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Syria forces declare 'curfew' in Raqqa, fearing IS attacks

Syria forces declare 'curfew' in Raqqa, fearing IS attacks

Local security forces in Syria's northern city of Raqqa announced a two-day curfew starting Sunday in response to intelligence on potential attacks by the Islamic State group.

Indonesian cleric gets death sentence for militant attacks

Indonesian cleric gets death sentence for militant attacks

The ruling comes as Indonesia struggles to rein in a rising tide of homegrown militancy, inspired in part by the extremist group Islamic State.

Extremist plotted suicide attack on British PM: court

Extremist plotted suicide attack on British PM: court

An extremist who plotted a suicide attack on British Prime Minister Theresa May wanted to decapitate her in a bomb and knife assault, a court heard Tuesday.

7 shepherds killed as IS 'danger' grips Iraqi desert

7 shepherds killed as IS 'danger' grips Iraqi desert

Seven shepherds and farmers have been found murdered after the Islamic State jihadist group kidnapped dozens of people in the desert region of central Iraq, a local official said Tuesday.

Afghan Taliban say ceasefire will not be extended

Afghan Taliban say ceasefire will not be extended

The first formal, nationwide ceasefire since the 2001 US invasion had been met with jubilation across the country.

Death toll in eastern Afghanistan suicide bombing climbs to 36

Death toll in eastern Afghanistan suicide bombing climbs to 36

The death toll in a suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State during a ceasefire celebration in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province has climbed to 36, an official said on Sunday.

IS suicide car bomber kills six rivals in Syria

IS suicide car bomber kills six rivals in Syria

A suicide car bomber from the Islamic State group killed at least six rival jihadists on Wednesday at a roadblock in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib, a monitor said.

Air strike kills 10 civilians in northeast Syria

Air strike kills 10 civilians in northeast Syria

An air raid on a village in northeast Syria held by the Islamic State jihadist group killed at least 10 civilians including three children on Tuesday, a Britain-based monitor said.

Judge questions plan to release US detainee into Syrian war zone

Judge questions plan to release US detainee into Syrian war zone

A federal judge questioned on Friday the US military's plan to dump a US citizen alleged to have joined the Islamic State group back into the Syrian war zone, a plan his lawyers said equalled a death sentence.

IS retake parts of Syria town in major attack

IS retake parts of Syria town in major attack

The Islamic State group seized parts of a key town on the Syrian-Iraqi border Friday in a massive operation that further confirmed the jihadists remain a force on the ground.

US military operations against IS in Afghanistan to intensify

US military operations against IS in Afghanistan to intensify

The United States intends to step up military operations against Islamic State in eastern Afghanistan during a temporary ceasefire between the Afghan government and the Taliban, senior US officials said on Friday.

UK mourns on anniversary of London Bridge attack

UK mourns on anniversary of London Bridge attack

Flowers were laid, candles lit and a religious service held at Southwark Cathedral -- the spot where three men in a van crashed after careening into crowds, before launching a stabbing spree at nearby Borough Market.