1. IS jihadists kill 16 border guards in western Iraq
    Baghdad: At least 16 Iraqi border guards were killed Monday in a dawn assault by the Islamic State jihadist group on their post near the Syrian frontier, provincial and security officials said.
  2. Instead of Jihadi, Was Used as Labour, Alleged IS Fighter Areeb Majeed Says
    New Delhi: Areeb Majeed, the 23-year-old from Mumbai who travelled to Iraq to join the Islamic State group, was not allowed to fight in war zones, he has told interrogators.
  3. Twin blasts hit Nigerian market bombed last week
    BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Islamic extremists struck two state capitals in northeast Nigeria on Monday, with twin blasts at a crowded market in Maiduguri and explosions and gunfire hitting Damaturu.
  4. Syria claims terror groups used chlorine as weapon
    Syria’s vice foreign minister denied Monday that his government ever used chemical weapons or chlorine during the country’s brutal civil war and warned that terror groups are using such weapons.
  5. 1,232 killed in Iraq violence in November: UN
    Baghdad: A total of 1,232 Iraqis were killed and 2,434 injured in terrorist attacks and violence across Iraq in November, according to a statement issued Monday by the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).
  6. Mumbai airport on high alert following terror threat to Air India from Karachi number
    Mumbai airport has been put on high alert following three calls of terror threats received by Air India’s call center. The calls received which started on Friday have been made from Pakistan.
  7. Over 100 killed as explosions rock Yobe, Borno
    Boko Haram terrorists yesterday struck in Damaturu, Yobe State and Maiduguri, Borno state capital, killing more than 100 people.
  8. Iraq says ISIS transferring phosphate to Syria’s Raqqa
    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is transferring phosphate raw material from Iraq to Syria’s Raqqa, the group’s de-facto capital, the Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights reported on Sunday.
  9. Syrians to ‘go hungry’ after WFP suspends aid
    The U.N.’s World Food Program on Monday suspended a food voucher program serving more than 1.7 million Syrian refugees, citing a funding crisis after many donors failed to meet their commitments.
  10. Afghan Suicide Bomber Kills at Least Nine at Funeral
    KABUL—A suicide bomber attacked the funeral of a pro-government tribal chief in northern Afghanistan on Monday, killing at least nine people, officials said, as the country endures a sharp rise in insurgent violence.