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Suicide bombers attack church in Pakistan's Quetta, killing nine

Suicide bombers attack church in Pakistan's Quetta, killing nine

Two suicide bombers stormed a packed Christian church in southwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing at least nine people and wounding up to 56, officials said, in the latest attack claimed by Islamic State in the country.

Return of defeated IS fighters "real threat" : Russia security chief

Return of defeated IS fighters "real threat" : Russia security chief

Former militants from "bandit units" in Syria are now a real threat after the defeat of Islamic State, as many of them may be now planning to return to Russia, the RIA news agency cited the head of Russia's FSB security service as saying on Tuesday.

'Terror' bomber strikes New York subway, three hurt

'Terror' bomber strikes New York subway, three hurt

A 27-year-old immigrant from Bangladesh detonated a homemade pipe bomb strapped to his body in a crowded New York subway passage during the morning rush hour Monday, wounding three people and putting the city on edge just six weeks after a deadly truck attack.

Istanbul massacre gunman refuses to testify as trial opens

Istanbul massacre gunman refuses to testify as trial opens

An Uzbek jihadist who confessed to killing 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub in a New Year gun attack refused to testify Monday on the first day of his trial as his wife denied any links to extremists.

Hezbollah's Nasrallah says group to focus on Israel

Hezbollah's Nasrallah says group to focus on Israel

The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah group, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, said the group and its allies in the region would renew their focus on the Palestinian cause after what he called their victories elsewhere in the region.

New York subway explosion 'terror-related incident'

New York subway explosion 'terror-related incident'

Mayor Bill de Blasio called the incident "incredibly unsettling" due to the centrality of the subway to life in New York.

US-backed Syrian forces, Iraqi army coordinate at border - SDF

US-backed Syrian forces, Iraqi army coordinate at border - SDF

US-backed militias in Syria said they have formed a joint military centre with the Iraqi army to protect their common border region after ousting Islamic State militants.

Iraq holds military parade celebrating victory over IS

Iraq holds military parade celebrating victory over IS

An Iraqi military parade celebrating final victory over Islamic State is underway in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, an Iraqi military spokesman told Reuters on Sunday.

Iraqi PM declares 'end of war against IS' in Iraq

Iraqi PM declares 'end of war against IS' in Iraq

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Saturday announced the end of a three-year war by Iraqi forces to drive the Islamic State jihadist group out of the country.

Iraq in new push against IS holdouts as PM eyes victory

Iraq in new push against IS holdouts as PM eyes victory

Haider al-Abadi has said he will not declare the jihadists have been defeated until they have been cleared from the dry valleys and other natural hideouts that have provided them with a desert refuge.

Putin declares 'complete victory' on both banks of Euphrates in Syria

Putin declares 'complete victory' on both banks of Euphrates in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin said a complete victory had been achieved over Islamic State on both banks of the Euphrates river in Syria, Russia's Interfax news agency reported on Wednesday.

Russian air strikes kill 21 civilians in east Syria

Russian air strikes kill 21 civilians in east Syria

Russian air strikes killed 21 civilians early Wednesday in a village held by the Islamic State group near the Euphrates River in eastern Syria, a monitor said.