Islamic State

Shia vs Sunni

Though there was no claim of responsibility, ISIS militants are known to have attacked Agfhanistan’s Shiite Muslims in the past and are the prime suspects now.

IS remains at centre of transnational terrorism threat: UN

In this light, he urged UN member states to regain their primary responsibility for their nationals in terms of protection, repatriation, gender-sensitive and age-appropriate prosecution, rehabilitation and reintegration strategies.

Australia reaffirms military commitment in Iraq

Iran fired over a dozen missiles on two American military bases in Iraq on Wednesday in response to a US drone strike that killed Quds Force commander General Qasem Soleimani outside Baghdad's international airport.