Islamic State

South African police to oppose bail for Islamic State terror suspects

Photo©Schalk van Zuydam/AP/SIPASouth African police say they plan to oppose bail in the case against two brothers accused of contravening South Africa's Terrorism Act and plotting to blow up the US Embassy and Jewish institutions in that country on behalf of terror group, Islamic State (IS).

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Suspected South African IS recruits face court

File photo©Seth Perlman/AP/SIPAFour suspected South African Islamic State (IS) recruits, arrested during a raid by the country's special investigations unit in Johannesburg, appeared in court on Monday.

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Italian lawmakers defy Egypt's Al-Sisi

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Photo©Thomas Harwell/AP/SIPAIn early February, the semi-naked corpse of an Italian citizen, Giulio Regeni, was found dumped by the side of a road in Cairo.

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Libyan army 'days' away from capture of last IS stronghold

A general view of buildings ravaged by fighting in Sirte. Photo©Manu Brabo/AP/SIPALibya's military says it is "days" away from capturing the last Islamic State (IS) stronghold in the North African country at the coastal city of Sirte.

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Libya's unity government loses 10 soldiers in battles with Islamic State

Many Africans who left to fight alongside IS in Syria and Iraq are returning home, creating a ready pool of potential recruits. Photo©AP/SIPAAt least 10 soldiers aligned with Libya's internationally backed government were killed in skirmishes with the Islamic State (IS) near its stronghold in Sirte, as concern grows about the rising strength of the Islamist group in the country.

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IS rebels swoop on a divided Libyan state

The worsening confrontation in Libya is being fought militarily, politically and commercially, and will have consequences far beyond the country's borders in 2016.

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Libya: Inclusive peace talks set for next week

The United Nations says it is prepared to invite rival governments within Libya to talks aimed at resolving the crisis in the North African country.

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Libya: Islamic State fighters infiltrate eastern Libya

File Photo©ReutersIslamic State (IS) militants have taken advantage of the instability, unrest, and infighting in Libya to set up training camps in the war torn country.

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