War & Conflict
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announces start of attempt to take ISIL's last major urban territory in Iraq.
by Daoud Kuttab
Poverty & Development
by Peter Lykke Lind
by Massoud Hayoun
by Jim Killock
Omar Al Saleh
Chaos follows Pakistan-Afghanistan border closure
Iraqi government launches offensive on west Mosul
Merkel: 'Islam is not the source of terrorism'
Britain attempts to brand journalists as spies
US and Israel join forces to bury Palestinian statehood
Rally calls for stricter Islamic law in Malaysia
Kurdish commander pledges to retain Syria's Manbij
The bitter taste of Madagascan vanilla
Al Bab: Russia-Turkey understanding on Euphrates Shield
Sri Lanka's antivenom leap forward
by Mariam Barghouti
by Dania Ahmed
by Abdullah al-Ahsan
The Mafia Wallitili Festival offered a platform to showcase the frustrations of the country's disillusioned youth.
The strongest winter storm in six years hits the western US seaboard with more rain expected through the weekend.
Here, men and women wear traditional clothes, hold festive rituals, and make handicrafts.
From protests in Kenya and the US to a suicide attack in Pakistan, here is the week in pictures.
The Iraqi government has come under increasing pressure to retaliate against Trump's Muslim ban.
by Omar Al Saleh
Battle for Mosul
Analysis: The success of Iraq's counterterrorism forces highlights deep public misconceptions about the war on ISIL.
by Zaid al-Ali
Izzeldin Abuelaish's lawsuit is finally set to be heard, years after the Israeli army killed his daughters in Gaza.
by Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
Ankara's plans to push further east and south of Al Bab might face serious diplomatic challenges, say analysts.
by Mariya Petkova
Yemen's most prolific street artist copes with Donald Trump's immigration ban.
by Dorian Geiger
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