Iraqi special forces soldier advancing toward Mosul, Iraq.
AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed
What happens to the Islamic State if it loses the battle for territory in Iraq and Syria? Here's a list of ways it might go down.
Peshmerga forces advance in the east of Mosul.
The costly reconquest of the city will not significantly impact the group's transnational strategy
Somalia security escort Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni’s convoy to a regional summit in Mogadishu, the first in 35 years.
Al Shabaab is facing stress under increased pressure from the government and the regional states. But it should also be noted that predictions of its collapse have come and gone before
The effort to take back IS's biggest prize in Iraq has begun at last. But there's no shortage of other problems to deal with.
A still from the most recent Islamic State video, released last week.
Videos released by Islamic State have captured the attention of the world for years. But the media focus on its so-called 'slick, professional' video techniques runs the risk of mythologising the terrorist group.
Millions were spent supporting an extradition process to make the prosecution of Dragan Vasiljković somebody else’s problem.
Historically, Australia’s broader policy approach to war crimes and war criminals has lacked a clear and coherent foundation.
Filipinos protest after a huge bombing in Davao.
A major insurgency is humiliating the Filipino army and sucking in huge ransoms – but all anyone wants to talk about is Islamic State.
Wyatt Roy claimed he visited parts of the Middle East to meet Kurdish policymakers and industry leaders.
Wyatt Roy took it upon himself to look for a gunfight without a cause.
Under proposed changes, the war crime of murder would not apply to collateral civilian deaths resulting from an otherwise lawful attack.
EPA/Zouhir Al Shimale
Under proposed changes, the war crime offence of murder, in a non-international armed conflict, would not apply to collateral civilian deaths resulting from an otherwise lawful attack.
The scene after an Islamic State bombing in Damascus.
Even if the war in Syria is somehow brought to a close, prosecuting IS members for the crimes they've committed won't be easy.
The US will only take action on WMD when it suits them.
At the UN next week Malcolm Turnbull will be among many leaders responding to the large movements of refugees and migrants across the world.
The US seems stuck in War-on-Terror mode even though reality has moved on.
French policemen investigating the abandonment of a car packed with gas cylinders near Paris’s Notre Dame cathedral.
The recent arrest of female terrorists in France brought attention to the role women play in IS. A group of American academics studied this issue – with a surprising result.
Islamic State today is in increasingly dire straits on the ground in Iraq and Syria.
Islamic State's call to arms against Australian targets may appear concerning in it its specificity. But it does little to change the underlying security realities the group and its supporters face.
The problem with Syria is that all sides have their own reasons for acting the way they do – and they all think they're right.
These Yazidi sisters managed to escape captivity by Islamic State. Thousands more were not so lucky.
Slavery is making a comeback, thanks to Islamic State and Boko Haram. But the UN can help.
Malcolm Turnbull has painted a grim picture about the dangers of terrorism.
The rules of engagement for Australian forces fighting Islamic State will be widened, with a proposed change in the law giving them legal power to target all parts of the armed organisation.
Very little of what Barack Obama promised to achieve in foreign affairs has come to pass.
Barack Obama assumed office in January 2009 amid public euphoria and high expectations of greater racial harmony and reduced gun violence at home and a more stable and peaceful international order.
A blueprint for ISIS – and for a video game? Camp Bucca, Iraq.
Does including torture or other human rights violations in video games trivialize the actions? Or might it force us to think more critically about them?