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‘Biden likely to revert to Obama’s policy of arming Syrian rebels’

The new U.S. administration of Joe Biden will most likely maintain its military presence in Syria and revert to Obama-era policies of arming and training rebel groups, an official said.

Niger Republic to increase military presence as gunmen killed over 100 civilians

Niger Republic’s government has announced plans to ramp up military presence in a region in which more than 100 civilians were killed in an attack by gunmen over the weekend.

Northwest: Armed banditry or Boko Haram expansionism?, by Abdulhaleem Ishaq Ringim

North West Nigeria has for the past four to five decades suffered from waves of crisis and violence. The trajectory of such violence started with ethnoreligious clashes and moved through electoral violence, farmer-herder conflagrations and most recently, armed banditry/kidnappings

Malaysian police arrest 15 over links to Islamic State

Malaysia has arrested 15 people, mostly foreigners from neighbouring Indonesia, on suspicion of having links with the Islamic State militant group, the Police said...

Islamic State leader captured in Yemen

Leader of the Islamic State extremist organization in Yemen has been captured in a joint-Saudi-Yemeni operation inside Yemeni territory, a Saudi-led coalition fighting the...

Islamic State claims responsibility for Sri Lanka bombings

Islamic State says its members were behind the Easter Sunday suicide bombings in Sri Lanka, in a statement carried by the extremist group’s mouthpiece...

Libyan forces arrest suspected Islamic State member in Sirte

Libyan Security Forces have arrested a suspected leading member of Islamic State, Khalifa al-Barq, in the Militant Group’s former stronghold of Sirte, an Official...

IS kills one of dozens of hostages in southern Syria

The Islamic State jihadist group has executed one of dozens of Druze hostages abducted from Syria's southern province of Sweida last week, a journalist...

‘No evidence’ to back IS claim for deadly Toronto attack

Canadian authorities said Wednesday they have no evidence to substantiate a claim by the Islamic State group that the gunman who killed two people...

IS claims deadly Toronto attack: propaganda agency

The Islamic State group on Wednesday claimed responsibility for a weekend shooting that killed two people in Canada's Toronto. The group's propaganda agency Amaq said...

Indonesia hands death sentence to ISIS cleric Abdurrahman

An Indonesian court on Friday sentenced to death an Islamic State-linked cleric, Aman Abdurrahman for masterminding from his jail cell a string of deadly...

Morocco tackling jihadist returnees

Morocco is working hard to detain and place on trial citizens who have returned home after fighting for the Islamic State group, the country's...

IS planned Paris-style attack for Barcelona

The Islamic State group planned a Paris-style attack on crowded areas in Barcelona weeks before its November 2015 rampage in the French capital, according...

The Islamic State group in Iraq

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Saturday declared the end of the war to expel the Islamic State jihadist group from Iraq. Here are some...

Iraqi PM declares ‘end of war against IS’ in Iraq

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Saturday announced the end of a three-year war by Iraqi forces to drive the Islamic State jihadist group out...

Iraq in new push against IS holdouts as prime minister eyes victory

Iraqi forces announced a new drive against holdout Islamic State group fighters in the western desert on Friday as Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi looks...

The Egypt branch of IS, suspected of mosque massacre

The Islamic State group's Egypt branch is the main suspect in Friday's massacre at a mosque in the Sinai Peninsula, the latest attack in...

Iran declares ‘victory’ over IS

ISIS PHOTO:AFPIranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday declared "victory" over the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria as the jihadists cling to just...

At least 14 dead in suicide attack outside Kabul political gathering

A suicide attacker blew himself up outside a political gathering in Kabul killing at least 14 people, officials said Thursday, highlighting the deepening divisions...

Turkey arrests 10 Islamic State recruiters in Ankara

A state-owned Turkish news agency, Anadolu Agency, has reported the arrest of 10 suspected recruiters for the Islamic State group in Ankara. The agency said...

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