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Afghanistan

'She went to school to learn but left in blood-soaked clothes'

At least 34 people were killed in Thursday's suicide attack by ISIL in Kabul, and most of them were students.

'She went to school to learn but left in blood-soaked clothes'

War & Conflict

UN report: 20,000-30,000 ISIL fighters left in Iraq and Syria

Report by UN sanctions monitors says up to 30,000 ISIL fighters still remain despite the armed group's defeat.

UN report: 20,000-30,000 ISIL fighters left in Iraq and Syria

Jordan

Jordan: Attackers who killed police support ISIL

Interior minister says Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant supporters had planned more attacks on civilians and police.

Jordan: Four security officers killed after storming building

Syria's War

Syria's war: Who controls what?

A map of the Syrian war showing who controls what after seven years of fighting.

Syria's war: Who controls what?

Middle East

Iraq: Families of ISIL members fear attacks if they go home

The wives and children of ISIL fighters who have been killed or imprisoned are afraid their communities will attack them if they go home.

Middle East

ISIL sleeper cell attacks remain a threat in northern Iraq

The local government says that the attacks are intermittent and locals do not expect that ISIL will gain any momentum in the Kurdish region of Iraq.

Iraq

Iraqi Christians displaced by ISIL find solace in Baghdad

But many Assyrian Christians see no future as a minority and plan to emigrate soon despite Baghdad's relative security.

Iraqi Christians displaced by ISIL find solace in Baghdad

Jordan

Jordan army says several ISIL fighters killed in border clashes

Jordan's military says it was warding off ISIL fighters after they were chased by Syrian troops.

Jordan army says several ISIL fighters killed in border clashes

Philippines

Van bomb explosion kills 11 in southern Philippines

Army suspects ISIL-linked group behind IED blast at a military checkpoint in Basilan province.

Army checkpoint targeted by deadly blast in southern Philippines

Indonesia

Indonesia bans ISIL-linked group behind deadly attacks

Jamaah Ansharut Daulah is the second group to be banned in Indonesia, following a wave of suicide bombings in May.

Indonesian court bans ISIL-linked group behind deadly attacks

Inside Story

Is ISIL still a threat to the Syrian government?

ISIL fighters killed over 240 people on Wednesday, raising the question how much ISIL threatens the Syrian government.

Afghanistan

Deaths as Taliban targets Afghan intelligence convoy

At least five people killed in the attack on Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security in Kabul.

Deaths as Taliban targets Afghan intelligence convoy

Syria's War

Hundreds killed in ISIL attacks in southwest Syria

Health authority says up to 215 killed in attacks as government forces seek to wrest territory from rebels in the south.

Afghanistan

Afghan capital hit by multiple explosions: reports

At least three people wounded after five explosions hit Kabul, local media reports.

Afghanistan: Kabul hit by multiple explosions

United Kingdom

UK 'will not oppose' death penalty for suspected ISIL members

Human rights groups criticise British government for decision not to object in case the US seeks the death penalty.

UK 'will not oppose' death penalty for suspected ISIL members