Nigeria boasts the largest economy in Africa. It’s also one of the continent’s most-troubled countries. That topped the agenda, as President Muhammadu Buhari met with U-S President Donald Trump in the Oval Office.
The only surviving member of the Islamic State cell that killed 130 people in Paris appeared in public Monday for the first time since his arrest and rejected the legitimacy of a Belgian court by refusing to rise or answer questions at his trial.
Saipov legally emigrated from Uzbekistan, a former Soviet republic and predominantly Sunni Muslim nation north of Afghanistan that is estimated to have produced hundreds if not thousands of supporters for the Islamic State group.
For hundreds of years, the ethnic Kurds have dreamed of a homeland. Now, for those who live in Iraq, this may be their best chance. Monday’s referendum goes forward despite mounting international pressure to call off the vote.
The Iraqi military is claiming victory in the town of Tal Afar, a place that has served as a stronghold for ISIL. The army has regained control of the town, pushing the insurgents further north. CGTN’s Tony Cheng reports from Erbil.
Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani hailed the U.S. for its support in what he called a “joint struggle” against terrorism. It comes as the White House signaled it would shift tactics in its effort to defeat the Taliban, as part of America’s longest war. CGTN’s Roee Ruttenberg reports.
Iraqi officials are investigating reports of prisoner abuse in Mosul. Video footage of soldiers torturing ISIL militants was originally dismissed as fake. Authorities have now said circumstantial evidence has given them new cause for concern.
The Iraqi military is closing in on ISIL forces in Mosul’s Old City. The number of militants in Mosul has dropped from thousands to hundreds. As insurgents are packed in, so are civilians and ISIL militants aren’t the only thing they need to look out for.
At the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini, a suicide bombing and gunfire unfolded as terrorist attacked Iran’s capital of Tehran. Earlier, at Iran’s parliament building, more gunfire echoed through the streets and more bloodshed.
The United States dropped a massive GBU-43 bomb, also known as the “mother of all bombs,” in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday against a series of caves used by Islamic State militants, the military said.
U.S. Central Command said coalition aircraft were given the wrong coordinates by their partner forces, the predominantly-Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces, for a strike intended to target ISIL militants south of their Tabqa stronghold.
Coalition forces have nearly seized the al-Nuri mosque, the site where ISIL leader al-Baghdadi proclaimed a caliphate nearly three years ago. Christians have been a target for ISIL during that occupation.
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for an attack by a man who plowed an SUV into pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge before stabbing a police officer to death on the grounds of Parliament.
It’s been exactly one year since terrorists struck in Brussels. The three coordinated suicide bombings killed 32 people, and more than 300 were hurt. ISIL claimed responsibility for the attacks. CGTN’s Mariam Zaidi reports from Brussels.
President Trump made some big promises while running for office, one being to eliminate the threat of ISIL. Two months into his administration, some advances have been made but geopolitical issues have held back progress. CGTN’s Nathan King reports from Washington, D.C.
Iraq’s military and police have battled their way into the heart of western Mosul. More than half of the city is now controlled by Iraqi forces. But there’s growing speculation that ISIL leaders and operatives are trying to sneak out of the city with fleeing civilians.
An investigation by the Associated Press reveals that the U.S. military effort to counter online ISIL recruiting was beset with incompetence, cronyism and flawed data that multiple people with direct knowledge of the program say it’s having little impact.
An airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition on Wednesday “disabled” a fourth bridge across the Tigris River in Mosul, leaving only one intact crossing in the northern Iraqi city and further disrupting the Islamic State group’s supply lines.
Iraqi forces fought their way into two villages near Mosul on Monday as the offensive to retake the extremist-held city entered its second week. A rights group urged a probe into a suspected airstrike that hit a mosque, killing over a dozen civilians.
A string of bombings, including a suicide attack claimed by the Islamic State group, struck in and around several Syrian cities on Monday, killing at least 43 people, mainly in government-controlled areas.
A brazen, hours-long militant attack on the American University of Afghanistan ended early Thursday after at least 13 people were killed and dozens were wounded in the assault on the sprawling campus on Kabul’s outskirts, a government spokesman said.
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