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

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'.

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented coronavirus pandemic that is reshaping our world.

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

Syria's IS prison camps 'at risk of mass breakout'

The New Arab

Syria's IS prison camps 'at risk of mass breakout'

A new report by the US government found that prisons filled with Islamic State group fighters are at risk of mass breakouts.

Paul McLoughlin

Foreign hands in Syria's war creating problems for Assad

Foreign intervention has marked Syria's war. Now it could lead to Assad's downfall.

The New Arab & agencies

US blames horrific Kabul maternity hospital attack on IS

The United States has claimed the vicious attack on a maternity hospital in Kabul was perpetrated by Islamic State militants.

The New Arab & agencies

Coronavirus strengthens IS, says Norway military chief

IS militants are shielded from coronavirus in their rural hideouts and are taking advantage of the reduced security presence to stage attacks ...

The New Arab & agencies

Niger claims 75 'Boko Haram terrorists' killed

Niger's defence ministy said 75 alleged Boko Haram militants were killed in two separate operations in the country's south on Monday.

Death toll in Afghan hospital attack rises to 24

The New Arab & agencies

Death toll in Afghan hospital attack rises to 24

The number of victims of a horrific attack on a Kabul maternity hospital has risen to 24, with 16 injured.

The New Arab & agencies

Violence flares in Afghanistan as funeral, hospital attacked

The flare-up in violence comes as Afghanistan grapples with myriad crises including a rise in militant operations across the country and a surge ...

IS attack kills 11 Syrian regime and allied fighters

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IS attack kills 11 Syrian regime and allied fighters

An Islamic State attack killed 11 in the Syrian desert as fighting intensifies.

Canada city faces backlash over mosques' calls to prayer

The New Arab

Canada city faces backlash over mosques' calls to prayer

The Canadian city of Mississauga has faced backlash for allowing mosques to broadcast the evening call to prayer during Ramadan.

Iraq's religious minorities fear plans to resettle IS families

Adam Lucente

Iraq's religious minorities fear plans to resettle IS families

Yazidi and Iraqi Christian communities who suffered atrocities at the hands of the extremist group fear the return of IS-affiliated families ...

IS used Syrian gorge as 'dumping ground' for victims

The New Arab

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 ...

The New Arab

Iraq launches 'Desert Lions' offensive against IS sleeper cells

Iraqi security forces are engaged in a new military operation against sleeper cells belonging to the Islamic State militant group, authorities announced on Monday.

The New Arab

IS Syria prison riot over 'coronavirus fears' ends

A brief riot has erupted in a prison in Hassakeh, housing IS detainees.

The New Arab

Iraqi paramilitaries killed as IS launch multiple overnight attacks

IS operatives attacked several paramilitary posts across Iraq on Sunday resulting in several casualties, as rural tribespeople complain of daily ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iraqi Shia fighters killed in Islamic State attack

Islamic State militants launched an attack on Iraqi Shia paramilitary fighters on Saturday, reports confirmed.

German court tries IS jihadist over Yazidi genocide

The New Arab

German court tries IS jihadist over Yazidi genocide

Identified only as Taha al-J., the 37-year-old Iraqi man is also accused of crimes against humanity, war crimes and human trafficking in the ...

Paul Iddon

Erdogan's Empire: The rise of Turkey's enigmatic leader

Book Club: Soner Cagaptay charts the rise of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and how he sought to make Turkey a major power.

Coronavirus 'disaster in the making' in war-torn Syria

The New Arab & agencies

Coronavirus 'disaster in the making' in war-torn Syria

Aid groups are sounding the alarm on the potentially devastating consequences of a severe outbreak in war-torn Syria.

Syrian Democratic Forces capture IS 'health minister'

The New Arab

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 ...

IS captures Syrian outpost in fierce battle with regime

The New Arab

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 ...

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