US-led coalition squeezing Islamic militants, Kerry insists

An international coalition battling against Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria is beginning to win back territory and deprive the jihadists of key funds, US top diplomat John Kerry said Sunday as he denounced the group`s "new level of depravity".

Egyptian military kills 27 militants in the Sinai

Egyptian military air strikes killed 27 Islamic militants in Northern Sinai early on Friday, in one of the biggest security operations in the region months, security sources said.

Turkey detains five suspected Islamic State members this week: Army

Turkish authorities have detained a man alleged to be a member of Islamic State in the southeastern city of Gaziantep, the army said on Thursday, bringing the number of suspected militants seized this week to five.

ISIS will become more formidable: Former national security advisor

The new version era as represented by the ISIS (Islamic State) is expected to become more formidable and India likely to be one of the prime targets, former national security advisor MK Narayanan cautioned on Friday.

Kerry heads for London talks on combating jihadists

US Secretary of State John Kerry headed for London late on Wednesday to co-host talks on the fight against Islamic militants, insisting a 60-plus coalition of nations was determined to win the battle.

Father of ISIS sympathiser says son did nothing illegal

The father of the city-based youth, arrested by the Cyberabad police when he was allegedly on his way to Dubai to join the Middle East terror group ISIS on Saturday said his son has not done anything illegal.

Satellite images indicate huge Boko Haram attack: Amnesty
Satellite images indicate huge Boko Haram attack: Amnesty

Leading human rights group on Thursday released satellite images claiming to show massive destruction by Boko Haram of two Nigerian towns in what is feared to be the deadliest strike of the Islamists' six-year insurgency.

Upsurge in Boko Haram violence in Nigeria spreads over borders

The Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram, which has proclaimed a "caliphate" in the areas under its control in the northeast of the country, is now threatening neighbouring Niger, Chad and Cameroon.

Nigerian troops win back cities from extremists

With a military escort instead of the usual pomp, the Emir of Mubi was reinstalled in his palace, where until recently flew the black-and-white flag of Nigeria's Islamic extremists, Boko Haram.

Swiss man kidnapped in 2012 rescued in Philippines: Military

A Swiss man kidnapped by Islamic militants in the southern Philippines nearly three years ago was rescued on Saturday during a gunbattle between soldiers and his abductors, the military said.

ISIS threatens use of nuclear bomb in London

Islamic State terror group may have developed a nuclear device by using radioactive uranium stolen from Iraq's Mosul University after seizing control of the city last June, a British media report says.

Nigeria president vows to hunt those behind mosque attacks

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan vowed on Saturday to hunt down those behind "heinous" attacks which left at least 120 dead at the mosque of a top Islamic leader and vocal critic of Boko Haram.

Northeast Nigeria bus station blast kills 40 people: Sources

A roadside bomb tore through a bus station near a busy junction in northeast Nigeria on Thursday, killing 40 people including five soldiers, witnesses and a security source on the scene said.

Britain unveils controversial anti-terror bill

Britain on Wednesday unveiled draft legislation to ban extremist preachers from universities, increase surveillance on suspected radicals and stem the flow of jihadists joining the Islamic State group.

'20 Iraq Kurd fighters killed in Diyala operation'

Twenty Iraqi Kurdish fighters were killed in clashes and by bombs during an operation on Sunday to retake two areas in Diyala province, one of their commanders said.

UN prosecutor mulls war crimes charges against jihadists

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said she was weighing bringing war crimes charges against Islamic State jihadist fighters, in an interview published on Thursday.

Pak court summons Musharraf over cleric's murder case

A court in Pakistan on Saturday summoned former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on December 6 in connection with the murder case of Lal Masjid cleric Maulana Abdul Rashid Ghazi, dismissing security threats to him.

Barack Obama has written to Iran supreme leader: Report

US President Barack Obama has secretly written to Iran's supreme leader to discuss possible cooperation in the fight against Islamic militants providing there is a nuclear deal, a US daily reported Thursday.

France adopts law cracking down on would-be jihadists

France on Tuesday adopted an anti-terrorism law which will slap a travel ban on anyone suspected of planning to wage jihad after the upper house Senate gave its final stamp of approval.

40 Indians remain captives in Iraq; govt assures families

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday met the families of 40 Indians, still held captives in Iraq, and assured them that the "earnest" efforts continued to secure the release of the nationals who remain "unharmed".