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Saudi Arabia sentences 18 to jail for militant offences

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 11:02

A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced 18 men to prison terms of 10 months to 25 years for their part in a series of militant attacks against government and foreign targets between 2003-06, state media reported late on Wednesday.

Jihadist Islamic State has 50,000 members in Syria: NGO

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 00:07

The jihadist Islamic State has more that 50,000 fighters in Syria and recruited 6,000 last month alone, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday.

Six `Qaeda`, three Yemen troops killed in clashes

Last Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 20:21

Six suspected Al-Qaeda militants and three Yemeni troops died in clashes Sunday in the southeastern province of Hadramawt, scene of frequent attacks on the army, a local official said.

UN Council targets jihadists in Iraq, Syria

Last Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014, 02:43

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on Friday aimed at weakening Islamists in Iraq and Syria with measures to choke off funding and the flow of foreign fighters.

From jihad to pop culture, Islamists present new face on Web

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 00:37

The jihadist calling himself Abdullah caused a brief stir on the Internet this week - but not, to his disappointment, because of his backing for Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

25 killed in Iraq clashes

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 23:30

A total of 25 people were killed and five wounded in separate clashes between security forces and Sunni militant groups in Iraq Thursday, security sources said.

Iraqi army, militants clash west of Baghdad

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 18:22

Clashes between Iraqi troops and Sunni militants west of Baghdad killed at least four children on Friday as the United Nations announced its highest level of emergency for the Arab country`s humanitarian crisis in the wake of the onslaught by the extremist Islamic State group.

Yemen Qaeda chief praises Iraq jihadists

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 13:54

An influential al Qaeda leader in Yemen has praised Islamic State jihadists for their "victories in Iraq" but without pledging allegiance to their self-proclaimed "caliph" or leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

US appeals for Pakistan kidnap victim`s release

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 04:08

The United States on Wednesday made a new appeal for the release of an American in Pakistan three years after he was kidnapped by al Qaeda militants.

13 killed in `Qaeda bomb` accident: Yemen official

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 15:39

Ten civilians and three army technicians were killed on Wednesday when a bomb planted by presumed al Qaeda militants exploded in south Yemen, a security official said.

20 killed in Yemen sectarian clashes

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 15:30

At least 20 people were killed in sectarian clashes in Yemen, officials said Wednesday.

Islamic State advances in Syria`s Aleppo province: NGO

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 14:08

Jihadists from the Islamic State (IS) group have taken over six villages in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, a monitoring group has said.