Trump tells European countries to take back IS fighters

Trump tells European countries to take back IS fighters

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Donald Trump: “Put them on trial” President Trump has told the UK and other European allies to take back and put on trial more than 800 Islamic State (IS) group fighters captured in the final battle against the group. His tweet comes as US-backed Kurdish forces continue an assault […]

Islamic State: ‘Thousands of civilians’ still trapped in Baghuz

Islamic State: ‘Thousands of civilians’ still trapped in Baghuz

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Civilians have been fleeing Baghuz in their hundreds over the past week The battle to claim the last pocket of territory from the Islamic State group (IS) is being held up because thousands of civilians remain trapped there. US-backed Kurdish forces launched an assault on Baghuz, on the Syrian […]

UK family of pregnant IS teen plead for return

UK family of pregnant IS teen plead for return

Image copyright PA Image caption Ms Begum was 15 and living in Bethnal Green, London, when she left the UK in 2015 The family of Shamima Begum – the teenager who went to Syria to join the Islamic State group – has called on the UK to bring her back “urgently”. They said the 19-year-old’s […]

Abdul Fattah al-Sisi: Egyptian president may rule until 2034

Abdul Fattah al-Sisi: Egyptian president may rule until 2034

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, a former army chief, has been in power since leading a military coup in 2013 Egypt’s parliament has overwhelmingly voted to approve draft constitutional changes that could extend President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi’s time in office by another 12 years. Mr Sisi is due to stand down […]

US-backed Syrian fighters battle to clear final two IS villages

US-backed Syrian fighters battle to clear final two IS villages

Image copyright AFP Image caption Fighter from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) say they are facing fierce resistance US-backed Syrian fighters are clearing Islamic State (IS) militants from the last two villages the jihadist group controls, military officials say. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance launched an assault at the weekend on Shajalah and […]

Iran warns neighbours after bombing kills Revolutionary Guards

Iran warns neighbours after bombing kills Revolutionary Guards

Image copyright AFP Image caption The bus carrying the Revolutionary Guards was torn apart by the car bomb blast Iran’s president has warned its neighbours not to let “terrorists abuse their territory” after a suicide car bombing killed 27 Revolutionary Guards. Hassan Rouhani blamed the United States and Israel for Wednesday’s attack in the south-eastern […]

Shamima Begum: IS runaway teen ‘could face prosecution in UK’

Shamima Begum: IS runaway teen ‘could face prosecution in UK’

Image copyright PA Image caption Ms Begum was 15 when she left the UK in 2015 A British woman who ran away to Syria as a schoolgirl to join the Islamic State group has been told she could face prosecution if she returns home. Shamima Begum, now 19 and pregnant, told the Times she had […]

Iran suicide bombing ‘kills 27 Revolutionary Guards’

Iran suicide bombing ‘kills 27 Revolutionary Guards’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Iran’s Fars news agency released a photo showing what it said was the wreckage of the bus A suicide attack in south-eastern Iran has killed at least 27 members of the Revolutionary Guards, state media say. The bomber targeted a bus transporting personnel in Sistan-Baluchestan province near the border with […]

Iran suicide bombing ‘kills 20 Revolutionary Guards’

Iran suicide bombing ‘kills 20 Revolutionary Guards’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Iran’s Fars news agency released a photo showing what it said was the wreckage of the bus At least 20 Revolutionary Guards have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in south-eastern Iran, state media say. The bomber targeted a bus transporting personnel on the Khash-Zahedan road in Sistan-Baluchestan province, […]

Syrians held in Germany for suspected crimes against humanity

Syrians held in Germany for suspected crimes against humanity

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Syrian government has long been accused of killing or mistreating detainees (file image) Germany says it has arrested two former Syrian intelligence officers alleged to have been involved in torturing critics of President Bashar al-Assad. Both men seem to have sought asylum in Germany after leaving Syria a […]

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