Maintaining the tenuous peace in the multi-ethnic city of Kirkuk will require a nuanced approach as part of a wider strategy to counter Daesh.
While the Kurdish region of Iraq is known to be relatively stable and prosperous compared to the rest of the country, economic and political woes are pushing Kurds to take the perilous journey to Europe in large numbers.
The current leader of the terrorist organisation once provided the US with information that would lead to the killing of a top leader.
Thousands of displaced people continue to languish in deplorable makeshift camps unfit to meet their basic needs in Syria, says UNHRC report.
Child soldiers from Daesh are returning to their home countries at alarming rates, having committed unimaginable atrocities. But how wary should we be of their return?
As a child, Osama al Abdullah would sit and listen to his uncle's stories about the University of Mosul where he was a gardener. But Osama's dream to study there – and life as he knew it – was shattered after Daesh took over the city.
The offensive to retake the Old City was launched on Sunday but progress has been slow as Iraqi forces encounter stiff resistance from Daesh members.
Despite the US signing a bilateral security and defence pact with Afghanistan in 2014, civilian casualties are on the rise, the death rate of Afghan security forces is at an all time high, and terrorism has sharply increased.
One has Donald Trump's ear and the other leads the Daesh terrorist organisation. But both men share a dark, apocalyptic vision for the future.
Daesh killed 40 Iraqi troops and dumped their bodies into the Tigris River, but thousands more troops are moving into the city from the north, east and south.
Nigerian Nobel Laureate playwright and poet Wole Soyinka calls on international actors to not name the DAESH terror group as ‘Islamic State' because this gives legitimacy to the group.
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