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  • 3,000 fighters surrender

    US-backed forces said yesterday the Islamic State group was living its "final moments" after thunderous shelling on its last scrap of land in eastern Syria prompted 3,000 jihadists to surrender.

  • Syria Democratic Forces

    IS advance near Turkish border, civilians trapped

    Islamic State fighters capture territory from Syrian rebels near the Turkish border and inch closer to a town on a supply route for foreign-backed insurgents fighting the jihadists, a monitoring group said.

  • 28 jihadists killed in Tunisia after Libya attack

    Tunisian forces kill 28 jihadists who attacked police and army posts near the Libyan border in a new spillover of violence that also saw four civilians killed.

  • Pentagon boosts cyber war against IS group

    The Pentagon is expanding its cyber war against Islamic State computer networks, senior defense officials say as they claimed to have seized the momentum in the 18-month-old fight against the jihadists.

  • How to fight jihadi terrorism

    The hysterical anti-Muslim reaction to terrorism is generating fear and resentment among Muslims living in Europe and America. The older generation reacts with fear, the younger one with resentment;

  • Tunisia declares state of emergency

    Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi declares a nationwide state of emergency and a curfew in the capital after a bomb attack on a presidential guard bus killed at least 12 people.

  • Hotel attacks: Mali declares 10-day state of emergency

    Gun-toting jihadists took more than 100 people hostage for around nine hours at a top hotel in Mali's capital Bamako on Friday, in an attack claimed by an al-Qaeda affiliate that left at least 27 people dead.

  • Egypt plane crash: IS claim rejected

    An investigation is under way after a Russian airliner crashed in Sinai, killing all 224 people on board.

  • Cameron facing IS drone strike questions

    David Cameron is facing questions over the decision to carry out a drone strike in Syria which killed two British Islamic State jihadists.

  • Jihadists' slave markets sell girls at any price: UN envoy

    Teenage girls abducted by Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria are being sold in slave markets "for as little as a pack of cigarettes," the UN envoy on sexual violence said Monday.

  • Saudi security forces

    Saudi authorities catch police shooting suspect

    Saudi Arabia's security services have detained a Saudi Arabian man on suspicion of shooting dead two policemen and wounding two others.

  • Islamic State militants

    Islamic State attacks Anbar province

    Islamic State militants attacked the capital of Iraq's vast Anbar province on multiple fronts on Friday, seizing two areas on the city outskirts.