Islamic State


Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Is Back - Minus the Bling and Bluster

What the ISIS leader's first video in five years really tells us.
Simon Cottee
The Middle East

Deafened by the War on ISIS

Thousands of Iraqis, collateral victims of the war on the terrorist group, have found themselves left with war deafness that goes untreated.
Sebastian Castelier
Azhar Al-Rubaie
Insider Outsider

I Grew Up With Australia's Most Senior ISIS Fighter

Here you can listen to the rap tracks he made before fighting for ISIS.
Mahmood Fazal

The Drifting Competitions in the Former ISIS Stronghold of Mosul

ISIS banned the sport for three years, but now the city is liberated young people are using it to kick-start a cultural revolution.
Mustafa Sadoun

Inside Europol's Online War Against ISIS

At the EU's law enforcement agency, a team of 30 spend their days trawling through gruesome videos, in a bid to have extremist propaganda taken offline.
Simon Cottee
Hate Island

Welcome to Hate Island

Our special investigation unmasking the British far-right.
Simon Childs

We Shared a Prison Cell with an Isis Fighter

The story of Robert Daw and Rae Lewis-Ayling, who travelled to Iraq to help build the utopian Rojava, but ended up in prison for 40 days.
Matt Blake

What Life Was Like for Young Women Living Under ISIS

"My mum’s hair and skin was all over the wall. We’ve cleaned it off now, but when we come back here I remember what happened and I think of our family."
Harriet Hernando
middle east

We Talked to Syrians About the 'Liberation' of ISIS Stronghold Raqqa

Most ex-residents are pleased at the expulsion of the Islamic State from their former home, but can't help fearing for the future under outside forces.
Loubna Mrie

Barcelona Terror Attack Eyewitnesses Talk About What They Saw

"Seeing all those bodies lying on Las Ramblas is an image I will never be able to erase from my mind."
David Meseguer
Views My Own

Destroying ISIS Won't Save Iraq

Thanks to rampant ethnic factionalism and retaliatory violence, it's going to take a lot more than the Mosul offensive to change the toxic dynamic on the ground.
Sulome Anderson

Even with Increased Surveillance, There Is More of This to Come

Experts say we'll see at least another 15 years of attacks on European soil, and that – in the grand scheme of things – there's little authorities can do.
Aris Roussinos