1. Five killed in Boko Haram village raids: residents
    Kano: Five people were killed in Boko Haram raids on two villages near a town in northeast Nigeria where more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped nearly two months ago, residents said today.
  2. Philippines authorities arrest major terrorism suspect
    MANILA, Philippines – Philippine army troops and police on Wednesday captured a top Filipino commander of the Abu Sayyaf extremist group who is on the U.S. list of most-wanted terrorists and has acknowledged receiving Al Qaeda funds to finance bombings in the country.
  3. Uzbek Militant Group Claims Pakistan Attack
    An Uzbek militant group operating in Pakistan’s northwest tribal areas says it played a role in the attack on the Karachi airport earlier this week, in a disturbing sign of the increased cooperation between militant groups in Pakistan.
  4. ISIL militants capture city of Tikrit in Iraq
    Iraqi security officials say militants from the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have seized control of the central Iraqi city of Tikrit.
  5. Syria ready to help Iraq fight terrorism: Ministry
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government says it is prepared to help Baghdad in its fight against terrorism, a day after the takeover of Iraq’s Mosul by al-Qaeda-linked militants.
  6. Iraq cleric calls for army support against Takfiris
    Iraq-based Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has voiced his support for the Iraqi army engaged in fighting against the al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
  7. Iraq crisis: Islamists force 500,000 to flee Mosul
    As many as 500,000 people have been forced to flee the Iraqi city of Mosul after hundreds of Islamist militants took control of it, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) says.
  8. Bombings in Shiite areas of Iraq kill 37
    BAGHDAD: Bombings that included a suicide attack on tribal leaders in Baghdad hit Shiite areas of central and southern Iraq Wednesday, killing at least 37 people, officials said.
  9. ISIL Extends Gains in Iraq, Takes Turk Diplomats Hostage
    Militants from a breakaway al-Qaeda group extended their control over a swathe of Iraq, including the birthplace of Saddam Hussein, as the prime minister signaled he’ll deploy militias to halt their advance.