Inside Story

Did US-led coalition commit war crimes in Syria's Raqqa?

Coalition forces fighting ISIL are accused of killing hundreds of civilians in the Syrian city.

Syria's War

Four Russian troops, 43 rebels die in Deir Az Zor raid

At least 92 Russian soldiers have been killed in Syria since September 2015, Russia's defence ministry says.

Russian troops killed during rebel raid in Syria's Deir Az Zor


Indonesia passes anti-terror laws after spate of blasts

The law passed in the wake of recent bombings faces criticism for granting military involvement in internal security.

Middle East

At least four killed in Baghdad suicide bombing

The attack took place in the predominantly Shia Shula district in northwest Baghdad.

At least four killed in Baghdad suicide bombing

Syria's War

Syria army 'pushes ISIL out' of south Damascus district

Army and its allies have battled for weeks to recapture tiny ISIL-held enclave in south of Damascus.

Syria army pushes ISIL out of south Damascus district: State TV

Reporter's Notebook

My week with Trump's top general in Afghanistan

Sue Turton returns to Afghanistan to shadow US General Nicholson as he pursues the Trump administration's new counter-insurgency strategy in the war-torn country.

People & Power

Afghanistan: The General

We meet John Nicholson, Trump's top general in Afghanistan, to find out if the conflict can ever be brought to an end.


Taliban storms major city in western Afghanistan

Provincial capital of Farah under attack by Taliban fighters who killed and wounded multiple Afghan troops.


Afghan capital hit by explosion

One person injured after blast caused by explosive near park in central Kabul, officials say.

Afghan capital Kabul hit by explosion

Reporter's Notebook

In Mosul's Old City, fear of ISIL still looms

Anger at lack of progress to reconstruct Old City of Mosul could give rise to other armed groups after ISIL.

Inside Story

Is ISIL expanding in Southeast Asia?

Three churches were the target of suicide bombers in Indonesia's second largest city.


Indonesia church attacks 'committed by same family'

At least 13 killed in bombings at three churches in Surabaya carried out by members of one family, police say.


Afghan government building attacked in Jalalabad

Four attackers killed by security forces after car bomb attack leaves eight civilians dead in eastern Afghan province.


ISIL claims deadly knife attack in Paris

Attacker, who was shot dead by French police, identified as man born in Chechnya in 1997.

ISIL claims deadly knife attack in Paris


Police officers killed in Indonesia prison riot

Situation in jail holding ISIL suspects near Jakarta tense as police officers continue to be held hostage by inmates.