The temple of Baal Shamin in Palmyra, which has been destroyed by ISIS in Palmyra.
Barely a week after ISIS beheaded Khaled al-Asaad, the Syrian expert who devoted his life to the study of Palmyra, the group is reported to have destroyed a nearly 2,000-year-old temple dedicated to Baalshamin…
The recent revelations about the savage treatment of Yazidi women at the hands of Islamic State, or ISIS, fighters is the latest in a shocking set of disclosures regarding the group’s behavior. It sadly…
A victim, with a flag of the Federation of Socialist Youth Associations covering him, lies on the ground following an explosion in Turkey on July 20 2015.
A suicide bombing in Turkey last week has pulled Ankara closer to the US in the fight against ISIS. It has also raised concerns about Kurds who are also being targeted by Turkish bombing raids.
A masked man gestures before the ISIL flag in a video released by Islamic State militants.
Militants are tapping into centuries-old literary tastes, appropriating them for their own nefarious ends.
A masked man speaking in what is believed to be a North American accent in a video released by Islamic State militants.
Digital media and the model of "leaderless resistance" enhance the threat by the Islamic State here at home.
A Syrian refugee flees from ISIS attack.
There were more airstrikes against ISIS this July 4 weekend. Most politicians agree that ‘war is the answer.’ But here’s an argument that peacebuilding is the only realistic way to defeat ISIS.
Any of you fine chaps fancy a job in broadcasting?
Successive governments have criticised the BBC for being too impartial or not impartial enough.
Terrorism has moved online, and policing must follow.
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Tackling extremist and terrorist propaganda online is vital, but must be done with safeguards in mind.
Iraqi troops training with the US Army June 2015.
On the face of it, Iraq and the US Federal Reserve share little. One is a country plagued by division, war and mayhem since the US invasion of 2003. It is a brutal world where there are no friends, few…
Home away from home for too many Syrians.
US State Department
Syrians are the single largest group of displaced people in the world. How to make sure that the plight of these refugees doesn't fuel future conflicts?
An Afghan girl looks out of a damaged window of a shrine.
As the US slows down its troop withdrawal and China increases its involvement in Afghanistan, a warning that if the country is to see peace again, foreign meddling needs to stop.
The dogmas of ruling and rebel groups in Africa conflate political conflict and spirituality.
The failure of African states to adequately address their racial, ethnic, cultural, religious and economic differences provided the fertile ground on which rebel groups now prosper.
ISIS take Ramadi; on the move in Iraq.
ISIS victories in Iraq do not come out of the blue; the group's military success results from a long history of tensions between Sunnis and Shia and US policies that fostered such tension.
President Barack Obama and his inner circle follow the assassination of Osama bin Laden, which made headlines worldwide but is seemingly unimportant four years on.
EPA/Pete Souza/White House handout
Memories of the killing of Osama bin Laden are fading, but the legacies of al-Qaeda and the war on terror's many 'own goals' haunt us in the form of multiplying threats and lost civil liberties.
When Australians hear about Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s dire warnings and counter-terrorism raids, they could lose historical perspective on the threat posed by Islamic State.
Dire government warnings and counter-terrorism raids in our suburbs paint a picture of the worst threat Western nations have ever faced. A little historical perspective is in order.
When not employing the description ‘death cult’, Prime Minister Tony Abbott prefers to use the name Da'esh because the group ‘hates being referred to by this term’.
The terrorist group now calls itself Islamic State, but the many names by which it is known reflect both its own evolution and the deliberate choices others make in how they refer to it.
Families cross the Euphrates River seeking the relative safety of Baghdad as Islamic State fighters advance with the goal of creating such violence that people turn from the government to any force capable of restoring peace.
Islamic State is a project built on solid foundations by jihadist theorists with decades of experience. The savagery of terrorism precedes the next stage of a caliphate that delivers longed-for order.
Come together: Tunisians protest the attack on the Bardo Museum.
Tunisia has come further than any post-Arab Spring nation – so it's no wonder it drew Islamic State's ghastly attention.
Abubakar Shekau, leader of Boko Haram, pictured in a video released in October 2014
The Nigerian Islamist group publicly made common cause with ISIS earlier this month – but what does it really mean?
Human-headed winged bulls guarding a door in Dur-Sharrukin.
ISIS's destruction of archeological treasures is horrifying but reflects a too-human history of obliterating the past of "enemy" cultures. Moreover, all is not really "lost."