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

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.

Asia

Afghan government building attacked in Jalalabad

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

France

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

Indonesia

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.

Asia

ISIL and Taliban claim bomb attacks in Kabul

Eight suicide bombers took part in attacks on two police stations, one claimed by ISIL and the other by Taliban.

Afghanistan: ISIL and Taliban claim bomb attacks in Kabul

Syria's War

Syria: Rebels evacuate last opposition-held enclave

Rebels agreed to leave last bastion of opposition fighters amid the ongoing government push to retake lost territory.

Syria: Rebels evacuate last opposition-held enclave

Asia

Afghanistan mosque bomb blast kills 14, wounds dozens

Explosion hits Khost mosque used as voter registration site, raising more security concerns about process before poll.

Iraq

Iraqi air force attacks ISIL targets in Syria

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says ISIL, which is holding positions on the Syrian border, still threatens Iraq.

Iraqi air force attacks ISIL targets in Syria

The Listening Post

Kabul bombings: The perils of being a journalist in Afghanistan

Ten journalists were killed in the deadliest attack on Afghanistan's media since 2001. Plus, Winnie Mandela's legacy.

Asia

Fears of more attacks in Afghanistan

As the victims of the latest attacks are mourned in Afghanistan, worries grow about more attacks to come.

Opinion

Iran: Fighting 'terror' publicly, mourning the dead secretly

The Iranian regime has struggled to justify to Iranians its extensive military involvement in Syria.

Ali Fathollah-Nejad

by Ali Fathollah-Nejad

Ali Fathollah-Nejad

Syria's War

Syria: SDF reclaim territory hours after government capture

US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces repel attack on Deir Az Zor, accuse government forces of disrupting ISIL fight.

Syria: SDF reclaim territory hours after government capture

Iraq

Iraq: 19 Russian women handed life sentences for joining ISIL

Women are among 560 arrested for 'joining and supporting' the armed group that was defeated last December.

Iraq: 19 Russian women handed life sentences for joining ISIL