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Daesh looks to gain foothold in Balochistan under ex-Karachi cop

Officials warn its influence will increase in the country

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September 18, 2019


Islamic State leader reportedly escapes attempt on his life

The incident was believed to have taken place on January 10

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February 8, 2019


India busts ISIS-inspired militant group

10 members of Harkat ul Harb-e-Islam were arrested in multi-city raids

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December 26, 2018


Explosions rock Kabul govt compound in ongoing attack

Afghan security forces have killed two of the attackers

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December 24, 2018


How a Swedish professor saved her Yazidi student in ISIS-controlled Iraq

The professor sent mercenaries to rescue her student

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December 17, 2018


Iran says it killed four militants near Pakistan border

Two militants were also wounded in the clash

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September 28, 2018


Two arrested for trying to supply Islamic State with drones

The police didn’t reveal the names of suspects

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September 26, 2018


ISIS leader Baghdadi’s deputy sentenced to death on terror charges

Ismail Alwan Salman al-Ithawi was arrested in February

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September 19, 2018


Iraqi grandmother faces daily battle caring for 22 children

Sana’s greatest challenge is finding enough food for the household, which in total comprises 32 people.

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August 27, 2018


Head of Islamic State in Afghanistan killed, says government

The provincial governor of Nangarhar said Abu Saad Erhabi was the fourth Islamic State leader in Afghanistan to be killed since July 2017.

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August 26, 2018


US sanctions three people it links to ISIS

The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on an Indonesian, a Filipino and a Malyasian it said were linked to the militant group Islamic State. In a statement on its website, the U.S. Treasury said it had sanctioned Indonesian national Mohammed Karim Yusop Faiz, Mohammad Reza Lahaman Kiram, a citizen of the Philippines, and Mohamad…

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August 24, 2018


Afghanistan says surrendered Islamic State fighters are war prisoners: US general

Afghanistan told the United States that Islamic State fighters who surrendered last week will be treated as prisoners of war, and not honored guests, despite the warm welcome they had initially received, a top U.S. general said on Wednesday. While pressure has been building for peace talks between the Western-backed government in Kabul and the…

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August 8, 2018


Blasts, gunshots hit eastern Afghan city

There was no immediate word on casualties

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July 31, 2018


Islamic State claims attack on Afghan midwife center: statement

Islamic State claimed responsibility on Sunday for an attack on a midwife training center in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Saturday that killed three staff. The ultra-hardline militant group, which cited no evidence for its claim in a statement issued via its Amaq news agency, said the attack was carried out by two…

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July 30, 2018


Suicide attack on Afghan intelligence convoy kills five: police

A suicide bomber blew himself up near an Afghan intelligence convoy on Thursday, killing at least five people and wounding six, police said, in the latest deadly attack in the city.

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July 26, 2018


Islamic State kills 215 in southwest Syria attacks: local official

Islamic State militants killed more than 200 people in a coordinated assault on a government-held area of southwestern Syria on Wednesday, local officials and a war monitor said, in the group’s deadliest attack in the country for years.

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July 26, 2018


Islamic State makes comeback in Iraq with switch to guerrilla tactics

Iraq has now seen an increase in kidnappings and killings, mainly in the provinces of Kirkuk, Diyala, and Salahuddin, since it held an election in May

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July 24, 2018


Civilian deaths in war-torn Afghanistan hit record high: UN

The ceasefire for the first three days of Eid was marked by scenes of jubilation as security forces and Taliban fighters celebrated the Islamic holiday, raising hopes that peace was possible after nearly 17 years of conflict. But the suspension of hostilities was marred by two suicide attacks in the eastern province of Nangarhar that…

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July 16, 2018


‘You think I will survive?’ Hospital overflows after Mastung blast

Survivors of a suicide blast which killed 128 people as it ripped through a crowded election rally described scenes of panic and horror Saturday, as hospitals struggled to cope with scores of wounded. The attack in Mastung on Friday, claimed by the Islamic State group, was one of the deadliest in Pakistan’s history. More than…

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July 14, 2018


Briton who plotted to kill Prince George jailed for life

A British supporter of Islamic State who admitted to planning an attack on Prince George was on Friday jailed for life. Husnain Rashid, of Nelson, in the northern English county of Lancashire, will spend a minimum of 25 years behind bars. He dramatically changed his plea during trial and admitted a string of terror offences…

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July 14, 2018


Iraq PM orders ‘immediate’ execution of death row jihadists

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Thursday ordered the immediate execution of hundreds of convicted jihadists on death row, in swift retaliation for the Islamic State’s execution of eight captives. Abadi, who has faced charges of failing to respond in force to IS, ordered “the immediate punishment of terrorists condemned to death whose sentences have…

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June 29, 2018