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The Islamic State jihadist group is 'resurging' in Syria even as the United States withdrew troops, and is solidifying its insurgent capabilities in neighbouring Iraq, a Defence Department watchdog says.
Australia is poised to bar its citizens who have fought for the Islamic State militant group from returning home for up to two years, under new laws discussed in parliament.
Lawyers for the family of a Danish hiker murdered last year in Morocco said say that authorities had failed to monitor the activities of some suspects before the killing.
Human Rights Watch has condemned France's "outsourcing" of trials of Islamic State group suspects to "abusive justice systems", after seven of its nationals have this week been sentenced to death in Iraq.
Malaysian police say they have arrested four militants linked to the Islamic State group who were in possession of explosives and planned to attack non-Muslim places of worship.
Sri Lanka's Catholics awoke to celebrate Mass in their homes by a televised broadcast as churches across the island nation shut over fears of militant attacks.
The devastating bomb attacks in Sri Lanka, claimed by Islamic State jihadists, show that the influence of the group's extremist ideology remains dangerously intact even after the collapse of its so-called caliphate in Iraq and Syria, experts say.
Officials say owners of the ferry that capsized in Mosul have been arrested along with the engineers who certified the vessel.
Egyptian prosecutors have referred 28 terror suspects in two separate cases to court on charges of joining local affiliates of the Islamic State group and al-Qaeda.
US-backed Syrian forces launched an assault against the final Islamic State enclave in eastern Syria on Sunday, aiming to wipe out the last vestige of its self-declared "caliphate" that once spanned a third of Iraq and Syria.
The US Justice Department announced the arrest of two refugees from Somalia who were allegedly planning to travel to Egypt to join the Islamic State group.
Two hundred corpses, including those of people believed to have been executed by the Islamic State group, were found near the Syrian city of Raqa, a local official and a war monitor said.
Two American women and six children from families of suspected Islamic State group members have been repatriated to the United States in the latest transfers from a crowded camp in Syria.
Forty-seven fighters and five Egyptian soldiers were killed during Egypt's ongoing military offensive in the restive Sinai Peninsula, where it is fighting Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
An estimated 45 000 children in Iraq who were born under the rule of the Islamic State group are being excluded from society because the government denies them documentation and ID papers, an international charity said.
Thousands of Iraqi families bear the burden of guilt because of choices their male relatives made under ISIS.
After decades of conflict, Iraq is seeking to reclaim a leadership role and status in the Arab world with a centrist policy and a determination among the country's top leaders to maintain good relations with both Iran and the United States.
An Islamic State group sympathiser who rammed a car into pedestrians on a busy Australian city sidewalk, killing one person and injuring 16 others, has been sentenced to life in prison.
The Islamic State group erupted from the chaos of Syria and Iraq's conflicts and swiftly did what no Islamic militant group had done before, conquering a giant stretch of territory and declaring itself a "caliphate."
The father of a British teenager who ran away to join the Islamic State group in Syria says his daughter's citizenship should not be revoked and that she should return to the UK and be punished if it was determined she had committed a crime.
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