Syrian children remove rubble Aleppo, Syria.
AP Photo/Hassan Ammar
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.
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed by the Americans on June 7, 2006. Shortly after his death, his successors fulfilled his wishes by announcing the existence of the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI)
In an extract from his new book, The Mind of the Islamic State, Robert Manne unpacks the split between IS and Al Qaeda.
The world reacts to President-Elect Donald Trump.
AP Photo/Marco Ugarte
America appears as divided over key aspects of foreign policy as it is at home. So how does President-elect Trump hope to handle that divide, and what will be the major issues facing him?
Iraqi police forces on patrol in Hammam Al-Alil town, south of Mosul.
EAP/Iraqi Federal Police handout
Guerrilla tactics are hampering the advance into Iraq's northern capital.
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.