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Trump says Turkey and Kurds needed to fight it out ‘like...

Critics call his remarks on the deadly clash ‘obscene and ignorant’.

Foreign intelligence help sought to bring home Malaysians trapped in Syria

Police have problems with getting through the three security points by the Syrians, the US alliance, and Islamic State, says IGP.

US Secretary of State Pompeo says ISIS strong in some areas

In Geneva, a senior Chinese official warns that there was a danger of Islamic State militants re-emerging in Syria.

Chechnya sends ex-IS women into schools, not jails

While some countries have stripped IS recruits of citizenship or banned them from coming back, Chechnya is actively repatriating women and children.

US believes Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza is dead

Asked if he had intelligence that bin Laden's son had been killed, US President Donald Trump tells reporters, 'I don't want to comment on it.'

Singapore detains 2 men accused of seeking to join IS

The island nation's leaders warn that it is a prime target for an attack due to its status as a regional financial centre.

Families of Islamic State fighters to sue Australia over repatriation

The fate of foreign fighters and their families has become a significant problem for governments as the conflict against IS draws to a close.

UAE jails Filipino for 10 years for joining Islamic State

UAE newspapers The National and Gulf News both report that the man was a domestic worker.

Mayor of Mogadishu, others hurt in Somalia suicide blast

Somalia has been riven with conflict since 1991, when clan warlords overthrew a dictator, then turned on each other.

No IS link to Sri Lanka Easter attacks, says investigator

'They followed the IS ideology, but our investigations have not shown any link between them,' says Sri Lanka's head of the Criminals Investigation Department.

Islamist militants kidnap at least one NGO worker in Nigeria, sources...

The abduction comes 9 months after Islamic State's West Africa branch executed a Red Cross aid worker in March 2018.

At least 8 killed in blast near Kabul University

The blast comes amid an unending wave of violence across Afghanistan.

IS militants get death for Morocco tourists’ killing

The two women – one from Denmark and the other a Norwegian – were beheaded in the country’s Atlas mountains in December.

Australian counter-terror police make three arrests in Sydney

Australian counter-terror police arrest three men in Sydney as part of an investigation into domestic Islamic State sympathisers.

IS-claimed bombing kills five in south Philippines

Five people including three soldiers are killed in a bombing targeting an elite army unit in the Philippines's restive south, which the Islamic State claim is a suicide attack.

Syrian refugee in US arrested for plotting church attack

'The FBI takes threats to churches and other religious institutions extremely seriously and will use all our resources to stop potential terrorist attacks against them,' says FBI's Michael McGarrity.

Woman gets 42 years for IS-inspired attack on ex-Malaysian down under

Momena Shoma admits to a terrorist act after stabbing Australian Roger Singaravelu, who was formerly from Malaysia, at his home in the name of IS.

Islamic State suspects sent by US from Syria to Iraq

US forces quietly sends at least 30 suspected foreign Islamic State fighters captured in Syria last year and in late 2017 to stand trial in Iraq.

Britain removes citizenship from two more IS brides

The pair reportedly married into a terror cell linked to the murder of western hostages.

No pressure to withdraw from Syria by specific date

Last December, President Donald Trump ordered the withdrawal of all 2,000 US troops after they had defeated the Islamic State militants in Syria.

Islamic State fighters stand guard over final enclave

Syrian Democratic Forces had to delay their assault as mostly the wives and the children of ISIS members are streaming out of the enclave.

France snubs Trump’s appeal to repatriate IS fighters en masse

Trump has sworn to pull US forces from Syria after Islamic State's territorial defeat.

Take back jihadists, Trump tells Europe

Once the US-led coalition declares it has taken all IS territories, the White House is expected to withdraw American troops.

Morocco arrests 3 Frenchmen for terrorism financing

Morocco has been largely insulated from militant attacks.