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US Muslim leader condemns Orlando attack, slams extremists

The head of a prominent US Muslim advocacy group Sunday strongly condemned the nightclub massacre in Florida, calling members of the Islamic State group an "aberration" amid allegations the gunman was inspired by the jihadists.


Obama brands Orlando attack an act of 'terror' and 'hate'

President Barack Obama condemned the "horrific massacre" of 50 revelers at an Orlando nightclub Sunday, an attack that is already fueling rows over guns, gay rights and how to defeat the Islamic State group.


Orlando: Trump crows he was 'right' on Islamist threat

White House hopeful Donald Trump lost no time Sunday in claiming a massacre in a gay nightclub showed he has been right about Islamic extremism.


Growing desertions as IS loses ground: experts

Growing numbers of Western jihadists are deserting the Islamic State (IS) group and returning to countries like France, where security services are trying to sort genuine repenters from terror suspects, experts say.


Indon police foil IS-inspired suicide bombings

Indonesian police said Thursday they have arrested three Muslim extremists who were planning to launch Islamic State-inspired suicide bombings in the country's second-biggest city.


US-backed fighters open new front against IS in Syria: monitor

US-backed Kurdish and Arab fighters have opened a new front against the Islamic State group in northern Syria, thrusting into a strategic jihadist pocket along the Turkish border, a monitor said on Wednesday.


IS blasts in Syria regime heartland kill more than 148

More than 148 people were killed Monday in bombings claimed by the Islamic State group in northwestern Syria, the deadliest attacks to date in the regime's coastal heartland.


One killed, three wounded in 'apparently Islamist' attack in Germany

A man killed one person and wounded three others in a knife attack at a German railway station Tuesday that prosecutors said had "an apparent Islamist motive".


Singapore detains 8 Bangladeshis for alleged IS-related terror plot

The Singapore government on Tuesday announced the arrest of eight Bangladeshi men who allegedly plotted terror attacks, including assassinations, back home to establish an Islamic state.


Obama at Gulf summit to seek help against IS

One year after receiving them at Camp David, US President Barack Obama meets Gulf leaders again on Thursday, hoping they can more strongly commit to the fight against jihadists.


 

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