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Nation 21 Oct 2014 | 8:39 AM

Academics: A struggle for an Islamic State? It’s all about political ideology

KUALA LUMPUR: Claims of jihad by the Islamic State (IS) group in the Middle East should be stopped as the objective of the “war” was not about religion but more towards building up their ideology.

AseanPlus News 17 Jan 2016 | 9:51 AM

Experts: Islamic State 'brand' spreading worldwide

PARIS: The Islamic State (IS) group may be losing ground in its strongholds of Iraq and Syria but as the attack in Indonesia this month showed, the extremists are rallying other groups under their banner, analysts say.

World 14 Sep 2014 | 9:10 AM

Islamic State claims beheading of British hostage

WASHINGTON: The Islamic State jihadist group claimed Saturday it beheaded British aid worker David Haines, in what would be the third such execution in recent weeks, after two US journalists were shown murdered.

Thailand 14 Jun 2015 | 9:47 AM

Thai students detained in Pakistan have no Islamic State links

BANGKOK: Five Thai students detained in Pakistan for trying to board a plane with a pistol and ammunition have no links to the Islamic State militant group or any criminal organisation, a Thai government spokesman said on Friday.

AseanPlus News 28 Sep 2015 | 11:57 AM

Australian Islamic State fighters doubled last year

Sydney (AFP) - The number of Australians fighting for the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq doubled in the past year but was not expected to continue to grow so rapidly, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said.

World 04 Nov 2018 | 12:00 AM

Europe torn over Islamic State children in Syria

FOR years, they heard little from daughters who went to join Islamic State. Now dozens of families across Europe have received messages from those same women, desperate to return home from detention in Syria.

Nation 20 Apr 2015 | 5:11 PM

Fatwa Council bans any association with Islamic State

PUTRAJAYA: The National Fatwa Council issued an edict that forbids Malaysians to join, support or assist the Islamic State Caliphate (IS).

Nation 15 Feb 2016 | 12:00 PM

Islamic State recognises Filipino militant groups

PETALING JAYA: The Islamic State (IS) has officially recognised pledges of allegiance from several militant groups based in the Philippines although it has yet to declare an official wilayat, or a caliphate province for the Philippines or the wider South-East Asian region.

Nation 01 Nov 2015 | 9:06 PM

Malaysia must never turn into an Islamic state, says Liow

BENTONG: Malaysia must never be turned into a theocratic or an Islamic state, said MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

Nation 22 Sep 2015 | 2:11 PM

Islamic State militants heading to Indonesia from Malaysia

PETALING JAYA: The Islamic State (IS) is working with people smuggling networks to bring foreign fighters to Indonesia through Malaysia, reported the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).