Maps

Syrian Civil War Map

A map of the Syrian civil war that shows who controls what after five years of fighting.

Syrian Civil War Map

Asia Pacific

App blocks 'terror' content after Indonesia warning

Encrypted messaging service Telegram bows to pressure after ministry warning of ban on app used by suspected fighters.

Telegram blocks 'terror' content after Indonesia threat

Humanitarian crises

Week in pictures: From battle for Mosul to Liu's death

A photo round-up of some of last week's key events, including the Venezuela crises and Srebrenica massacre anniversary.

Week in pictures: From battle for Mosul to Liu's death

Asia

ISIL leader in Afghanistan 'killed in US raid'

Pentagon says Abu Sayed was killed earlier this week in an attack on his headquarters in Kunar province.

ISIL leader in Afghanistan 'killed in US raid'

Iraq

The Yazidi men left behind: 'ISIL destroyed us'

Yazidi men whose wives and children were abducted by ISIL are struggling to cope with the uncertainty of their fates.

The Yazidi men left behind: 'ISIL destroyed us'

Middle East

ISIL chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, says monitor

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says it has information from top ISIL commanders confirming Baghdadi's death.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, Syrian Observatory says

Middle East

Mosul residents 'been through hell'

Level of destruction in Mosul's Old City is almost total, as Iraq PM celebrates gains in final push against ISIL.

Battle for Mosul

Iraqi PM hails 'great victory' against ISIL in Mosul

Iraq's leader congratulates troops in Mosul for their 'victories' against armed group after nearly nine-month battle.

Middle East

Iraqi forces close in on last ISIL fighters in Mosul

Military says it is trying to take control of an area where 100 ISIL fighters remain.

Humanitarian crises

Week in pictures: From Tour de France to G20 Summit

A photo round-up of some of last week's key events, including the protest ahead of the G20 summit and fighting in Mosul.

Week in pictures: From Tour de France to G20 Summit

Syria's Civil War

US-led air strikes 'killed 224' civilians in Raqqa

Monitoring group says 38 children among the civilian victims of US-led coalition air raid since June 6.

US-led air strikes 'killed 224' civilians in Raqqa

Middle East

The final push: Retaking Mosul from ISIL

Iraq's PM declares an end of the 'caliphate', as Iraqi forces battle to retake the city's ISIL-held area.

The final push: Retaking Mosul from ISIL

Opinion

The battle for Mosul is almost over. What next?

Can ISIL make a comeback in Mosul?

Ibrahim Al-Marashi

by Ibrahim Al-Marashi

Ibrahim Al-Marashi

Middle East

Deadly car bomb blasts rock Syrian capital

One attacker detonates car bomb near Bab Touma, as security forces manage to explode two others on airport road.

Deadly car bomb blasts rock Syria's Damascus

Syria's Civil War

The battle for Raqqa: Who controls what

Raqqa is the capital of ISIL's so-called caliphate, and it's probably where the group will make its last stand.

The battle for Raqqa: Who controls what