Iraqis face water, power shortages in Mosul
The head of Iraq's Counter Terrorism Service has said it may take another three months to retake Mosul from ISIL in an offensive that began last October.
US veteran arrested over Florida airport shooting
Authorities are trying to determine what motivated the 26-year-old Iraq war veteran to carry out the attack Police in the US are trying to find out why a man went on a shooting spree at a Florida airport, killing five people.
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.
Wedding in Mosul displaced camp defies IS rule
Well-wishers danced in defiance of the Islamic State group on Thursday at the wedding of a bride and groom among families who fled the jihadists' brutal rule in Iraq's Mosul.
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.
OPEC Reaches a Deal: What's next for oil?
Vandana Hari, founder of Vanda Insights, discusses the winners and losers of the OPEC production cut deal, what's ahead for oil producers and if the role of OPEC has been diminished.
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.
In Iraq, Syrian Kurds long to return home to fight Islamic State
Syrian Kurdish fighters are helping their Iraqi counterparts in an offensive against Islamic State in its stronghold of Mosul and towns and villages around it.