Islamic State (IS)

Baghdadi dead in US military raid

Fugitive Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died “whimpering and crying” in a raid by US special forces in northwest Syria, President Donald Trump announced yesterday, fulfilling what he...

January 28, 2019
January 28, 2019

IS claims responsibility for Philippines church bombing

Islamic State claims responsibility for twin bombings that killed at least 20 people during a Catholic Church service in the Philippines, the militant group's news agency Amaq says.

July 25, 2018
July 25, 2018

31 killed in suicide blast on Pakistan polling station

At least 31 people are killed and dozens injured in a suicide bomb attack on a polling station in restive southwest Pakistan as millions voted in a nationwide election.

May 12, 2018
May 12, 2018

Iraq holds first nationwide election since IS defeat

Iraq began voting Saturday in its first parliamentary election since declaring victory over the Islamic State (IS) group, with the country hoping to shore up a fragile peace and rebuild.

April 18, 2018
April 18, 2018

More than 300 sentenced to death in Iraq for IS links

Iraqi courts sentence to death a total of more than 300 people, including dozens of foreigners, for belonging to the Islamic State group, judicial sources say.

March 20, 2018
March 20, 2018

39 Indian abducted by IS in 2015 killed: Sushma

All the 39 Indians, who were abducted by global terror outfit Islamic State (IS) in Iraq nearly four years ago, are killed and their bodies have been recovered, Indian External Affairs Minister...

March 3, 2018
March 3, 2018

Teacher tried to create 'army of children' to launch terror attacks

A British supporter of Islamic State is found guilty of trying to recruit children he was teaching into an "army" of jihadists to help carry out a wave of attacks across London.

February 20, 2018
February 20, 2018

Sweden truck attacker wanted to avenge 'caliphate's' dead

An Uzbek asylum seeker who killed five people in a Stockholm truck attack in 2017 testifies that he wanted to pressure Sweden's government to end its support of a coalition fighting the...

December 9, 2017
December 9, 2017

Iraqi PM declares 'end of war against IS' in Iraq

Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi announces the end of a three-year war by Iraqi forces to drive the Islamic State jihadist group out of the country.

November 21, 2017
November 21, 2017

Iranian president declares end of Islamic State

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declares the end of Islamic State in an address broadcast live on state TV.

November 7, 2017
November 7, 2017

IS claims attack on Kabul TV station

Militant group Islamic State claims responsibility for an attack on a television station in Kabul, in which gunmen disguised as police killed a security guard and opened fire on staff, the latest...