Battle for Mosul

Mosul residents 'won't leave' despite dire conditions

Seven weeks into the Mosul operation, the remaining residents struggle for basics of survival.

Inside Story

Who's benefiting from the war industry?

The United States remains the world's dominant weapons dealer despite a fall in sales.

War & Conflict

Suspected Russian jets bomb Idlib, dozens killed

Monitoring group says air strikes hit several places across Syrian province, killing at least 73 people.


Ukraine: The lasting impact of landmines on civilians

No one knows how many civilians have been killed by landmines or how many have been planted and where.


Why is Iran backing Syria's Bashar al-Assad?

We speak to Iranian Vice President Masoumeh Ebtekar; and Slavoj Zizek defends his stance on refugees in Europe.


Week in Pictures : From Castro to Colombia air crash

A photo round-up of some of the week's key events, from the death of Cuba's Fidel Castro to a Colombia air crash.

Syria's Civil War

A besieged journalist in East Aleppo

A trapped American journalist describes what it's like reporting from besieged East Aleppo.

War & Conflict

South Sudan denies UN allegations of 'ethnic cleansing'

President Kiir says 'no such thing' after UN reports massacres, starvation, gang rape, and destruction of villages.

South Sudan

'Another Rwanda': UN sounds alarm over South Sudan

Fighting between government and rebels has seen deliberate starvation, gang rape, and the burning of villages.

Battle for Mosul

The PMF in Iraq: Fight, then demobilise

A glorious chapter in Iraq's military history doesn't have to lead to oppression.

by Michael Knights

Battle for Aleppo

'Protect civilians before Aleppo becomes a graveyard'

UN envoy urges access to residents of eastern Aleppo as at least 51 civilians killed while fleeing the fighting.

Human Rights

India releases Kashmiri activist Parvez from prison

Khurram was arrested at his home in Srinagar in September, a day after he was barred from travelling to Switzerland.

Battle for Mosul

Water cut off as Mosul battle rages

Almost 650,000 people in Mosul left without water after pipeline was hit during fighting between Iraqi forces and ISIL.

Battle for Aleppo

Up to 20,000 people pour out of Syria's east Aleppo

France calls for emergency UN Security Council session as battles rage for control of Syria's second city.

Middle East

US: Air strikes killing dozens of Syrian troops legal

Pentagon investigation shows US-led coalition bombed Syrian army loyalists after mistaking them for ISIL fighters.