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Gaza toll 98, tension on Israeli-Lebanese border

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 16:51

A rocket fired from Lebanon landed in the northern Israeli region of Upper Galilee Friday without causing casualties, as Israel continued its offensive on the Gaza Strip for the fourth consecutive day, Israeli security sources said.

Seized nuclear material in Iraq "low grade": IAEA

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 15:15

Iraq told the United Nations in a July 8 letter seen by Reuters that "terrorist groups" had seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in the country`s north.

Pakistan Taliban offshoot terror group joins Iraq`s ISIS; threat to India?

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 12:30

In what might spell trouble for India, a lesser-known Pakistani terror group named Tehreek-e-Khilafat has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (earlier ISIS – Islamic State of Iraq and Syria).

$10 mn for information on leader of Islamic State: US

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 07:09

The US has offered a bounty of 10 million dollars since 2011 for the information on Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the top leader of the self-proclaimed "Islamic State" spanning parts of Iraq and Syria, the State Department said on Wednesday.

France to ban would-be jihadists from going abroad

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 23:27

France plans to ban citizens suspected of links to radical Islamic groups from leaving the country in a new bill aimed at strengthening anti-terrorist legislation.

Iraq PM says Kurdish Arbil becoming a base for ``Islamic State`` militants

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 18:06

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Wednesday the Kurdish-controlled city of Arbil was becoming an operations base for the Islamic State militant group that seized swathes of northern and western Iraq last month.

Iraq forces find 53 corpses south of Baghdad

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 14:22

Iraqi security forces found the bodies Wednesday of 53 men who had been bound and executed in a confessionally mixed province south of the capital, police and medical officials said.

Syrian Kurds demobilise 149 child soldiers: rights group

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 02:21

Syrian Kurdish forces have demobilised scores of child soldiers from their ranks over the past month, a Swiss group that works to save under-age fighters said on Tuesday.

Iraq tells UN "terrorist groups" seized former chemical weapons depot

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 00:52

Iraq`s government has lost control of a former chemical weapons facility to "armed terrorist groups" and is unable to fulfill its international obligations to destroy toxins kept there, the country`s UN envoy told the United Nations.

Islamic State rounds up ex-Baathists to eliminate potential rivals in Iraq`s Mosul

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 18:17

In the past week, Sunni militants who overran the city of Mosul last month have rounded up between 25 and 60 senior ex-military officers and members of former dictator Saddam Hussein`s banned Baath party.

Iraq politicians back down over government delays

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 14:36

Iraq`s politicians agreed to meet next Sunday after delays to the formation of a new government outraged Iraqis exasperated by political polarisation and fearful of a brutal Sunni militant offensive.

No reason to doubt authenticity of ISIS leader`s video: US

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 06:48

The United States has "no reason" to doubt the authenticity of a video that purportedly shows ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi delivering a sermon.