Reports: Islamic State surrendering in Syria's capital

2018-05-20 16:36

A Syrian war monitoring group says a cease-fire between government forces and Islamic State militants in the southern neighborhoods of Damascus has held for 24 hours amid reports that some of the fighters have been allowed to leave

Indonesia hit by another attack after deadly suicide bombings

2018-05-16 21:38

The latest assault in Pekanbaru on the island of Sumatra saw a group ram a minivan into a gate at the station and then attack officers with samurai swords, according to the country's national police.

ISIS releases purported allegiance video of Paris attacker

2018-05-14 06:01

The ISIS propaganda agency Amaq posted the video online using Telegram, featuring a young man wearing a hood with only his eyes exposed as the lower part of his face is covered by a black cloth.

At least 5 killed in Mali violence

2018-05-11 08:15

Gunmen killed at least five people near Mali's troubled northeastern border with Niger, several sources have said.

Germany deports suspected Islamic extremist to Tunisia

2018-05-10 16:03

German authorities have deported a suspected Islamic State member to Tunisia, days after Germany's highest court rejected his appeal.

Suicide bomber kills at least two in east Libya

2018-05-08 21:04

A suicide bomber attacked a checkpoint in eastern Libya held by militiamen loyal to strongman Khalifa Haftar, killing at least two people including a civilian, a senior security official has said.

Libya strongman announces offensive to take Derna from 'terrorists'

2018-05-08 17:30

Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar has announced a military offensive to take from "terrorists" the city of Derna, the only part of eastern Libya outside his forces' control.

West Africa's Sahel threatened with malnutrition, insecurity

2018-05-04 06:01

Drought, conflict and high food prices will drive millions of people in West Africa's Sahel region into malnutrition and further insecurity without immediate aid, three United Nations agencies has warned.

Fear and exodus on front line of jihadist fight in Burkina Faso

2018-05-03 17:00

On the edge of the forbidding Sahara in the dusty northern market town of Djibo, Burkina Faso's battle against jihadism is at its most acute.

LATEST: Islamic State group claims twin Libya bombings

2018-05-03 10:29

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a twin suicide bombing on Libya's election commission in the capital, Tripoli, that killed at least 14 people.


Egypt's president announces Rafah crossing open for Ramadan

2018-05-18 16:06

Egypt's President Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi says he has ordered the opening of the Rafah border crossing with Gaza for the entire Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the longest length of time since 2013

Indonesia police say Surabaya headquarters attacked

2018-05-14 08:38

The police headquarters in Indonesia's second largest city has been attacked by suspected militants who detonated explosives from a motorcycle, a day after suicide bombings at three churches in the city by members of one family killed at least eight people.

Low turnout in first vote for Iraqis since victory over ISIS

2018-05-12 17:03

Low turnout and voting irregularities mark the initial hours of voting in Iraq's first elections since the country declared victory over the Islamic State group.

Report finds multiple failures leading to Niger attack

2018-05-11 08:15

An extensive investigation into the Niger ambush that killed four US service members last October finds multiple failures leading up to and during the mission

Teen appears in court for well-known horticulturalists' kidnapping

2018-05-09 22:17

One of the people accused of kidnapping world-renowned horticulturalists Rod and Rachel Saunders, has made a brief appearance in the Verulam Magistrate's Court.

Rebels begin departing from Syria's central Homs province

2018-05-08 20:43

A Syrian war monitoring group says the first convoy of buses carrying opposition fighters and civilians from the central province of Homs has reached the gates of a region controlled by Turkish troops.

Russians posed as ISIS hackers, threatened US military wives

2018-05-08 16:10

Russian spies masqueraded as Islamic State supporters to threaten vocal spouses of US military personnel, The Associated Press has found.

17 killed by ISIS-linked extremists in Mali's northeast

2018-05-04 06:01

A Tuareg leader says extremists linked to the Islamic State group in Mali have killed at least 17 people in two communities in the West African nation's Menaka region.

Libya in chaos since overthrow of Gaddafi

2018-05-03 17:00

Libya, where rival authorities and numerous militias are vying for power, fell into chaos after the ouster of strongman Moammar Gaddafi in October 2011.

French ISIS wife goes on trial for terrorism in Iraq

2018-05-02 21:57

The 27-year-old mother of four faces the death penalty over her alleged membership of the jihadist organisation.

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