Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Trump plan will 'finish off Palestinian cause', PM warns

US president's proposal will dash hopes for an independent state, Palestinians officials say.

Trump plan will 'finish off Palestinian cause', PM warns

Opinion

The end of the nation-state

The brutal naked violence states increasingly unleash on their nations signals their irreversible loss of legitimacy.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

AJ IMPACT

Norway finance minister quits over ISIL woman's return from Syria

Populist Siv Jensen's departure comes after Norway decided to repatriate woman whose child needed medical treatment.

Norway finance minister quits over ISIL woman's return from Syria

Chad

Suicide bomber kills nine civilians in western Chad

Deadly attack by a female bomber in the village of Kaiga-Kindjiria was blamed on the armed group, Boko Haram.

Suicide bomber kills nine civilians in western Chad

Nigeria

Armed group frees kidnapped hostages in Nigeria

Aid workers were held for more than three weeks after being seized in Nigeria's restive Borno State.

Armed group frees kidnapped hostages in Nigeria

Middle East

Key events that shaped the Middle East and North Africa in 2019

Uprisings, elections and conflicts: some of the key moments of an eventful year in the region.

Key events that shaped the Middle East and North Africa in 2019

Nigeria

ISIL-linked group claims 'execution of 11 Christians' in Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari criticised 'agents of darkness' ISWAP, urging unity between the country's faith groups.

ISIL-linked group claims 'execution of 11 Christians' in Nigeria

Iraq

Women under ISIL: The hairdresser

An Iraqi woman describes how she defied ISIL to run a salon from her home in Mosul.

Women under ISIL: The hairdresser

Philippines

More than a dozen wounded in southern Philippines explosions

Attacks rock two towns and a city on island of Mindanao, wounding at least 17 people including soldiers.

More than a dozen wounded in southern Philippines explosions

Witness

ISIL Tomorrow: Mosul in the Shadow of War

A look at the complex world of post-war Mosul in Iraq through the eyes of the families and the victims of ISIL fighters.

Women

Women under ISIL: The nurse

A Syrian nurse describes what it was like to work in the maternity ward of an ISIL-controlled hospital in Raqqa.

Women under ISIL: The nurse

Inside Story

What's behind the upsurge in violence in the Sahel?

The United Nations Security Council has met after a spike in attacks in the Sahel region.

ISIS/ISIL

Finland minister apologises for Instagram poll on ISIL women

Katri Kulmuni had posted a poll on whether Finland should allow its women with ISIL links to return from Syria.

Finland minister apologises for Instagram poll on ISIL women

Africa

ISIL-linked group executes 4 hostages in Nigeria: NGO

Four dead among six hostages taken by Boko Haram splinter group Islamic State West Africa Province in July.

ISIL-linked group executes 4 hostages in Nigeria: NGO

ISIS/ISIL

Women under ISIL: The teacher

A teacher describes being made to teach children about war, and what happened to those who did not follow ISIL's rules.

Women under ISIL: The teacher