UK top court bars return of runaway schoolgirl who joined Islamic State

A UK-born woman who went to Syria as a schoolgirl to join Islamic State should not be allowed to return to Britain to challenge the government taking away her citizenship, because she poses a security risk, Britain’s Supreme Court ruled on Friday. Shamima Begum left London in 2015 when she was 15 and went to… Read More UK top court bars return of runaway schoolgirl who joined Islamic State

German court sentences Islamic State recruiter Abu Walaa to over ten years imprisonment

A German court on Wednesday sentenced an Iraqi preacher to more than 10 years in prison after finding him guilty of taking part in planning an attack in Germany and collecting funds and fighters for the Islamic State militant group. Prosecutors had accused the 40-year-old preacher, identified as Ahmad Abdulaziz Abdullah A. in court documents,… Read More German court sentences Islamic State recruiter Abu Walaa to over ten years imprisonment

At least thirty-two dead following twin suicide bombing at market in Baghdad

Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack in a crowded Baghdad market on Thursday, killing at least 32 people in Iraq’s first big suicide bombing for three years, authorities said, describing it as a possible sign of the reactivation of Islamic State. Islamic State claimed early on Friday that two of its men blew themselves… Read More At least thirty-two dead following twin suicide bombing at market in Baghdad

Iraq tightens security on Syria frontier in bid to curb influx of Islamic State militants

Iraq is tightening security along its 600 km (400 mile) border with Syria to curb the movement of Islamic State militants, drug smuggling and other illegal activities. Iraqi commanders on Monday toured the remote desert frontier controlled by various different forces, including the Iraqi military, Iran-aligned militias, the Syrian army, anti-Damascus rebels, and U.S.-backed Kurdish… Read More Iraq tightens security on Syria frontier in bid to curb influx of Islamic State militants

Eleven miners dead following Islamic State attack on Pakistan’s Shi’ite Hazara minority

Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on Sunday that killed 11 miners from Pakistan’s minority Shi’ite Hazaras in Baluchistan province. The attack took place early on Sunday morning in the Mach area of Bolan district around 100 kms southeast of Baluchistan’s capital Quetta, killing the miners who were in a shared residential room near… Read More Eleven miners dead following Islamic State attack on Pakistan’s Shi’ite Hazara minority

Islamic State launches rocket attack on oil refinery in northern Iraq

A rocket hit a small oil refinery in northern Iraq on Sunday, causing a fire at a fuel storage tank and forcing a complete shutdown of operations after the blaze spread to a nearby pipeline network, two refinery officials said. Islamic State claimed responsibility for attacking the Siniya refinery, in a statement posted on the… Read More Islamic State launches rocket attack on oil refinery in northern Iraq

At least eight dead, several injured as rockets hit Afghan capital Kabul

Several rockets hit residential areas in the early rush hour in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday, killing at least eight civilians and wounding 31, police officials said. The explosions, some close to the diplomatic enclave, sent warning sirens blaring from embassies and it comes two days before a major donor conference for Afghanistan in… Read More At least eight dead, several injured as rockets hit Afghan capital Kabul

Islamic State claims responsibility for gas pipeline blast in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula

A blast hit the Al Arish-Al Qantara natural gas pipeline in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Thursday, witnesses and local authorities said. Witnesses said flames and thick plumes of smoke rose from the pipeline, describing the scene from vantage points in and around the city of al-Arish. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the blast on its… Read More Islamic State claims responsibility for gas pipeline blast in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula