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Thai cops nab Pakistani passport forger with IS links

Thai cops nab Pakistani passport forger with IS links

Bangkok – A Pakistani passport forger whose fakes may have been sold to Islamic State operatives has been arrested in Thailand, police said today, ending a career that helped people slip into Europe illegally. Mohammad Iqbal, 52, was arrested on January 14 in a Bangkok suburb in possession of Singaporean and Indian fake passports as […]

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German IS rapper killed in airstrike in Syria

German IS rapper killed in airstrike in Syria

Hong Kong – A German rapper turned Islamic State fighter who reportedly married the FBI translator hired to spy on him has been killed in an airstrike in Syria, a US-based monitoring group has said. Denis Cuspert, who performed under the stage name Deso Dogg, became one of the extremist group’s most famous Western fighters, […]

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Iraq hangs 38 members of IS, Qaeda for ‘terrorism’

Iraq hangs 38 members of IS, Qaeda for ‘terrorism’

Nasiriyah – 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. It was the largest number of executions in a single day since September 25 when 42 people were put to death in the same prison. “The prison […]

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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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