Jihadist group

More than 300 sentenced to death in Iraq for Islamic State links

Since January, at least 97 foreign nationals have been condemned to death and 185 to life in prison, according to an Iraqi judicial source.

Apr 18, 2018, 17:26 PM IST

Six Syrians arrested for 'planning terror attack' in Germany

German police on Tuesday arrested six Syrian refugees suspected of preparing a terror attack in the name of the Islamic State jihadist group, with media reports saying their target was a Christmas market.

Nov 21, 2017, 22:35 PM IST

Under attack from all sides, where are IS jihadists going?

Facing multiple offensives, the jihadist group has lost the Libyan city of Sirte, Iraq`s Mosul and Ramadi, and is now on the verge of being ousted from its former Syrian stronghold Raqa.

Oct 03, 2017, 09:34 AM IST

Las Vegas shooting: Weapons, explosives recovered from gunman's home, hotel room

Islamic State claimed that Stephen Craig Paddock, 64, had carried out Sunday night`s massacre on the Las Vegas Strip on behalf of the jihadist group

Oct 03, 2017, 08:29 AM IST

Syrian Observatory says 30 killed in east Syria air strike

It says it takes great pains to avoid harming or killing civilians and investigates all reports that it has done so. The Syrian government and Russia also deny targeting civilians. 

Jun 28, 2017, 17:11 PM IST

Syria's SDF: US-backed alliance targeting Islamic State-held Raqa

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters that entered the Islamic State group`s bastion Raqa on Wednesday was formed just 18 months ago.

Jun 08, 2017, 15:42 PM IST

Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Angela Merkel of anger over asylum for `putschists`

Ties worsened after Turkey imprisoned Deniz Yucel, a German-Turkish journalist with Die Welt, on terror charges in February.

May 27, 2017, 16:24 PM IST

Election campaign resumes after Manchester attack

Eight suspects are currently in detention on UK soil in connection with the blast.

May 26, 2017, 09:50 AM IST

In landmark meeting, Donald Trump hails Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's 'fantastic job' in Egypt

US President Donald Trump set human rights scandals aside to welcome Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to the White House Monday.

Apr 04, 2017, 12:55 PM IST

Syrian government forces take back areas near Hama: Monitor

The Russian-backed Syrian army has recaptured 16 villages lost to insurgents last week near the city of Hama.

Mar 31, 2017, 13:54 PM IST

Moroccan Islamic State supporter deported

Italian authorities have expelled a 33-year-old Moroccan supporter of the Islamic State jihadist group.

Mar 01, 2017, 19:43 PM IST

Syrian army advances against Islamic State near Aleppo: Monitor

The Syrian army and its allies made a sudden advance on Saturday and Sunday into areas held by Islamic State in northwest Syria.

Feb 26, 2017, 15:45 PM IST

Car bomb on Turkey-backed Syrian rebels kills 41, mostly civilians: Sources

An Islamic State car bomb on a security checkpoint controlled by Turkey-backed Syrian rebels in a village near Syria`s al-Bab has killed 35 civilians and six rebels.

Feb 24, 2017, 15:10 PM IST

Suicide attack kills at least 16 at Iraq wedding, say officials

A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at a wedding gathering in a town west of the Iraqi capital on Thursday, killing at least 16 people, officials said.

Nov 18, 2016, 00:26 AM IST

Wave of strikes as IS puts up tough defence of Mosul

Federal forces and Kurdish peshmerga fighters gained ground in several areas, but the jihadists were hitting back with shelling, sniper fire, suicide car bombs.

Oct 24, 2016, 23:47 PM IST

Islamic State fighters from 70 countries, analysis shows

Analysis of a windfall of data from inside Islamic State shows fighters of more than 70 nationalities joined the ruthless jihadist group, researchers said after examining thousands of records.

Apr 20, 2016, 07:10 AM IST

German court sentences Islamic State militants 'storm trooper' to 4.5 years

Nils Donath, a 25-year-old German national, had travelled to Syria in October 2013 to join the jihadist group which controls a large swathe of Syria and Iraq.

Mar 04, 2016, 17:57 PM IST

Al-Murabitoun: one-eyed jihadist chief Belmokhtar's group

Al-Murabitoun was born of the fusion of Belmokhtar's al-Qaeda breakaway group "Signatories in Blood" and MUJAO.

Nov 21, 2015, 05:42 AM IST

Tunisia arrests 7 women over IS propaganda

Seven women have been arrested in Tunisia for posting Islamic State propaganda on the Internet.

Nov 17, 2015, 03:04 AM IST

More US troops possible in Syria: Pentagon chief

More US troops could "absolutely" be deployed to Syria if Washington identifies more "capable local forces" as partners in the fight against the Islamic State jihadist group, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said in an interview aired Sunday.

Nov 09, 2015, 02:25 AM IST