Pro-government forces in Iraq launch an operation to drive Islamic State out of the western province of Anbar, days after the fall of Ramadi.
A senior member of the Qatar royal family has warned that Muslims are being "dehumanised" by the coverage of violent extremism in the Middle East.
The trial of a Washington Post journalist detained in Iran for almost 10 months on charges that include espionage opens behind closed doors in Tehran.
John Simpson: Fear and PR jihadists' strongest card
The tough Iranian court trying US reporter Jason Rezaian
Inside Jordan's fight against home-grown extremism
The state-of-the-art hospital for poorly birds
The plight of Ethiopian Jews in Israel
Threat to Palmyra v human suffering: not a zero-sum game
Alex Jones discovers how to beat the brain-fades