14-Year-old "jihadist" sentenced to jail in Austria

An Austrian court sentenced a 14-year-old boy to two years in prison, not only for his wish to participate in the war in Syria, but also because he apparently had plans to commit terrorist attacks in Vienna.

US-led strikes in Syria kill 170 IS jihadists in 48 hours: Monitor

 Air strikes by a US-led coalition against the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria have killed around 170 jihadists in the past 48 hours, a monitoring group said Tuesday.

Jihadist group says holding kidnapped Romanian

North African jihadist group Al-Murabitoun said it was holding a Romanian mineworker who was kidnapped in Burkina Faso last month, in an audio message released Monday by Mauritanian media.

Suicide bombers kill 4 at Iraq-Jordan border crossing

Three suicide bombers attacked a border crossing between western Iraq and Jordan on Saturday, killing at least four Iraqi security personnel and wounding eight others, officials said.

Senior officers killed in Iraq's Anbar: General

The Islamic State jihadist group killed two senior officers and 10 other soldiers in a suicide bombing and heavy fighting in Iraq's Anbar province, a general said on Saturday.

Saudis seize bombs, accuse IS of killing police

Saudi Arabia said Friday it has foiled a bomb plot by the Islamic State group and blamed the jihadists for shooting dead two policemen in the capital earlier this month.

Algeria army kills four armed Islamists

Algerian troops killed four armed Islamists and recovered weapons and ammunition during an operation not far from the capital on Thursday, the defence ministry said.

Swiss police arrest aspiring jihadist at Zurich airport

A 25-year-old Swiss man suspected of trying to travel to Syria or Iraq to join jihadists has been arrested at Zurich airport, the federal prosecutor`s office said on Wednesday.

Head of Egypt jihadist group killed: Ministry

Egyptian security forces have killed the head of a jihadist group responsible for deadly attacks on police, an interior ministry statement said Sunday.

IS video shows jihadists destroying Iraqi artefacts

 The Islamic State group has released a video in which militants can be seen using rifles and sledgehammers to destroy artefacts at the ancient city of Hatra in Iraq.

Palestinians trapped as jihadists seize most of Syria camp

Thousands of Palestinian civilians are trapped in Syria`s Yarmuk camp, which is besieged by government forces and has been largely overrun by jihadist fighters, an opposition official said Saturday.

From brides to battlefield, women taking up new roles with Islamic State

Women travelling to join Islamic State militants are no longer just seeking to become "jihadi brides" but are taking on new roles, on the frontline in logistics and intelligence and as medics, according to military and expert sources.

Eight Bulgarians charged with supporting Islamic State

Eight Bulgarians were indicted Tuesday on charges of supporting the Islamic State jihadist group, the public prosecutor`s office said.

Morocco says IS cell busted, arms seized

Morocco on Sunday said it dismantled a "terrorist cell" and seized weapons earmarked for a string of assassinations in a nationwide operation targeting supporters of the Islamic State jihadist group.

Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric urges more professionalism in fight against IS

Iraq`s most important Shi`ite religious leader, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, called on Friday for greater professionalism and planning by government forces and allied militias in fighting Islamic State insurgents.

France opens probe into IS execution featuring French speaker

French officials on Thursday launched a formal investigation into a video released by the Islamic State group purporting to show the execution of an Arab Israeli, which featured a French-speaking man.

Wary Iraq forces tighten noose on IS in Tikrit
Wary Iraq forces tighten noose on IS in Tikrit

Thousands of Iraqi troops and militiamen laid siege to jihadist fighters holed up in Tikrit on Thursday, wary of rushing into streets littered with bombs and infested with snipers.

IS executes 20 opponents in northern Iraq: Officials

The Islamic State jihadist group executed 20 people who wanted to fight against them in the northern Iraqi province of Kirkuk, officials said on Monday.

Mali hunts jihadist nightclub killers as militants attack UN

Police in Mali Sunday hunted for the killers of two Europeans and three Malians in a jihadist attack on a nightclub, as a deadly assault on a UN barracks in the north heightened security concerns.

Six French have passports confiscated for planning Syria trip

Six French citizens have had their passports confiscated after allegedly planning to travel to Syria, a security source said on Monday -- the first time the measure has been used.