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At least 22 people were killed and another 27 wounded when three gunmen rampaged through the university on November 2, spraying classrooms with bullets for several hours.

A statement by the jihadist group on its Telegram channels said IS fighters "planted an explosive device in... the cemetery in the city of Jeddah yesterday (Wednesday)."

Vienna gunman: IS supporter who 'fooled' the system

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Vienna gunman: IS supporter who 'fooled' the system

The 20-year-old attacker who was shot dead by police in Vienna following the deadly assault, was a convicted supporter of the Islamic State (IS) militant group.

In Libya's war, where is the UK?

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

In Libya's war, where is the UK?

Comment: For all its talk about human rights, the UK has been decidedly absent in supporting a stable solution for Libya that would favour the ...

Iraqi army launches military operation to secure oil-rich Kirkuk

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Iraqi army launches military operation to secure oil-rich Kirkuk

A number of security forces will take part in a new military campaign against Islamic State sleeper cells in the oil-rich Kirkuk governorate, ...

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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 Ramadan, also known as Abu Bakr al-Gharib.

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Timeline: A history of US-Iraq relations since 2003

The US assassination of General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad comes after a long history of US military intervention on Iraqi soil.

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The 2020 Labour Party leadership contender guide

Where do the Labour leadership contenders stand on Brexit, racism and the Middle East?

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Fifteen pro-regime fighters killed resurgent IS attack in Syria

Syrian regime, Kurdish, Iranian and Afghan militia fighters were killed as IS staged a resurgent series of attacks around their former ...

Europeans condemn Turkish operation in Syria as thousands flee

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Europeans condemn Turkish operation in Syria as thousands flee

European countries have condemned Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring against Kurdish militants in northern Syria as thousands of civilians fled the ...

The New Arab & agencies

IS still has $300 million with few overheads: UN

The Islamic State group is still in control of hundreds of millions of dollars, the UN has warned.

Italian IS member repatriated 'at Rome's request': SDF

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Italian IS member repatriated 'at Rome's request': SDF

An Italian national accused of belonging to the Islamic State militant group has been repatriated to his home country at the request of ...

Costa Rica to deport IS suspects to Egypt, Iraq

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Costa Rica to deport IS suspects to Egypt, Iraq

Four men suspected of belonging to the IS militant group are being detained in Costa Rica after having travelled through Panama and Nicaragua.

Suicide attack kills 7 policemen in Egypt's Sinai

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Suicide attack kills 7 policemen in Egypt's Sinai

Egypt's interior ministry said at least seven police officers have been killed in a jihadist attack in the restive North Sinai, where ...

France says around 450 IS-linked nationals detained in Syria

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France says around 450 IS-linked nationals detained in Syria

The French foreign minister said Paris believes around 450 French nationals linked to the Islamic State are being held by Kurds or detained in ...

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IS chief appears for first time in five years

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who has been announced dead on several occasions, has appeared for the first time in five years in a new propaganda video released by IS on Monday.

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Egypt hands life sentences to Islamic State militants

An Egyptian court handed down life sentences to 18 people for joining the Islamic State (IS) and conspiring to bomb a church.

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Ten people killed by militants in Egypt

Unknown militants in Egypt opened fire on workers in mid-Sinai, killing no less than ten people, The New Arab’s Arabic service reported on ...

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SDF detains 63 suspected IS militants in Syria raid

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said it detained 63 suspected militants in the Syrian city of Raqqa on Thursday.

IS financiers arrested in Iraq: coalition

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IS financiers arrested in Iraq: coalition

The US-led coalition fighting IS said the arrests 'deal a major blow' to the group's efforts to remerge in Iraq.

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IS attack on Syrian regime airbase kills 7 soldiers

At least seven soldiers were killed when the Islamic State group attacked an army position near the eastern city of Deir az-Zour, as the group's ...

30,000 Islamic State members still in Iraq, Syria: UN

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30,000 Islamic State members still in Iraq, Syria: UN

IS still has up to 30,000 members in Syria and Iraq and its global network, along with that of al-Qaeda, poses a rising threat, according to an ...

Paris attacks suspect sentenced over Brussels shootout

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Paris attacks suspect sentenced over Brussels shootout

Salah Abdelslam, the sole surviving suspect in the Paris attacks, was sentenced to 20 years for a shootout with Belgian police days which left ...

Iraq condemns six IS-linked Turkish women to death

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Iraq condemns six IS-linked Turkish women to death

Iraq handed the death penalty to a group of Turkish women charged with being members of IS, as rights group condemn the 'unfair' punishments ...

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