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Two men linked to French police killer charged

PARIS: Two men linked to a jihadist who killed a French police officer and his partner were charged and detained by an anti-terror court Saturday.

Man charged in France over plan to attack tourists: source

PARIS: A radicalised convert to Islam, suspected of planning to attack American and Russian tourists in France, was charged late Friday and placed in detention, a judicial source said.

US Democrats hit Trump, clash over jihadist fight in debate

MANCHESTER: Hillary Clinton and other Democratic presidential hopefuls used Donald Trump as a political bogeyman Saturday to highlight their own calls to defeat jihadist extremists without the bigotry and bluster brandished by their top Republican rival.

Jihadist thriller pulled from cinemas after Paris attacks

PARIS: A film about a wave of jihadist attacks on Paris due out Wednesday has been pulled from cinemas, with the release of a string of others also touching on terrorism now being questioned.

Omar Ismail Mostefai: from petty criminal to cold-blooded jihadist

COURCOURONNES, FRANCE: Omar Ismail Mostefai was known to police as nothing more than a petty criminal before he became the first gunman identified from Friday's attacks in Paris, which left at least 129 dead.

IS militant 'surrenders' to Turkey: army

ISTANBUL: A jihadist from the Islamic State (IS) militant group surrendered to the Turkish army on the border between Turkey and Syria, the armed forces said on Saturday.

IS calls for new France attacks in latest video

BEIRUT: The Islamic State group called for fresh attacks against France in a video released Tuesday, nearly a month after a deadly Islamist assault on a Paris magazine shocked the world.

IS executing 'educated women' in new wave of horror: UN

GENEVA: The UN on Tuesday decried numerous executions of civilians in Iraq by the Islamic State group, warning that educated women appeared to be especially at risk.

Bomb blast kills woman in India

BANGALORE: One woman died and two people were injured late Sunday when a crude bomb exploded outside a restaurant in the southern Indian city of Bangalore, police said.

50 IS jihadists killed in Kobane in 24 hours: monitor

KOBANE: At least 50 Islamic State group jihadists have been killed in the past 24 hours in clashes, suicide bombings and US-led air strikes in Syria's Kobane, a monitor said Sunday.

Syrian air raids on jihadist-held town kill 23 civilians: monitor

BEIRUT: Syrian regime air raids on Raqa city, which the Islamic State jihadist group has proclaimed as its capital, killed at least 23 civilians on Tuesday, a monitoring group said.

Attackers behind Shiite killings linked to IS, says Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said Monday the assailants behind Shiite killings earlier this month are linked to the Islamic State jihadist group, including many jailed previously over suspected extremist ties.

Hollande warns on 'extreme horror' jihadist videos

SYDNEY: French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday warned that "extreme horror" films used by terrorist groups could harm young people, after fresh footage emerged of Western hostages held by North African jihadists.

Jordan jails five for promoting IS on Internet

AMMAN: A Jordanian court on Monday sentenced five people to jail for being members of the Islamic State group and promoting the jihadist organisation on the Internet.

UK woman jailed for sending cash to jihadist husband in Syria

LONDON: A British woman who tried to send 20,000 euros ($25,000) to her husband fighting with Islamic State (IS) group in Syria was on Thursday jailed for 28 months and seven days.

Bomb attacks kill 23 people in Iraq

BAGHDAD: Suicide bombings and car bombs, including an attack on federal police headquarters, killed 23 people in Iraq on Wednesday, police, military and medical sources said.

Iraq president to visit Saudi as relations thaw

RIYADH: Iraqi President Fuad Masum is to visit Saudi Arabia Tuesday for the highest-level talks between the two neighbours in years, as relations thaw in the face of the jihadist threat.

Top Qaeda leader killed by Yemen forces: report

SANAA: Yemeni security forces have killed a senior Al-Qaeda operative in the southern province of Lahij, where he was known as the group's local chief, state media said on Friday.

Kurds thwart new jihadist bid to cut off Syria town

MURSITPINAR : Kurdish forces in the Syrian town of Kobane repulsed a new attempt by Islamic State fighters to cut off the border with Turkey Saturday as troops battled the jihadists in neighbouring Iraq.

Iraq’s top Shi’ite cleric issues call to fight jihadist rebels

BAGHDAD: Iraq's most senior Shi'ite Muslim cleric urged followers to take up arms against a full-blown Sunni militant insurgency to topple Shi'ite Prime Minister...