The local branch of the terrorist group, known as ISIS-K, seeks to project strength and unity, but the reality on the ground and on social media suggests otherwise.
Recent satellite images appear to show several new complexes of 'unusually high security', and prospects of a forward Chinese naval base in Pakistan have stirred major controversy.
Undermining governments, fomenting unrest, spreading disinformation and supporting the indiscriminate killing of innocents around the world are the unfortunate hallmarks of the Kremlin.
If Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's successor is to avoid an internal leadership challenge, he will be forced to step out of the shadows, say analysts.
An investigation into a prevailing conspiracy theory reveals certain actors actively promote the distortion of facts for their own gain.
The Zeinabiyoun Brigade is comprised of Pakistani Shias recruited by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to fight for its interests in Syria.