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.


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.


Malaysia arrests nine suspected ISIL members

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


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.


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.


Major Attacks in Egypt

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

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.

War & Conflict

Suicide blast shakes Istanbul's tourist hub

People in Turkish capital are nervous yet defiant as yet another deadly blast hits the country.


Tunisians asked to donate wages to anti-terror fund

Top two government officials ask state employees and citizens to contribute to a fund in support of security forces.


Headliner: Israeli Deputy FM Tzipi Hotovely

Tzipi Hotovely says Israel's military intelligence is 'wrong' to suggest Palestinian violence comes from hopelessness.


ISIL suicide bombers kill dozens of Iraqi soldiers

At least 25 soldiers and a general killed as violence swells, while Iraqi troops launch push to dislodge ISIL fighters.