A suicide bomber attack on an education centre in western Kabul has left at least 100 people killed and injured, most of them young women.
The Daesh terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the violent attacks in Mozambique's Nampula province, where at least six people were beheaded and an 83-year-old Italian nun was shot dead.
Witnesses believe the attack was conducted by fighters associated with Daesh.
Washington and Ankara can work together with an independent Arab entity to help cut off Daesh’s support base and limit the YPG.
Shifting geopolitical tides and security priorities have strained the once-close ties between Algiers and Washington.
US-Iran geopolitical challenges and a dysfunctional Iraqi government mean the country is teetering on a precarious edge.
Maintaining the tenuous peace in the multi-ethnic city of Kirkuk will require a nuanced approach as part of a wider strategy to counter Daesh.
While the Kurdish region of Iraq is known to be relatively stable and prosperous compared to the rest of the country, economic and political woes are pushing Kurds to take the perilous journey to Europe in large numbers.
The US military never conducted an independent investigation into a 2019 bombing on the last Daesh holdout in Syria ordered by a classified special operations unit.
The people of northeast Syria are being forced to fight in a battle they say they didn’t choose.
Kabul is hesitant to antagonise the “Pakistani Taliban” lest it supports the self-styled caliphate, yet the same group poses a threat to Islamabad.
While organised, armed opposition to Taliban rule in Afghanistan has largely ceased, the one exception is the local affiliate of the so-called Islamic State.
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