Meghalaya man arrested for beheading step-daughter

A tribal Garo girl was found beheaded and burnt inside a reserve forest in Meghalaya's East Garo Hills district Sunday. The girl's stepfather, the prime suspect, was arrested, police said Monday.

Sinai militants say they have beheaded three Egyptians

Egypt`s most violent Islamist group released a video on Sunday showing militants beheading three Egyptians whom they accused of being informants for Israeli intelligence.

Canada set to go to war with jihadists in Iraq

Canada is poised to join the international coalition launching air strikes on the Islamic State group in Iraq after Prime Minister Stephen Harper sought parliament`s support Friday. 

France`s Hollande outraged by `heinous` murder of British captive

French President Francois Hollande on Friday expressed outrage over the murder of a British aid volunteer by the Islamic State group, pledging to help bring the perpetrators to justice.

List of Westerners executed by jihadist groups

Below is a list of previous executions of Westerners by jihadist organizations since 2002, after the Islamic State group on Friday claimed responsibility for the murder of British aid worker Alan Henning.

Nigeria military rejects Boko Haram jet, execution claims

Nigeria`s military on Friday dismissed claims that a man beheaded by Boko Haram fighters in the group`s latest video was an air force pilot in a fighter jet that went missing three weeks ago.

British PM confirms `brutal murder` of Alan Henning by IS group

British Prime Minister David Cameron confirmed the "brutal murder" of aid worker Alan Henning by the Islamic State group Friday and vowed to bring his killers to justice.

American beheading suspect's mother apologizes in video

The mother of an American worker suspected of beheading one of several colleagues he had tried to convert to Islam has broken her silence, apologized in a video posted online.

US worker beheads colleague after being sacked

A worker who had recently tried to convert colleagues to Islam beheaded one of them in a frenzied knife rampage after being fired from his job, US police said Friday.

FBI believes it has identified IS hostage executioner
FBI believes it has identified IS hostage executioner

The United States has identified the masked Islamic State militant who murdered two kidnapped American journalists in separate videotaped beheadings, FBI chief James Comey said Thursday.

French PM Hollande calls crisis meeting after `cowardly` beheading

 President Francois Hollande was to convene an emergency meeting of his defence council Thursday with renewed determination to fight Islamic State extremists after the "cowardly" beheading of a French hostage in Algeria.

Jihadists claim beheading of Frenchman seized in Algeria
Jihadists claim beheading of Frenchman seized in Algeria

Jihadists linked to the Islamic State group claimed to have beheaded a Frenchman abducted in Algeria in a video posted online on Wednesday, after Paris rejected their demand to halt strikes in Iraq.

US sees Middle East help fighting IS, Britain cautious after beheading

Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join air strikes against Islamic State militants and Australia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and threatened to kill another.

UN Security Council blasts 'heinous' murder of British aid worker

The UN Security Council has condemned the "heinous and cowardly murder" of British aid worker David Haines by an Islamic State militant.

US sees Middle East help fighting IS, Britain cautious after beheading

Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join air strikes against Islamic State militants and Australia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and threatened to kill another.

IS murder of British hostage an `act of pure evil`: Cameron
IS murder of British hostage an `act of pure evil`: Cameron

Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday called the murder of a British hostage by Islamic State militants an "act of pure evil" and vowed Britain would do all in its power to bring the killers to justice.

Islamic State claims beheading of British hostage: SITE

The Islamic State jihadist group claimed it executed British aid worker David Haines, in retaliation for British leader David Cameron entering a coalition with the United States against the militants.

Islamic State threatens to behead Iraqi journalist: RSF

An Iraqi journalist has been kidnapped by Islamic State militants who are threatening to behead him if he refuses to work for them, media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) warned today.

Hundreds gather to mourn murdered US journalist Steven ​Sotloff

Hundreds of people attended a religious ceremony in Miami commemorating Steven Sotloff, the second American journalist beheaded by the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist organisation.

Elderly woman beheaded in machete attack in UK

An 82-year-old woman of Italian origin was beheaded at her home here by a machete-wielding suspect who may have been inspired by videos of the Islamic State's recent gruesome killings of two captive American journalists.