Blast at Syria`s Palmyra prompts fears for famed temple

A powerful blast in the ruins of Syria`s ancient Palmyra raised fears Monday that the Islamic State group has damaged another of the Middle East`s most treasured heritage sites.

Nigeria's security agency says arrested 20 suspected Boko Haram chiefs

Nigeria`s security agency said on Sunday it had made significant breakthroughs in the fight against Boko Haram and arrested 20 prominent members of the militant Islamist group accused of orchestrating several deadly attacks.

Yemen`s Qaeda denies having held Briton rescued by UAE

Al Qaeda in Yemen has denied it was holding a British hostage who the United Arab Emirates said it had rescued from the jihadists this week, according to a statement posted online.

Train attack shows impossibility of tracking all jihadists

The thwarted attack by a gunman on a high-speed train between Amsterdam and Paris has underlined the difficulty faced by intelligence services in tracking the unprecedented numbers of potential jihadists, experts say.

Tunisia policeman shot dead in beach massacre town

A Tunisian policeman was shot dead Wednesday by two assailants on a motorbike in the coastal resort of Sousse where a jihadist gunman killed 38 tourists in June, a senior security official said.

Osama bin Laden's son Hamza asks jihadists to attack US, allies

Osama bin Laden's son Hamza, known as the 'Crown Prince of Terror', has asked al-Qaeda supporters to carry out lone wolf attacks in the US and in countries that are its allies.

US jails Albanian over thwarted trip to join jihadists

A 31-year-old Albanian, arrested for trying to travel from New York to Pakistan, was sentenced to 16 years in an American prison on Thursday for terrorism.

Four Egypt crewmen die in aircraft crash during operation against jihadists: Army

 Four Egyptian crewmen were killed when their aircraft malfunctioned and crashed during an operation against jihadists in the southwest of the country on Thursday, the army said.

Jihadists` deaths often greatly exaggerated: Experts

 France`s scramble to confirm the reported killing in Syria of a key Islamic State recruiter shows the headache authorities face in pinning down evidence of jihadists` deaths, which may be fabricated for strategic reasons, experts say.

`Strong suspicion` Mali hotel gunmen linked to jihadists

 A deadly attack and hostage-taking at a Mali hotel is believed to be the work of an Islamist organisation with ties to an Al-Qaeda linked group, investigators said Monday.

Boko Haram kills four on highway in NE Nigeria: Locals
Boko Haram kills four on highway in NE Nigeria: Locals

 Boko Haram Islamists shot dead four people and abducted five others in an ambush on a highway in northeastern Nigeria, local vigilantes said on Monday.

IS kidnaps 230 civilians in central Syria: Monitor

The Islamic State group has abducted 230 civilians, including at least 60 Christians, in a central Syrian town hours after it captured it, a monitoring group said on Friday.

Nigerian Army says has freed nearly 180 Boko Haram hostages
Nigerian Army says has freed nearly 180 Boko Haram hostages

The Nigerian army has freed 178 people being held hostage by Boko Haram including more than 100 children, it said late Sunday, following a series of deadly attacks by the jihadists in the country`s restive northeast.

Syria `doubts Turkey`s intentions in anti-IS effort`

Syria`s foreign ministry said Wednesday it was sceptical about Turkish efforts to fight the Islamic State group, in its first official reaction since Ankara began air strikes against the jihadists.

Turkey pounds PKK, allows US to use base against ISIS
Turkey pounds PKK, allows US to use base against ISIS

The Turkish government has given its formal approval for the United States to use the Incirlik air base in southern Turkey for raids against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, a foreign ministry official said Wednesday.

ISIS preparing to attack India, readying for 'final battle': Report
ISIS preparing to attack India, readying for 'final battle': Report

The ISIS is preparing to attack India to provoke an Armageddon-like confrontation with the US, according to an internal recruitment document of the feared group which also seeks to unite the Pakistani and Afghan Taliban into a single army of terror.

Nigeria clash kills 11 Islamists, three militia: Sources

Three militia fighters and 11 Boko Haram militants have been killed in a clash in a village in northeastern Nigeria, a local resident and a member of the militia fighting alongside the army said Tuesday.

Turkey detains nearly 500 people trying to cross from Syria

Turkey`s security forces detained nearly 500 people attempting to cross the border from war-torn Syria on Saturday, the army announced.

Kurdish-US alliance against IS stokes resentment in Syria

A close alliance between the US-led coalition battling the Islamic State jihadist group and Syrian Kurdish fighters has racked up successes, but also stirred resentments that could hamper the campaign.

Egypt navy boat set on fire in clash with Sinai militants

 An Egyptian naval vessel was set ablaze during a clash with militants in the restive Sinai Peninsula on Thursday, the military said.