Injured people are assisted after an incident on Westminster Bridge in London.
Was the London attacker acting alone? Was he really a soldier of the Islamic State? Research on the nature of jihadism in the West reveals possible answers.
What was supposed to be a glorious triumph for Iraq has turned into an exhausting war of attrition.
Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir will likely intensify the Washington charm offensive and continue to stress Saudi Arabia’s indispensability to regional security and terrorism matters.
This year will continue to be a period of great uncertainty in Saudi Arabia. After a deterioration of relations with the United States under President Obama, the kingdom will be focused on strengthening…
Rapid response teams cross farmland in the battle to regain Mosul.
Even when ISIS is defeated, unless different groups can repair their relationship, violent extremism will remain, and peace in Iraq will stay elusive.
A devotee prays at the tomb of Sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Pakistan.
Around the world, Muslims and non-Muslims celebrate Sufi saints and gather together for worship in their shrines, offering an example of pluralism. But groups such as IS oppose this.
Iraqi forces patrol the Mosul-Baghdad road.
A victory in its second-biggest city would be a spectacular turnaround, but the country still has years or even decades of rebuilding ahead of it.
A funeral for one of those killed in the Sehwan attack.
Sufis have remained defiant after a suicide bombing at a shrine in Pakistan.
Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr (with the yellow t-shirt) in front of a statue of Paul Kruger at Church Square in Pretoria.
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The idea of white victimhood played an important part in Donald Trump's rise. The South African brand of white supremacy has made a tangible contribution to this narrative of victimhood.
A woman holds a flag as she looks out over the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum.
Data on violent incidents in the US reveal that our focus on Islamist extremism since 9/11 may be misguided.
Who are you going to call?
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IS has proved very adept at fending off massive conventional forces – but that doesn't mean crack private security teams would do any better.
Getting on with it.
Could the Iraqi army's banner offensive against IS tear it apart?
Syrian children remove rubble Aleppo, Syria.
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This roundup from our archives explains some of the major conflicts unfolding in the seven countries singled out by Trump's executive order.
Pro-Donald Trump bots worked to sway public opinion in the US election by secretly taking over pro-Hillary Clinton hashtags and spreading fake news stories.
Bots have not just been used in the US, but also in Australia, the UK, Germany, Syria and China. To what extent – and how – are they affecting political discourse?
The divisive tactics that put Turkey's president in control could yet be his undoing.
Initially heralded as the beginning of the end for IS, the effort to take back Iraq's second city is flailing.
Iraqi officials at the site of a suspected mass grave south of Mosul in November 2016.
When mass graves are disturbed, it makes it harder to find out the truth about what happened.
The aftermath of the December 10 car bomb attack in Istanbul.
Westerners consistently misunderstand and overestimate the threat of terrorism, and often gloss over the specific reasons behind attacks.
Donald Trump promised during his campaign to renegotiate parts of the Iranian nuclear deal.
The repercussions should Donald Trump withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement, are detrimental to Iran’s economy, regional stability and US dealings with Europe and Russia.
Previously presumed dead, Australian citizen Neil Prakash was arrested at the Turkish border in late November.
The extradition process for Australian citizen Neil Prakash could be prolonged, as Turkey and other countries may want to interrogate him or seek his extradition.
Syrian Arab Red Crescent assisted families in Homs, Syria in September.
The humanitarian crisis in the Middle East is getting worse by the day. A survey of aid workers provides a glimpse into life on the ground, and clues to why the humanitarian sector is ailing.