United States

ISIL will be 'demolished and destroyed', Trump vows

Addressing Congress, US president also honoured Navy Seal killed in raid against in al-Qaeda in Yemen.

Middle East

Yemenis react to botched US raid that killed civilians

Locals say a US raid in Bayda province last month killed 16 civilians, including women and children.


Yemeni civilians killed in first US raid under Trump

At least 10 women and children killed in operation targeting al-Qaeda in southern province of al-Bayda, medics say.

US & Canada

US adds Bin Laden's son to terror blacklist

US imposes sanctions on Hamza bin Laden, son of late al-Qaeda leader, designating him a "global terrorist".

Special series

Taliban Oil

The little-known story of secret negotiations between the Taliban and the US to build a pipeline through Afghanistan.

Jabhat Fath al-Sham

Top Jabhat Fateh al-Sham leader 'killed in US strike'

Armed group announces death of Ahmed Salama Mabrouk in Syria, shortly after Pentagon says it targeted him near Idlib.


In Libya, Britain's ignorance triumphed over caution

Like Iraq, which boosted the very terrorism it was supposed to neutralise, the war in Libya was a strategic catastrophe.

by Rupert Stone


9/11 New York: Remembering a pre-political moment

The politics of the mourning has triumphed over the mourning of the political.

by Hamid Dabashi


9/11 then and now: Terror, militarism, war and fear

It is no wonder that this war persists as terror groups expand further.

by Rami G Khouri


'I seek the pardon of all the people of Timbuktu'

Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi pleads guilty to charges of destroying ancient cultural artefacts in Timbuktu.


ISIL foils governments with encryption, UN experts say

Fighters from ISIL and al-Qaeda use encrypted messages on darknets to plan potential attacks, according to a UN report.


Tough choices ahead as al-Nusra splits from al-Qaeda

The split from al-Qaeda has long been considered, and is to a significant degree based on Syrian revulsion.

by Martin Griffiths

Middle East

Q&A: The man who defeated al-Qaeda in Yemen's Mukalla

Commander of Yemen government forces that defeated al-Qaeda in the southern city of Mukalla speaks to Al Jazeera.


ISIL's evolving strategy should raise security concerns

ISIL's coordinated attacks in Syria and Yemen augur badly for the near future.

by Rami G Khouri

War & Conflict

Suicide blast targets police in Yemen's Mukalla

Policemen returning to work in southern city recaptured by government among attack's dozens of victims, officials say.