Iraq said it had launched an investigation into possible human rights abuses against civilians fleeing the Islamic State-held city of Fallujah…
According to the sources, the court denied relief to the accused persons — Akhlakur Rehman, Mohd Osama, Mohd Mehraz, Mohd Azeemushan and Mohsin Ibrahim Sayyed — observing that it was not a fit case for bail.
A Syrian independent media activist working in southeast Turkey survived an assassination attempt Sunday which was claimed by the Islamic State group..
A powerful bomb exploded in Beirut today, destroying several cars and severely damaging one of Lebanon’s biggest banks, but causing no casualties, officials said.
Forces loyal to Libya’s unity government fought deadly street battles with the Islamic State group in Sirte, as they pressed an offensive to capture the jihadists’ coastal bastion.
The latest attacks in and around the Iraqi capital of Baghdad that killed at least 31 people and wounded dozens.
Anadolu Agency, quoting unnamed security officials, said Thursday that the IS targets were attacked after Turkish authorities on Wednesday determined that the extremist group was preparing to strike Turkey from northern Syria.
Nasser Haj Mansour said the IS group was allowing families to flee the town to nearby Jarablus and al-Bab. Some civilians fled to liberated villages and to the advancing forces, the adviser told the AP by messaging service from his position near the front line.
US Navy fighter jets flying from an aircraft carrier in the eastern Mediterranean Sea bombed 16 new Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria on Monday.
The Turkish army killed five Islamic State militants in Syria in cross-border shelling, Turkish military sources said on Thursday, hitting positions west of where an offensive on militants was launched by Syrian fighters with U.S. backing.
Islamic State is trying to ride a wave of religious radicalisation by falsely claiming a spate of killings in Bangladesh, a government minister said, adding there was enough evidence implicating domestic militant groups.
Islamic State militants are gearing up for a “campaign of terrorist attacks” in France that are likely to see explosive devices placed around areas with large crowds, the head of France’s DGSI internal intelligence agency has warned.
The International Monetary Fund says it is lending $5.4 billion over three years to Iraq, which has been hit hard by a sharp drop in oil prices.
A series of deadly attacks by Islamic State operatives in and around Baghdad may be a sign that the militants are “reverting to their roots” as a terrorist organisation, the top US commander for the Middle East said today.
A leading international rights group on today released a report documenting atrocities committed by Libya’s Islamic State affiliate in the country’s coastal city of Sirte, a stronghold of the militants.