Sunday, March 8, 2015
Nigeria's home-grown Boko Haram group, newly weakened by a multinational force that has dislodged it from a score of northeastern towns, reportedly pledged formal allegiance to the Islamic State group.
Egypt carried out Saturday the first death sentence handed down over the violence that erupted after the army overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013, the interior ministry said.
Three bombings in northeast Nigeria's city of Maiduguri on Saturday killed at least 47 people, including children, and wounded 50, witnesses told AFP.
Islamic State extremists trucked away statues as they damaged the irreplaceable remains of an ancient Assyrian capital, a local resident and a top U.N. official told The Associated Press Friday.
A widely followed “whistle-blower” who tweeted about the Saudi royal family accused Twitter on Friday of succumbing to pressure by suspending his account.
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Iraqi forces pressed their offensive against the Islamic State (IS) group Friday, expecting to reach the outskirts of the militant-held city of Tikrit, a day after the extremists reportedly “bulldozed” a famed archaeological site in the area.
A driver plowed his car into pedestrians in Jerusalem Friday, injuring five people in an attack that further inflamed tensions a day after the Palestinians vowed to halt security coordination with Israel.
Friday, March 6, 2015
The Islamic State group has begun bulldozing the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in Iraq, the government said, in the jihadists' latest attack on the country's historical heritage.
The Middle East's first three-dimensional pavement art festival, starring works by international artists that appear to rise from the ground, kicked off this week in Dubai, its organizers said.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
A British citizen fighting alongside Kurdish forces against the Islamic State group has been killed in Syria, a Kurdish commander said Wednesday.