• January 18, 2019

    The United Nations Mine Action Service in Iraq has issued a statement rejecting allegations by a non-profit organisation there, alleging that personnel had carried out explosive hazard clearance inside two historic churches in Mosul "in a barbaric and arbitrary manner."

  • November 7, 2018

    More than 200 mass graves containing the remains of thousands of victims have been discovered in areas of Iraq formerly controlled by ISIL .

  • August 26, 2018

    Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) has morphed from a regional group into a covert global network, the head of United Nations counter-terrorism has told the Security Council.

  • August 1, 2018

    More than 200 people have been killed and injured in multiple attacks on civilian areas in southwest Syria.

  • November 17, 2015

    I love France. I lived my early teenage years in this country and pursued my secondary and tertiary education in its institutions before I was fortunate enough to do my law studies in the UK.

  • December 1, 2014

    Karen Armstrong, whose new book Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence invites far more subtle understanding of the relationship between faith and fratricide globally, has written a characteristically thoughtful piece on IS/ISIS for The New Statesman magazine: 'Wahhabism to ISIS: how Saudi Arabia exported the main source of global terrorism'.

  • October 6, 2014

    The West has a lot to answer for in terms of its colonial past, influence over the region and propping up of dictators. But this also means that it should have learned much over the years. So can it exercise some humility and apply those lessons intelligently? Ekklesia associate and MENA region expert Dr Harry Hagopian looks behind the horrific killing of Alan Hennings to ask what sustains IS/ISIL and what can be done to marginalise them.

  • October 5, 2014

    The WCC General Secretary has welcomed publication of an open letter by a group of 126 Muslim scholars to Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, leader of IS.

  • October 4, 2014

    The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the killing of British humanitarian aid worker Alan Henning by the group, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)

  • September 24, 2014

    As the UN Security Council holds a summit on foreign terrorist fighters, the Secretary-General has called for decisive action in support of efforts to confront extremists.