Middle East

ISIL fighters still operate around Anbar

Iraq's military has launched another offensive to target ISIL pockets long after the group lost territory.

Asia

Suicide bomber attacks Afghan election rally, 13 dead

ISIL claims responsibility for attack at election campaign meeting in Nangarhar province which killed at least 13.

Afghanistan: Suicide bomber targets election rally in Nangarhar

Middle East

Baghdad-Fallujah train resumes after ISIL is defeated

The railroad, a sign of life returning to normal, will bring economic benefit to Iraqis after the removal of ISIL.

CIA

Gina Haspel's CIA looks to recruit more foreign spies

Director of US intelligence agency says focus will be on recruiting human assets to help target Iran and China.

Gina Haspel's CIA looks to recruit more foreign spies

Iraq

HRW: Iraqis forcibly disappeared 'by security forces'

Human Rights Watch documented at least 74 cases of enforced disappearances carried out by by pro-government forces.

HRW: Iraqis forcibly disappeared 'by security forces'

Middle East

Iran: Who carried out the deadly attack in Ahvaz?

Ahvaziya group and ISIL claim role in the attack, while Ayatollah Khamenei blames 'US-backed regimes in the region'.

France

Marine Le Pen ordered to take psych evaluation over ISIL tweets

Far-right French politician shared images of atrocities carried out by ISIL with the caption 'Daesh is this'.

Marine Le Pen ordered to take psych evaluation over ISIL tweets

United States

US: Iran still the 'leading state sponsor of terror'

Annual State Department report admonishes Tehran for assisting 'terrorists' as attacks down for second year in a row.

US: Iran still the 'leading state sponsor of terror'

Afghanistan

As Ashoura nears, Shia neighbourhood on alert after ISIL attacks

Residents call to self-arm after ISIL assault on wrestling gym in Dasht-e Barchi, the latest in a string of attacks.

As Ashoura nears, Shia neighbourhood on alert after ISIL attacks

Libya

Deadly 'terrorist' attack hits Libya's oil firm

At least four killed, including two National Oil Company employees, after gunmen storm Tripoli headquarters.

Libya: National Oil Corporation's Tripoli offices attacked

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?

Asia

The day my teenage cousin was killed at school in Kabul

Maisam Iltaf recalls how 17-year-old Rahila died in a suicide attack on a school in the Afghan capital on August 15.

'My world went dark': The day ISIL killed my cousin at school

Libya

Armed groups vie for control in deadly Tripoli clashes

At least four people have been killed in the clashes between rival groups operating under the UN-backed government.

Libya: Armed groups vie for control in deadly Tripoli clashes

Afghanistan

ISIL leader in Afghanistan killed in air raids

Abu Saad Erhabi killed along with 10 other members of ISIL's Afghan branch, security agency says.

ISIL leader in Afghanistan killed in air raids

Middle East

ISIL holding 27 Syrians, including children, hostage: HRW

ISIL plans to use the hostages as leverage in negotiations with the Syrian government, residents tell rights group.

ISIL holding 27 Syrians, including children, hostage: HRW