A Somali-born Australian who went on a deadly knife rampage in the country's second-largest city Melbourne was inspired by Islamic State but did not have a direct link to the jihadist group, the government said.
The Islamic State group kills more than 50 people in an attack on two government-held villages in central Syria's Hama province.
A security official says that an explosion targeting a security vehicle in Egypt's Sinai peninsula has killed one junior officer and one soldier, and injured another soldier
Senior Libyan al-Qaeda leader has reportedly been killed in a drone strike in country's remote south.
Kenyan police are accused of executing 3 women accused of attack after pledging allegiance to Islamic State
In today's news headlines: Zuma says he won't pay back money, footage emerges of an ATM bomb and ISIS recruits heavily from France.
The families of three missing British schoolgirls believed to have fled to Syria to join the Islamic State extremist group have issued emotional public appeals urging them to come home.
In today's news headlines: Jordan’s government has executed two prisoners, a plane has crashed into a Taiwanese river and a Somali Soweto-based shop owner is in court for murder. Watch.
With regime troops and jihadists battling for control of Syria, sidelined activists who led a pro-democracy uprising in 2011 say their revolution has died along with their dreams of freedom.
Around 815 people have been killed in 40 days of fighting between Kurdish militias and Islamic State militants in and around the town of Kobane in northern Syria.
A French woman whose jihadist son fought in Syria has been given a two-year jail sentence for financing terrorism.
A Kenya police official says they have arrested three alleged international human traffickers who are suspected of smuggling recruits for the Islamic State and helping to finance the group.
Nigeria has recently trumpeted a major victory in its battle against Boko Haram, claiming that its army has routed the jihadists from their forest bastion, but the war against them is far from over.
Morocco's Interior Ministry says authorities have detained 10 women linked to the Islamic State group who are suspected of plotting suicide attacks and trying to recruit other women.
A four-year-old boy missing after the Nice truck attack has been found dead, raising to four the number of Tunisians killed in the French tragedy, the foreign ministry said Saturday.
British police are defending their actions as the search continues for three British teenage girls believed to have travelled to Turkey and to be heading to Syria to support extremists.
France deployed an aircraft carrier in the Gulf as part of the US-led military campaign against the Islamic State jihadist group in Iraq.
Japan has strongly criticised a recording purporting to announce the execution of a Japanese citizen held by Islamic State militants and demanded the immediate release of another captive depicted as appearing on the image.
In today's news headlines: six have been killed after a high-speed chase with police in Durban, the bodies of 74 South Africans killed in the Nigerian church collapse have been returned to SA and Obama condemns the beheading of American aid worker Peter Kassig.
With all eyes on the Islamic State group's onslaught in Iraq and Syria, a less conspicuous but potentially just as explosive front line with the extremists is emerging in Lebanon.
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