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Afghan IS group claims sticky bomb attacks in western Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for bombing two minivans in a mostly Shiite neighborhood in the Afghan capital that killed seven people. Among the dead wer...

IS claims killing of 3 female media workers in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the killing of three women working for a local radio and TV station in eastern Afghanistan, the latest in a spike in ta...

Afghan official: Bomb, shooting attack in Kabul kill 2

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A bombing and a shooting attack in Kabul killed at least two people Wednesday, including the head of an independent Afghan elections watchdog, officials said. ...

Afghanistan claims killing an al-Qaida leader wanted by FBI

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan claimed Sunday it killed a top al-Qaida propagandist on an FBI most-wanted list during an operation in the country's east, showing the militant group's continued ...

Bangladesh arrests 3 in police station blast, denies IS link

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladeshi police said they arrested three suspects in the bombing of a Dhaka police station and denied a claim of responsibility by the Islamic State group, saying the attac...

IS claims bombing attack on a TV station bus that killed 2

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Islamic State group took responsibility Sunday for a roadside bomb attack against a bus belonging to a local TV station that killed two employees. Marwa...

Death toll from attack on Kabul maternity clinic rises to 24

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials on Wednesday raised the death from the militant attack on a maternity hospital in Kabul the previous day, saying that 24 people were killed, including two ne...

Taliban meet with US general amid tensions over peace deal

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban have met with the head of U.S. forces in Afghanistan to call for an end to what they say is an increase in American attacks since a peace deal signed in February, allegati...

Extremists see global chaos from virus as an opportunity

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Both the Islamic State group and al-Qaida see the coronavirus as a threat, but some of their fighters also see the upheaval from the pandemic as an opportunity to win over more sup...

Islamic State leader leaves a legacy of terror

BEIRUT (AP) — Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi sought to establish an Islamic "caliphate" across Syria and Iraq, but he might be remembered more as the ruthlessly calculating leader of the Islamic State group who...

Islamic State leader leaves a legacy of terror

BEIRUT (AP) — Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi sought to establish a new Islamic "caliphate" across Syria and Iraq, but he might be remembered more as the ruthlessly calculating militant leader of the Islamic Sta...

'Only God is with us': A Syrian family feels betrayed by US

BARDARASH, Iraq (AP) — For months, every time Turkey threatened to invade northern Syria, Salwa Hanna told her husband they should take their children and flee from the border town of Kobani. And ever...

Born into al-Qaida: Hamza bin Laden's rise to prominence

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Years after the death of his father at the hands of a U.S. Navy SEAL raid in Pakistan, Hamza bin Laden now finds himself in the crosshairs of world powers. ...

Born into al-Qaida: Hamza bin Laden's rise to prominence

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The boy is only 12 years old and looks even younger and smaller kneeling next to the wreckage of a helicopter, flanked by masked jihadis carrying Kalashnikov assault...

IS reverting to insurgency tactics after losing caliphate

BEIRUT (AP) — Nearly defeated on the battlefields of its would-be caliphate, analysts say the Islamic State group has reverted to what it was before its spectacular conquests in 2014 — a shadowy insur...