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Three dead in France in IS-claimed shooting spree

TREBES: At least three people were killed Friday when a man claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group went on a shooting spree and held people hostage in a supermarket in southwest France before being shot dead by police. "Our…

Defeated militarily in 2017, IS remains a global threat

PARIS: The year 2017 saw significant destruction to the Islamic State (IS), which lost almost all of its self-proclaimed "Caliphate" in Iraq and Syria, but experts warn the group is adapting and continues to be a threat. Within hours of…

Iran’s supreme leader hails end of IS ‘tumour’

TEHRAN: Iran's supreme leader has praised his country's contribution to the fight against the Islamic State group, saying it had helped destroy a "tumour" created by the United States and its allies. In an address broadcast on national…

Was IS claim for Las Vegas attack ‘fake news’?

LAS VEGAS: Claims of responsibility for terror attacks by the Islamic State group were once seen as credible, but in the wake of the Las Vegas atrocity, experts stress that the retreating militants are increasingly spreading fake news.…

Russian general killed fighting IS in east Syria

DEIR EZZOR: A Russian general was killed while battling Islamic State group militants near the eastern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor, Moscow's defence ministry said Sunday. "Division general Valeri Assapov was killed when a shell exploded…

Jordan, Iraq reopen only border crossing

AMMAN: Jordan and Iraq on Wednesday reopened their only border crossing, saying security had been restored three years after the Islamic State group seized control of frontier areas. In a joint statement, the two countries' governments…

IS destroys 840-year-old al-Nuri mosque in Mosul

MOSUL: The Islamic State group destroyed Mosul’s al-Nuri mosque and its iconic leaning minaret known as al-Hadba when fighters detonated explosives inside the structures on Wednesday night, Iraq’s Ministry of Defense said. Iraqi Prime…