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Turkey to extend state of emergency for fifth time

16 October, 2017

Turkey will extend its state of emergency for the fifth time since the July 2016 failed coup attempt, despite claims the laws are being used to target government opponents.

Dozens of militants killed in Egypt Sinai attacks

16 October, 2017

Egypt's military said at least 24 militants and six soldiers were killed on Sunday in attacks on military outposts in North Sinai, claimed by IS.

Islamic State 'Southeast Asia chief' killed in Philippines: govt

16 October, 2017

Philippines' defence minister confirmed the killing of the head of the Islamic State group in Southeast Asia, during a battle to reclaim the militant-held Marawi city.

Somalia's 'deadliest' terror attack kills 276, injures 300

16 October, 2017

Desperate Mogadishu residents searched for news of missing relatives after a monster explosion on Saturday killed at least 276 people and wounded 300 others.

Morocco arrests 11 suspects linked to Islamic State militants

15 October, 2017

Moroccan police arrested 11 members of an "extremely dangerous terrorist" cell linked to the Islamic State group and seized chemical products used to make bombs, the interior ministry said.

Nearly 700,000 Iraqis from war-torn Mosul still displaced: NGO

15 October, 2017

The Norwegian Refugee Council said nearly 700,000 Iraqis from the former Islamic State stronghold of Mosul and nearby areas are still displaced despite the city's recapture three months ago.

IS foreign militants leave Syria's Raqqa under evacuation deal

15 October, 2017

Some foreign Islamic State militants have left Syria's Raqqa city on Sunday as part of a withdrawal deal with US-backed militias, a local official said.

Canadian hostage's 'daughter murdered, wife raped' during Afghan-Pakistan capture

14 October, 2017

A Canadian man held hostage along with his family by Afghan militant group the Haqqani network has spoken of his harrowing capture.

Syrian IS fighters 'to leave Raqqa' following evacuation deal

14 October, 2017

IS control in Raqqa is coming to an end, according to a monitor, as the last Syrian militants prepare to leave the group's self-declared 'capital'.

Battle of Raqqa to end 'within day or two'

14 October, 2017

Buses entered the Syrian city of Raqqa, with the evacuation of IS fighters and their families expected in the coming days, giving the US-backed SDF full control of the city.

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