My Sinchew/ IS

US fears IS expansion in SE Asia

Islamic State jihadists are eyeing expansion into Southeast Asia by joining forces with local extremists, a senior US counter-terrorism official warned Friday.


Indonesia radio denies Singapore's radical preaching claim

An Indonesian radio station Monday denied airing extremist sermons after Singapore linked it to the radicalisation of two men detained in the city-state who allegedly planned to join the Islamic State group.


Un-Islamic cultural heritage in jihadists' crosshairs

From Mali to Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq, Islamist fighters have regularly turned their sights on the priceless vestiges of peoples' cultural heritage -- for being un-Islamic.


IS child bomber kills at least 51 at Turkey wedding

A suicide bomber as young as 12 killed at least 51 people at a wedding in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday, pointing the finger at the Islamic State group.


Clinton, Obama are IS group's 'founders': Trump

Republican candidate Donald Trump roiled the US presidential campaign once again, with the jaw-dropping assertion Wednesday that Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama "founded" the IS group.


No end in sight as anti-IS campaign enters third year

The US-led military effort against the Islamic State group started exactly two years ago, aimed at halting the jihadists as they swept across Iraq, leaving a trail of human butchery and destruction in their wake.


At ancient Syria site, IS discovers then destroys treasures

When the Islamic State group captured Tal Ajaja, one of Syria's most important Assyrian-era sites, they discovered previously unknown millennia-old statues and cuneiform tablets, and then they destroyed them.


Transnational terrorism and the IS brand

Denying the IS presence will not help governments deal with the problem. Perhaps they need to take a long, hard look within at the militant and extremist movements that already exist to stem further acts of terrorist violence.


Indonesia foils militant plot to attack Singapore

Indonesian police Friday arrested six suspected militants over a plot to fire a rocket at an upmarket Singapore waterfront district from a nearby island, prompting the city-state to tighten security.


France left soul-searching after brutal church attack

France was seeking Wednesday to understand how a jihadist awaiting trial on terror charges could attack a small-town church in broad daylight, killing a priest in the latest atrocity claimed by the Islamic State group.


 

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