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Weeks after receiving an endorsement from the niece of former Al-Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden, US President Trump has found support from the Afghan militant movement.

The Taliban welcomed the announcement as a "positive step" in implementing their February 29 agreement with the US.

US considers withholding aid to Jordan to force extradition

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US considers withholding aid to Jordan to force extradition

Al-Tamimi is on the FBI's list of "most wanted terrorists" for her role in the suicide bombing at a crowded Jerusalem pizzeria.

Oil price crash plunges Iraqi Kurdistan into crisis

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Oil price crash plunges Iraqi Kurdistan into crisis

A crash in oil prices has plunged Iraqi Kurdistan into economic crisis, with Baghdad's budget cuts adding to the region's financial woes.

Charge IS fighters with war crimes: EU justice agency

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Charge IS fighters with war crimes: EU justice agency

An EU-backed body has said that IS should not only be treated as a terrorist group, but also as a 'party to a non-international armed conflict'.

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IS used Syrian gorge as 'dumping ground' for victims

Human Rights Watch's investigation unearths evidence on how IS used northeastern Syria's al-Hota gorge as a mass grave for those it abducted or detained.

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'President of Iran' Barham Salih meets Trump in Davos

The White House quickly changed the video's title to hide the error, but not before screenshots of the gaffe were circulated widely on social ...

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Russian mercenaries 'behead Syrian refugee' in gruesome leaked video

Leaked video footage shows purported Russian mercenaries from the Wagner Group torturing and beheading a Syrian refugee before burning ...

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Syria Weekly: IS poses new threat after Baghdadi death

A US special forces raid in Idlib province last week saw IS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi taken out, yet the group poses an even deadlier threat ...

Syrian activist rescues puppy from Baghdadi raid site

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Syrian activist rescues puppy from Baghdadi raid site

The dog was orphaned after its mother was reportedly killed in the raid of IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's compound in Idlib, Syria.

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Trump says Islamic State leader 'died like a dog'

Baghdadi killed himself and three of his children with a suicide vest as US special operations forces approached his position, the US president ...

Islamic State leader 'killed himself' during US raid

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Islamic State leader 'killed himself' during US raid

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi reportedly committed suicide during a US military raid in Syria's Idlib region, US media reported.

Iraq says US troops leaving Syria 'cannot stay'

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Iraq says US troops leaving Syria 'cannot stay'

The Pentagon said they plan to talk to Iraqi leaders to work out details about the US plan to send American troops withdrawing from Syria to ...

Turkey sanctions signal Trump's weakness as impeachment looms

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Turkey sanctions signal Trump's weakness as impeachment looms

Comment: Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Syria and sanction Turkey has exposed a weak US president with little diplomatic credibility, ...

Iran FM accuses Saudi Arabia of 9/11, arming IS

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Iran FM accuses Saudi Arabia of 9/11, arming IS

The Iranian foreign minister had just hours earlier said Iran was 'ready for dialogue' with Saudi Arabia.

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Fake news rampant after Sri Lanka Easter attacks

Social networks saw a surge in fake news after the Easter suicide bombings a month ago despite an official social media blackout.

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Sri Lanka names perpetrators of Easter Sunday massacre

Sri Lankan police have named nine perpetrators of the Easter Sunday attacks, which killed 253 people. They include Zahran Hashim, leader of the ...

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IS remains a deadly threat, says Iraq's PM

The latest appearance of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in an unknown location shows Islamic State group remains a threat to the international community, ...

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IS chief Baghdadi threatens revenge attacks following defeat

In the first video of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Islamic State chief acknowledged recent defeats but vowed to launch "revenge" attacks.

IS chief appears for first time in five years

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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 ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Russia sides with former rebels in Daraa

Our weekly round-up of under-reported news from Syria focuses on how regime troops and Iran are treating Daraa and its territories as spoils of ...

Doomed jihadists retreat within shrinking Syria bastion

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Doomed jihadists retreat within shrinking Syria bastion

Holdout jihadists scurried along the reedy banks of the Euphrates in an increasingly desperate defence of the last scrap of their "caliphate" in ...

3,000 surrender from last IS enclave in Syria's Baghouz

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3,000 surrender from last IS enclave in Syria's Baghouz

There has been an outpouring of militants and civilians from the Islamic State's last scrap of territory as US-backed SDF forces resume shelling.

Singer Joss Stone 'glad' for safety after entering Syria

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Singer Joss Stone 'glad' for safety after entering Syria

Joss Stone entered the Kurdish controlled northeastern region of Derika to perform to 70 people as a part of her world tour.

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