Ramadan attacks in Indonesia highlights threat posed by returning Islamic State fighters

Ramadan attacks in Indonesia highlights threat posed by returning Islamic State fighters

Posted May 16, 2018 10:57:31 Photo: The Indonesian Government faces a significant challenge overcoming the simultaneous problems of returning foreign fighters and home-grown violent extremism. (AP: Achmad Ibrahim) It was no coincidence that Sunday’s suicide attacks on three Catholic churches in Indonesia came as Muslims began the holy month of …

From Neo-Nazi to militant: The foreign fighters in Ukraine who Australia’s laws won’t stop

From Neo-Nazi to militant: The foreign fighters in Ukraine who Australia’s laws won’t stop

Updated May 01, 2018 05:33:24 When Australian former Neo-Nazi and registered gun owner Ethan Tilling flew into Brisbane this year, he was returning under the radar of Australian authorities with newfound combat experience from a brutal and forgotten war. Key points: Two Australians have been identified as joining militant groups …

Syrian Government forces pound districts of Damascus held by the Islamic State fighters

Syrian Government forces pound districts of Damascus held by the Islamic State fighters

Updated April 23, 2018 09:37:06 Photo: Syrian government airstrikes and shelling hit in Hajar al-Aswad neighbourhood held by Islamic State militants. (AP: SANA) Syrian Government forces have used warplanes, helicopters and artillery to pound districts of the capital held by the Islamic State group, in a bid to enforce an …