Jan 30, 2017

Body of small migrant boy turns up on southern Spain beach

The lifeless body of a 6- to 7-year-old boy believed to be a migrant trying to get to Europe has washed up on a southern Spanish beach, authorities said Sunday. In a grim reminder of the discovery of Aylan Kurdi, the 3-year-old Syrian boy found ...

Jun 12, 2016

Libyan forces brace for sniper fire from Islamic State fighters in Sirte

A spokesman for militias loyal to Libya's U.N.-brokered government say Islamic State militants have barricaded themselves in the center of their stronghold in the coastal city of Sirte, hoping to draw their attackers into a protracted street battle. Brig. Gen. Mohammed al-Ghasri said Sunday the ...

Mar 13, 2015

Islamic State leader accepts allegiance of Nigeria's Boko Haram

The leader of the Islamic State militant group that controls parts of Syria and Iraq has accepted a pledge of allegiance from Nigerian Islamists Boko Haram, his spokesman said in an audio message transmitted on Thursday. "Our caliph, God save him, has accepted the pledge ...

Mar 11, 2015

Spain neutralizes jihadi cell planning attacks, police say

Police neutralized a jihadi terror cell Tuesday with the arrests of two people who were part of a larger group allegedly planning to carry out attacks in Spain and other European countries, the Interior Ministry said. The latest suspects are Spaniards of Moroccan origin, arrested ...