Bittersweet Christmas for Iraqi Christians near Mosul
Iraqi Christians celebrated a bittersweet Christmas in a town near Mosul from which they had fled over two years before, in a church still marred by damaged crosses and jihadist graffiti.
Aleppo: Anger & lies
There's anger, disappointment and calls for action. Plus, Syria's Ambassador to the UN is accused of faking propaganda - by using an old photo from Iraq to claim regime forces are doing good work.
Iran boosts crude sales to India
Iran is pulling ahead in the race for market share in the world's fastest growing oil consumer. It beat Iraq and Saudi Arabia as the leading supplier to India in October.
Jailed I.S. suspect recalls path to jihad in Iraq
A former I.S. fighter describes how Islamic State transformed him and others from ordinary Mosul citizens into jihadists through promises and threats.
OPEC reopens talks without Iran, Iraq
OPEC meets leading oil independent Russia for output talks later on Thursday, but two of the cartel's senior members are not going to be there.
IS militants clash with Iraqi army
New footage shows Islamic State fighting Iraqi forces in the southwestern and eastern districts of Mosul, Iraq.
Iraqi troops advance on eastern Mosul
Iraqi troops advance on eastern Mosul, continuing their assault on Islamic State’s last major stronghold, as the group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi releases an audio tape saying he is confident of victory.