What happens after bombs stop falling, and those who waged war on ISIL are left to make sure history does not repeat?
This year's pilgrimage was marked by health scares and a self-portrait craze, but everyone will have their own memories.
Iraqi groups allied with ISIL are not fighting government forces - a sign they may swap sides if given incentives.
A year after Iran's president first introduced himself to the world, his UN speech this time had greater urgency.
Group calls for attacks on US and allies wherever they are - a declaration of war and a defining moment of this conflict
Kurdish Peshmerga troops say that it's time for the world to realise that they can't fight the armed group alone.
Will the mistakes of the recent past be made again as Iraq and its allies take the fight to ISIL?
Officials and experts broadly welcome US president's plan to destroy the Islamic State group, but with crucial caveats.
Shia rebels have emerged as the country's new power brokers, as Sanaa struggles to rein in the movement's mass protests
Simin Behbahani, whose poetry was quoted by Barack Obama, has died aged 87. But her work lives on.
Israel may fear results as for first time, jolted by social media, mainstream channels reveal true conditions in Gaza.