The jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Amnesty: world's response to Islamic State 'shameful'

One-Minute Read Wed 25 Feb, AT 14:20

UN Security Council members should lose veto power on humanitarian issues, group says

Relatives of Coptic Christians murdered by Islamic State mourn their loved ones

Coptic Christians: who are they and what do they believe?

Briefing Mon 16 Feb, AT 14:59

A sizeable minority in Egypt and Libya, Coptic Christians attach great importance to prayer and fasting

Bashar al-Assad 'informed' on US-led airstrikes against IS

One-Minute Read Tue 10 Feb, AT 08:44

Syrian President says regime has no plans to work with US and denies ever using barrel bombs

Syrian border town Kobane

Islamic State: Kurds expel militants from key town of Kobane

One-Minute Read Tue 27 Jan, AT 10:11

Celebratory gunfire echoed across the strategic border town as Kurdish forces raised their flag in victory

Syrian actor covered in snow

Syria's Bashar al-Assad goaded in 'snow bucket' challenge

One-Minute Read Mon 12 Jan, AT 12:07

Young Syrian actor challenges president to brave the cold with country's suffering refugees

Military leaders to hammer out new plan to fight Islamic State

One-Minute Read Tue 14 Oct, AT 08:50

Extent of Turkey's commitment to the fight will 'hang in the background' at session in Washington

Fighter of the Kurdish of the Kurdish Women's Defense Units

YPJ: The Kurdish feminists fighting Islamic State

Profile Tue 7 Oct, AT 15:48

All-female militia is protecting the Kurdish population from militants – as well as challenging gender roles

Pentagon image on US strikes in Syria

Islamic State: are US air strikes in Syria breaking the law?

Briefing Wed 24 Sep, AT 12:26

US launches attacks on Islamic State without UN mandate or consent from the Syrian regime

Islamic Jihadists in training

Islamic State: its weapons and where it gets them

Analysis Tue 9 Sep, AT 16:07

From Croation pistols to American semi-automatic rifles, Islamic State has no shortage of weapons

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