History suggests the militants will respond to any discontent with brutality, especially after losing control of the cities of Falluja and Ramadi this year.
ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi expressed confidence in victory in his first message after US-backed Iraqi forces started an offensive to take back Mosul.
The failed coup in Turkey is costing opposing voices, including Kurdish ones, and is setting it years back on in finding a solution to the conflict between the Turkish state and the PKK.
Iraqi troops, security forces, Shi’ite militias and Kurdish peshmerga have been advancing on several fronts towards Mosul, backed by US-led troops and air forces.
In the three and half months since a failed military coup, Turkey has sacked or suspended more than 110,000 people, launched a military incursion into Syria, and repeatedly threatened to do the same in Iraq.
Troops of the Iraqi army’s Counter-Terrorism Service moved forward on Gogjali, an industrial zone on the eastern outskirts.
Prime Minister Youssef Chahed is under pressure from international lenders to deliver more reforms and spending cuts as people continue to protest and demand jobs.
Gun trucks and humvees streamed north heading to Mosul, flying the banners of Shi’ite militias along with Iraqi flags while blaring religious songs.
After a mere eight years in which diplomacy narrowly edged out militarism, the foreign policy elite rallying around Clinton has forgotten the lessons of the George W. Bush era.
Eight Rohingya women, all from U Shey Kya village in Rakhine State, described in detail how soldiers last week raided their homes, looted property and raped them at gun point.
Syrian writer and activist Yassin al-Haj Saleh voices his criticism of an international consensus that has come to see the Syrian conflict in Bashar al-Assad’s terms – as a fight against terrorism.
Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar were among thousands of Yazidi women and girls abducted, tortured and sexually abused by ISIS fighters.
Mosul, a city of 1.5 million people, and the smaller Syrian city of Raqqa are the two pillars of ISIS’s self-declared caliphate, and recapturing them would be a pivotal defeat for the ultra-hardline Sunni jihadists.
ISIS fighters have tried to divert the attention of forces from Mosul by launching attacks on other cities.
Trump also rapped on the negotiation abilities of Clinton after her open criticism of Vladimir Putin and the deteriorating ties with Philippines.
A commander said the advance was pausing to allow other military units to make similar progress and consolidate the front before pushing further.
The ‘Responsibility to Protect’ was set up to avoid mass killings, but is limited because the member nations can only intervene when “a country is unable or unwilling to protect its own population”
The costly reconquest of the city will not significantly impact the group’s transnational strategy.
ISIS’s assault on Kirkuk, which lies in an oil-producing region, killed six members of the security forces and two Iranians
Iraqi government forces and allied Kurdish Peshmerga fighters are steadily recovering outlying territory before the main push into the city begins.
Three days into the assault on Mosul, US-backed and Kurdish forces are steadily recovering outlying territory before the big push into the city itself.
The ICC sentence against Al-Mahdi for destroying ancient artifacts at Timbuktu sends the right message that the international community will not tolerate the destruction of heritage sites.
The leader of ISIS was reported to be among thousands of hardline militants still in the city, suggesting the group would go to great lengths to repel the coalition.
Hundreds of thousands of Christians have fled Mosul and other cities in recent years in the face of intimidation, death threats and violence.
The Popular Mobilisation Forces says civilians in Hawija have nothing to fear.
A faction of the militant group released 21 of the girls on Thursday after the Red Cross and the Swiss government brokered a deal.
About 30,000 troops were expected to take part from the Iraqi army, Kurdish Peshmerga militia and Sunni tribal fighters, while estimates of ISIS forces in the city range from 4,000 to 8,000.
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For Moscow, Pakistan’s rising salience is driven by its fears about the spread of ISIS, and its perception that India has drawn too close to the United States.
The attacker, said to be wearing a police uniform, entered the Karte Shakhi mosque on Tuesday night and opened fire on a crowd marking the Ashura hold day.
The international community seems totally incapable of stopping the bloodshed in Syria. But we can express our outrage.
Vijay Prashad’s The Death of the Nation and the Future of the Arab Revolution provides a helpful interpretation of the processes that have led to the current state of the Arab world, but hazards little about the future prospects for the region.
A statement posted online by the militant group paid tribute to Wa’il Adil Hasan Salman al-Fayad, also known as Abu Mohammed al-Furqan.
“What RSS promotes is fantasy not history….There is nothing common between history and such mythology.”
Do ISIS fighters feel guilty about the violence they perpetrate? Criminological research suggests they “neutralise” their guilt, just like other criminals.
Women’s participation in the Syrian conflict is more diverse and powerful than what is portrayed.
Rebels said they had no plan to evacuate Aleppo, the last major urban area they control, and denounced the amnesty offer as a deception.
The government says its aim is to rid institutions of links to cleric Fethullah Gulen, whose organisation it calls a terrorist network.
Bashar al-Assad’s forces, supported by Iranian-backed militia and Russian air power, have since last week stepped up their offensive against rebel-held areas of Aleppo, bombing hospitals and damaging water supplies.
By criminalising Hattar for sharing an ‘offensive’ cartoon, the Jordanian state and the assassin operated with a mutual logic of accountability that makes all viewers/readers of the cartoon co-conspirators.