The caliphate may be collapsing, but ISIS still poses a threat, not least because of its spread to South and Southeast Asia and foreign fighters returning to their home countries.
Much of the process has been delayed by Sri Lankan government amid worries it will lose popularity among Sinhala Buddhists, Sri Lanka’s majority community.
The UN and rights groups have accused the Sri Lankan military of killing thousands of civilians, mostly Tamils, during the final weeks of the civil war.
An expert on terrorism explains how and why children become embroiled in militant conflicts.
The Sri Lankan government has acknowledged that there could be as many as 65,000 people missing following three decades of civil war.
The Office of Missing Persons (OMP) will have investigative powers and will probe people who went missing in the conflict and political unrest, including “enforced” disappearances.