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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.


IS fighters from 70 countries, analysis shows

Analysis of a windfall of data from inside Islamic State shows fighters of more than 70 nationalities joined the ruthless jihadist group, researchers said after examining thousands of records.


IS income falls 30% after territory loss: researchers

Islamic State group revenues have dropped by around 30 percent since last year, forcing the group to introduce a range of new taxes including a levy on repairing satellite dishes, a research group said on Monday.


IS group's 'cause is lost': Obama

The Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria is on the defensive and "their cause is lost," US President Barack Obama said Wednesday after meeting with CIA chiefs and other security officials.


IS ranks at lowest level since 2014: US official

The Islamic State group's ranks have been pared back by international and local military action in Iraq and Syria to their lowest level since Washington began monitoring the group, a senior official said Tuesday.


 

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