Russia rejects reports IS behind New Year's Eve blast
Russian investigators said Friday that a New Year's Eve blast that killed 39 people was likely the result of a gas explosion, dismissing reports that the Islamic State group was behind it.
Russia accuses BBC of spreading 'terrorist' ideologies
Russia's media watchdog accused the BBC Thursday of spreading the ideologies of "terrorist groups" via online publications of its Russian service, the latest in a tit-for-tat row over media impartiality.
Borno: Metele attack and ISIS fighters in West Africa
6,000 ISIS members that were dislodged in Syria and Iraq have all relocated to the Sahel portion in Africa. If we cannot restrict these various dreaded terrorist groups now, there may not be a country called Nigeria in the nearest future. These terrorist groups are threats to 2019 general elections. How do you conduct elections…
US Syria withdrawal must be done with allies' defence 'assured'
US President Donald Trump's national security adviser said Sunday during a visit to Israel that the American withdrawal from Syria must be done with the defence of allies "assured". "We're going to be discussing the president's decision to withdraw, but to do so from northeast Syria in a way that makes sure that ISIS is…
Dozens of bodies 'found in IS mass grave' in Iraq
Iraqi authorities said they uncovered a new mass grave containing the remains of dozens of people in an area of northern Kirkuk province once held by the Islamic State group. Security forces have discovered dozens of mass graves since they drove out IS in 2017 after three years of occupation of swathes of northern and…
After shedding IS, Mosul embraces makeovers
For three years, Mosul's women were covered in black from head to toe and its men had to keep their beards long. Salons were shut, and plastic surgery considered a crime.
IS claims 118 killed in 'West Africa province' after Nigeria army bases attacked
The Islamic State group has claimed to have killed 118 people in its self-styled West Africa province in the last week, after a series of attacks against military bases in northeast Nigeria that have raised fears of a resurgent Boko Haram.
IS-backed Boko Haram faction claims military base attack
The Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram on Friday claimed an attack on a military base in Nigeria's northeast that killed three, the SITE Intelligence Group said.