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Islamic State will be wiped off map imminently, says Trump

AFP | A bullish US President Donald Trump predicted Wednesday that the Islamic State group would be wiped off the map within hours, as he...

IS suicide bombers attack crowds fleeing last redoubt

AFP | The Islamic State group launched three suicide attacks outside their last redoubt in eastern Syria Friday, killing six people among those fleeing the...

Yazidi doctor soldiers on in mental battle against IS

AFP | The military fight against the Islamic State group may be nearing an end, but one Yazidi doctor treating survivors is soldiering on against...

Iran’s Rouhani seeks to counter US pressure on first Iraq visit

AFP | Iran's President Hassan Rouhani hit back Monday against pressure from the "aggressor" United States on Iraq to limit ties with its neighbour, during...

‘Never-ending’ numbers in last IS scrap shock US-backed fighters

AFP | US-backed fighters have been hoping for weeks that the final day has come for the Islamic State group's "caliphate", but its last tiny...

After IS, Mosul tackles another terror: super-resistant bacteria

AFP | Explosives left behind by the Islamic State group in Iraq's Mosul took 12-year-old Abdallah's left leg, but another kind of terror may cost...

US offers $1 million reward to find bin Laden son

AFP | The United States on Thursday offered a $1 million reward for information on a son of late Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, seeing...

Hundreds flee Syria jihadist enclave before final assault

AFP | Hundreds of people boarded trucks leaving the last scrap of the Islamic State group's "caliphate" in eastern Syria on Wednesday as US-backed forces...

After ‘caliphate’ debacle, jihadist wives cling to children

AFP | The motley crew of foreign jihadist wives held at the Al-Hol camp in northeastern Syria are united by at least one thing: the...

Acting Pentagon chief makes surprise Baghdad visit

AFP | Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan made an unannounced visit to the Iraqi capital on Tuesday for talks on the sensitive issue of a continued...

After joining IS aged 15, German woman asks to go home

AFP | Four years after leaving Germany to live under the Islamic State group, 19-year-old Leonora has fled the jihadists' last bastion in eastern Syria...

IS ‘caliphate’ in Syria dead within a month: commander

AFP | Military operations against the Islamic State group in Syria are wrapping up and the last pockets of the jihadists' self-proclaimed "caliphate" will be...

Islamic State woman found guilty of terror crimes in Canada

AFP | A Canadian jury found a woman guilty Thursday of terror crimes for trying to join the Islamic State group and in its name...

Pompeo vows ‘every last Iranian boot’ will be expelled from Syria

AFP | US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed Thursday the United States and its allies would work diplomatically to expel all Iranian troops from...

Pompeo praises Egypt ‘freedoms’ during church, mosque visit

AFP | US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday praised Egypt's religious freedoms as he visited a vast cathedral and a mosque in the country's...

Two Americans among foreign jihadists captured by Syrian Kurds

AFP | The Kurdish-led force battling the remnants of the Islamic State group in eastern Syria said Monday it captured five foreign jihadists, including two...

What next for Syria’s Kurds?

AFP | Syria's Kurds have established an autonomous region during seven years of civil war, but the abrupt decision by their US ally to withdraw...

Trump’s foreign policy in spotlight after military withdrawals

AFP | US politicians and international allies scrambled Friday to make sense of President Donald Trump's momentous foreign policy decisions for Syria and Afghanistan epic...

War on jihadists won’t end unless West tackles root causes: experts

AFP | Western powers fighting Islamist groups around the globe are condemned to a never-ending battle if they only tackle the symptoms and not the...

Timeline of recent attacks in Iran by militant groups

AFP | The Islamic State group claimed a deadly gun assault against a military parade in the city of Ahvaz in southwestern Iran on Saturday,...

Thousands of Afghans flee fighting in Hazara districts

AFP | Thousands of Afghans have fled to Ghazni city to escape fighting in two Hazara-dominated districts, with some describing the violence Tuesday as the...

Record 435 Afghans killed or wounded in legislative poll: UN

AFP | More than 400 Afghans were killed or wounded in poll-related violence during three days of voting last month, the United Nations said Tuesday,...

Seven killed in suicide attack near Kabul prison

AFP | A suicide bomber targeting a bus carrying employees of Afghanistan's biggest prison killed at least seven people on Wednesday, officials said, in the...

Millions mark Shiite religious festival in Iraq’s Karbala

AFP | Over 13 million Shiite pilgrims crowded Iraq's holy city of Karbala Tuesday to mark the annual Arbaeen commemoration, under tight security less than...

Kabul investigates as 14 civilians killed in Afghan raid

AFP | Afghan officials launched an investigation Wednesday into claims at least 14 civilians were killed in a military ground operation targeting the Islamic State...

No Aid: US sets requirements for Syrian reconstruction

AFP | The United States said Wednesday it will refuse any post-war reconstruction assistance to Syria if Iran is present, expanding the rationale for US...

Major Pakistan party alleges vote rigging as Khan tipped for victory

AFP |  Pakistan's incumbent party rejected early election results Thursday that suggested former cricket hero Imran Khan was on his way to becoming the country's...

Election rally attack Pakistan’s second deadliest as toll hits 149

AFP | The death toll from a suicide bombing that hit southwestern Pakistan on Friday has risen to 149, making it the second most lethal...

Twin explosions target Iraq communist party HQ: spokesman

AFP | Two bombs exploded Friday close to the Baghdad headquarters of the Iraqi Communist Party, said a spokesman for the political alliance which alongside...

Iran’s Syria intervention gets cinematic treatment

AFP | While Iran's presence in Syria raises global fears of an all-out conflict with Israel, one cinematic version of its intervention has been a...

Suicide bombers, gunmen attack Kabul police stations

AFP | Suicide bombers and gunmen launched apparently coordinated attacks on two Kabul police stations Wednesday, killing at least five people, with security forces still...

The Cold War between Iran and Saudi Arabia

AFP | Relations between Middle East heavyweights Iran and Saudi Arabia have been fraught for decades as they spar over regional influence and religion. Each...

Can ISIS be stopped from expanding into Asia?

Naveed Ahmed | Quietly but surely, the Islamic State group (IS, formerly known as ISIS) is benefitting from the failures of al-Qaeda and the Taliban. Roughly...

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