Artists find their voice in Turkey's 'difficult' climate

2017-11-20 17:12

A mute Syrian boy, using just body movements, gives a harrowing description of life under the Islamic State group in Syria.

US warns of Christmas terror threat in Europe

2017-11-17 08:32

The United States has updated its advice to travellers heading for Europe, warning of an increased terrorist threat over the Christmas and New Year holiday season.

US drone strike in Somalia kills 'several' with al-Shabaab

2017-11-16 05:49

The US military says it has carried out a drone strike against al-Shabaab in Somalia that killed several extremists.

ISIS corpses in Libya await fate in containers

2017-11-14 10:00

Hundreds of corpses of Islamic State fighters have lain stored for the past year in a row of refrigerated containers in the Libyan city of Misrata awaiting a final decision on their fate.

ISIS has cost Iraq more than $100bn: PM Abadi

2017-11-11 18:02

The Islamic State group's occupation of northern Iraq and the battle to defeat it has caused more than $100bn worth of damage, says Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

France still hunting for suspects in 2015 Paris attacks

2017-11-10 17:07

France's top counterterrorism prosecutors says authorities are still hunting for suspects in the 2015 attacks that killed 130 people.

ISIS militants evacuate last stronghold in Syria to government

2017-11-10 08:21

Syria's military has declared it is in control of the last stronghold of Islamic State militants along the border with Iraq.

NATO looks to seize momentum in Afghanistan conflict

2017-11-09 22:09

Defence ministers from across the NATO alliance have met in Brussels to review next steps in the Afghanistan conflict and brainstorm ways to deal with the 16-year-old security crisis.

Le Pen stripped of French immunity over ISIS pictures

2017-11-08 22:44

France's National Assembly has lifted the immunity from prosecution of far-right leader Marine Le Pen over tweeting ISIS atrocities.

Saudi-led coalition warns Iran over Yemen missile launch

2017-11-06 14:55

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen is blaming a rebel missile launch on Iran, warning it could be 'considered as an act of war'.


UN seeks to put human rights experts into new Sahel force

2017-11-18 15:03

The United Nations is seeking to put human rights advisers and monitors into the 5 000-troop African force from five nations that in charged with fighting extremists in western Africa's vast Sahel region

France says 'go ahead' to African security initiatives

2017-11-16 09:51

France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has encouraged African nations calling for greater autonomy over their security to "go for it", following the launch of a regional anti-jihad force in the Sahel.

Extremist attacks targeted more countries in 2016 but fewer killed

2017-11-15 22:07

The number of people killed in extremist attacks declined for the second successive year in 2016 but more countries were affected, according to the Global Terrorism Index (GTI).

US-targeted ISIS in Somalia could be a 'significant threat'

2017-11-13 16:35

The Islamic State group's growing presence in Somalia could become a "significant threat" if it attracts fighters fleeing collapsing strongholds in Syria and Iraq, experts say, and already it seems to be influencing local al-Shabaab extremists to adopt tactics like beheadings.

Turkish police detain at least 100 ISIS suspects

2017-11-11 07:05

Turkish official news agency says that police have detained at least 100 people suspected of links to the Islamic State group.

Egypt's ISIS affiliate kills 10 people in Sinai convoy attack

2017-11-10 15:03

Militants from an Islamic State affiliate ambushed a convoy of cement trucks from an army factory in the central Sinai Peninsula, killing eight civilian employees and two soldiers, security officials have said.

Macron warns looming military defeat of ISIS 'not the end'

2017-11-09 22:37

French President Emmanuel Macron has said that the Islamic State group faced complete military defeat in Iraq and Syria within months, but warned the battle against jihadism would go on.

Egypt fears influx of militants after Islamic State defeat

2017-11-09 21:17

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi says Islamic State militants are making their way to his country via Libya after the defeat of the extremist group in Syria and Iraq.

Iraqis say life under ISIS was an open-air prison

2017-11-08 12:03

They emerge timidly from houses to survey the debris-strewn streets of their town. As Iraqi forces hunt down diehard jihadists, Al-Qaim residents recall three years of hell.

24M tablets of opiate linked to ISIS fighters seized in Italy

2017-11-05 11:05

Italian authorities say they have seized 24 million tablets of an opioid painkiller that were bound for Libya.

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