Bollywood actresses from left, Siddhi Idnani, Yogita Bihani, Sonia Balani, Adah Sharma and producer Vipul Amrutlal Shah during a press conference for the movie "The Kerala Story" in Mumbai, India, May 17, 2023.

Is the fictional film ‘The Kerala Story’ cautionary or propaganda?


“The Kerala Story” is a fictionalized film that has sparked debate in India. It’s about Hindu women being tricked into joining ISIS. The filmmakers say they are uncovering a hidden truth, while others say the film is exaggerated and divisive.

people walking down the street in a devastated area of the city

4 years later, the legacy of ISIS prevents these Iraqi children from going to school

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A three-image combo of stills taken from CCTV footage shows Kadiza Sultana, left, Shamima Begum, centre and and Amira Abase going through security at Gatwick airport

Reports show British teenager was allegedly trafficked to ISIS by Canadian agent

Soldiers with the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces check a house in Hassakeh, Syria, Jan. 25, 2022. After breaking into the prison late Thursday, ISIS militants were joined by others rioting inside the facility that housed over 3,000 inmates, including

Three months after ISIS attacked a prison in northeast Syria, the fate of at least 100 child detainees remains unclear

A Kurdish security officer escorts Alexanda Kotey, left, and El Shafee Elsheikh

Former ISIS member is found guilty in US federal court

Syrian Democratic Forces soldiers hold a position in Hassakeh, northeast Syria, Jan. 27, 2022.

A prison battle in Syria puts the spotlight on the plight of child detainees

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For years, human rights groups and families of the detainees have called for the repatriation of these prisoners, but this has become a highly political issue because home countries refuse to take them back.

Two women are shown hugging each other with the entrance and red-lettered sign of the Bataclan concert hall in the background.

Emotions raw before Paris trial for ISIS carnage


The survivors of the ISIS attack on Paris the night of Nov. 13, 2015, and those who mourn the 130 dead, are bracing for the long-awaited trial set to begin Wednesday.

Two men are shown sitting on a sofa with Alexanda Amon Kotey on the left, wearing a blue sweatshirt.

British national pleads guilty to role in terror beheadings


Alexanda Anon Kotey pleaded guilty to all eight counts against him at a plea hearing in US District Court in Alexandria. The charges include hostage-taking resulting in death and providing material support to ISIS from 2012 through 2015.

Afghan people are seen near the building where insurgents were hiding during an attack to the prison in the city of Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan.

How will the Taliban interact with militant groups like ISIS-K and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan?


As the Taliban transitions to power in Afghanistan, many are wondering how they’ll interact with militant groups such as ISIS-K and al-Qaeda. Ibraheem Bahiss, with the International Crisis Group, joins The World’s host Marco Werman to discuss these new power dynamics.

Several people are shown standing around a bombed out car, chared from the explosion.

Rockets targeting Kabul airport intercepted

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Top of The World: US anti-missile defenses intercepted rockets fired at Kabul’s airport on Monday. And, category 4 Hurricane Ida plowed into Louisiana on Sunday, knocking out power and leading to at least one death. Also, the European Union is set to recommend new restrictions on nonessential travel from the US.