Air raids disrupt jihadist oil operations in Syria

US-led air strikes in Syria disrupted the Islamic State group's lucrative oil-pumping operations as Britain's parliament on Friday debated joining anti-jihadist raids in neighbouring Iraq.

FBI expects Islamic State to retaliate for air strikes

US authorities believe the Islamic State jihadists will try to stage an attack in America in reprisal for US-led air strikes in Syria, the head of the FBI said Thursday.

New US-led air strikes in Syria target oil facilities
New US-led air strikes in Syria target oil facilities

Fresh air strikes by a US-led coalition fighting jihadists hit two provinces of Syria overnight, targeting oil facilities for a second day, a monitoring group said Friday.

Britain set to join US-led air campaign against IS

British lawmakers are expected to vote Friday to join the international air strikes against Islamic State fighters, as the United States and its Arab allies turn up the heat on the jihadists.

Iran blames outside influences for rise of Islamic State

Iran President Hassan Rouhani blamed the rise of the Islamic State group and other militants on "certain intelligence agencies" but also said the solution to stopping them must come from the Middle East region itself.

US probes casualties, touts Arab role in Syria strikes

The Pentagon said Thursday it will investigate reports that civilians were killed in US-led air strikes in Syria this week but insisted the raids were carried out with precision.
 

Hours after tourist killed, France says does not rule out Syria strikes

France said on Thursday it did not rule out joining U.S.-led air strikes on Syria, just hours after an Algerian Islamist group beheaded a French tourist in retaliation for French military action against Islamic State militants in Iraq. 

Female UAE pilot `leads strikes` on Islamic State jihadists in Syria

A female pilot has led United Arab Emirates air strikes that targeted Islamic State jihadists in Syria as part of the US-led campaign against extremists.

Britain readies for Iraq air strikes, arrests Islamists

 British Prime Minister David Cameron was preparing Thursday for a key vote on joining air strikes in Iraq as police arrested nine people, including a notorious radical preacher, accused of links to Islamist extremism.

Britain cannot `opt out` of fight against IS: Cameron

Britain cannot opt out of a battle against Islamic State jihadists, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday, as newspapers reported he was considering joining air strikes targeting the group.

Air strikes kill 42 militants in North Waziristan

At least 42 militants were killed when Pakistani military jets pounded militant hideouts in the restive North Waziristan province, the army said on Tuesday.

Germany rules out air strikes, ground troops in Iraq

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Sunday said Germany would not be involved in air strikes or any ground offensive in the fight against Islamic State jihadists in Iraq.

IS militants can't be defeated by air strikes: Iran FM

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif hit out against the Islamic State group Wednesday as a "dangerous phenomenon," but warned it could not be defeated by air strikes.

Syrian regime air raids kill 28: Monitor

Air strikes by Syrian warplanes killed at least 28 people Thursday, including 11 civilians in a raid on Islamic State (IS) jihadists, a monitoring group said.

We will hunt down and destroy Islamic State, says Barack Obama
We will hunt down and destroy Islamic State, says Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama on Thursday announced that his country will launch a systematic campaign of air strikes against the Islamic State (IS) militants and ensure they have 'no safe haven'.

US air strikes target militants near Iraq's Haditha Dam

The United States said it launched four air strikes against Islamic State militants threatening the Haditha Dam in western Iraq on Sunday, broadening its campaign against the fighters.

Syria strikes on jihadist bastion kill 53, mostly civilians: NGO

Syrian air strikes against the northern jihadist bastion of Raqa on Saturday killed 53 people, a monitoring group said, updating an earlier toll, and adding that at least 31 were civilians.

UK PM David Cameron backs air strikes against ISIS in Iraq, Syria; calls Assad 'part of problem'
UK PM David Cameron backs air strikes against ISIS in Iraq, Syria; calls Assad 'part of problem'

British Prime minister David Cameron on Thursday backed air strikes against the terror group ISIS or Islamic State and said that Syrian President Bashar Assad was part of the problem rather then the solution.

Nine killed in Israeli air strikes as Egypt urges talks

Nine Palestinians, including four children, were killed in Israeli air strikes in Gaza on Sunday as the war entered its 47th day even as Egypt invited both sides to accept a fresh ceasefire to continue negotiations after the collapse of an earlier truce this week.