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The US had already offered $5 million for Amir Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Mawli before he was identified as the successor to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

The closure of family courts across the Middle East has placed women at risk, with their safety, basic rights and independence under renewed threat.

IS blasts Iraq PM as American agent

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IS blasts Iraq PM as American agent

IS has blasted Iraq's PM as an American agent and has called for attacks on Iraq.

US offers $3 million bounty for IS propagandist

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US offers $3 million bounty for IS propagandist

The US State Department is offering a multi-million-dollar reward for information on the location of senior IS leader Muhammad Khadir Musa ...

Iraq confirms killing of deputy IS leader Moataz al-Jubouri

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Iraq confirms killing of deputy IS leader Moataz al-Jubouri

The Islamic State group's so called 'Governor of Iraq' Moataz al-Jubouri, is confirmed to have been killed in an international coalition air ...

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Two regional IS leaders killed in Syria: CentCom

Two regional Islamic State group leaders were killed in a strike on Deir az-Zour province earlier this week.

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Investigators build genocide case against IS Yazidi crimes

Investigators at the CIJA have launched an investigation into IS treatment of Yazidi women in Iraq.

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Syrian Democratic Forces capture IS 'health minister'

Fighters from the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have captured the self-styled health minister of the Islamic State extremist group in ...

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IS captures Syrian outpost in fierce battle with regime

Islamic State group militants took over a Syrian regime military post, sparking fierce clashes and Russian air strikes as the group laid siege ...

Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef navigates the American dream

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Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef navigates the American dream

As Youssef tours the US with his new one man show, based on his life story, his journey into new genres reflects a personal and as well as ...

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Trump was 'obsessed' with killing Osama bin Laden's son

US President Donald Trump reportedly prioritised killing bin Laden's son over personalities deemed by intelligence officials to be posing a ...

Trump boasts about killing Soleimani in Union address

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Trump boasts about killing Soleimani in Union address

Trump chose his third State of Union address to talk about the US killing of Qasem Soleimani.

US military claims 'success' in hacking Islamic State

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US military claims 'success' in hacking Islamic State

Documents released by the National Security Archive at George Washington University offer the most detailed look at Washington's 'Operation ...

New IS leader's identity revealed, who led Yazidi genocide

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New IS leader's identity revealed, who led Yazidi genocide

The name of IS' new leader has been revealed, following the death of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi.

King of Jordan warns of Islamic State return

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King of Jordan warns of Islamic State return

King Abdullah of Jordan warned that the Islamic State group was regrouping and was once again on the rise in the Middle East.

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Dozens of regime troops killed in suspected IS attack

At least 40 Syrian regime troops have been killed in an attack on their bus by suspected IS militants in the eastern province of Deir az-Zour

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Foreign children who lived under IS must be repatriated

Comment: The death of Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi has not removed the urgent need to resettle the children of Islamic State ...

Sarah Khalil

A decade in photos: Images that moved the world

The New Arab puts together some of the most iconic photographs emerging from the region between 2010 and 2019. Some images may be distressing.

Narjas Zatat

10 events that drastically changed the Middle East

From the Arab Spring to the refugee crisis, here are some of the most important events of this past decade.

Finnish minister apologises for Instagram poll on IS women

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Finnish minister apologises for Instagram poll on IS women

The newly-appointed Finance Minister Katri Kulmuni posted a poll asking people to vote whether children should be repatriated with their mothers ...

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Around 200 displaced Syrians leave overcrowded al-Hol refugee camp

A Kurdish official said around 200 people were leaving the camp on Sunday, to head back to their villages in the eastern province of Deir ...

Egyptian soldiers killed in coordinated IS Sinai attacks

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Egyptian soldiers killed in coordinated IS Sinai attacks

Attacks on military and security targets in Rafah and Sheikh Zuweid killed four soldiers, including an officer, as Egypt’s military continue to ...

Senior Syria militant killed by US sword-filled ‘ninja bomb’

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Senior Syria militant killed by US sword-filled ‘ninja bomb’

A trainer of an elite wing of the HTS militia was taken out in Idlib province by a newly developed US missile filled with folding knives instead ...

Islamic State group claims London Bridge attack

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Islamic State group claims London Bridge attack

IS has claimed convicted terrorist Usman Khan, who carried out Friday’s deadly London attack, was one of its fighters, as Prime Minister Boris ...

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