Turkey is considered a transit country for Islamist terrorists. Critics accuse the Turkish government of not combating the IS resolutely enough within the country. Lately, however, the police are carrying out more anti-terrorist raids.
A first batch of "Islamic State" fighters has evacuated their stronghold in Damascus a day after an apparent deal with the Syrian regime. In recent years, jihadis have steadily lost ground to government forces.
Al-Qaida's leader has urged sympathizers to wage war against the US for opening an embassy in Jerusalem. Experts say the move is an attempt to capitalize on the demise of its main competitor, the "Islamic State."
The men were found guilty of aiding five militants who attacked the parliament and Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's mausoleum. Eighteen people died in the assault last year.
A wave of recent deadly terror attacks carried out by families, including wives and children, have shocked Indonesian society and raised concerns about women's increasing role in dangerous militant networks.
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