News - Islamic state group

More Than 220 Dead In IS Attacks On Southern Syria

1 month ago /
International News 

A string of suicide blasts and raids claimed by the Islamic State group killed more than 220 people in southern Syria on Wednesday, in one of the jihadists' deadliest ever assaults in the country.

Iraq Executes 12 Terrorists

2 months ago /
International News 

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi ordered the "immediate application" of death sentences against convicted terrorists.

Gunman Kills Three In Belgium Street Attack

3 months ago /
International News 

A man has shot dead two police officers and a passer-by in the centre of the eastern Belgian city of Liège before being killed himself.   

Iran Warns US It Would Regret Quitting Nuclear Deal

4 months ago /
International News 

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned that if the United States quits the nuclear deal then Washington will regret it "like never before", as British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson scrambles to save the agreement during talks with the Trump administration Monday.

Nine Journalists Killed In Afghan Suicide Bombing

4 months ago /
International News 

At least 25 people were killed, including Agence France-Presse chief photographer for Afghanistan Shah Marai and eight other journalists, when two suicide blasts ripped through Kabul on Monday.

Isis Releases Video On Ambush Of U.S. Troops In Niger

6 months ago /
International News  Security 

The Islamic state group has published a video purporting to show an ambush in Niger in which four us soldiers were killed last October.

We Won’t Return, Abducted ‘Chibok Girls’ Declare In Boko Haram Video

8 months ago /
Nation 

Islamist militants,  Boko Haram on Monday released a new video purporting to show at least 14 of the schoolgirls abducted from the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok in April 2014. At least three of the group were seen carrying babies. One of the students said: “We are the Chibok girls…. By...

Shekau Releases New Video, Claims Festive Period Attacks

8 months ago /
Nation 

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, released a video message on Tuesday claiming a series of attacks in northeast Nigeria during the festive season. The shadowy leader released his first video message in months amid a surge in violence casting doubt on the claims by the Federal Government that the terrorist group...

Suicide Bomber Attacks Mosque In Borno

10 months ago /
Nation 

At least five people were killed on Monday when a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, a militia member assisting the military against Boko Haram jihadists said. The leader of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in Ajiri Yala, some 15 kilometres (10 miles) north of...

Facebook, Google, Others Crack Down On Hate Speech

1 year ago /
Science and Tech 

Facebook, Google and other US internet giants have sharply boosted efforts to clamp down on online hate speech, a top European Union official said Thursday. The EU joined forces with the companies a year ago to combat online extremism, responding to growing alarm in Europe over the use of social media...

Mosul Battle: 'IS Leader Baghdadi' Urges No Retreat

1 year ago /
International News 

The so-called Islamic State group has released an audiotape, which it says is from its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. If true, it would be the first public message from him in about a year and would dispel rumours that he is dead. The voice on the audio calls on Iraqis to defend...

UNICEF Warns That 49,000 Children Are Dying Of Malnutrition In Parts of Northeast Nigeria

2 years ago /
International News  Nation 

Some 49,000 children will die of malnutrition in areas once cut off by north-eastern Nigeria’s Islamic extremist uprising if they don’t get treatment, the UN children’s agency warned Tuesday. UNICEF called on charities and donors to respond quickly to avert a tragedy in Borno state, where nearly a quarter of a...

Iraq Violence

2 years ago /
International News 

At least 165 people have been killed and 150 injured in an explosion claimed by the Islamic state group in bag the Iraqi capital A car bomb exploded near a restaurant and shopping area in the central district of karrada late on Saturday. The street was busy with shoppers after sundown in...

 

Syrian Peace Talks In Quagmire As Rebels Prepare For More War

2 years ago /
International News  Politics  Security 

Syria's fragile peace talks might not resume for at least a year if they are abandoned now, a senior Western diplomat warned on Wednesday, as the opposition urged more military support for rebels after declaring a truce was over. Intense fighting has left Syria's partial ceasefire in tatters. The truce was...

 

Russia Urges for Including Kurds in Syria Talks

2 years ago /
International News 

MOSCOW -Russia is arguing strongly against Turkey's demand to keep a leading Kurdish group out of Syria's peace talks. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Tuesday that the group, the Democratic Union Party, plays an important role in fighting the Islamic State group and is an essential part of political settlement...

Suicide Bomber Kills At Least 12 In North Baghdad

3 years ago /
International News 

A suicide bomber attacked a Shiite-majority area of north Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 12 people, security and medical officials said. The blast in Kadhimiyah, which is home to a revered Shiite shrine, also wounded at least 42 people. A police colonel said the bomber struck inside a restaurant at Kadhimiyah's...

Jordan Hangs 2 Al Qaeda Prisoners In Reply To ISIS Video

3 years ago /
International News 

Jordan executed two Al Qaeda prisoners early Wednesday in response to a graphic video released by the ISIS terror group that showed a captured Jordanian pilot being burned alive in a cage.  Government spokesman Mohammed al-Momani confirmed to the Associated Press that Jordan had executed Sajida al-Rishawi and Ziad al-Karbouly, two...

UN Says Violence In Iraq Killed At Least 1,375 People In January

3 years ago /
International News 

Violence in Iraq killed 1,375 people in January, month eight of the battle against jihadists who swept through large areas of the country last summer, the United Nations said Sunday. "A total of 1,375 Iraqis were killed and another 2,240 were wounded in acts of terrorism and violence in January," the...

Belgium Charges Four After Nationwide Anti-Terror Raids

3 years ago /
International News 

Four people arrested in Belgium on Friday in raids aimed at smashing jihadist recruitment groups have been charged with "participating in the activities of a terrorist group", the federal prosecutor's office said. The four suspects picked up in a nationwide swoop involving around 170 police were remanded in custody after appearing...

 

Syrian Adulteress Survives Stoning

3 years ago /
International News 

A Syrian woman stoned by the jihadist Islamic State group for alleged adultery and left for dead has miraculously walked away from the brutal punishment, a monitoring group says. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday that the jihadist group sentenced the woman to be "stoned for adultery" in...


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