By making itself indispensable for conversations about Afghanistan, Russia can ensure that the US won’t be able to extricate itself from the longest war in its history without its help.
Police urged the militants in Nasirpur, northeast of the capital Dhaka, to give themselves up on Wednesday, but instead they detonated the grenade.
China’s worst fear is that a large-scale attack in China’s ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar would blight this year’s OBOR summit planned for Beijing in May.
The Trump administration’s view is a departure from Obama’s stance and at odds with European powers, who insist Bashar al-Assad must step down.
Under the operation Turkey took the border town of Jarablus on the Euphrates river and cleared ISIS fighters from a roughly 100-km stretch of the border.
Thousands of residents have fled from ISIS-held areas inside Mosul, the militants’ biggest remaining stronghold in Iraq.
Amnesty International has said the high civilian toll in Mosul suggested US-led coalition forces had failed to take adequate precautions to prevent civilian deaths.
Special forces have been carrying out nearly 70% of the army’s offensive operations across the country, underlining Afghanistan’s heavy reliance on them.
As it loses physical ground, ISIS is encouraging sympathisers to carry out unconventional ‘lone wolf’ attacks in their own neighbourhoods.
The Mosul strike, if confirmed, would be one of the deadliest single incidents for civilians in recent memory in any major conflict involving the US military
The military’s casualty figure of 160 was much lower than that given by local officials. A municipal official had said on Saturday that 240 bodies had been pulled from the rubble.
The explosions in the northeastern district of Sylhet came a day after a suicide bomber blew himself up at a security checkpoint near the country’s main airport in an attack claimed by ISIS.
The militant group said it killed many officers and wounded others, an account not confirmed by authorities.
The Raqqa campaign appears to be gathering steam as an overlapping US-backed effort in Iraq is drawing closer to driving ISIS from the city of Mosul.
With an ageing population and a falling birth rate, the Nordic nation could benefit from refugees or immigrants. Instead, a recent wave of racism is driving many out.
With the Delhi police rubbishing the claims about Najeeb Ahmed made by a national daily, the practice of using anonymous sources to make accusations has come under fire.
The top US diplomat addressed a meeting of 68 countries and organisations but did not make clear where these safe zones were to be set up.
A year ago on March 22 ISIS suicide bombers killed 32 people in Brussels, four months after bombings and shootings in Paris that killed 130 people.
The Iraqi prime minister said Trump appeared more enthusiastic about battling Islamist extremists than Barack Obama’s administration had been.
The blast occurred on a busy commercial street in the Amil neighborhood. There was no claim of responsibility, but ISIS has carried out similar attacks in Baghdad and other cities as their hold on Mosul weakens.
Rights groups have expressed concern over the mounting civilian death toll, as ISIS fights from homes and densely-populated areas in Mosul.
The government detains 87% of those in custody, or 92,000 of the total 106,000, said Fadel Abdul Ghani, executive director of the Syrian Network for Human Rights.
The Syrian war monitor that released the numbers said that government forces and their allies had killed more than 83,500 civilians since the war started.
The suspects were all members of Mujahidin Indonesia Timur, a group that had been controlled until last year by one of the first Indonesian militants to pledge loyalty to ISIS.
The decision by various TV channels to broadcast live an ongoing anti-terror operation on the last day of UP polling raises many questions about the intent of their coverage.
The state department said it would be the first meeting of the full coalition since December 2014, shortly after it was founded.
Proponents say it would provide US commanders on the ground greater flexibility to respond to unforeseen challenges on the battlefield.
Iraqi forces battled ISIS militants in their stronghold of Mosul and took control of the last major road leading west from the city, before bomb blasts ripped through a wedding party near Tikrit, killing more than 20 people.
At least 30 people were killed and dozens wounded by ISIS militants in a recent attack on a Kabul hospital– the latest in a series of attacks on civilians.
Seventy-year-old Jurgen Kantner had been held on the small southern island of Jolo and beheaded by ISIS-linked Abu Sayyaf militants last week.
Staffan de Mistura said that the parties had agreed to return later in March to discuss four key issues – governance, a draft constitution, elections and counter-terrorism.
Prosecutors argue the widow of a gunman who killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Florida is a threat to the community and a flight risk.
ISIS is on the back foot in Syria after losing territory in the north to an alliance of US-backed, Kurdish-led militias and to Turkey-backed Syrian rebel groups.
Carried across the desert by her grandsons, under sniper and mortar fire, 90-year-old Khatla Ali Abdallah was one of thousands who braved the difficult and dangerous journey out of ISIS’s shrinking stronghold in the west of the city.
ISIS has captured Palmyra, whose ancient ruins are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, twice during Syria’s six-year conflict, last in December 2016.
Russia, China, Pakistan, Iran, India and Afghanistan are trying to work together to counter the IS’s regional franchise, but they first need to overcome their suspicion of one another.
A new video released this week purportedly by the ISIS group shows Uighur fighters training in Iraq.
The legal affairs committee’s decision will have to be backed by the whole parliament in a second vote, possibly this week.
Afghan refugees, some who have spent decades in Pakistan, have been forced to return to their home country, which continues to struggle with recovering from its history of wars and violence.
A Philippine nurse held by ISIS in Sirte, Libya said she and her colleagues were forced to treat militants and give them medical training.