Latest articles on Islamic State

Terror threatens Africa’s growth

The diversion of scarce resources and increasing militarisation could derail the democratic project.

Erdogan’s blind focus on the Kurds rebounds on Turkey

His obsession with a Kurdish threat hampers more urgent attention to the terrorist menace emanating from Syria and Iraq.

Nigeria tops list for Christians killed for their faith

The persecution of Christians in sub-Saharan Africa dwarfs what is happening in the Middle East, according to a report.

Complex Isis bureaucracy includes department of ‘War Spoils’

Seized documents detail the militant group's plan to manage revenue streams - including pillaged oil - and oversee subjugated populations.

Faces of war counter complacency

Bram Janssen, a former Mail & Guardian photography intern who now works for Associated Press, has been based in northern Iraq for the past 20 months.

Obama reminds Americans that war with Isis is still illegal

No matter the merits of destroying Islamic State, the fact is it’s unconstitutional for the president to go to war without Congressional approval.

Britain’s Parliament votes to bomb Islamic State in Syria

David Cameron wins vote by a majority of 174, but Britain is a bit-part player and it’ll make little difference to the wider picture.

Hate campaign suits Islamic State’s jihad agenda

Islamic State terrorists applaud when ignorant, bigoted Westerners turn their anger on Muslims.

Will a war on terror work in Africa?

Military intervention may not be the best answer to terrorism in nations such as Mali.

Ostracised Putin suddenly finds himself in demand

European leaders, backed by President Barack Obama, have come to an uncomfortable conclusion: they need Russia.

Terror killings increase by 80%

Last year 32 658 people were victims of terrorism but crime is 13 times higher.

In Beirut, fear and anger don’t stop life going on

South Beirut has endured a series of suicide bombings over the past two years in response to Hezbollah’s forceful intervention in Syria.

US-led air strikes on Isis killed more than 450 civilians – report

The air campaign against Isis has killed more than 450 civilians, according to a new report. The US-led coalition has so far acknowledged just two.

Taliban warns Isis not to interfere in Afghanistan

The Taliban insists that jihad must be conducted under one leadership and one flag, after a string of defections and reported clashes.

Islamic State’s war waged on human history

IS militants have destroyed countless irreplaceable artefacts and heritage sites, leading to comparisons to the atrocities of Mao Zedong and Pol Pot.

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