The Islamic State has fast become one of the world's wealthiest terror groups, generating tens of millions of dollars a month from black market oil sales, ransoms and extortion, officials said Thursday.
Iraq's Yazidi minority is facing what may amount to an 'attempted genocide' at the hands of Islamist fighters, a senior UN rights official said Tuesday after visiting northern Iraq.
Three teenage girls from suburban Denver may have been trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria after stealing their parents' money and flying to Germany, authorities said on Tuesday.
ISIS has executed a man they accused of filming their headquarters and displayed his body on a cross, even as Kurdish forces in Kobane repulsed a new attempt by jihadists to cut off the border with Turkey.
Iraqi pilots who have joined Islamic State in Syria are training members of the group to fly in three captured fighter jets, a group monitoring the war said on Friday, saying it was the first time that the militant group had taken to the air.
Islamic State militants raised their flag on a building on the eastern outskirts of the Syrian border town of Kobani on Monday after an assault of almost three weeks, but the town's Kurdish defenders said they had not reached the city centre.
The parents of an American humanitarian worker held hostage by Islamic State militants appealed for his release on Saturday, speaking in a statement and a video message that highlighted his aid work and mentioned his conversion to Islam.
Kurdish fighters backed by US-led air strikes held back jihadists attacking a Syrian border town Saturday, following an international outcry at the murder of a British hostage by the Islamic State group.
Airstrikes likely carried out by the US-led coalition struck an oil refinery in Syria held by the Islamic State in Iraw and the Levant (ISIS) group on Sunday, shaking buildings and sending flames shooting into the air near the Turkish border, a witness and activists said.
'Muslims are not terrorists and terrorists are not Muslims' protested two hijab clad women in the crowd outside the Grand Mosque of Paris on Friday. Hundreds gathered around the mosque to 'denounce the barbaric horror' of the terrorist group 'Islamic State' (IS).
Iraq has 'credible' intelligence that Islamic State militants plan to attack subway systems in Paris and the United States, the prime minister said on Thursday, but US and French officials said they had no evidence to back up his claims.
A threat by Philippine militants to kill a German hostage in a show of solidarity with ISIS is the latest sign that the group's brand of radicalism is winning recruits in Asia and posing a growing security risk in the region.