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'Kind, shy and dedicated', Fr Jacques Hamel is the 236th victim of jihadists in France since 2015
The so-called Islamic State group said today’s attack was carried out by its ‘soldiers’.
German bomb attacker pledged allegiance to Islamic State
The country is reeling from four attacks in a week, two of which had jihadist connections.
At least 80 people have been killed in Kabul bombing
The blast struck a group of ethnic Hazara demonstrators.
"IS didn't create this guy... but he was already well on his way" - The psychology of lone-wolf attacks
People craving violence being drawn in by the IS ideology can be a highly volatile mix.
Syrian children pose with drawings of Pokemon, pleading to be saved from violence
An air strike on an Islamic State-held town this week killed 60 people.
Brazil arrests 'amateur' Olympics terrorism group
The Games are due to get underway on 5 August.
Hand-painted ISIS flag found in bedroom of teen who attacked German train passengers
The teenager was shot dead by police as he tried to flee.
Bangladeshi rich kids are defying the jihadist stereotype
Attacks recently hit Dhaka (pictured), Joining Islamic State has “become a fashion”, a Bangladeshi minister said.
Muslim leaders condemn suicide bombs in Saudi Arabia, including one at holy site
‘This crime could not have been perpetrated by someone who had an atom of belief in his heart.’
At least 119 people killed as bomb attacks rock Baghdad
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the bombing in a statement posted online.
'Terror threat' made against Heathrow airport
The warning reportedly said there will be “a device placed in either Heathrow, LAX or JFK” airport.
Donald Trump compares trade deal to rape
He also called for the return of waterboarding in the fight against Islamic State.
Islamic State has lost control of Fallujah, and it's a massive deal
Iraqi forces have today raised a flag over Fallujah, bringing a breakthrough in a four-week offensive.
Shazia Mirza: 'My Irish friends ... they didn't go join the IRA. I didn't go join Gaddafi'
The Muslim comedian will be exploring ‘illusion and seduction in Iraq and Syria’ in Dalkey tomorrow night.
Trump says Obama might 'get the Orlando shooting better than anybody knows'
The US President has said the massacre appears to be “homegrown extremism”.
French policeman and wife stabbed to death at home by man who pledged allegiance to Isis
The couple’s young son was found alive in their home.
At least 20 killed and dozens wounded in Damascus bombings
A suicide bomber and a car bomb went off at the Sayyida Zeinab shrine in Damascus this morning.
German police foil Isis plot 'to detonate suicide vests in city'
Would-be attackers also planned to kill passersby with guns, it’s claimed.
Elite Iraqi army unit battles to re-take key Islamic State stronghold
50,000 civilians are thought to be trapped in the city of Fallujah.
US strikes have killed a key Islamic State leader
Maher Al-Bilawi was the IS commander in Fallujah.
Woman from Omagh jailed over Islamic state offences
Lorna Moore has been sentenced to two and a half years for not disclosing her husband’s plans to travel to the conflict zone.
25 police recruits killed by suicide bomber in Yemen
In a separate incident, at least seven people were killed by suicide bombers in Iraq.
Eurovision puts Basque flag on its banned list (alongside the Islamic State banner)
Spanish politicians aren’t too happy at the move.
The heightened terror threat means French teens are being let smoke in school
Which poses a greater threat – Islamic State or tobacco?
Three children killed in Turkey by Islamic State rocket fire
The rockets hit close to a school.
An Irishman fighting against Isis in Syria is now being held in Iraq
Joshua Molloy was detained after allegedly trying to enter the country illegally.
15-year-old girl who stabbed policeman 'was working for Islamic State'
The teenager attacked the officer during a routine check before being overpowered.
Australian teen prisoner 'carved Isis symbol into his cellmate's forehead'
New South Wales Corrections Minister David Elliott said he was outraged by the alleged attack.
Anti-Islamic State journalist 'shot in the head' in Turkish city
It’s believed to be the second attempt on his life in three months.
People in Islamic State controlled city forced to eat "soups made from grass"
Human Rights Watch has called for Iraq to allow aid to reach starving residents of the city.
300 factory workers abducted by Islamic State
However, IS has lost a supply route.
Police find 45 kilos of ammunition in flat linked to a failed terror attack on France
French suspect Anis Bahri was arrested at the flat in Rotterdam on 27 March at France’s request.
Islamic State has lost more territory today
Syrian troops have taken a key bastion.
Mass grave found among ancient ruins taken from Islamic State
“They were executed either by beheading or by shooting,” the source said.
The ancient city of Palmyra could be restored in 5 years
“We could have completely lost Palmyra… The joy I feel is indescribable.”
Police use water cannon on right-wing protesters at Brussels victims' shrine
“This is our home” and “The state, Daesh accomplice,” the hooligans shouted.
Man taken off plane after woman says she saw 'IS-related' messages on his phone is released
The Iraqi man had been removed from the flight after another passenger suspected him to be a terrorist.
Canadian man arrested under terrorism charge while carrying a gun
If convicted, he could face a maximum of 10 years in prison.
Islamic State has been forced out of Palmyra in a 'major symbolic victory' for Syrian forces
The so-called caliphate took over the world heritage site and city in May 2015.