Islamic State Jihadist Group
The Afghan government finds its former Taliban enemies may be their biggest ally against the ISIL threat, and Iran and Russia agree.
Turkish backed rebels fighting as part of the Free Syrian Army claim to have taken control of a key road leading into the city of al-Bab.
The Syrian army has said that recent advances against the self-proclaimed Islamic State northeast of Aleppo are a starting point for further operations against the extremist…
A play called ‘Jihad’ has been on stage in Brussels and France.
The battle for Mosul is said to be entering a critical phase as Iraqi special forces try to drive ISIL fighters out of key positions on the west bank of the Tigris…
The Iraqi army says it has now recaptured nearly all of the city's eastern districts and over the weekend it drove ISIL out of the city's main university
Fierce battles are underway with ISIL militants in the area. Thousands of people are fleeing to safety, fearing they will be caught up in any retaliation by ISIL.
Israeli special forces have dismantled the funeral tent of Fadi Qunbar, the man accused of being behind Sunday’s deadly truck attack in which four Israeli soldiers were…
Iraqi troops have pushed to within several hundred metres of the Tigris river that runs through central Mosul.
Humanitarian camps are prepared for people fleeing the fighting, but thousands remain stuck in the northern Iraqi city.
Italy’s Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni says Berlin market attacker Anis Amri was most likely radicalised after his arrival in Italy in 2011.
Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi previously pledged to retake Mosul from the jihadist group by the end of 2016.
A 12 year old German-Iraqi boy in Ludwigshafen, Germany attempts a double nail-bomb attack
European Parliament Sakharov Prize winners Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar in The Global Conversation
With the battle to crush ISIL in its Iraqi stronghold of Mosul now in its ninth week, the government is trying to play down concerns about the slow pace of…
Days after seizing an air base south of Tal Afar, Iranian backed Shia militia in Iraq are moving to encircle the city in an attempt to finish off the job.
Abou Ahmad, believed to have been the organiser of the Paris and Brussels attacks, has been identified say intelligence services.
Hundreds of refugees have begun to flee ISIL’s de facto capital of Raqqa in Syria as a US-backed coalition of Kurdish and Arab forces advances on the city.
Kurdish fighters backed with US-led coalition air power are taking the lead in the final assault on ISIL's capital, Raqqa. But Turkey warns the mainly Arab Syrian city should remain just that, and not
ISIL claims responsibility for a deadly suicide bombing in Diyarbakir. It's the first attack the group has admitted to carrying out in Turkey.
Mosul in Iraq is seeing the most intensive fighting yet since the offensive to retake the city from ISIL militants began more than two weeks ago
As Iraqi forces close in on the militant-held city of Mosul, a support centre for women and girls in Dahuk is gearing up to receive women and girls who have been held captive and sexually…
Iraqi officials are voicing increasing concern that ISIL is using civilians as human shields
ISIL forces are putting up stiff resistance as Iraqi troops and their allies move closer into the outskirts of Mosul's eastern suburbs.
Entering the third week of the offensive, a military official said they hoped to capture the last two villages from ISIL before Mosul.
Politicians and local residents say the militant group has executed scores of people as Iraqi forces advance on the northern city.
Miles of oil pipelines have been set alight, allegedly by ISIL, as they defend the city.
The campaign to recapture Mosul from so-called Islamic State is going faster than planned, Iraq’s prime minister said on Thursday, amid fresh fighting to clear villages on the outskirts of the…