Syria's Civil War

The battle for Raqqa: Who controls what

Raqqa is the capital of ISIL's so-called caliphate, and it's probably where the group will make its last stand.

The battle for Raqqa: Who controls what

Middle East

Iraqi forces attack ISIL in Syria border area

Offensive in Akashat, which is supported by US-led air alliance, aims to tighten Iraq's hold on its border with Syria.

Iraqi forces attack ISIL in Akashat near Syria border

Europe

UK police race to track down London tube attacker

Manhunt under way to find suspect behind non-fatal assault on underground as PM says threat level raised to critical.

Police race to find London underground suspect

Middle East

Assad forces advance against ISIL in central Syria

Syrian troops have been on the offensive against ISIL in central Syria for weeks under the cover of Russian air attack.

Assad forces advance against ISIL in central Syria

Middle East

At least 60 dead in attacks in southern Iraq

Dozens wounded in addition to deaths in shooting inside restaurant and car bombing of security checkpoint in Thi Qar.

Deadly ISIL attacks hit southern Iraq's Thi Qar

Myanmar

Rohingya group denies links with al-Qaeda, ISIL

Rakhine-based Rohingya fighters, who emerged in October last year, say they have no ties to any 'terrorist group'.

ARSA group denies links with al-Qaeda, ISIL and others

Middle East

Iraqi forces prepare for final phase of ISIL battle

Iraqi government forces are preparing for what they hope is the final phase of their war against ISIL.

Middle East

Syrian army readies final fight to capture Deir Az Zor

After breaking three-year-old ISIL siege, Syrian forces amass troops and equipment near strategic city.

Syrian army readies final fight to capture Deir Az Zor

Inside Story

Is the 'war on terror' failing?

Since the September 11 attacks, many countries have made the 'war against terrorism' a core issue in their policies.

Middle East

Iraq holding 1,400 foreign 'ISIL wives, children'

Wives and children of suspected ISIL fighters held in camp after group's expulsion from former stronghold in Mosul.

Iraq holding 1,400 foreign 'ISIL wives, children'

Middle East

Russian air raids kill 34 civilians near Deir Az Zor

Raids targeted civilians fleeing violence on ferries across the Euphrates River, UK-based monitoring group alleged.

Russian air raids kill 34 civilians near Deir Az Zor

Middle East

NYT debunks fake ISIL statement on Qatar used by Saudis

ISIL statement expressing support for Qatar in the Gulf crisis is 'apparently fake', says The New York Times.

NYT debunks fake ISIL statement on Qatar used by Saudis

Middle East

ISIL holds 11,100 blank Syrian passports: report

German authorities fear the passports could be used to bring potential attackers into Europe, Bild am Sonntag reports.

ISIL holds 11,100 blank Syrian passports: report

Humanitarian crises

Inside an Iraqi IDP camp: laughter, games and boredom

For millions of displaced Iraqis, life is not a permanent crisis.

How Iraq's IDPs cope with the trauma of displacement