Africa

US air attack kills 13 ISIL fighters in Somalia

The US military has stepped up its campaign of air raids in Somalia since President Donald Trump took office.

US air attack kills 13 ISIL fighters in Somalia

Middle East

ISIL attack kills at least four civilians in Baghdad's Sadr City

ISIL claims responsibility after suicide bomber detonates explosives in the market of a Shia area in eastern Baghdad.

ISIL attack kills at least four civilians in Baghdad's Sadr City

Syria's War

Syrian troops capture strategic town from rebels: Residents

Assad government forces take the entire town of Qalaat al-Madiq in northwest Syria during rapid offensive in Idlib.

Syrian troops capture strategic town from rebels: Residents

Turkey

Jailed PKK leader Ocalan 'wants SDF to avoid conflict in Syria'

Ocalan, who met lawyers first time in eight years, calls on Kurdish-led SDF to consider Turkish sensitivities in Syria.

Jailed PKK leader Ocalan 'wants SDF to avoid conflict in Syria'

The Listening Post

Does Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's reappearance mean an ISIL rebirth?

ISIL's media output has always been central to the movement, but as times have changed, so too has its media message.

UpFront

Should former ISIL fighters have the right to return home?

Former Pentagon official Jasmine el Gamal and anti-ISIL campaigner Macer Gifford debate repatriating ISIL fighters.

Should former ISIL fighters have the right to return home?

The Listening Post

Video evidence: The return of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

The video showing the ISIL leader that sparked a thousand headlines. Plus, journalism gets the reality TV treatment.

UpFront

Is India's BJP a threat to minorities?

We challenge the spokesperson for Narendra Modi's BJP and debate whether foreign ISIL fighters should be repatriated.

Is India's BJP a threat to minorities?

Iraq

Born under ISIL: Iraqi IDP children denied basic rights

After ISIL's defeat in Iraq, IDP children struggle to obtain education, healthcare, without adequate identification.

Iraq's undocumented children: 45,000 IDPs denied basic rights

ISIS/ISIL

ISIL fighters' families stage German protest for their return

According to interior ministry, at least 59 children of German ISIL fighters were still in Syria at the end of March.

ISIL fighters' families stage German protest for their return

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

ISIL chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appears in propaganda video

Unclear when footage was filmed but Baghdadi purportedly refers to Sri Lanka attacks and fight for Syria's Baghouz.

Yazidi

Yazidis to accept ISIL rape survivors, but not their children

Children of women raped by ISIL men will not be accepted into Yazidi community, say the sect's faith leaders.

Yazidis to accept ISIL rape survivors, but not their children

Middle East

Syria talks end without deal on key constitutional body

Russia, Turkey and Iran back the talks, but no agreement is reached on makeup of a Syrian constitutional committee.

Syria talks end without deal on key constitutional body

Syria's War

US-led coalition 'killed 1,600 civilians' in Syria's Raqqa

Amnesty and Airwars say US, UK and French forces only admitted to 10 percent of killings.

US-led coalition 'killed 1,600 civilians' in Syria's Raqqa

Syria's War

18 killed in huge blast in northwest Syria

Mostly civilians among the dead in the massive explosion, the cause of which was not immediately clear.

18 killed in huge blast in northwest Syria