War on IS needs 'boots on ground': US air force secretary

The air campaign against the Islamic State group has made progress in degrading the jihadist organisation but will not be enough without local boots on the ground, the US air force secretary said on Tuesday.

Fiercest clashes as Syria regime advances with Russian support

Syrian regime forces backed by Russian air strikes advanced in the centre of the country on Monday, sparking the fiercest clashes with rebels since Moscow's air campaign began, a monitor said.

Osama's ex-aide urges British Muslims not to join ISIS
Osama's ex-aide urges British Muslims not to join ISIS

A former aide of Osama bin Laden has appealed to British Muslims not to join Islamic State for the so-called jihad in Syria as he denounced the group's beheadings and mass rape as "completely against Islam".

France train attacker `went to Syria`, was known to police
France train attacker `went to Syria`, was known to police

A suspected jihadist gunman overpowered by passengers on a packed Amsterdam-Paris train had visited Syria and was known to intelligence services in several European countries, officials said Saturday.

US air strike kills `IS number two`: White House
US air strike kills `IS number two`: White House

The second-in-command of the Islamic State jihadist group has been killed in a US air strike in northern Iraq, the White House said Friday.

Imam killed by suspected jihadists in Mali

 Jihadists killed a village imam in central Mali who had refused their repeated attempts to recruit him, a local official told AFP Friday.

Suspected jihadist shot dead in Tunisia

A suspected jihadist has been shot dead in western Tunisia near the Algerian border, a region where security forces have been hunting militants since 2012, the interior ministry announced Monday.

Tunisia parliament okays death penalty for 'terror crimes'

Tunisia's parliament approved on Thursday imposition of the death penalty for "terrorist" crimes, espite opposition from rights groups and a de facto quarter-century moratorium on executions.

Several dead in twin attacks in north Cameroon: Sources

Several people were killed on Wednesday in northern Cameroon when two girls blew themselves in twin attacks in a region repeatedly targeted by Boko Haram jihadists, local sources said.

Malian troops kill jihadists on Ivory Coast border: Defence source

Malian troops killed several jihadists near the country`s southern border with Ivory Coast and destroyed the insurgents` camp in a forest straddling the frontier, a Malian army officer said Thursday.

UK wants to review Tunisia travel warning: Envoy

Britain wants to review its travel advisory on Tunisia "as soon as possible", after urging its tourists to leave over fears of another deadly attack, London's ambassador said on Tuesday.

Almost 5,500 Tunisians in jihadist ranks: UN experts

UN experts said Friday that almost 5,500 Tunisians are fighting alongside jihadists abroad, urging Tunis to adopt a "national strategic plan" to curb the flow.

Turkey arrests 21 suspected IS members in major operation

Turkey on Friday detained 21 suspected members of the Islamic State group, including three foreigners, in a major operation in several cities including Istanbul, state media said.

Boko Haram claims June suicide bombings in Chad capital

Boko Haram have claimed responsibility for twin suicide bombings in Chad`s capital N`Djamena that left 38 people dead, the SITE Intelligence Group reported Wednesday.

''Highly dangerous'' terror cell dismantled in Tunisia

Tunisian security forces have dismantled a "highly dangerous" jihadist terrorism cell and arrested its members, interior minister Mohamed Najem Gharsalli said.

Female suicide bombers cause heavy casualties in NE Nigeria

Several female suicide bombers blew themselves up in the midst of fleeing residents in a northeast Nigerian village, continuing a series of attacks that have killed some 200 people in just three days, witnesses said on Saturday.

Libya magnet for jihadists from Tunisia and beyond

 Lawless Libya has become a magnet for radical militants who receive weapons training in jihadist camps before launching deadly attacks in other countries, like last week`s beach massacre in Tunisia.

ISIS re-enters Syria's Tal Abyad, takes district: Monitor

Islamic State group fighters re-entered Syria's Tal Abyad on Tuesday, seizing a district from the Kurdish forces who captured the border town in a key victory two weeks ago, a monitor said.

Norway seeks 8 years in jail for jihadist who fought in Syria

 Norwegian prosecutors are seeking an eight-year jail sentence for a jihadist who they say fought for the Islamic State group and an affiliate of al Qaeda in Syria, media reported Tuesday.

Mali`s Tuareg-led rebels sign landmark peace deal
Mali`s Tuareg-led rebels sign landmark peace deal

Mali`s Tuareg-led rebel alliance signed a landmark deal on Saturday to end years of unrest in a nation riven by ethnic divisions and in the grip of a jihadist insurgency.