United States

US VP warns of ISIL 'genocide' against Christians

Critics are taking Mike Pence to task for associating the word 'genocide' with ISIL attacks on Christians worldwide.

US VP warns of ISIL 'genocide' against Christians

Battle for Mosul

UN: 200,000 more Iraqis may flee Mosul fighting

Authorities and aid agencies struggling with surge in displacement since start of offensive last October against ISIL.

UN: 200,000 more people may flee Mosul fighting

Middle East

Turkey wants US envoy in anti-ISIL coalition removed

Turkey's foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has called for removal of US diplomat coordinating coalition against ISIL.

Turkey's Cavusoglu demands removal of US envoy McGurk

Middle East

Jordanian spies provided ISIL bomb intel: officials

Reported Israeli intelligence on plane-bomb plan came from Jordanian spies inside ISIL, officials tell Al Jazeera.

Jordanian spies provided ISIL bomb intel: officials

Middle East

'People starving' in Tabqa as SDF nears ISIL's Raqqa

The US coalition backing the Syrian Democratic Forces estimates that 3,000 to 4,000 ISIL fighters are holed up in Raqqa.

Asia

ISIL claims deadly TV station attack in Afghanistan

Four employees of state broadcaster and four attackers among the dead in siege in eastern city of Jalalabad.

People & Power

Caribbean to Caliphate

Why are young Muslims from the Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago being drawn to the conflicts in Syria and Iraq?

United States

Was Israel behind US laptop ban on Mideast airlines?

Questions swirl whether Tel Aviv was involved in peddling aviation-threat intelligence on ISIL - and motives behind it.

Was Israel behind US laptop ban on Mideast airlines?

United States

Trump confirms disclosing information to Russians

Report blaming US president for leaking ISIL-related intelligence to Russian diplomats stirs up a new political storm.

Donald Trump defends sharing 'facts' with Russia

Middle East

Air raid 'kills 23 civilians' in Syria

Deadly air raid on Abu Kamal reported just hours after deaths of 12 women blamed on coalition strike in nearby Raqqa.

Air raid 'kills 23 civilians' in ISIL-held town

Middle East

Iraqi forces push toward ISIL's 'last pocket' in Mosul

ISIL controls nine percent of war-torn city's west, army official says, as US-backed Iraqi forces seek to evict group.

Iraqi forces push toward ISIL's 'last pocket' in Mosul

Opinion

Westerners joining the fight against ISIL are no heroes

Western anti-ISIL fighters volunteering in Syria and Iraq are doing more harm than good. They should go home.

Malak Chabkoun

by Malak Chabkoun

Malak Chabkoun

Iraq

Family of girl burned in ISIL attack seeks US treatment

Ten-year-old Reem has severe burns on 70 percent of her body after her home in Ramadi, Iraq, was hit by a grenade.

Middle East

US-backed Syrian forces 'fully capture' Tabqa from ISIL

Syrian Democratic Forces say they now control all of the key city and an adjacent dam east of ISIL stronghold of Raqqa.

US-backed Syrian forces 'fully capture' Tabqa from ISIL

Middle East

Trump to send arms to Kurdish fighters in Syria

US president approves direct weapons shipments to Syrian Kurdish fighters battling ISIL despite Turkish warnings.