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Pakistan launches offensive against IS near Afghan border

2017-07-17

Pakistan's military says it has launched a major operation against so-called Islamic State (IS) in the north-western region along the Afghan border.

Mosul: Iraq PM to celebrate victory over IS in the city

2017-07-10

Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi has arrived in Mosul to congratulate Iraqi forces for their victory over IS in the city.

US says Assad may be preparing chemical attack, warns ‘heavy price’

2017-06-28

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may be preparing another chemical weapons attack, one that would result in the "mass murder" of civilians, the White House said Monday, warning the regime would pay a "heavy price" if it went ahead with such an assault.

Iraqi PM: ISIL 'will announce its full defeat' in no time

2017-06-23

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the capture of Mosul from ISIL will be announced in a few days.

Philippines' Duterte warns of more bombings in Mindanao

2017-06-21

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned of more bombings because of the inroads of ISIL into the southern Philippine island of Mindanao.

EU diplomats consider Iraq security mission after Mosul recapture

2017-06-20

The European Union may send a new security mission to help stabilize Iraq after the expected recapture of Mosul from ISIL. EU foreign ministers will have a first discussion on Monday in Luxembourg and are expected to present a proposal soon.

Russia's military says may have killed IS leader Baghdadi: agencies

2017-06-16

Russia's Defense Ministry said on Friday it was checking information that a Russian air strike near the Syrian city of Raqqa may have killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in late May.

IS militants may ‘easily target’ Indonesia, military warns

2017-06-14

AKARTA, June 13 (APD) - Indonesia may become the next target for Islamic State (IS) militants to build up their stronghold as the nation has many IS ‘sleeping cells’ which are ready to support the IS militants in materializing their causes in Indonesia, Indonesian military commander said.

Airstrikes kill 12 militants in Afghan northern Kunduz province

2017-06-14

A total of 12 militants were killed after the security forces aircraft pounded Taliban hideouts in Imam Sahib district of northern Kunduz province Tuesday, an army spokesman in the province, Abdul Khalil Khalili, said.

US-backed fighters thrust into IS bastion Raqa

2017-06-07

US-backed fighters broke into the city of Raqa on Tuesday as they launched a final assault to drive the Islamic State group from its de facto Syrian capital.