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Kobane: Civilians flee IS street-to-street fighting

Islamic State (IS) militants are reported to have entered the key Syria-Turkey border town of Kobane and are engaged in street-to-street fighting with Syrian Kurd defenders. IS fighters entered eastern…

Islamic State crisis: ‘More than 3,000′ Europeans join IS

The number of Europeans joining Islamist fighters in Syria and Iraq has risen to more than 3,000, the EU’s anti-terrorism chief has told the BBC. Gilles de Kerchove also warned…

Uganda police seize ‘explosives from al-Shabab cell’

Police in Uganda say they have seized large amounts of explosives during raids on suspected al-Shabab militants. Authorities said the terrorist cell was planning to carry out imminent attacks in…

Islamic State crisis: World leaders pledge Iraq support

BBC News: Thirty countries have pledged to help Iraq fight Islamic State (IS) militants “by all means necessary”. A joint statement by foreign ministers taking part in a major conference…

Islamic State: John Kerry in Egypt for coalition talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Egypt amid US attempts to form a broad coalition to tackle Islamic State (IS) militants. Mr Kerry will meet Arab League…

Rand Paul: ‘Civilized Islam Will Have To Step Up’ To Take On ISIS

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is calling on “civilized Islam” to help take on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terror group. President Barack Obama laid out…

Boko Haram continues its ascent as the world looks away

The Guardian: For a while it took centre stage in the world’s gaze but five months on the kidnapping of schoolgirls by Islamist militants Boko Haram is not even top…

Nigeria’s Boko Haram puts Maiduguri under ‘siege’

BBC News: Nigeria’s militant Islamists have “completely surrounded” Maiduguri, the main city in north-eastern Borno state, traditional elders have warned. The military needed to “fortify” the city, which had a…

Islamic State crisis: Obama threatens action in Syria

US President Barack Obama has said he will not hesitate to take action against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria as well as Iraq. In a nationally televised speech outlining…

Somalia on alert after al-Shabab leader Godane killed

Somalia is on alert for retaliatory attacks by the Islamist group al-Shabab, officials say, after the group’s leader Ahmed Abdi Godane, 37, was killed in a US air strike. National…

Sotloff beheading: Murdered reporter’s family speaks

The family of US journalist Steven Sotloff have spoken publicly for the first time since a video of his beheading was released by militants. They said that the reporter gave…

Somalia offers al-Shabab members amnesty

Somalia’s government has offered an amnesty to fighters of Islamist group al-Shabab, amid uncertainty over whether its leader survived a US air strike. The militants would be reintegrated into society…

Boko Haram crisis: ‘Bodies litter’ Nigeria’s Bama town

Bodies remain littered on the streets of a northern Nigerian town two days after it was seized by militant Islamists, a lawmaker has told the BBC. Boko Haram fighters were…

Nigeria’s Boko Haram ‘seize’ Bama town in Borno

Nigeria’s militant Islamist group Boko Haram has seized the key north-eastern town of Bama after fierce fighting with government forces, residents say. Thousands of civilians have fled the town, along…

Steven Sotloff ‘beheading’: British captive shown in Isis video which claims to show death of second US journalist

Militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) released a video tonight claiming to show the beheading of American journalist  Steven Sotloff and threatening a British hostage…

James Foley beheading: UK close to identifying jihadist

BBC News: The UK is close to identifying a suspected jihadist who is believed to have beheaded a journalist, ambassador to the US Peter Westmacott has said. READ MORE…  …

Boko Haram ‘control police academy’

BBC News: Northern Nigeria’s riot police training academy has been overrun by Boko Haram Islamist militants, a witness in Borno state has told the BBC. Shots were heard after the…

Islamic State Threat ‘Completely Unprecedented’

Sky News: The threat posed by Islamic State militants, who have seized control of large parts of Syria and Iraq, is “beyond anything we’ve seen”, according to US Defense Secretary…

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