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U.S. warplanes strike Islamic State artillery to protect Kurds

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U.S. warplanes struck Iraq on Friday for the first time since American troops pulled out in 2011, attacking Islamist fighters advancing towards...

Islamic State surges in North Iraq, near Kurdistan border

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Islamist militants surged across northern Iraq toward the capital of the Kurdish region on Thursday, sending tens of thousands of Christians fleeing...

Islamic State extends gains in north Iraq, Christians flee

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Islamic State militants extended their gains in northern Iraq on Thursday, seizing more towns and strengthening a foothold near the Kurdish region...

Islamic State seizes one of last Syria army bases in Raqqa

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Militants from the hardline Islamic State group have seized one of the last remaining government bases in the northern province of Raqqa,...

Insight – Tunnelling through triangle of death, Islamic State aims at...

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Using secret tunnels built by Saddam Hussein and rough terrain to outfox Iraqi troops, Islamic State insurgents are getting dangerously close to...

U.N. says tens of thousands flee IS assault in Northern Iraq

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Tens of thousands of people have fled an assault by Islamic State on the town of Sinjar in northern Iraq on Sunday...

Islamic State grabs Iraqi dam and oilfield in victory over Kurds

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Islamic State fighters seized control of Iraq's biggest dam, an oilfield and three more towns on Sunday after inflicting their first major...

Islamic State video wages psychological war on Iraqi soldiers

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Islamic State, the al Qaeda spin-off that seized wide swathes of Iraq almost unopposed last month, has released a video warning Iraqi...

Sudanese Salafi group endorses Islamic State’s new caliphate

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A Sudanese Salafi group in a statement on Thursday endorsed the Islamic State militant group that declared a caliphate after it swept...

Oil smuggling finances Islamic State’s new caliphate

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Islamic State militants seized four small oilfields when they swept through north Iraq last month and are now selling crude oil and...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...