A Syrian military source said that five shells carrying toxic gas were fired by opposition factions at al-Rasif from a rebel-controlled area.
- by Rodi Said
Islamic State has relaxed its rules on women fighting on the front line as the group mounts its final stand in Syria.
- by Josie Ensor
Sadiq Khan says political leaders should stop normalising far-right extremism.
- by Latika Bourke
New Zealand lifted the ban within 24 hours after Sheikh Shady Alsuleiman raised concerns with the Australian government.
- by Michael Koziol and Mark Solomons
A spokesman for the Islamic State group has emerged from nearly six months of silence to mock America's assertion of having defeated the group.
- by Rukmini Callimachi
The Iraqi government has started exhuming a mass grave left behind by the Islamic State group in the northwestern Sinjar region in the presence of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad, whose slain relatives are believed to have been buried in the area.
A Turkish court has convicted an Australian-born Islamic State militant of belonging to a terror group and sentenced him to more than seven years in prison.
- by Mehmet Guzel
A Sydney man accused of preparing to go to Syria to fight for Islamic State was secretly filmed telling an undercover operative he was training by walking with a backpack weighing 30 kilograms.
- by Margaret Scheikowski
The US position stands in contrast to the views of senior Australian government ministers.
- by David Wroe