'Final phase' of battle for Raqqa as IS fighters leave

'Final phase' of battle for Raqqa as IS fighters leave

Raqqa was once the de facto Syrian capital of the jihadists' self-styled "caliphate" in Syria and Iraq, but IS now holds just 10% of the city.

US-backed forces in new push against IS in Raqa

US-backed forces in new push against IS in Raqa

US-backed forces captured a new district from jihadists in Syria's Raqa but struggled to hold their positions against suicide car bombers, a fighter in the city and a monitor said.

"Staggering" civilian deaths from air strikes in Raqqa: UN

"Staggering" civilian deaths from air strikes in Raqqa: UN

Intensified coalition air strikes supporting an assault by US-backed forces on Islamic State's stronghold of Raqqa in Syria are causing a "staggering loss of civilian life", United Nations war crimes investigators said on Wednesday.

Gerrard’s Liverpool exit will leave a void: Rodgers

Gerrard’s Liverpool exit will leave a void: Rodgers

Steven’s Gerrard’s departure to LA Galaxy at the end of the season will leave a void at Liverpool but will open the door for others, manager Brendan Rodgers said yesterday.