Middle East

Iraqi forces kill ISIL commander in Mosul

Government soldiers try to retake strategic bridge in ISIL-held western Mosul, but snipers slow the advance.

Iraqi forces kill ISIL commander in Mosul

Talk to Al Jazeera

ISIL slept in our home

What is homecoming like when you find out that ISIL lived in your house? Returning Iraqis tell us their stories.

France

'Large-scale attack' thwarted in France

Suspects were planning an attack as early as December 1 on orders from ISIL in Iraq or Syria, Paris prosecutor says.

'Large-scale attack' thwarted in France

Balochistan

Pakistan: Sufi shrine explosion kills 52

ISIL claims responsibility for blast at a shrine in Balochistan killing at least 52 and wounding more than 100 others.

Attack on Shah Noorani shrine in Pakistan kills dozens

Battle for Mosul

Iraqi forces claim gains in Mosul push against ISIL

Iraqi Kurdistan president says 200 sq km area near Mosul is "liberated", but warns the armed group's threat is not over.

Inside Story

Will Mosul offensive kick ISIL out of Iraq?

Iraq's armed forces, along with Kurdish, Sunni Arab and Shia allies, have been preparing for months to oust ISIL.

War & Conflict

A foreign correspondent's stories from Iraq

In the first of a weekly podcast series, Mohammed Jamjoom shares his experiences from Iraq.

A foreign correspondent's stories from Iraq

Germany

Germany considers face recognition tech to stop attacks

Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere says he wants new video camera technology at train stations and airports.

Germany considers face recognition tech to stop attacks

ISIS

Malaysia arrests nine suspected ISIL members

Among those arrested were two local suspects in the June grenade attack outside Kuala Lumpur and three foreigners.

Malaysia arrests nine suspected ISIL members

France

France: Priest killer 'was wearing monitoring tag'

Second victim "fighting for life" after police shoot dead two ISIL-linked hostage-takers at church in Normandy.

ISIS

ISIL confirms 'Omar the Chechen' killed in air raid

Armed group says top commander Omar al-Shishani, considered by US as ISIL's defence chief, killed in Iraq.

Egypt

Major Attacks in Egypt

Though attacks became more frequent in 2011, since Morsi’s removal from power in 2013 they have escalated dramatically.

Major Attacks in Egypt

Inside Story

Is ISIL embracing a new approach?

Suicide attack near tomb of Prophet Muhammad and two other blasts in Saudi Arabia raise new fears about ISIL.

Inside Story

Do Shia militias stoke sectarian tension in Fallujah?

As the Iraqi army fights ISIL in Fallujah city centre, allegations emerge of human rights abuses against residents.

War & Conflict

US says killed ISIL finance minister in Syria

ISIL's Abd ar-Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli among several leaders killed in raid this week, US defence secretary says.

US says killed ISIL finance minister in Syria