Iraq

Women under ISIL: The hairdresser

An Iraqi woman describes how she defied ISIL to run a salon from her home in Mosul.

Women under ISIL: The hairdresser

Philippines

More than a dozen wounded in southern Philippines explosions

Attacks rock two towns and a city on island of Mindanao, wounding at least 17 people including soldiers.

More than a dozen wounded in southern Philippines explosions

Witness

ISIL Tomorrow: Mosul in the Shadow of War

A look at the complex world of post-war Mosul in Iraq through the eyes of the families and the victims of ISIL fighters.

Women

Women under ISIL: The nurse

A Syrian nurse describes what it was like to work in the maternity ward of an ISIL-controlled hospital in Raqqa.

Women under ISIL: The nurse

Inside Story

What's behind the upsurge in violence in the Sahel?

The United Nations Security Council has met after a spike in attacks in the Sahel region.

ISIS/ISIL

Finland minister apologises for Instagram poll on ISIL women

Katri Kulmuni had posted a poll on whether Finland should allow its women with ISIL links to return from Syria.

Finland minister apologises for Instagram poll on ISIL women

Africa

ISIL-linked group executes 4 hostages in Nigeria: NGO

Four dead among six hostages taken by Boko Haram splinter group Islamic State West Africa Province in July.

ISIL-linked group executes 4 hostages in Nigeria: NGO

ISIS/ISIL

Women under ISIL: The teacher

A teacher describes being made to teach children about war, and what happened to those who did not follow ISIL's rules.

Women under ISIL: The teacher

Middle East

Two years after ISIL defeat, Mosul still in ruins

The victory over ISIL is overshadowed by the slow pace of reconstruction and lack of services in the Sunni north.

Turkey

Turkey deports 11 French suspected ISIL members

Monday's deportations raised the number of foreign fighters expelled from Turkey to 71 since November 11.

Turkey deports 11 French suspected ISIL members

ISIS/ISIL

Women under ISIL: The wives

Women married to ISIL fighters share accounts of being made to watch executions and strap explosives to other women.

Women under ISIL: The wives

Middle East

Macron is in a state of 'brain death', Erdogan says

Turkish president attacks French counterpart who criticised Ankara's Syria operation and lamented NATO's 'brain death'.

Macron is in a state of 'brain death', Erdogan says

Opinion

ISIL is not dead, it just moved to Africa

After its ousting from Syria and Iraq, the armed group is now trying to build a caliphate in the restive Sahel region.

Rashid Abdallah

by Rashid Abdallah

Rashid Abdallah

Middle East

Global casualty toll of landmines doubled since 2013: Monitor

Landmines killed or injured some 6,897 people in 2018, up from a record low figure of 3,457 casualties in 2013.

Global casualty toll of landmines doubled since 2013: Monitor

Women

Women under ISIL: The torturers

Flogging, stoning, constant surveillance - female members of the police that enforced ISIL law tell their stories.

Women under ISIL: The torturers