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Iraq readies for first election since end of ISIS war

May 10, 2018 - 12:25 PM

Whoever emerges as premier will face the mammoth task of rebuilding a country left shattered by the battle against ISIS

ELECTIONS. A man walks past electoral campaign posters in Baghdad on May 8, 2018. Photo by Sabah Arar/AFP

Filipino charged for plotting NY attacks in name of ISIS

Oct 07, 2017 - 1:20 PM

Authorities say 37-year-old Russell Salic of the Philippines allegedly provided funds for the planned attacks that were thwarted by an undercover FBI agent

Trump, Erdogan vow friendship despite anger at US arming Kurds

May 17, 2017 - 9:57 AM

Both leaders try to put a brave face on their differences and to renew a key alliance between NATO s leading power and its biggest Muslim member partners in the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq

FRIENDSHIP. US President Donald Trump (right) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan deliver their joint statements after a bilateral meeting at the White House on May 16, 2017. Screengrab from White House video

'Mastermind' of Bangladesh cafe siege killed – police

Jan 06, 2017 - 1:08 PM

UPDATED Police say the bodies of Nurul Islam Marzan and another suspected extremist were found after officers raided a property in Dhaka s Rayer Bazar neighborhood

4 MONTHS AFTER. Bangladeshi police stand guard in front of the entrance to the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka on November 15, 2016. Police have handed the Holey Artisan Bakery back to its owners after completing a 4-month investigation into the siege by extremists linked to the Islamic State group. File photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

Dhaka cafe attack survivor dies after 'torture'

Jul 09, 2016 - 3:58 PM

Zakir Hossain Shawon a kitchen assistant at the Holey Artisan Baker dies in the intensive care unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital late Friday after five days in the clinic

AFTERMATH. Security officials stand guard behind barbed wire barricade at a checkpoint in the streets close to the Holey Artisan Bakery, site of a terrorists attack, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 03 July 2016. Photo from EPA

Bangladesh commandos end hostage siege, kill six gunmen

Jul 02, 2016 - 3:33 PM

As the Islamic State ISIS group claims responsibility for the attack at the start of the Eid holiday Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says she was determined to eradicate militancy in the mainly Muslim nation

HOSTAGE. Bangladeshi security forces stand guard as they seal off the streets close to a Spanish resturant, following a hostage taking, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, late 01 July 2016. Photo by EPA

Bangladesh hostage siege: What we know so far

Jul 02, 2016 - 2:14 PM

UPDATED The siege ends with six gunmen killed and one arrested

ISIS mounts fierce defense of besieged Syrian bastion

Jun 18, 2016 - 5:55 PM

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the Islamic State group in Iraq Syria ISIS carried out two suicide attacks and 5 car bombings in the southwestern suburbs of Manbij

SYRIA. A handout photograph made available by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) shows damage at the site of bombing in Assayidah Zainab neighborhood, Damascus, Syria, 11 June 2016. Photo by EPA

ISIS suicide bombings target Libya pro-govt forces in Sirte

Jun 12, 2016 - 6:43 PM

The loss of Sirte would be a major blow to ISIS at a time when it is under mounting pressure in Syria and Iraq

BOMB ATTACKS. The site of a car bomb that targeted a security post, Misrata, 200km east of Tripoli, Libya, 13 April 2016. According to reports a security guard is dead and four are wounded. Photo from EPA

In Iraq town, Real fans gather in 'challenge to ISIS'

May 29, 2016 - 7:27 AM

In the Al Furat cafe s large garden festooned with multi colored light bulbs and posters of the victims officials residents and poets took turns to honor the victims

Bombing against pilgrims kills 23 in Iraq as hundreds protest

Apr 30, 2016 - 7:06 PM

The Islamic State group claims the attack and says it was carried out by a suicide bomber who detonated a vehicle laden with three tons of explosives

Bombed Brussels airport departure hall to partly reopen

Apr 30, 2016 - 5:02 PM

From Monday passengers will check in for flights at 111 desks in the departure hall and 36 others in temporary buildings

BRUSSELS AIRPORT. In this file photo, workers repair as a Parliamentary Committee investigating the Brussels attacks visits the Zaventem airport in Brussels, Belgium, 22 April 2016. Photo by Francois Lenoir/EPA

ISIS claims deadly Sinai bombing as experts probe Russian crash

Nov 04, 2015 - 11:28 PM

The Islamic State claims responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack on a police social club in El Arish

WAITING FOR THE BODIES. Members of the Egyptian security services stand guard as they await the bodies of the victims of the Russian passenger flight crash at Zeinhom morgue in Cairo, Egypt, October 31. Photo by Mohammed Hossam/EPA

ISIS seizes Iraqi side of key Syria border crossing

May 24, 2015 - 4:16 PM

The group seizes the Syrian side known as Al Tanaf leaving Iraqi forces guarding the remote outpost in Anbar province very vulnerable

Five Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai bombing – security officials

Apr 12, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Security officials says the roadside bomb was planted in an area of the northern Sinai peninsula that is a stronghold of Ansar Beit al Maqdis

45 dead in attacks on Syria Kurds celebrating new year

Mar 21, 2015 - 9:57 PM

The attacks occur in what was one of IS s bloodiest days in Syria as the Sunni Muslim extremist group left dead more than 120 people across the war ravaged country

EU, US ministers talk joint action against jihadist attack threat

Jan 11, 2015 - 7:18 PM

The ministerial level meeting is convened by French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve who was at the forefront of this week s response to a series of attacks and hostage takings by the three French Islamist gunmen

TO SAFETY. French gendarmes stand by as children are evacuated from a school in Dammartin-en-Goele, north-east of Paris, where two brothers suspected of slaughtering 12 people in an Islamist attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo held one person hostage as police cornered the gunmen, on January 9, 2015. Dominique Faget/AFP

Indonesia arrests six for attempting to join ISIS militants

Dec 27, 2014 - 8:35 PM

Those arrested at Jakarta s Soekarno Hatta airport at dawn include a couple and their 10 year old child with police saying they were attempting to travel on fake passports