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Over 200 mass graves found in former Islamic State territory

More than 200 mass graves containing thousands of bodies have been discovered in Iraqi regions formerly controlled by Islamic State (IS) extremists, the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and the UN Human Rights Office in Geneva, said on Tuesday.
This picture taken on September 22, 2018 in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz shows Iranian soldiers carrying away an injured comrade at the scene of an attack on a military parade that was marking the anniversary of the outbreak of its devastating 1980-1988 war with Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Dozens of people were killed with dozens others wounded in an attack in the southwestern Khuzestan province on September 22 targeting on an army parade commemorating the anniversary of the 1980-1988 Iran Iraq war, state media reported. MORTEZA JABERIAN / ISNA / AFP

Iran points finger at US allies over deadly attack

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday pointed blame at Arab separatists for a deadly attack on a military parade and accused an unnamed US-backed Gulf state of supporting them.

US drone strike kills 4 IS militants in Afghanistan

At least four Islamic State (IS) militants have been killed by a U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan’s Eastern Province of Nangarhar, local police said on Thursday.
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UN, Amnesty, ICRC condemn Boko Haram’s killing of abducted midwife

The United Nations (UN) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have in separate statements condemned the killing of one of the three aid workers abducted earlier this year by the Boko Haram in Borno State.
Smoke shrouded the headquarters of the Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) in Tripoli [Hani Amara-Reuters]

SITE: ISIS claims deadly attack on Libya oil company

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a suicide attack a day earlier against the headquarters of Libya's National Oil Corporation which killed two employees, according to a US-based monitor.
Smoke and dust (C) rise following an air strike from an Afghan military helicopter during ongoing clashes between Afghan security forces and militants near the Eid Gah Mosque in Kabul on August 21, 2018.Military helicopters were firing above a mosque in Kabul's old quarter Tuesday as officials said fighting had broken out between security forces and militants in the Afghan capital, with a barrage of rockets striking the city./ AFP PHOTO / WAKIL KOHSAR

Afghan officials say Islamic State leader killed by airstrikes

The leader of the Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan was killed by airstrikes over the weekend along with 10 other people, government officials said Sunday following a string of deadly attacks by the extremist group.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 3, 2017, Iraqi fighters of the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation units) stand next to a wall bearing the Islamic State (IS) group flag as they enter the city of al-Qaim, in Iraq's western Anbar province near the Syrian border as they fight against remnant pockets of Islamic State group jihadists. Between 20,000 and 30,000 Islamic State fighters remain in Iraq and Syria despite the jihadist group's defeat and a halt in the flow of foreigners joining its ranks, according to a UN report released on August 13, 2018. The report by UN sanctions monitors estimates that between 3,000 and 4,000 IS jihadists were based in Libya while some of the key operatives in the extremist group were being relocated to Afghanistan./ AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE

Counting Islamic State members, an impossible task

Dramatically weakened on the ground, the Islamic State group faces military defeat in its one-time "caliphate" -- but experts say it is almost impossible to know how many members it still has.
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Gunmen attack intelligence training centre in Kabul

Gunmen launched an attack on an intelligence training centre in Kabul Thursday, officials said, just a day after a suicide bomber killed dozens of students in the war-weary Afghan capital.
An Afghan woman wearing a burqa walks in front of Jama Mosque in Herat on July 15, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - HOSHANG HASHIMI

Twin suicide blasts kill at least 20 inside Afghan Shiite mosque

Burqa-clad suicide bombers struck a Shiite mosque in eastern Afghanistan Friday as it was crowded with worshippers for weekly prayers, killing at least 20 people and wounding dozens in the latest attack on the minority.

Federal government considers compulsory levy for students in primary, secondary schools

The federal government on Thursday argued for the payment of compulsory levy by students in primary and secondary schools across Nigeria.

Minister calls for re-establishment of state education development fund

The Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwukah, has called for the re-establishment of State Education Development Fund (SEDFund) to ensure additional and sustainable source of funding to enhance education service delivery.

Minister: Nigeria not taking report of ISIS’ importation of jihadists for granted

The federal government on Wednesday said it was not taking for granted the recent report of Islamic State (IS) leaders sneaking jihadists into the country from Syria.

President threatens to declare state of national emergency

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened on Wednesday to declare a “state of national emergency,” saying there are too many crimes in the country that hold back foreign companies and investment.

NSCDC trains 74 personnel on weapon handling

NSCDC State Commandant, Mr Pedro Awili, disclosed this on Saturday during the passing-out parade of the personnel held at 32 Artillery Brigade, Owena Cantonment, Akure.

Three dead in ‘terror’ shooting in Belgian city

A gunman on Tuesday shot dead two police officers with their own weapons before killing a bystander in a brazen suspected terror attack in Belgium, briefly taking a hostage at a school before being killed by police.

Prominent Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas arrested

A prominent Egyptian activist and blogger known for documenting alleged abuses by the security forces has been detained, his lawyer says.

416 donors to IS identified in France

French authorities have identified 416 people who gave money to the Islamic State (IS) group, France's top anti-terror prosecutor said Thursday, as dozens of ministers met to discuss how to cut off funds for extremists.

Iraq sentences French female jihadist to life in jail

Iraq on Tuesday sentenced a French woman to life in prison for belonging to the Islamic State group, the latest in a series of court rulings since the country’s defeat of IS.

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