Tripartite talks warn of emergent Islamic State threat in Afghanistan
Pakistan, China and Russia warned on Tuesday that the influence of Islamic State (IS) was growing in Afghanistan and...
Rebellion within IS, 58 ‘rebels’ led by Baghdadi’s close aide executed
Islamic State has crushed a rebellion plot in Mosul, led by one of the group’s commanders who aimed to...
Suicide attack on Syria wedding kills 32: medical source
A suicide bomber has struck a wedding in northeast Syria as the bride and groom were exchanging vows, killing...
Islamic State posts video of man it says was Egypt church bomber
Islamic State published a video on Sunday threatening Egyptian Christians and showing the last statement of a man it said was responsible for the deadly bombing in December of a Coptic cathedral in Cairo. The masked man in battle-dress, whom the group identified as Abu Abdallah al-Masri, is seen... Read more
Tripartite talks warn of emergent Islamic State threat in Afghanistan
Pakistan, China and Russia warned on Tuesday that the influence of Islamic State (IS) was growing in Afghanistan and that the security situation there was deteriorating. Representatives from the three countries, meeting in Moscow, also agreed to invite the Afghan government to such talks in the future, the Russian... Read more
Rebellion within IS, 58 ‘rebels’ led by Baghdadi’s close aide executed
Islamic State has crushed a rebellion plot in Mosul, led by one of the group’s commanders who aimed to switch sides and help deliver the caliphate’s Iraqi capital to government forces, residents and Iraqi security officials said. Islamic State (IS) executed 58 people suspected of taking part in the... Read more
Suicide attack on Syria wedding kills 32: medical source
A suicide bomber has struck a wedding in northeast Syria as the bride and groom were exchanging vows, killing 32 people and wounding dozens, a medical source and witnesses said. The bomber blew himself up late Monday in the village of Tall Tawil in Hasakeh province where a Kurdish... Read more
Iraq announces recapture of northern town from IS
Iraq announced Thursday that its forces have recaptured a northern town from the Islamic State group in an operation launched ahead of a push for the city of Mosul. Security forces began the operation on Tuesday to oust the Islamic State group from Sharqat, a town near supply lines... Read more
IS sex slavery survivor named UN goodwill ambassador
Nadia Murad Basee Taha, a young Iraqi woman who survived rape and abuse as a sex slave of Islamic State fighters on Friday became a UN goodwill ambassador for the dignity of survivors of human trafficking. The 23-year-old Yazidi woman, called for justice for the victims of the jihadist... Read more
Coalition air strike kills senior Islamic State operative: Pentagon
A coalition air strike in Syria has killed a senior Islamic State operative considered the group’s information minister, a week after another raid eliminated a top IS strategist, the Pentagon said Friday. Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said that Wa’il Adil Hasan Salman al-Fayad, also known as “Dr. Wa’il”, was... Read more
Radical UK cleric Anjem Choudary jailed for five and a half years
Radical cleric Anjem Choudary, long a thorn in the side of British authorities, was jailed Tuesday for five-and-a-half years after being convicted of encouraging support for Islamic State (IS) militants. Supporters of the 49-year-old and his co-defendant Mohammed Mizanur Rahman — who received the same sentence — shouted “Allahu... Read more
Syria bomb blasts claim 43 lives
A string of bomb attacks hit across mostly government-controlled areas of Syria Monday, killing several dozen people including at least 30 in President Bashar al-Assad’s coastal stronghold of Tartus, state media said. At least 43 people died in the blasts, and 45 were also wounded in the double bombing... Read more
Key IS leader killed in apparent US strike in Syria
Islamic State said on Tuesday one of its most prominent and longest-serving leaders was killed in what appeared to be an American air strike in Syria, depriving the militant group of the man in charge of directing attacks overseas. A U.S. defense official told Reuters the United States targeted... Read more
Turkey ramps up Syria offensive with deadly bombings
Dozens of people were killed in Turkish bombardments in Syria on Sunday as Ankara ramped up its unprecedented offensive against the Islamic State group and Kurdish militants. Ankara said it had killed 25 Kurdish “terrorists” and insisted the army was doing everything possible to avoid civilian casualties. But the... Read more
IS operative arrested in Balochistan
Law enforcement agencies (LEAs) arrested six terrorists including an Al-Qaeda and Islamic State (IS) operations commander in Balochistan district of Nushki. According to details, LEAs carried out a raid in Nushki and arrested six terrorists including the commander of Islamic State – Balochistan chapter. Home Minister Sarfraz Bugti said that... Read more
US seeks to soothe Turkey ties, press fight against Islamic State
The last time US Vice President Joe Biden flew to Turkey, in January, he had a stern message for President Tayyip Erdogan: his model of Islamic democracy was setting a bad example by intimidating media and threatening academics. But his tone was markedly different when he arrived in Ankara... Read more
Turkey launches artillery strikes on IS, Kurdish PYD in north Syria
Turkish armed forces on Monday launched artillery strikes on separate targets of Islamic State (IS) jihadists and the Democratic Union Party (PYD) Kurdish militia in northern Syria, television reports said. Turkish army howitzers stationed inside Turkey fired on IS targets in the town of Jarablus and PYD targets around... Read more