ISIS claims killing 11 soldiers in Borno state - Nigeria

2019-05-13 18:45

ISIS fighters killed 11 Nigerian soldiers in an attack on the northeastern town of Gajiganna, the group claimed through its news agency AMAQ.

Afghan Taliban announces Eid ceasefire for first time

2018-06-09 16:06

Surprise ceasefire comes after the government told security forces to halt operations against the Taliban until June 20.

Suicide bombers kill 31 in Iraq

2017-04-05 21:02

An attack by suicide bombers in the Iraqi city of Tikrit has killed at least 31 people and wounded at least 42, army and police officers has said.

Congress backs Obama on aid to Syrian rebels

2014-09-19 14:03

Legislation requested by President Obama authorising the military to arm and train Syrian rebels fighting Islamic militants in the Middle East is headed for his signature after a sweeping Senate vote.

Israel urges global spies to pool resources on IS

2014-09-09 16:18

Israeli defence minister Moshe Yaalon has called for world intelligence agencies to work together against the Islamic State jihadist group.

Islamic State executes more than 160 Syria troops

2014-08-28 21:04

Islamic State fighters have executed more than 160 Syrian soldiers it captured during its storming of a key northern air base, a monitoring group says.

Islamic State commits war crimes says UN

2014-08-27 19:07

The United Nations has accused Islamic State insurgents of committing war crimes including amputations and public executions, sometimes in the presence of children.

Syria 'ready to co-operate' over jihadists

2014-08-25 21:54

The UN has accused jihadists in Iraq of waging a campaign of "ethnic and religious cleansing", as Syria says it is ready to work with the global community against 'terrorism'.

Islamic State accused of mass killings

2014-08-25 21:14

The United Nations has condemned appalling, widespread crimes by Islamic State forces in Iraq, including mass executions of prisoners.

Yazidis haunted by cries for help

2014-08-19 10:19

Refugee Samo Ilyas Ali can't focus on the future because the sounds of women and children crying out for help while being buried alive by Islamic State militants haunt him.


US air strike kills 13 ISIS fighters in Somalia - US army

2019-05-10 14:03

The US military has stepped up its campaign of air strikes in Somalia since US President Donald Trump took office.

Iran arrests 7 suspects for supporting Tehran attacks

2017-06-10 20:18

Iran's state TV is reporting that the country's authorities have arrested seven suspects for supporting the Islamic State-claimed dual attacks that killed 17 people in Tehran

UK's Cameron seeks to nix threat of homegrown extremists

2015-07-20 14:37

David Cameron will set out a five-year strategy to tackle extremism in Britain, an issue he will describe as the "struggle of our generation".

Syria opposition backs US anti-ISIS plan

2014-09-11 12:37

Syria's opposition national coalition has welcomed a US plan to tackle the jihadist Islamic State group, but also urged action against President Bashar Assad's regime.

Obama says beheading videos won't intimidate US

2014-09-03 15:56

President Obama says that the US will not be intimidated by Islamic State militants after the beheading of a second American journalist and will build a coalition to 'degrade and destroy' the group.

Lebanese army, gunmen clash at Syrian border

2014-08-28 21:04

Gunmen have killed at least one Lebanese soldier when they attacked an army post at the border with Syria near a town seized by Islamist insurgents, a security source says.

US hostage held by IS is female aid worker

2014-08-26 22:14

A US hostage held by Islamic State militants is a female aid worker.

IS will 'soon' pose threat to US - top general

2014-08-25 21:54

The US military's top general believes Islamic State extremists will "soon" pose a threat to America and Europe and that an international coalition will be needed to confront it.

Foley death underlines agony of ransom payment

2014-08-21 21:24

James Foley's beheading underscores the agonising dilemma governments face in hostage situations: paying a ransom that funds kidnappers and encourages more hostage-taking or refusing and risking the US journalist's fate.

US hits Iraq dam area 35 times

2014-08-18 21:27

US military aircraft and drones have carried out 15 air strikes recently against Islamic State militants battling for control of a major dam in northern Iraq.

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