Clashes between Taliban and Afghan forces erupt after insurgents attack security checkpoints in Lashkar Gah, capital of Helmand province, officials say.
The blast came less than a week after an explosion at a school killed 80 people, most of them schoolgirls from the ethnic Hazara Shia Muslim minority.
Bodies were still being collected from morgues as the first burials were conducted in the west of Kabul, a day after a series of blasts outside a girls' school left more than 50 dead and nearly 150 wounded.
Eyewitnesses said all but seven or eight of the victims were schoolgirls going home after finishing studies.
French reporter Olivier Dubois says in a video he was kidnapped by Al Qaeda-linked group JNIM on April 8 while he was working in Mali’s northern city of Gao.
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen posted graphic images on Twitter of crimes committed by Daesh in late 2015 after a prominent television interviewer compared her party to the terror group.
The attack came a week after two Spanish journalists and an Irish conservationist were killed in an ambush by militants in the same region.
The terrorist organisation that changed the trajectory of global politics through its spectacular attack on September 11, 2001 has survived, but just.
UN refugee agency says raids by Daesh-linked militants since late March drove around 30,000 out of the down, marking a major intensification in an insurgency that has wreaked havoc across Cabo Delgado province for over three years.
The Chadian strongman's demise is set to have major implications for global security and the struggle against extremist groups in Africa.
President Erdogan says Turkey aims to rid the country's southern borders of terrorism completely as Ankara launches a new Operation Claw-Lightning and Claw-Thunderbolt in northern Iraq.
While Daesh continues to thrive in north Sinai, the Sisi government has waged a far greater war against ordinary Egyptians to snuff out any opposition to its rule.
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