition negotiator quits peace talks

30 May The chief peace negotiator of Syria's mainstream opposition, Mohammed Alloush, has resigned over the failure of the UN backed Geneva peace talks to bring a political settlement, he said.

Iraqi forces launch attack to reclaim Fallujah from IS

Iraqi army in operation to storm IS-held city

30 May The Iraqi army has advanced to the southern edge of Fallujah under US air support and captured a police station inside the city limits, launching a direct assault to retake one of the main strongholds of the so-called Islamic State.

Sahra Wagenknecht is the second German politician to be attacked with a dessert this year over her position on asylum-seekers

Politician hit with pie over stance on refugees

29 May A prominent member of Germany's far-left Linke party was hit in the face with a chocolate cream pie yesterday in an attack claimed by a self-styled "anti-fascist" group protesting against her stance on refugees.