Islamic State

Report: Leader of Islamic State North Caucasus branch killed

Five militants, including the leader of Islamic State's North Caucasus branch, were killed Saturday in the Russian Republic of Dagestan, according to Russian news agency TASS.

Europol: Islamic State planning new terror attacks in Europe

The Islamic State extremist organization is planning fresh terrorist attacks in Europe in the near future, European law enforcement agency Europol warned in a report published in The Hague on...

German intelligence worker arrested following reported Islamist plot

A German intelligence employee who was operating undercover as an Islamist has been arrested for allegedly making extremist statements online, leaking sensitive material and planning an attack,...

Islamic State claims Ohio uni attacker was "soldier" of the group

The Islamic State extremist group Tuesday claimed as a member the student who injured 11 people in a car and knife attack at Ohio State University the previous day.

Iraq parliament grants legal status to mainly Shiite militias

The Iraqi parliament Saturday passed a law granting legal status to mainly Shiite militias who have been a key force in the fight against Islamic State jihadists but have also been accused of...

Russia can use Iranian air base for Syria attacks, minister says

Russia aeroplanes carrying out strikes in Syria can use an Iranian facility as a base to launch the attacks, the Iranian government said on Saturday.

Islamic State claims deadly suicide bombing at Kabul mosque

Kabul/Cairo (dpa) - The Islamic State extremist group has claimed a suicide attack that killed 30 people in a Shiite mosque in western Kabul.

Two suspected jihadists detained in Spain

Two men suspected of being prepared to carry out terrorist attacks in Europe were detained in Madrid early Saturday, the Spanish Interior Ministry said in a statement.

Islamic State commander in Afghanistan killed in US drone strike

A top commander of the Islamic State extremist militia has been killed in a US drone strike in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Saturday.

Rights group: Mass grave near Mosul contains 300 beheaded policemen

A mass grave discovered near Mosul by Iraqi Security Forces 10 days ago most likely contains the bodies of at least 300 beheaded former local police officers executed by Islamic State, Human...

Army officer: Islamic State shelling near Mosul kills 31 civilians

Shelling by Islamic State on a district recently liberated from the extremist militia near its key stronghold of Mosul in northern Iraq has killed 31 civilians, an army officer said on Thursday....

Pro-regime Iraqi militia takes airport seen as key to Mosul operation

The Popular Mobilization Forces, a pro-Iraqi government Shiite militia, managed late Wednesday to wrest control of a critical airport from Islamic State forces, according to a statement by the...

Islamic State ramps up attacks on Iraqi forces near Mosul

Iraqi forces on Wednesday repulsed "fierce" counter-attacks by Islamic State near the extremist militia's key stronghold of Mosul, an army officer said.

Terrorism deaths in OECD countries increase more than sevenfold

The number of deaths caused by terrorism increased more than sevenfold in developed countries in 2015, as attacks orchestrated or inspired by the extremist group Islamic State spread across the...

Detention set for Islamic State member arrested in Bosnia

The State Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Tuesday set detention for Bosnian citizen Mehmed Tutmic, who is indicted for having taken part in terrorist activities and who was arrested last week...