Last year Hamas fought a 50 day war against Israel. Despite taking massive losses due to Israeli airstrikes and shelling, the group still managed to put up stiff resistance to the IDF, killing at least 50 of its soldiers. As well, it managed to shut down much of central and southern Israel with its constant missile barrages, despite them causing relatively little real damage. All up however, the war was a defeat for Hamas, with much of its materiel expended and thousands of lives lost, for little real gain. However, while these losses for Hamas have hurt the organisation, it now faces a more existential threat: Egypt.
Since the counter-revolution led by current Egyptian leader Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi against the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) government of Mohammed Morsi, the country has a faced an ever worsening crisis of relations with its neighbours. This has been exacerbated by the conflicts currently being fought in Libya and the Sinai, which Egypt believes are being fueled by pro-MB governments such as Qatar and Turkey.
Syria's jihadists react to a controversial statement made by an official of HTS.
An ISIS-linked Islamist group has reportedly overrun significant sections of the city of Marawi, located on the southern island of Mindanao in The Philippines.
The Raqqa operation, named Wrath of Euphrates, is entering its final stages as Syrian Democratic Forces are clearing areas north and east of the city of Raqqa from Islamic State presence.
Jenan Moussa, a journalist with UAE based al-Aan TV, released a video on her Twitter claiming to have sent three people undercover into Idlib province, where they filmed daily life with their cellphones.
The official account for the International Coalition for Operation Inherent Resolve has confirmed that coalition warplanes struck pro-government forces near al-Tanf area near the Syria-Iraq border "posing a threat to US partner forces".
Overnight the US Navy launched a Tomahawk cruise missile attack on a Syrian Air Force base in response to the chemical attack in Khan Shaykhun earlier this week.
Recent provocations by Russia and its militant proxies in Avdiivka's Industrial Zone fit with a continuing pattern of violence in SE Ukraine.
Islamic State is busy setting up a new affiliate in the Philippines, and government policies are allowing the threat they pose to worsen.
The battle for the Syrian city of Aleppo is in its final stages as government troops and allied militias dislodge the rebels from the final neighbourhoods
Islamic State (ISIS) fighters have this evening recaptured the city of Palmyra in central Syria.