Islamic States

Trump predicts IS territory will be cleared next week

US President Donald Trump predicts that the Islamic State group will have lost by next week all the territory it once controlled in Iraq and Syria. He said the US will not relent in fighting remnants of the extremist organization despite his decision to withdraw US troops from Syria over the objections of some of his most senior national security advisers.

September 2, 2019
September 2, 2019

Possibly a test case before big attacks

Saturday night’s bomb attack on police near the capital’s Science Lab intersection was possibly a test case before a big attack, a senior minister said yesterday.

February 7, 2019
February 7, 2019

Trump predicts IS territory will be cleared next week

US President Donald Trump predicts that the Islamic State group will have lost by next week all the territory it once controlled in Iraq and Syria. He said the US will not relent in fighting remnants of the extremist organization despite his decision to withdraw US troops from Syria over the objections of some of his most senior national security advisers.

December 5, 2018
December 5, 2018

UN to begin probe of IS crimes in Iraq

A UN team authorised over a year ago to investigate the massacre of the Yazidi minority and other atrocities by jihadists in Iraq will finally begin work early next year, the head of the investigation says.

May 24, 2016
May 24, 2016

Syria blames foreign states for blasts

The Syrian government has accused Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia of being behind a wave of bombings in the coastal cities of Tartous and Jableh.

May 5, 2016
May 5, 2016

Obama sued for lack of authority to fight IS

An Army captain sued President Barack Obama on Wednesday, alleging that he doesn't have the proper congressional authority to wage war against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

January 14, 2016
January 14, 2016

Arab Muslim youths say IS, Qaeda distort Islam: Poll

A majority of Arab Muslim youths see the actions of extremists such as the Islamic State group and Al-Qaeda as a perversion of Islam's teachings, according to a new poll.

January 4, 2016
January 4, 2016

IS video scrutinised by UK security services

The UK's security and intelligence agencies are examining a video by so-called Islamic State, to identify a man and young boy with British accents.

November 30, 2015
November 30, 2015

Obama lays rose for Paris victims

US President Barack Obama has visited the scene of the Bataclan theatre attack in Paris, after arriving in the city for the UN climate change summit.

November 23, 2015
November 23, 2015

Belgian police arrest 16 in anti-terror raids

Belgian police have made 16 arrests in anti-terror raids but suspected Paris attacks gunman Salah Abdeslam remains at large, the authorities have said.

November 17, 2015
November 17, 2015

Paris attackers are 'psychopathic monsters'

US Secretary of State John Kerry describes Islamic State (IS) militants as "psychopathic monsters" following Friday's deadly attacks in Paris.