Iraq forces in west Mosul aim for key bridge

2017-02-26 22:06

Iraqi forces are battling jihadists in west Mosul, aiming to build a floating bridge across the Tigris to establish an important supply route.

ISIS militants kill 11 in mosque ambush - Afghan official

2017-02-25 13:45

An Afghan official has said that 10 police officers and the wife of a police commander have been killed by Islamic State militants in northern Zawzjan province.

Boko Haram attack kills seven in Nigeria: security sources

2017-02-24 17:27

At least seven soldiers were killed in a Boko Haram attack on military positions in northeast Nigeria, a civilian vigilante and a security source have said.

Putin wants to stabilise Syria

2017-02-24 05:37

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow's goal in Syria was to "stabilise the legitimate authority" and strike a "decisive blow" against terrorism.

Iraqi forces enter IS-held Mosul airport

2017-02-23 11:32

Iraqi forces backed by jets, drones and gunships attacked Mosul airport on Thursday in a key step in their four-month-old offensive to retake the city from the Islamic State group.

British Museum training experts to save Mosul heritage

2017-02-20 21:00

Archaeologists are being trained by the British Museum to save what they can of Mosul's heritage in the wake of fighting between Iraqi forces and ISIS.

Kenya arrests 2 suspected ISIS recruits deported from Turkey

2017-02-19 09:02

Kenyan police have arrested two Kenyans who were deported from Turkey on suspicion of training with the Islamic State organisation in neighbouring Syria, officials say.

14 killed in Algerian army anti-extremist operation

2017-02-17 21:52

Algerian military forces have killed 14 suspected Islamic extremists in an ongoing operation in one of the country's last militant holdouts.

Pakistani forces kill, arrest dozens after IS shrine bombing

2017-02-17 14:37

Pakistani forces kill, arrest dozens in sweeping raids after massive IS suicide bombing killed 80 at Sufi shrine

Tunisia extends 2015 state of emergency

2017-02-16 18:22

Tunisia has extended for another three months a state of emergency in place since a 2015 jihadist attack, says the president's office.


Iraqi forces facing stiff resistance from ISIS

2017-02-26 08:00

An Iraqi commander says special forces troops are progressing through western Mosul and encountering stiff resistance from ISIS.

Iraq forces break into west Mosul

2017-02-24 18:16

Iraqi forces has entered a west Mosul neighbourhood for the first time since the October launch of a massive offensive to retake the city from the Islamic State group.

Tunisia overwhelmed, divided over returning extremists

2017-02-24 16:37

Tunisia has the unwilling distinction of being one of the world's primary exporters of jihadi fighters, only to see young men trained by the Islamic State group return home to attack, killing Western tourists, soldiers and even an unwitting shepherd.

Iraq troops push further into Mosul airport

2017-02-23 21:30

There was still morning mist in the air when Iraq's Rapid Response units began their push to take Mosul airport from ISIS.

Syrian teen on trial in Germany over bomb plot

2017-02-20 21:00

A 16-year-old Syrian refugee has gone on trial in Germany accused of planning a bomb attack on behalf of the Islamic State jihadist group.

Islamic State vows more attacks on Egypt's Christians

2017-02-20 19:39

An Islamic State group affiliate in Egypt has released a video showing the suicide bomber who attacked a church in December and vowing more attacks on the country's Christian minority

Tunisian soldiers kill 2 suspected jihadists: ministry

2017-02-18 13:30

Soldiers have shot dead two suspected jihadists in the mountainous Kasserine region of central Tunisia, says the defence ministry.

Death toll in Baghdad car bomb attack claimed by ISIS at 59

2017-02-17 20:03

The death toll from a car bomb attack in a southern Baghdad neighbourhood has reached 59 with 66 others injured, a police officer and medical sources say.

Deadliest Pakistan suicide bombing in years kills 75

2017-02-17 08:46

An Islamic State suicide bomber has struck inside a famed shrine in southern Pakistan, killing at least 75 people in the deadliest attack in the country in two years

Deadly car bombing rocks Iraq's Baghdad

2017-02-16 18:01

An attack in area full of used car dealers is the latest in a renewed wave of mostly suicide blasts to strike the Iraqi capital.

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