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British soldier killed in Syria bomb blast

A British soldier has been killed in a bomb blast in Syria, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.

Turkey’s Recep Erdogan ‘saddened’ by France’s stance on Kurdish militia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said he was "extremely saddened" by France's position after Paris offered to mediate with the Syrian Democratic Forces dominated by a Kurdish militia deemed a terrorist group by Ankara.

Malaysia warns Rohingya crisis could pose security risk

Malaysia's prime minister Saturday warned his Southeast Asian neighbours that the Rohingya refugee crisis in Myanmar could become a serious security threat for the region.

IS group calls on Muslims to immigrate to Afghanistan

The Islamic State group in Afghanistan is inviting Muslims worldwide to come to the war-torn country if they cannot reach Syria or Iraq, as it seeks to expand its foothold.

Court remands suspected kidnappers of British couple

A South African court on Thursday remanded in custody a man and a woman accused of abducting an elderly British couple in a case with suspected links to the so-called Islamic State.

Iran denies Israeli ‘lies’, says Syria acting in ‘self-defence’

Iran denounced Israeli “lies” on Saturday and said Syria had the right to “legitimate self-defence” in response to Israeli air strikes launched after an alleged drone incursion into its territory.

Two killed in suspected Boko Haram attack in Cameroon

At least two people were killed in an attack by suspected members of terror group Boko Haram on Sunday morning in Cameroon's Far North region, local sources told Xinhua.

40 killed in Kabul multiple blasts

At least 40 people were killed and many others wounded in multiple blasts at a cultural centre in Kabul on Thursday, officials said, in the latest violence to hit the Afghan capital.

Islamic State has been crushed – Theresa May

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday that although the Islamic State (IS) has been crushed, thanks mostly to the strike by the base personnel, it still poses threat to the region and Britain.

Iraq hangs 38 members of Islamic State, al-Qaeda for terrorism

Iraq hanged 38 jihadists belonging to the Islamic State group or Al-Qaeda for terrorism offences on Thursday in the southern city of Nasiriyah, provincial authorities said.

Syria forces not yet victorious but IS already defeated

Syria is expected to soon follow in Iraq's footsteps in proclaiming victory against the Islamic State group, whose fighters are either on the run or trapped and largely toothless.

Anti-IS forces converge on Syria border town

Syrian and allied forces converged Saturday on holdout Islamic State group fighters in the Syrian border town of Albu Kamal, the jihadists' very last urban bastion following a string of losses.

Takeaways from President Buhari’s Turkey engagement

President Recep Tayyeb Erdogan hosted Muhammadu Buhari, the President of Nigeria for a fairly long one-on-one meeting in Ankara, the Turkish capital on Thursday before the bilateral meeting that involved their ministers and members of their delegations.

Nigeria, Turkey plan joint move against terrorism

President Muhammadu Buhari and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, agreed during talks yesterday in Ankara to strengthen cooperation between the security agencies of both countries to tackle terrorism.

Qatar accuses Saudi Arabia of promoting ‘regime change’

Qatar has accused Saudi Arabia of trying to engineer "regime change" during its four-month blockade of its Gulf neighbour.

Iraq accuses Kurds of ‘declaration of war’ in Kirkuk

The Iraqi government has accused Kurdish authorities of bringing fighters from Turkey's outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) to the disputed province of Kirkuk, in a move it called a "declaration of war".

Dozens of IS fighters surrender as Raqa’s fall nears

Dozens of Islamic State group fighters have surrendered in their former Syrian stronghold of Raqa, the US-led coalition said Saturday, as the fall of the one-time jihadist bastion nears.

United States-backed Syrian Democratic Forces in ‘final’ battle to oust ISIS fighters from Raqqa

US-backed fighters say they are engaged in a "final" battle to oust Islamic State militants from Raqqa, the extremist group's de facto capital in Syria.

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