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IS claims deadly Marseille knife attack

IS claims deadly Marseille knife attack

A knifeman killed two women at the main train station in the French Mediterranean city of Marseille on Sunday in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group, before being shot dead by soldiers on patrol. One of the victims had her throat slit by the assailant, a man with a criminal record believed to […]

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After long silence, IS says chief calls on jihadists to ‘resist’

After long silence, IS says chief calls on jihadists to ‘resist’

Beirut – The Islamic State group released a recording Thursday of what it says is its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, calling on jihadists under pressure in Syria and Iraq to “resist” their enemies. In his first alleged message in nearly a year and following reports of his possible death, the elusive jihadist leader called on […]

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Singapore IS fighter challenges Prince Harry in video

Singapore IS fighter challenges Prince Harry in video

A Singaporean member of the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria has appeared in a video challenging Britain’s Prince Harry to fight the jihadists, a monitoring group and authorities said Sunday. It is believed to be the first time that a fighter from the affluent city-state has featured prominently in one of IS’s videos. In […]

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IS ‘Minister of War’ killed in Russian airstrike

IS ‘Minister of War’ killed in Russian airstrike

Moscow – Russia claimed Friday to have killed several top commanders of the Islamic State group in an airstrike in Syria, including the so-called Emir of Deir Ezzor and the “Minister of War”. “As a result of a precision airstrike of the Russian air forces in the vicinity of Deir Ezzor city, a command post, […]

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Iraq must do more for IS sex abuse victims – UN

Iraq must do more for IS sex abuse victims – UN

Geneva – Iraq must do more to ensure that thousands of women and girls who survived sexual violence by Islamic State group jihadists receive care, protection and justice, the UN said Tuesday. In a fresh report, the UN Assistance Mission to Iraq (UNAMI) and the UN rights office also warned that the children born as […]

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IS claims responsibility for Russian stabbing attack

IS claims responsibility for Russian stabbing attack

Cairo – Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for a stabbing attack in the Siberian city of Surgut that injured eight people on Saturday, the group’s Amaq news agency said. Russian law enforcement said they had killed the attacker and is investigating the incident as attempted murder. – Reuters

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IS claims responsibility for Barcelona attack

IS claims responsibility for Barcelona attack

Beirut – “Soldiers” of the Islamic State (IS) group carried out a deadly van attack in Barcelona on Thursday, the jihadist organisation’s propaganda outlet Amaq said. “The executors of the Barcelona attack were soldiers of the Islamic State,” Amaq said on its Telegram messenger account, without naming those it claimed were behind the attack. Amaq […]

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Turkey policeman stabbed to death by IS suspect

Turkey policeman stabbed to death by IS suspect

Ankara – A policeman was stabbed to death in Istanbul on Sunday by a suspected member of the Islamic State group who had been arrested for planning a suicide attack, Turkish media said. The assailant stabbed the officer at around 11 pm (2000 GMT) as he was being taken out of a patrol car near […]

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Mangsa culik militan IS larikan

Mangsa culik militan IS larikan

Manila – Tiga lelaki diculik militan IS di selatan Filipina berjaya melarikan diri selepas muslihat bayaran wang tebusan palsu gagal. Namun nasib mangsa keempat yang melarikan diri ke arah berlainan masih tidak diketahui. Pekerja binaan itu dibawa ke balai polis di Kepulauan Jolo pada Jumaat, empat minggu selepas mereka diculik kumpulan Abu Sayyaf. Kumpulan tersebut […]

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IS exploiting moderate groups to lure Indonesian maids

IS exploiting moderate groups to lure Indonesian maids

Petaling Jaya – Muslim Indonesian maids working in east Asian countries like Hong Kong and Taiwan are being increasingly targeted by radical Islamist preachers aligned with the Islamic State (IS). This was stated by a researcher with a Jakarta-based security think-tank. Nava Nuraniyah, of the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (Ipac), said some of […]

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