An Iraqi artist has decided to show the world the “ugliness” of the Islamic State and its cause. Having gathered a bunch of worn-out boots and accessories, the artist has turned them into a series of “shoe faces” which mock and embarrass ISIS fighters.
The Nigerian military has fought off a new attack by Boko Haram militants in the key city of Maiduguri, located in the country's northeast. Seizure of the city could lead to a humanitarian catastrophe just before presidential elections.
UN peacekeepers captured the moment shells hit their position in southern Lebanon on Wednesday, the day their Spanish colleague was killed. The footage suggests Israeli artillery, retaliating against Hezbollah rocket attack, might be responsible.
Islamic State fighters have admitted that Kurdish forces managed to retake Kobani after the intensified US-led air campaign forced the jihadists to abandon position in the strategic city near the Syrian-Turkish border.
Al-Qaeda in Yemen says France has surpassed the US to become the main enemy of Islam. The group says the US has been “weakening” in recent years, and also claims to be behind the recent terror attacks on Charlie Hebdo journalists in Paris.
The US helped Mossad assassinate a top Hezbollah figure in Syria in 2008 by lending bomb expertise and surveillance on the ground, Washington Post reported. The joint operation marked CIA’s post-9/11 drift toward modern-day drone killings.
Japan's deputy foreign minister has said that negotiations with the Islamic State militants (formerly known as ISIS) have reached “deadlock” in the hostage crisis of a Jordanian pilot and a Japanese journalist’s impending execution.
One day after saying a newly-created police unit armed with machine guns would police protesters, the New York Police Department has backtracked, saying the unit will only work on counter-terror initiatives.
The CIA carried out interrogations on British territory, according to a senior Bush administration official. The claims, if true, contradict the official line of the British government that it was not complicit in torture in the years after 9/11.
Boko Haram insurgents plan to use goats and cows as bomb couriers to carry out deadly attacks, in addition to a new batch of disguised suicide bombers, a spokesperson for the Nigerian federal government warned.