Sri Lanka Easter Sunday bombers inspired by Islamic State, but had no direct link to terror group, claim investigators
Sri Lanka's former police chief, Pujith Jayasundara, and former secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Hemasiri Fernando, are currently facing criminal charges over their alleged negligence in failing to prevent the attack.
Hafeesudin, one of the 21 Keralites reported to have joined the Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan, has been killed in a drone attack in Kabul
We have gone to great lengths to debunk that myth and make clear that these organisations are seeking to perpetuate a perverted form of Islam.
Last week, the Kurdish peshmerga fighters launched the operation to retake Sinjar.
The government estimates at least 70 Australians are fighting with terrorist groups like the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Shi'ites are commemorating the slaying of Prophet Mohammad's grandson Hussein at the battle of Kerbala in AD 680.
Islamic State is notorious for beheading or executing anyone who stands in its way when seizing cities and towns that form its self-proclaimed caliphate.
Coalition airstrikes in and around the city on Syria's border with Turkey have been augmented by an airdrop of arms to Kurdish forces fighting the terror group.
The Britain-based monitoring group said the firings came after residents took part in angry demonstrations over the deadly October 1 attack at a school that killed 48 children, most of them under the age of 12, and four adults.
US-led warplanes have intensified air strikes against IS, which has been attacking Kobane for three weeks, but the Pentagon has said that there are limits to what can be done without troops on the ground.
Kobane has become a symbol of resistance against the IS group, which proclaimed an Islamic "caliphate" across swathes of Iraq and Syria, carrying out beheadings and other atrocities.
Islamic State said on Twitter that it downed the aircraft and published pictures that it claimed were of the debris and the corpse of one of the pilots.
The danger posed to Indonesia from IS was brought into focus last month when police arrested four ethnic Uighurs they allege were being taken to meet the country's most wanted militant to discuss recruitment for IS.
Hostages threatened at the end of four previous, near-identical IS beheading videos have subsequently been murdered.
May said that only a minority of extremists are violent, but "the damage that extremists cause to our society is reason enough to act."
Police say the raids came after an eight-month investigation that began with a tip from the FBI. El Sabsabi is accused of giving about $12,000 to a US citizen to fund his travel to Syria.
The alliance carried out fresh raids against IS positions in Syria overnight, but the jihadists still managed to advance within five kilometres (three miles) of the strategic Syrian town of Ain al-Arab, known as Kobane to the Kurds, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Obama said he had no choice but to order US air strikes on Assad's enemies, the Islamic State and the Khorasan Group because, he said, "those folks could kill Americans."
He made the remarks at a meeting with journalists on the sidelines of a gathering of world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly.
US, Saudi and Emirati warplanes bombed oil installations in eastern Syria overnight in a bid to cut off a significant source of funding for Islamic State.