The Taliban and the Islamic State group are among the militant groups that have been known to use civilians as human shields in the past, in order to try to shift their opponents’ war calculations.
Hamas and the international community expect Israel to invade the Gaza Strip. The battle will probably be more like recent Middle Eastern combat than Israel’s past fights with Palestinians.
A combination of Nigerian and Nigerien factors dim prospects of Ecowas military intervention in Niger.
A controversial low-budget Indian feature film about a discredited anti-Muslim conspiracy theory has been causing a political storm, going all the way to India’s Supreme Court.
A Calgary refugee health clinic documented the stories of 242 Yazidi genocide survivors, recounting enslavement, slaughter and forced indoctrination.
While the flag ban is well-intentioned, we must remember the creed of Islam has been hijacked by a terrorist organisation - and one which is dwindling anyway.
Both cults and violent extremist movements have similar push and pull factors at the individual level.
A Federal Court justice ruled four men, suspected ISIS members, must be repatriated to Canada from a Syrian detention camp. Here’s why the decision is flawed and an ongoing appeal is justified.
The beginnings of Iraq’s sectarian civil war, the failures of its US-built political system, and the struggle for civilians attempting to survive chaos and violence are here in these 2004 interviews.
Justices are weighing the arguments in two cases that have the potential of changing the way social media platforms operate.
While some world leaders and foreign policy experts expected IS to increase its attacks during COVID-19’s early days, travel bans and curfews helped slow violence.
For the time being, terrorism is a reduced threat in Australia. But the threat is not going away entirely.
The interests of bandits and jihadists are converging in Nigeria and this poses a formidable threat to the country’s security.
South Africa has long been seen as deficient in dealing with terrorism financing.
Though young, the trauma experienced by children in Syrian detention camps could have lifelong effects. A coordinated approach is needed to support them into new lives here.
Michelle & Amanda 04.10.
Michelle Grattan & politics + society editor Amanda Dunn canvass Tuesdays interest rate hike, Australia's repatriation mission of women and children in refugee camps and the Brittany Higgins trial.
The Taliban promised not to allow Afghanistan to be used by groups seeking to attack the US, yet terrorist groups have only become more emboldened under its rule.
The US strike against al-Zawahri leaves the future of al-Qaida at a crossroads as the terrorist movement looks for a new leader.
In Ukrainian history and culture, women enjoyed independence and agency. The presence of women fighters in the war now is no surprise.
The most direct cause of America’s ongoing harrowing descent, including the rise of Donald Trump and his alliance with Vladimir Putin, began 19 years ago with the U.S. invasion of Iraq.