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.
A masked Islamic State militant seen wielding a knife in videos at the beheading of two Americans has been identified, FBI Director James Comey said on Thursday, but he declined to give the person's name or nationality.
Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi on Thursday said his country’s intelligence has 'credible' reports of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) planning to bomb US and Paris subway system.
The United States has identified the masked Islamic State militant who murdered two kidnapped American journalists in separate videotaped beheadings, FBI chief James Comey said Thursday.
As US military continued to pound ISIS across Iraq and Syria, President Barack Obama on Wednesday called for more nations to come on board to not only deal with the immediate threat posed by the outfit but also to address the 'cancer of violent extremism' and forces that contribute to its rise.
Algerian extremists allied with the Islamic State group have decapitated a French hostage after France ignored their demand to stop airstrikes in Iraq, according to a video released by a US terrorism watchdog.
The US-led attack on ISIS targets in Syria has raised fresh concern in India over the fate of 39 construction workers taken hostage by the Sunni extremist group in Iraq three months ago.