Inside Story

Has Egypt failed to protect its Christian minority?

Egypt has launched air strikes against targets in Libya in response to attack on Christians in Minya.

War & Conflict

Rejected from Germany: One Afghan's story

One Afghan refugee describes how his 'life was destroyed in just 12 hours' as he was returned to the country he'd fled.


Civilians caught in crossfire in the battle for Mosul

The streets of west Mosul are on the frontline as Iraqi forces push deeper into the city. Many civilians have been wounded as they try to reach safety. In Mosul, where bombs continue to fall and snipers continue to fire, nowhere is safe.

Middle East

Libya: Dozens killed as heavy fighting grips Tripoli

At least 52 Government of National Accord fighters killed, shattering period of relative calm in the capital.

Rival factions clash in Libya's Tripoli

Special series

ISIL: Target Russia

Thousands of ISIL fighters are training in the mountains of Afghanistan, plotting an attack on the Kremlin.


Mali: UN peacekeeping mandate renewed amid fighting

The mandate of a UN peacekeeping operation in northern Mali is to be renewed in June. Rebels and the Malian government are not complying with a peace accord signed two years ago.

Asia Pacific

Duterte makes rape 'joke' for martial law soldiers

Philippines' president reassures soldiers who might be accused of committing abuses under Mindanao island martial law.

Duterte makes rape 'joke' for martial law troops


Suicide car bomb attack in Afghanistan's Khost kills 18

At least 18 people killed in a suicide car bomb attack in a crowded area of the eastern city of Khost.

Deadly car bomb attack rocks Afghanistan's Khost

War & Conflict

Libyans seek inquiry into escape of ISIL followers

Awaqir tribesmen demand answers to how escape from Derna and Benghazi was possible through Haftar-controlled areas.

Inquiry sought into ISIL escape under Khalifa Haftar

Inside Story

What's behind the latest crisis in the Philippines?

President Rodrigo Duterte has imposed martial law in Mindanao to eliminate the risk of 'contamination' by ISIL.

Middle East

'Coalition strikes kill 106 civilians' in Al Mayadeen

Monitor says most of those killed were Moroccan and Syrian nationals who had fled from ISIL-controlled Raqqa.

Asia Pacific

Peace eludes Thailand's mainly Muslim south

Military under pressure to solve separatist problem plaguing Buddhist-majority country's Malay-speaking provinces.


Afghan soldiers die in Taliban raid on army base

Assault on Shah Wali Kot base marks third major Taliban attack in one week on the military in Kandahar province.

Deadly Taliban raid hits Kandahar's Shah Wali Kot

Middle East

Egypt: Coptic Christians killed in Minya bus attack

Children among bus passengers targeted while going to a monastery in Minya province, prompting search for the attackers.

Middle East

Syria: SDF makes gains in Raqqa

Syrian Democratic Forces have seized the town of Al-Hamra, five kilometres east of the city. The US-backed Kurdish-led fighters are closing in on the Raqqa stronghold of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).