Syria drops off the radar at UN assembly

2017-09-24 06:57

Syria's war has taken a new turn with the expected recapture of Raqa from the Islamic State, but world leaders gathered at the United Nations seem to be paying little attention.

Iraq brings all remaining ISIS territory under attack

2017-09-21 18:19

Iraq has brought all of its territory still held by Islamic State group under attack, throwing the jihadists on the defensive across their self-proclaimed "caliphate" extending into neighbouring Syria.

US puts SA twin brothers on terror list

2017-09-19 20:12

The United States has added South African twin brothers accused of plotting attacks on the US embassy and Jewish institutions to its terror blacklist.

Egypt court sentences 7 to death over links to ISIS

2017-09-16 17:59

Egyptian court sentences seven people to death over links to the Islamic State group in Libya.

Iraq attack death toll rises to 84

2017-09-15 14:35

Gunmen and suicide bombers killed at least 84 people in southern Iraq in the deadliest attack by the Islamic State group since it lost second city Mosul, according to a new toll released on Friday.

Two Egypt soldiers, 6 jihadists killed in 'foiled' attack

2017-09-13 20:45

Egypt's military has said two soldiers and six jihadists were killed in a "foiled" suicide bombing in Sinai, days after the Islamic State group staged a large scale attack in the peninsula.

Top Africa stories: Mugabes, Grace, Egypt

2017-09-12 08:37

President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace have launched a scathing attack on Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, and Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe Grace Mugabe says 'a drunk, unhinged' Gabriella Engels attacked her with a knife.

Militants attack convoy in Egypt's Sinai, kill 18 police

2017-09-11 15:30

Islamic State militants have ambushed a police convoy in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing 18 police and wounding seven others in one of the deadliest attacks this year in the restive region bordering Israel and the Gaza Strip.

Shattered by war, Sunni Arabs despair over future in Iraq

2017-09-10 18:30

Iraq's Sunni Arabs are at their lowest state ever after three years of war to free them from Islamic State group rule.

Iraq holding hundreds of foreign IS family members

2017-09-10 13:11

Iraqi officials say they are holding more than 1,300 foreign women and children, the families of Islamic State fighters, at a camp for displaced people in northern Iraq


Denmark arrests man for allegedly sending drones, cameras to IS

2017-09-23 22:59

A Copenhagen court has jailed a man for 25 days under Denmark's anti-terror laws for allegedly shipping drones, components for unmanned aerial vehicles and infrared cameras intended for the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.

Morocco to expand counterterror efforts abroad

2017-09-20 17:00

A top Moroccan security official says his government is working on a new strategy to track Moroccans who become radicalised in Europe, part of beefed-up counterterrorism efforts by a country that is both a key player in the global anti-extremism struggle and a source of international jihadis.

Tunisia offers to mediate in Libya crisis

2017-09-18 21:02

Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar has visited neighbouring Tunisia for talks with President Beji Caid Essebsi, who offered to act as a mediator between rival Libyan factions.

British police raid home after train attack arrest

2017-09-16 17:19

British police have raided a home near London just hours after making their first arrest in the investigation into the bombing of an underground train.

52 killed, scores injured in Iraq attacks by ISIS

2017-09-14 19:26

Gunmen and suicide car bombers have killed at least 52 people and wounded almost 100 others, making it the deadliest ISIS attack since July.

Egypt: 2 conscripts, 5 militants killed in northern Sinai

2017-09-13 14:34

Egypt's military says two conscripts and five militants have been killed in a shootout at a military checkpoint in restive northern Sinai Peninsula.

The Latest: ISIS claims attack on Egypt police in Sinai

2017-09-11 16:42

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the ambush of a police convoy in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula that Egyptian officials say killed 18 police and wounded seven

Militants attack convoy in Egypt's Sinai, kill 5 police

2017-09-11 14:04

Suspected militants ambushed a police convoy in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing five policemen and wounding three others, including a police brigadier-general, according to security and military officials.

ISIS holds 11 100 blank Syrian passports - report

2017-09-10 14:16

German authorities believe the Islamic State group holds around 11 100 blank Syrian passports that can be completed with any individual's details, it has been reported.

First food to Syria's Deir Ezzor after siege

2017-09-07 19:10

Trucks carrying food have entered Syria's Deir Ezzor city, the first time supplies have been delivered via a newly opened road after government troops broke a jihadist siege.

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