Islamic State base in Afghanistan? UN, Russia worried over report

Iraqi security forces prepare to attack Islamic State extremists at Camp Speicher, the front line in Tikrit. (AP Photo)

The top UN envoy in Afghanistan said on Monday that recent reports indicate the Islamic State extremist group has established a foothold in Afghanistan, a view echoed by Russia which urged the Security Council to stop its expansion. Nicholas Haysom told the council the assessment of the UN political mission in Afghanistan is that the Islamic State group hasn’t stuck

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ISIS claims responsibility for attack on Iranian ambassador residence

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Two bombs exploded at the gate of the Iranian ambassador’s residence in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Sunday although nobody was hurt in the blast, Libyan security officials said. Iran’s official IRNA news agency confirmed the blasts and that there had been no casualties, adding that Iran had previously suspended operations at its embassy. “Two devices were laid, one exploded

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Jordan pilot murder: Islamic State deploys asymmetry of fear

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Iraq : By burning to death Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh, militant group Islamic State is leveraging its power to asymmetrically shock its enemies, argues Shiraz Maher, a Senior Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation at King’s College London. Even by the barbaric standards of Islamic State, the murder of the captured Jordanian pilot is particularly gruesome.

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ISIS justifies enslaving, having sex with non-believers : Report

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Iraq : The Sunni jihadi organization Islamic State (ISIS) has justified the enslavement of non-Muslim women and children and sexual intercourse with them, not sparing even pre-pubescent girls. This message has been propagated in an ISIS pamphlet titled “Question and Answers on Female Slaves and their Freedom”, which was distributed to the people of the Iraqi city of Mosul, which

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ISIS behead four children in Iraq after they refuse to convert to Islam !

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A British vicar based in Baghdad said Islamic State militants hounded Christians out of their homes and threatened to kill their children if they did not convert to Islam   Barbaric: The children were killed by Islamic State militants (file photo) Barbaric Islamic State militants have beheaded four Christian children in Iraq for refusing to convert to Islam, according to

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