Australia

Muslim leaders boycott Australian PM's meeting

In an open letter, the Muslim community says they are being held 'collectively culpable' for individual criminal acts.

Australian PM's 'dangerous ideology' remark irks Muslim leaders

Australia

Australia: 3 arrested for 'mass-gathering attack' plan

Police say men were planning attack in Melbourne with the aim of killing 'as many people as possible'.

Australia police arrest three men over terrorist attack plan

Syria's War

ISIL continues to wreak havoc in Syria's Deir Az Zor

Pockets of ISIL fighters continue to place mines and IEDs in Deir Az Zor province, and civilians are paying the price.

ISIL continues to wreak havoc in Syria's Deir Az Zor

Afghanistan

Kabul protest site hit by deadly suicide attack

Six people were killed and 20 others wounded in the capital city amid renewed violence in recent months.

Kabul: Suicide bomber targets protesters demanding security

Australia

Melbourne attacker known to authorities: police

Hassan Khalif Shire Ali, 30, had his passport cancelled in 2015 after he planned to travel to Syria, police say.

Australia police say Melbourne attacker was known to authorities

Middle East

More than 200 mass graves found in Iraq: UN report

Report says sites in Mosul could contain critical forensic material to assist in the identification of ISIL victims.

More than 200 mass graves discovered in Iraq: UN report

Egypt

Egyptian army kills 19 suspects linked to Coptic attack

Suspects were involved in killing seven Coptic Christian pilgrims in Minya province on Friday, interior ministry says.

Egypt security forces kill 19 suspects linked to Coptic attack

Egypt

'Sadness and pain' as Egypt's Copts bury bus attack victims

Seven people were killed and at least 18 others wounded in Friday's attack, the latest to target Coptic Christians.

'Sadness and pain' as Egypt's Copts bury bus attack victims

Egypt

Seven killed in attack on bus nearby Egypt monastery

Several reported dead and wounded following assault on vehicle travelling near monastery in Minya, south of Cairo.

Egypt: Deadly attack on bus near Coptic Christian monastery

Iraq

Iraq's Anbar desert: A haven for ISIL fighters

Sleeper cells use vast desert of Anbar province for regrouping and planning new attacks, Iraqi army says.

Iraq

Iraq war map: Who controls what

As fighting in parts of Iraq intensifies, a visual breakdown of the control of territory after years of war.

Iraq war map: Who controls what

Europe

Denmark recalls ambassador to Iran over foiled 'attack'

Iranian intelligence unit accused of 'planning an attack in Denmark', Tehran strongly denies allegations.

Denmark recalls ambassador to Iran over alleged foiled 'attack'

Opinion

Assad's strategic use of ISIL made his victory in Syria possible

The Syrian regime used groups like ISIL and al-Qaeda to undermine the opposition and seize territory.

Maysam Behravesh

by Maysam Behravesh

Maysam Behravesh

Middle East

Egypt says security forces killed 450 fighters in Sinai peninsula

Army spokesman said more than 1,200 explosives devices, 1,900 vehicles were destroyed as part of operation 'Sinai 2018'.

Egypt says security forces killed 450 fighters in Sinai peninsula

Asia

Afghan civilian deaths highest since 2014: UN

From January to September 2018, at least 2,798 civilians have been killed and 5,252 others injured across the country.

Afghanistan civilian deaths highest since 2014: UN