War & Conflict

Iraqi forces advance on last ISIL pocket

Fighters believed to be holding 10,000 civilians hostage in Euphrates Valley town of Rawa as they lose nearby villages.

Iraqi forces advance on ISIL-held Rawa in Anbar

Syria's Civil War

Trump, Putin agree 'no military solution' in Syria

Kremlin says conflict needs a final resolution in the framework of the so-called Geneva process.

Trump, Putin agree 'no military solution' in Syria

Reporter's Notebook

In Baghdad, signs of life back on the streets

More Iraqis are coming out on the streets as violence has gone down in the capital following the defeat of ISIL group.

In Baghdad, signs of life back on the streets

Child rights

Cubs to lions: What's next for ISIL's child soldiers?

Professor Mia Bloom and former child soldier Ishmael Beah discuss if ISIL's 'cubs' can be saved or will remain a danger.

Cubs to lions: What's next for ISIL's child soldiers?

War & Conflict

Syrian army 'liberate' last ISIL stronghold in eastern region

The Syrian army says it is now in control of the eastern city of al-Bukamal after ISIL (also known as ISIS) fighters withdrew.

ISIS

TV news reader's courage leaves Afghans in awe

Parwiz Sapy went on air to read bulletin just moments after Tuesday's ISIL attack on Shamshad TV station in Kabul ended.

Shamshad TV news reader's courage leaves Afghans in awe

Yazidi

Yazidis in Iraq: 'The genocide is ongoing'

Members of the persecuted community are still struggling to recover from years of brutal assault by ISIL fighters.

Yazidis in Iraq: 'The genocide is ongoing'

Philippines

Marawi fighting continues as pro ISIL group chose emir

Troops are still battling some fighters hiding amid the ruins of a city battered by months of government air strikes

Marawi fighting continues as pro ISIL group chose emir

Uzbekistan

Is Central Asia a 'hotbed for extremism'?

Analysts caution using Tuesday’s attack, allegedly carried out by an Uzbek man, to malign against an entire region.

NYC attack: Is Central Asia a 'hotbed for extremism'?

ISIS

Ex-ISIL fighters returning to UK 'a serious danger'

What will happen to the thousands of foreigners, including some from the United Kingdom, who have travelled to fight or support its cause?

ISIS

The rise and fall of ISIL

A chronology of ISIL's quick territorial victories and defeats in Iraq and Syria.

The rise and fall of ISIL

Somalia

US army conducts two air strikes in Somalia

US says attacks were conducted in coordination with Somali government forces and targeted ISIL in country's northeast.

US Africa Command conducts air strikes in Somalia

Iraq

ISIL reels from defeats in Iraq and Syria

Fighters lose more ground with recapture of al-Qaim by Iraqi forces, after defeat in Deir Az Zor city across the border.

ISIL loses al-Qaim in Iraq and Deir Az Zor in Syria

Middle East

Syria's army retakes Deir Az Zor city from ISIL

State media say the armed group has been completely removed from the eastern city after three-year siege.

Syria's army retakes Deir Az Zor city from ISIL

Middle East

Syrian military claims gains in Deir Az Zor battle

Official news agency says army units backed by other forces, captured three neighbourhoods from ISIL in eastern city.

Syrian military claims gains in Deir Az Zor battle