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Putin, Trump agree to fighting IS in Syria, Kremlin says

Putin, Trump agree to fighting IS in Syria, Kremlin says

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump agreed a joint statement on Syria on Saturday that said they would continue joint efforts in fighting Islamic State until it is defeated ...

NATO still short of troops for Afghan boost

NATO still short of troops for Afghan boost

NATO countries have still not agreed how many extra troops they will send to Afghanistan to boost local forces in their fight against the resurgent Taliban, the alliance's chief admitted Thursday.

Iraq forces assault last IS bastion, advance on Kurds

Iraq forces assault last IS bastion, advance on Kurds

Iraqi troops launched an assault on the last Islamic State group bastion in the country on Thursday even as the Kurds said Baghdad's forces had attacked their fighters near the border with Turkey.

US-backed forces seize major Syria oilfield

US-backed forces seize major Syria oilfield

A US-backed Arab-Kurd alliance announced on Sunday it had retaken one of Syria's largest oilfields from the Islamic State group in the east of country.

100 IS fighters surrender in Raqa in 24 hours: US-led coalition

100 IS fighters surrender in Raqa in 24 hours: US-led coalition

Dozens of Islamic State group fighters have surrendered over the past day in their one-time bastion Raqqa, the US-led coalition backing the offensive on the Syrian city said Saturday.

Lebanon finds remains believed to be soldiers kidnapped by IS

Lebanon finds remains believed to be soldiers kidnapped by IS

A top Lebanese security official said Sunday that authorities had located human remains believed to belong to troops kidnapped by the Islamic State group three years ago.

Russia says foiled IS-led suicide bomb attacks in Moscow

Russia says foiled IS-led suicide bomb attacks in Moscow

Russia's FSB security service said Monday that it had captured a gang planning major attacks on Moscow transport networks and shopping centres, directed by members of the Islamic State jihadist group from Syria.

Afghan forces sent to rescue hostages after massacre

Afghan forces sent to rescue hostages after massacre

The Afghan government has dispatched special forces to a remote village over fears that Taliban and Islamic State insurgents have taken several families hostage after massacring dozens of civilians, officials said Tuesday.

Iraqi forces retake area near Syrian border from IS

Iraqi forces retake area near Syrian border from IS

Iraqi forces retook an area near the Syrian border from the Islamic State group on Sunday as part of operations to expel the jihadists from strongholds in the country's north.

Battle for IS Syria bastion Raqa to begin 'in days'

Battle for IS Syria bastion Raqa to begin 'in days'

The battle to capture the Islamic State group's Syrian bastion Raqa will begin ‘in days’, a militia spokeswoman said Saturday after fresh advances by a Kurdish-Arab alliance battling the jihadists.

At least 27 dead in Baghdad bombings: officials

At least 27 dead in Baghdad bombings: officials

At least 27 people were killed and more than 100 wounded in two bombings in Baghdad, security and medical officials said on Tuesday.

Islamic State claims first suicide attack in Somalia

Islamic State claims first suicide attack in Somalia

The Islamic State group has claimed its first suicide attack in Somalia that left at least five people dead as it steps up activities in a region dominated by the Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab.