Iraq has not asked for airstrikes in Tikrit: Pentagon

Iraq has not made a formal request to the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group to provide air support in the country`s offensive to retake Tikrit, a Pentagon spokesman said Thursday.

Airstrikes by Syrian government war crimes: Amnesty
Airstrikes by Syrian government war crimes: Amnesty

 The Syrian government committed "war crimes" in the airstrikes launched in the northeastern province of al-Raqqa in November 2014, killing 115 civilians, 14 of whom were children, according to a report released by Amnesty International on Tuesday.

35 killed in airstrikes, violence in Iraq

At least 35 people were killed and 44 others wounded in airstrikes against positions of the Islamic State (IS) militants and violent attacks across Iraq Thursday, security sources said.

Multiple suicide bombings in Libya kill at least 45

Multiple suicide car bombings struck an eastern Libyan town, killing at least 45 people on Friday not far from a main base of the Islamic State group's Libyan offshoot.

'Islamic State targeted in 14 airstrikes by US, allies'

The United States and its allies have staged six airstrikes around the Syrian town of Kobani, where Kurdish forces have been pushing back Islamic State forces, a joint task force statement said on Tuesday.

Bahrain joins Emirates in sending fighter planes to Jordan

The Gulf island nation of Bahrain says it has deployed fighter planes to Jordan, a day after it announced plans to send troops to the kingdom.

US says 15 more airstrikes launched against Islamic State

The United States and its coalition partners conducted eight air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and seven in Iraq since early Thursday, according to the US military.

UAE to station F-16 squadron in Jordan to fight IS
UAE to station F-16 squadron in Jordan to fight IS

The UAE has ordered that an F-16 fighter jet squadron be stationed in Jordan to support Amman's efforts to fight the Islamic State (IS), Xinhua reported Saturday.

DNA: A phone call that cost Home Secy Anil Goswami his job

Home Secretary Anil Goswami resigned Wednesday night after government asked him to put in his papers in the wake of controversy over his alleged attempt to stall the arrest of Saradha scam accused Matang Sinh, a former Congress minister at the Centre.

Syria strikes kill 45 after rebel fire on Damascus: Monitor

At least 45 people were killed in Syrian government air strikes on opposition areas around Damascus on Thursday after rebels fired dozens of mortar rounds at the capital, a monitor said.

France extends airstrikes in Iraq on Islamic State group

France's lower house of Parliament has approved extending French airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq.

31 militants killed in Pakistan airstrikes: Officials

At least 31 militants were killed Saturday during airstrikes by Pakistani fighter jets in the country`s restive northwest, the military said.

The attacks, which took place in the Tirrah Valley of Khyber tribal district, also destroyed four hideouts.

US air strike targets senior Somali militant: Pentagon

US war planes carried out a strike in southern Somalia on Monday targeting a senior leader of the Shebab militia, the Pentagon said, without giving any details of casualties.

12 Talibans killed by Pak forces in Karachi, Balochistan

 Two Taliban commanders were among 12 militants, including foreigners, shot dead by Pakistani forces on Friday in Karachi and Ziarat district of troubled neighbouring province of Balochistan, officials said.

Throw books not bombs at Islamic State jihadists: Nobel winner tells US

The US-led coalition of countries involved in airstrikes against Islamic State will never bomb the jihadist group out of existence, a Nobel peace prize winner warned on Friday.

'Key commanders' among 30 militants killed in Pakistan

Pakistani airstrikes have killed at least 30 militants including a local warlord's "important commanders" in the country's restive northwest where the military launched a major offensive this year, officials and militant sources said on Monday.

Qatar bars US couple from leaving after acquittal

An American couple cleared on Sunday by a Qatari appeals court of wrongdoing in the death of their adopted daughter has been barred from leaving the Middle Eastern country just hours after they were told they were free to go.

20 militants killed in Pakistan airstrikes in North Waziristan

At least 20 militants, including members of feared Haqqani network, were killed today in the airstrikes by the Pakistani fighter jets in North Waziristan tribal district.

Terror attack in UK inevitable: Report

A terror attack in the UK is "almost inevitable" in the coming months as the scale of terrorist activity has increased, security chiefs have warned.

Coalition planes strike IS leaders near Mosul: US

Coalition forces launched airstrikes targeting Islamic State leaders near their northern Iraqi hub of Mosul, the US military said Saturday, without confirming whether the group`s chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed.