Islamic State
Saudi-led military coalition claims to have killed more than 160 Houthi fighters in Yemen

Fighting between the Saudi-led coalition and the Houthis has intensified around the city of Marib, one of the last strongholds of the western-backed Abd Rabbu Mansur Hadi in the north of the country

Afghanistan tackles the Islamic State

All signs point to the fact that unlike the 90s, the Taliban is not inclined to officially permit extremist groups to operate in Afghanistan. The possibility of close economic ties with Iran and China is one reason for this development

UN warns climate crisis behind looming famine in Madagascar and other stories

Today we look at the mass food insecurity amid a severe drought in Madagascar, the impact of a toxic leak in a mine on local communities in DR Congo, and more

Mapping Faultlines: Stopping IS in Afghanistan is in the interest of all regional players

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha discusses the implications of the blasts in Kabul which have led to over 85 deaths

US Supreme Court ends pandemic-related federal ban on evictions and other stories

Today we look at the lifting of a federal ban on evictions in the US, the Struggle for Life protest by Indigenous communities in Brazil, and more

At least 169 people killed and over 150 wounded in twin blasts near Kabul airport

The blasts occurred hours after the US, the UK and Australia issued a warning asking people to stay away from the airport due to threat from ISIS-K, which took the responsibility for the blasts later.

Casualties reported after bombing and gunfire outside Kabul airport and other stories

Today we look at the explosions outside the Kabul airport, the Danish government’s intervention in a historic nurses strike, and more

Amid recurring violence, uncertainties around peace talks continue in Afghanistan

Seven civilians lost their lives in Afghanistan hours before the Taliban negotiators arrived in Pakistan to discuss the way forward in the Afghan peace process. The incident took place in the Ghazni province

14 Afghan security personnel killed in Taliban attack

The overnight clash in the Khwaja Bahauddin district lasted for two hours. Attacks by the Taliban continue despite the Ashraf Ghani-led government’s repeated calls for a permanent truce

Afghan prison stormed Islamic State militants claim responsibility for attack on Afghan prison

In an attack which began on Sunday evening, terrorists slammed an explosive-laden vehicle to enter a prison in Jalalabad province. As many as 24 people were killed and 43 sustained injuries in the ensuing fighting

The tenuous deployment of US troops in Iraq

With the resolution of the Iraqi parliament demanding the withdrawal of all foreign troops from the country, the presence of the nearly 5,200 US soldiers has become a major flashpoint

Conflict and confrontation in Syria

We take a look at the situation in Syria in the aftermath of reports of death of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi of the Islamic State.

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