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Maldives seek foreign help to deal with IS fighters

As many as 160 Maldivians are thought to be held in detention camps after the fall of IS in March.

New Zealand calls time on non-combat mission in Iraq

Ardern says that New Zealand troop numbers at Taji would fall to 75 next month, then 45 in January 2020, before the withdrawal in June next year.

Bulgaria probes IS-inspired school student planning bomb attack

A probe into a bomb attack by a student is being undertaken by Bulgarian prosecutors. The student was inspired to carry out the attacks by the IS.

Bangladeshi immigrant charged with planning Times Square attack

Court filings say Ashiqul Alam acted alone.

IS claims deadly attack in Egypt’s Sinai

The Islamic State (IS) group are claiming responsibility for two attacks on police checkpoints in El-Arish, on Eid al-Fitr killing 10 policemen.

Iraqi court sentences two French men to death for being IS...

This latest sentence brings the number of French citizens facing the death penalty in Iraq to nine.

Dutchman held by IS linked rebels killed in Philippines

Abu Sayyaf is blamed for the worst terror attacks in Philippine history, including repeated kidnappings of foreigners.

Four Afghans killed and four US troops wounded in Kabul suicide...

The blast comes one day after an Islamic State suicide bomber blew himself up outside an Afghan army military academy, killing at least six people.

Lyon bomb blast suspect pledged allegiance to IS

Police have also arrested three other suspects in connection with the bombing.

Cops arrest trio linked to Islamic State

The three men, including a Malaysian, were arrested between May 17 and 30.

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.

French police arrest four over Lyon package bomb blast

Police is searching for a man seen cycling near the scene of the blast wearing a green top and Bermuda shorts and carrying a dark-coloured rucksack.

Understanding extremism among Malaysian Muslims

There is a conflict resulting from the suppression of rationality among the Malay-Muslims.

Don: Lessons on love for others can’t curb extremism

Azmil Tayeb says pupils and teachers must put love into practice and mix across ethnic and religious lines.

Cops nab another 3 linked to planned terror attack on temples,...

Two of the suspects are Malaysians who are believed to have been trained in bomb-making in Indonesia, says IGP.

Hindraf wants additional security for Waytha Moorthy

This comes in the wake of the arrest of four terror suspects said to be planning attacks on non-Muslim places of worship and assassinations.

IS claims ‘province’ in India for first time after clash in...

Islamic State claims it has established a 'province' in India after a militant with alleged ties to the terrorist group was killed by security forces in Kashmir.

US says 13 suspected IS members killed in Somalia airstrike

The Islamic State has a relatively small presence in Somalia compared to the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab.

More than 500 foreign IS members convicted in Iraq

Some '514' verdicts have been delivered to those found guilty of joining the Islamic State (IS) by Iraq's Supreme Court. 

Sri Lanka police chief says that all Easter bombers are killed...

'All those who organised and carried out the suicide bomb attack have died or is in our custody.'

Sri Lanka expels 200 Islamic clerics after Easter attacks

Amid fears over Easter Sunday's suicide attacks by a jihadi group, Sri Lanka sends home 600 foreigners for overstaying their visas.

Leave my country alone, Sri Lanka president tells IS

Sri Lankan premier Maithripala Sirisena wants Islamic State (IS) militants to leave his country alone also claiming a foreign mastermind may be the culprits of last week's bombing.

Australian court finds man guilty of plotting to blow up airliner

The man Khaled Khayat is found guilty for a plot to carry out the attacks on a flight out of Sydney on behalf of the Islamic State (IS).

After ‘caliphate’ collapse, jihadists head to Afghanistan to plot attacks

But the well-funded group has replenished its ranks with foreign fighters and local recruits looking for a decent wage.