• Unidentified gunmen killed five mine-clearance workers in Afghanistan on Monday who were preparing for construction of an international gas pipeline, while one worker was kidnapped, officials said. The route of the Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India (TAPI) pipeline passes through large areas under Taliban control or influence.
  • ISIS claimed responsibility for an attack on a church in Russia’s Chechnya republic that killed three people, the group’s Amaq news agency said on Sunday. The group offered no evidence in support of the claim.
  • French authorities briefly evacuated Marseilles train station on Saturday, as they arrested a man seen behaving suspiciously in the area. Soldiers had been alerted to him due to the fact that he had a bag containing batteries and electric cables, although the individual denied they were explosive devices, said police.
  • Saudi authorities have arrested seven people for suspicious contacts with foreign entities and offering financial support to enemies overseas, state news agency SPA said on Saturday. A statement claimed that they aimed at undermining the security and stability of the Kingdom and dividing national unity, adding that work was still underway to identify everyone involved in their activities and take all legal measures against them.
  • Eight people were killed and dozens more wounded by multiple explosions at a cricket match in the eastern city of Jalalabad late on Friday night, officials said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility but the Taliban issued a statement denying its involvement.
  • The Afghan Taliban claimed it overran the district of Ajristan in the southeastern province of Ghazni after laying siege to the district center for several days. If confirmed, Ajristan is the second district in Ghazni to be overrun by the Taliban in the past week.
  • Burkina Faso security forces killed three suspected Islamist terrorists and arrested one more on Tuesday morning in an operation in the capital Ouagadougou, its gendarme force said. Burkinabe soldiers and police have come under repeated attack near the borders with Mali and Niger, where terrorist groups linked to al Qaeda and ISIS easily cross the porous frontiers.
  • A blast in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Tuesday caused dozens of casualties, officials said, as fighting across the country showed no sign of easing off during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
  • Iraq’s Central Criminal Court sentenced a Belgian on Tuesday to death by hanging as a senior foreign fighter for ISIS, a rare case in which Baghdad has publicly revealed details of the fate of one of the hundreds of foreigners it has captured. Tarek Jadaoun, 30, also known as Abu Hamza al-Beljiki, joined ISIS in 2014 and was arrested in Mosul, ISIS’s erstwhile Iraqi capital, last summer.
  • A suicide car bomber from al Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, al Shabaab hit a military convoy outside Mogadishu on Tuesday, causing an unknown number of deaths, a police officer and the group’s spokesman said.
  • In its first public update since early February, the U.S. military has provided monthly totals and some details on American efforts to disrupt terrorist groups in Yemen. The U.S. has conducted 27 counterterrorism strikes in Yemen in 2018, but has only offered complete information on two.
  • In a newly released video, Western foreign fighters of the Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) in Syria call on other Western Muslims to migrate to Syria and join ranks. The fighters include one Canadian and three French-speaking members of the largely Uighur al Qaeda-linked jihadist group.
  • Forces loyal to Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar engaged in fierce clashes around the city of Derna on Tuesday, as two soldiers were killed in a car bomb and another was abducted from a checkpoint elsewhere in the east. Derna is controlled by a coalition of Islamist terrorists and rebel veterans known as the Derna Mujahideen Shura Council (DMSC). ISIS later claimed responsibility for the car bomb.
  • At least 30 Syrian army troops and Iranian-backed militiamen were killed on Tuesday when ISIS terrorists attacked a military outpost near Palmyra in eastern Syria, a monitor and residents from the area said. ISIS has twice seized Palmyra during Syria’s civil war and destroyed priceless artifacts.
  • An ISIS terrorist encouraged "lone wolf" attackers to target Prince George and inject poison into supermarket ice creams, a British court heard. Husnain Rashid, 32, provided an "e-toolkit for terrorism" over the internet, the prosecution alleges. Mr Rashid denies six terrorism offenses at Woolwich Crown Court.
  • Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly criticized Hezbollah for operating as the most heavily armed terrorist group and a political party in Lebanon and urged the terrorist group to halt military activities inside and outside the country, including in Syria. In a report to the Security Council, Guterres also called on Lebanon's government and armed forces "to take all measures necessary to prohibit Hezbollah and other armed groups from acquiring weapons and building paramilitary capacity" outside the authority of the state.
  • Indonesia’s parliament is expected to adopt tough anti-terrorism laws on Friday as it seeks to combat a surge in homegrown Islamist terrorism days after the deadliest attacks since 2002 bombings on the tourist island of Bali. The revised law will allow police to preemptively detain suspects for longer and prosecute those who join or recruit for terrorist groups.
  • Two Turkish village guards were killed and three others wounded when a roadside bomb exploded on Thursday as their vehicle was traveling in an area near Turkey’s border with Iraq and Iran, security sources said. The attack is believed to have been carried out by Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) terrorists, which is designated a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.
  • At least four people were killed and 15 wounded in a suicide attack in Iraq’s capital Baghdad on Thursday, a military spokesman said. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, though it bore the hallmarks of ISIS.
  • A reported U.S. airstrike targeted  a base of al Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, al Shabaab, near Arbiska village in Lower Shabelle, southern Somalia on Wednesday. The U.S. last conducted an airstrike targeting al Shabaab in Barire district in Lower Shabelle on May 9.
  • Canadian police were looking for two suspects who walked into a crowded restaurant and detonated a bomb, injuring 15 people, police said on Friday. No one has claimed responsibility, and the motive for the attack was still not known.
  • Turkish police detained 51 suspected members of ISIS in Istanbul on Friday, anti-terrorist police said. The suspects were believed to be planning to travel back to conflict zones in Syria, they said in a statement, adding that all those detained were foreign nationals.
  • At least seven people were killed and 10 wounded when a car bomb exploded on a busy street in the center of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Thursday night, a hospital medic said. The Libyan National Army has battled Islamists, including some linked to ISIS and al Qaeda, as well as other opponents.
  • The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Thursday they had arrested a French citizen who headed an ISIS group in Syria and had been involved in the Paris and Nice attacks in 2015 and 2016. An SDF statement said the man arrested was Adrien Lionel Kayali and that he was born in 1983 and converted to Islam in 2003.
  • The US military says it struck “a command and control node for high-level Taliban leaders” on Thursday in the Taliban-controlled district of Musa Qala in Helmand province via an artillery system. The Taliban denied that a command center was hit and claimed two civilian homes were destroyed in the strike.
  • Somalia’s National Intelligence and Security Agency reportedly arrested two members of the ISIS branch in Mogadishu on Wednesday. ISIS has had a difficult time establishing a strong foothold inside the country with defectors from al Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, al Shabaab, constituting a large portion of its members.