Nigerian troops win back cities from extremists

With a military escort instead of the usual pomp, the Emir of Mubi was reinstalled in his palace, where until recently flew the black-and-white flag of Nigeria's Islamic extremists, Boko Haram.

Swiss man kidnapped in 2012 rescued in Philippines: Military

A Swiss man kidnapped by Islamic militants in the southern Philippines nearly three years ago was rescued on Saturday during a gunbattle between soldiers and his abductors, the military said.

ISIS threatens use of nuclear bomb in London

Islamic State terror group may have developed a nuclear device by using radioactive uranium stolen from Iraq's Mosul University after seizing control of the city last June, a British media report says.

Nigeria president vows to hunt those behind mosque attacks

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan vowed on Saturday to hunt down those behind "heinous" attacks which left at least 120 dead at the mosque of a top Islamic leader and vocal critic of Boko Haram.

Northeast Nigeria bus station blast kills 40 people: Sources

A roadside bomb tore through a bus station near a busy junction in northeast Nigeria on Thursday, killing 40 people including five soldiers, witnesses and a security source on the scene said.

Britain unveils controversial anti-terror bill

Britain on Wednesday unveiled draft legislation to ban extremist preachers from universities, increase surveillance on suspected radicals and stem the flow of jihadists joining the Islamic State group.

'20 Iraq Kurd fighters killed in Diyala operation'

Twenty Iraqi Kurdish fighters were killed in clashes and by bombs during an operation on Sunday to retake two areas in Diyala province, one of their commanders said.

UN prosecutor mulls war crimes charges against jihadists

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said she was weighing bringing war crimes charges against Islamic State jihadist fighters, in an interview published on Thursday.

Pak court summons Musharraf over cleric's murder case

A court in Pakistan on Saturday summoned former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on December 6 in connection with the murder case of Lal Masjid cleric Maulana Abdul Rashid Ghazi, dismissing security threats to him.

Barack Obama has written to Iran supreme leader: Report

US President Barack Obama has secretly written to Iran's supreme leader to discuss possible cooperation in the fight against Islamic militants providing there is a nuclear deal, a US daily reported Thursday.

France adopts law cracking down on would-be jihadists

France on Tuesday adopted an anti-terrorism law which will slap a travel ban on anyone suspected of planning to wage jihad after the upper house Senate gave its final stamp of approval.

40 Indians remain captives in Iraq; govt assures families

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday met the families of 40 Indians, still held captives in Iraq, and assured them that the "earnest" efforts continued to secure the release of the nationals who remain "unharmed".

Egypt, Sudan to coordinate on Libya unrest

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said on Sunday his country will work with Sudan to support Libya's military against Islamic militants in a bid to restore stability to the two countries' war-torn neighbor.

Islamist militants in Philippines release 2 kidnapped Germans

Two Germans held hostage for over six months by al Qaeda linked Islamist militants in the Philippines have been released.

Egypt condemns 7 to death over soldiers' killing

An Egyptian court has sentenced seven Islamic militants all but one in absentia to death over the killing of 25 soldiers in the Sinai Peninsula last year.

Turkey 'opposes IS like it opposes Assad': PM

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Friday insisted that Turkey was opposed to Islamic State (IS) militants, who have seized swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, in the same way as it opposed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Turkey: 49 hostages have been freed

Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by Islamic militants in Iraq three months ago were freed and safely returned to Turkey on Saturday, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said, ending Turkey's most serious hostage crisis.

Australian Parliament `potential jihadist target`: PM Tony Abbott

Federal police are to take over security at Australia`s parliament, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Friday, describing the building as a potential terror target, following revelations that Islamic State jihadists were plotting "demonstration executions".

Series of attacks kills at least 36 in Iraq

A series of bomb and mortar shell attacks in and around Baghdad killed at least 36 people, Iraqi officials said on Thursday, in an assault that underscored the threat posed to the Iraqi capital by marauding Islamic militants that have seized large parts of the country.

Israel warns citizens of possible attacks in Europe

Israel on Monday warned its citizens to be on alert for possible attacks in Europe by Islamic militants who have fought in Iraq and Syria.