By Emmanuel Jacob
Near the Old Teacher's College and Women's Sports Centre, facing the front of the Charles Perkins Building, stands a gargantuan statue of Gilgamesh -- the king of Uruk who terrorised his people, battled demons, and sought immortality.
By Erin Cunningham
ISTANBUL -- The Islamic State has stepped up its efforts to target Iran, releasing a stream of propaganda, vowing more bloodshed and boosting recruitment among the country's Sunni minority groups.
By Balint Szlanko and Qassim Abdul-Zahra
(AP) -- Thousands of Iraqis have fled an Islamic State-held town west of Mosul as Iraqi and coalition warplanes step up strikes ahead of a ground offensive to drive out the militants.