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Iran detains Islamic State linked group

25 June, 2017

Iran’s Intelligence Ministry is saying that its forces have detained militants linked to the Islamic State it says intended to carry out terrorist acts in holy cities across the country.

Organisers vow to hold Istanbul Pride event despite ban

24 June, 2017

Organisers of the annual Pride march in Istanbul have insisted that it would go ahead in the city's Taksim Square despite a ban by the authorities over "safety concerns".

Yemen to probe alleged interrogation abuses by UAE, US

24 June, 2017

Yemen’s internationally-recognised government on Saturday ordered an investigation into reports that US military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates who are accused of torturing detainees in Yemen.

Mosul victory 'days away': Iraqi PM

24 June, 2017

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is getting prepared to announce victory over the Islamic State group in their last Iraqi bastion.

Majority of US terrorists are far-right extremists: Report

24 June, 2017

New research finds that US terror incidents involving right-wing extremists are almost twice the number of those involving extreme Islamists.

Attack on Mecca's grand mosque averted after assailant cornered

24 June, 2017

Saudi interior ministry says it has prevented an attack on Mecca's grand mosque by cornering a would-be attacker at an Islamist militant hideout in the holy city.

Mosul's destroyed Grand Nuri Mosque: Perfect for IS propaganda

22 June, 2017

Comment: The symbolism of the destruction of the Grand Nuri Mosque in Mosul will act as a lightning rod for extremists to reinvigorate the simmering sectarian war, writes Tallha Abdulrazaq.

IS is targeting children to hold Mosul civilians hostage

22 June, 2017

Islamic State militants are targeting children in Mosul to prevent civilians from fleeing the city as Iraqi forces push into the last stronghold held in Iraq by the militants there

Iconic Mosul mosque where IS leader declared caliphate 'destroyed'

21 June, 2017

Mosul's iconic leaning minaret and the adjacent mosque where IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared himself "caliph", was destroyed on Wednesday.

Pakistan shoots down Iranian drone after crossing over border

21 June, 2017

An Iranian drone that crossed over into Pakistani territory on Wednesday was shot down, Islamabad said.

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