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Suicide bombers armed with rifles attack Iraqi city of Kirkuk
Nearly all such raids have been carried out by the Islamic State group.
US fears ISIS will use chemical weapons in battle for Iraq's second city
IS has claimed a string of deadly suicide bombings in Baghdad in recent days.
The Battle for Mosul: Islamic State is vastly outnumbered in its last stand in Iraq
Iraqi forces are said to be ahead of schedule in their fight to take back the city.
The battle to retake Mosul from Islamic State has begun
The city fell to IS fighters in June 2014. It is their last stronghold in Iraq.
IS recruits are more educated than you might think, according to a world study
The study aimed to identify socioeconomic traits that might explain why some are drawn to the Syria-based extremist group.
Irish citizen whose father and brother were killed by Islamic State denied permission to bring mother to Ireland
Rasheed’s* mother is unable to renew her passport and as a result a visa application from her will not be considered.
Mosul: An Islamic State city soon to be the centre of a huge battle
Once a cosmopolitan, multi-ethnic hub, Mosul has become the last stronghold of IS in Iraq.
Father of bombing suspect reported him to FBI in 2014
Ahmad Khan Rahami’s father later retracted his statement, saying he meant his son was hanging out with gangs and acting like a thug.
Dialogue is the only way to deal with the irreligious hatred of Islamic State, says the Dalai Lama
The Buddhist spiritual leader also said Europe should educate for the children of hundreds of thousands of refugees, mainly from the war-torn Middle East, to help them go home rebuild their countries.
French police have arrested a 15-year-old boy suspected of planning a terror attack
Prime Minister Manuel Valls has warned that the country faces a threat from 15,000 homegrown radicals.
Female troops fighting Isis in Syria support the 'Repeal the 8th' campaign - and Dublin Bus drivers
The US-backed Bob Crow brigade, a group of British and Irish volunteers embedded with Kurdish forces in northern Syria, tweeted its support for the proposed changes to the Irish constitution with the slogan “Ní saoirse go saoirse na mban”.
Australian prime minister links 'IS-inspired' stabbing to 9/11 anniversary
A 22-year-old man has been arrested.
Syrian leader Bashar Al-Assad has agreed to a US-Russia ceasefire deal
The two powers could launch joint airstrikes against Islamist jihadists if the deal holds.
Woman behind failed Paris attack engaged to man who killed priest
The woman, referred to as Sarah H, was also betrothed to a man who killed two police officials in June.
Radical UK cleric Choudary jailed for encouraging support of Islamic State jihadists
Dressed in a white robe, Choudary showed no emotion as the sentence was passed.
Turkey sends tanks into Syrian village to fight Islamic State extremists
At least 20 tanks, five armoured personnel carriers, trucks and other armoured vehicles crossed the border this afternoon.
Russia takes credit for killing "principal architect" of terrorist attacks against the West
Islamic State said that one of its main figures has been killed by a US airstrike.
Islamic State mass graves reveal thousands of dead bodies and extent of horror
As IS territory shrinks the grim process of recovering the dead can begin.
At least 60 have been killed in a suicide bomb in Yemen
Attacks in Aden are often claimed by jihadists from either Al-Qaeda or the Islamic State group, which have both taken advantage of the chaos in Yemen to make gains in southern and southeastern regions.
Islamic State releases video of children carrying out prisoner executions
One of the boys is identified as being British.
Tourism slump as France counts the cost of terrorism and transport strikes
France is the world’s top tourist destination and the sector accounts for around 9% of its GDP.
Woman and girl arrested in London for trying to go to Syria to join IS
They were arrested on Sunday night.
Trump wants to quiz people on religion and gender equality before they enter US
The Republican presidential candidate previously called for a ban on Muslims entering America.
Civilians celebrate in the streets as Islamic State is pushed out of Syrian city
Some men were seen clipping their beards with scissors while women were able to uncover their faces.
Another town on the French Riviera has banned burkinis
The mayor of Villeneuve-Loubet said he made the decision to bar the covered swimsuit, worn by some Muslim women, for sanitary reasons.
Leader of Islamic State in Pakistan killed by US drone strike
Hafiz Saeed was killed in July.
I really meant it when I said Obama was the founder of Isis, Trump insists
He’s not apologising – and he’s not explaining very much either.
Schoolgirl who travelled to Syria to join IS has reportedly died in an airstrike
Kadiza Sultana travelled to Syria in February of last year.
Canadian police kill 'terror suspect' who was allegedly planning suicide attack
The man, in his mid-20s, was under a court order not to associate with Islamic State.
Germany to propose burka ban as part of anti-terrorism measures
The country’s interior minister is also said to be planning to make being a “threat to public security” grounds for deporting migrants.
Second man (21) arrested over murder of French priest
Jacques Hamel (85) was killed last month as he celebrated mass.
German police arrest man amid fears Islamic State was planning to attack football matches
League champions Bayern Munich will host Werder Bremen as the new season of Germany’s first division kicks off on 26 August.
Brother-in-law of Charlie Hebdo attacker arrested while travelling to Syria
Mourad Hamyd had said he was shocked by the 2015 killings.
US police officer charged with trying to support Islamic State
He is the first US officer to face terror-related charges.
Two suspected jihadists arrested in Brussels after terror raids
“Both are suspected of planning a terrorist attack somewhere in Belgium,” a spokesman said
Teenager jailed after being caught with 'step-by-step' terrorism guide
A subsequent search of his home uncovered a handwritten oath of allegiance to Islamic State.
Both killers were on French watch lists before brutal slaying of priest
The government is under increased pressure to stop the violence.
Men who killed French priest pledge allegiance to Islamic State in video
The young men hold hands as they swear “obedience” to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Anti-terror police warn UK Christians following French church attack
Churches have been asked to review security measures, as the Home Office releases millions in funding for places of worship.
France church attack: Jihadist was under house arrest
Adel Kermiche, 19, was one of two attackers who stormed a church and killed an 86-year-old priest.