Multiple terrorist attacks have been carried out in Egypt, in both the capital city, Cairo, and in a Red Sea tourist resort, an attack which wounded three European tourists.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
At least five people, with reported links to Islamic State and al-Qaeda terror groups, have been arrested, in Malaysia.
At least eight senior figures in the Islamic State have been killed, after an airstrike struck a town, in western Iraq, though leader al-Baghdadi is not thought to be among the deceased.
Islamic State has released the identities of a Norwegian and a Chinese hostage, held by the militant group, demanding ransoms for their exchange.
A Ghanaian man has joined the Islamic State, travelling to one of the group’s training camps, the first known recruit from the West African nation.
Unidentified gunmen reportedly opened fire on a Saudi police patrol, in the port city of Jeddah, injuring at least one officer.
At least 20 people have been killed, following clashes between Islamic State militants and fighters from a rival Islamist force, in eastern Libya.
A suicide bomber has killed at least 21 worshippers at a Shi’ite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia, the first attack in the country to have been claimed by the Islamic State.
An Algerian militant, one of the most powerful and significant jihadists in the Sahara region, has dismissed a pledge of allegiance from his group, Al-Mourabitoun, with the Islamic State.
A video released by the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram purports to show its leader, Abubakar Shekau, pledging allegiance to the Islamic State.