Last October, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared that the Islamic State had been defeated but last month, the group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announced that they were back and using new tactics. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Simona Foltyn reports…
By Simona Foltyn
The Trump administration is ending funding for Syria stabilization projects as it moves to extricate the U.S. from the conflict, citing increased contributions from anti-Islamic State coalition partners.
By Matthew Lee, Associated Press
The war inside Syria has been raging for seven years, with half a million dead, millions displaced and the complicated battlefield dramatically shifted. Now Bashar al-Assad’s army is preparing for what could be the war’s final major battle. Nick Schifrin…
Mourners in southern Syria attended mass funerals Thursday for least 216 people killed in coordinated attacks by Islamic State fighters on a usually peaceful city and surrounding countryside. In the worst violence to hit the area since the country's conflict…
By Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press
By Bassem Mroue, Associated Press
Activists working to uncover mass graves in northeastern Syria — a region until recently controlled by the Islamic State group — need help to preserve evidence and identify human remains, an international watchdog said Tuesday.
By PBS NewsHour
The Iraqi government has detained around 560 women whose husbands were members of ISIS. Largely coming from Turkey, Russia and eastern Europe, the women—many of whom have children—are being tried as terrorists and face possible life in prison or the…
By Rahim Faiez, Associated Press
The Afghan Taliban announced a three-day cease-fire over the Eid al-Fitr holiday at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, a first for the group, following an earlier cease-fire announcement by the government.
By Robert Burns, Associated Press
The Afghan government's unilateral halt to attacks on the Taliban is giving U.S. counterterrorism forces a chance to intensify combat operations against Islamic State-affiliated extremists in eastern Afghanistan.
By Jill Lawless, Associated Press
Britain's resolve to "stand firm" against terrorism is stronger than ever, Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday, a year since a deadly vehicle-and-knife attack on London Bridge.
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