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PARIS (Reuters) - A Frenchman who converted to Islam and went abroad to fight for Islamic State was sentenced by a Paris court on Friday to 30 years in prison in France's first successful prosecution of an Islamist militant for crimes committed in Syria.
(Reuters) - Iran’s financial and military support for Shi’ite proxy paramilitary groups in Iraq, a linchpin of its regional foreign policy, has been dramatically disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic and U.S. sanctions, according to people familiar with the matter.
VILNIUS (Reuters) - NATO has put a defence plan for Poland and Baltic states into action after Turkey dropped its objections, officials from Lithuania, Poland and France have said.
MANILA (AFP): Philippine authorities are investigating the deaths of four soldiers shot by police in the country's restive south, with the defence minister vowing Thursday (July 2) to "get to the bottom" of the incident
ROME (Reuters) - Italian police said on Wednesday they had seized about 14 tonnes of amphetamine pills worth around 1 billion euros ($1 billion) arriving from Syria, in what they described as the world's single largest operation of its kind.
JAKARTA, June 30 (Xinhua): The Indonesian government has prolonged the operation to hunt down members of a cell affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) group in a deep forest of Central Sulawesi province.
NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - International and regional powers agreed at talks on Tuesday to intensify a military campaign against Islamist militants in the West African Sahel region, with French President Emmanuel Macron saying victory over the jihadists was within grasp.
MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez is to make his first international trip since the coronavirus crisis to west Africa on Tuesday for a summit on Sahel region issues with other heads of state including France's President Emmanuel Macron.
IF you live in the developed world, the first 20 years of this century might have resembled the apocalypse in slow motion: from SARS to the global financial crisis, from Islamic State to the Sept 11,2001, terror attacks in the United States and the War on Terror, from technological disruption to Trumpian anxiety and now, the Covid-19 pandemic.
DUBAI (Reuters) - The commander of Iran's elite Quds force visited Eastern Syria in the past few days, and accused the United States and Israel of conspiring to support the Islamic State group, the semi-official Iranian news agency Tasnim reported.