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.

Battle for Mosul: Iraqi forces claim gains against ISIL

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.

Will Mosul offensive kick ISIL out of Iraq?

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.

France: Priest killed in ISIL-linked attack on church

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.

Iraq: ISIL says Omar al-Shishani killed in air strike

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.

Is ISIL embracing a new approach?

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.

Do Shia militias stoke sectarian tension in Fallujah?

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

Reporter's Notebook

Suicide blast shakes Istanbul's tourist hub

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

Suicide blast shakes Istanbul's tourist hub

Tunisia

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.

Tunisia calls for wage donations 'to fight terrorism'

UpFront

Headliner: Israeli Deputy FM Tzipi Hotovely

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

Headliner: Israeli Deputy FM Tzipi Hotovely

ISIS

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.

ISIL suicide bombers kill dozens of Iraqi soldiers