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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.

UN clears thousands of explosives in Iraq

As Iraq's many damaged buildings could carry explosives left by ISIS fighters, 2 million displaced people are eager to go home.

Trump says all Islamic State land to be won back by...

Trump has sought to reassure that the promised US troop withdrawal from Syria doesn’t mean they are being left behind in the fight against Islamic State.

US will still lead fight against IS despite withdrawal

The 79-nation conference on the fight against ISIS, with Pompeo calling other nations to do more.

US asks nations to repatriate jihadists as it leaves Syria

US allies have been grappling for weeks with what to do with foreign fighters detained in the war-ravaged country by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces.

Trump: US intelligence services ‘naive,’ ‘wrong’ on Iran

It was not the first time Trump has publicly criticised his own intelligence services.

US removes some military equipment from Syria

Trump's shock announcement that he is withdrawing all 2,000 American troops from the conflict-wracked Middle Eastern country concerned allies and prompted the resignation of his then-defence chief Jim Mattis.

US envoy to anti-IS coalition resigns after Trump’s Syria decision

McGurk's resignation comes on the heels of Mattis's decision to quit the Trump administration over key disagreements with the US president, notably the Syria withdrawal.

Trump declares ‘victory’ in Syria, orders US troops home

The decision to withdraw from Syria marks a remarkable development not just for the Kurds, but for long-established US doctrine in the region.

3 arrested over alleged Melbourne terror plot

Australian police have charged 90 people in relation to 40 counter-terrorism investigations since 2014.

7 wounded including 2 British tourists in Paris knife attack

France has been on high alert following a string of jihadist attacks in recent years, often by people who have become radicalised or claim to have acted in the name of Isis.