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The reshuffle is seen as another sign the Biden government is refocusing on other areas of the world.

Mohamed Fathy Suliman allegedly travelled to Turkey in 2014 with the intention of joining the Islamic State in Syria.

German 'IS leader' handed lengthy prison sentence

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German 'IS leader' handed lengthy prison sentence

Abu Walaa has been sentenced to 10 years and six months for running a jihadist network and helping fighters travel to Syria and Iraq.

Belgium to try 14 over 2015 Paris attacks

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Belgium to try 14 over 2015 Paris attacks

Suspected terrorists are to face trial in Belgium for the 2015 Paris attacks, which killed 130 people.

Rockets target Iraqi airbase hours after deadly IS clashes

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Rockets target Iraqi airbase hours after deadly IS clashes

Iraq's Al-Balad airbase was targeted with at least four rockets on Saturday, just hours after clashes between Islamic State militants and Iraqi ...

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US, Pakistan generals discuss Biden's potential Afghanistan withdrawal

High-ranking US and Pakistani military officials spoke about possibly postponing the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan.

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Taliban 'clearly' behind violence in Afghanistan: US

The commander of US forces in the Middle East said the Taliban are "clearly" responsible for violence in Afghanistan.

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Trial opens in Algeria jihadist beheading of French mountaineer

The trial of the men accused of killing mountain guide instructor Herve Gourdel begins today in Algiers.

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Killings surge in Syria camp housing Islamic State families

Al-Hol camp in northeastern Syria is being plagued by assassinations, as calls for the repatriation of foreigners increase.

Turkey detains Russian IS suspect at Syria border

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Turkey detains Russian IS suspect at Syria border

Turkey has detained a group of suspected Islamic State members, who were attempting to cross into Syria.

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How should Turkey's military presence in Syria be assessed?

Analysis: Has Ankara's role in northern Syria made any positive impact, or will it ultimately be counterproductive?

'Iraq's Assassins': Documentary investigates alleged killings by Shia militias

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'Iraq's Assassins': Documentary investigates alleged killings by Shia militias

Award-winning filmmaker Ramita Navai speaks to The New Arab about her documentary "Iraq’s Assassins", which portrays the evolution of ...

Biden govt supports repatriating jihadists: US diplomat

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Biden govt supports repatriating jihadists: US diplomat

An American diplomat told the United Nations on Wednesday that new US President Joe Biden supports the repatriation of jihadists and their ...

Pentagon: US forces not protecting Syrian oil fields

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Pentagon: US forces not protecting Syrian oil fields

US forces in Syria are focused on fighting the remnants of the Islamic State group and are not guarding oil fields as ordered by Trump, a US ...

Coronavirus pandemic increases risk of IS resurgence: UN

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Coronavirus pandemic increases risk of IS resurgence: UN

The UN report says IS could seek to “end its marginalisation from the news” with a new wave of violence.

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Yazidi victims of IS massacres receive burial in Iraq

Members of the Yazidi community will gather for a burial ceremony to honour 104 victims, as many more await identification.

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US warns HTS leader Jolani he's still 'most wanted'

Jolani has embarked on a series of image changes during her period as HTS leader.

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Florida man charged with trying to join ISIS

Mohammed Fathy Suliman, 33, travelled from Orlando to the Turkish/Syrian border in 2014, where he was arrested by Turkish authorities.

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Missiles strike Baghdad airport amid new anti-IS operation

No one claimed responsibility for the latest rocket attacks, but the US has blamed Iran-aligned militia factions for repeatedly targeting its ...

US soldier charged with plotting attack on 9/11 Memorial

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US soldier charged with plotting attack on 9/11 Memorial

A US soldier was arrested for allegedly trying to help the Islamic State attack targets that include the 9/11 Memorial in New York.

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IS militants reportedly behind explosions in central Iraq

The explosion was reported by some outlets as US airstrikes on Iran-backed militants in Iraq, prompting US CENTCOM to quickly clear air on the ...

Tunisia extends 5-year-old state of emergency

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Tunisia extends 5-year-old state of emergency

Tunisia announced a six-month extension of the country's state of emergency, in place since a 2015 attack on a presidential guard bus claimed by ...

Germany brings home women, children from Syria camps

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Germany brings home women, children from Syria camps

Three women and 12 children from camps in Syria have been returned to Germany for humanitarian reasons, authorities in Berlin said on Sunday.

Casualties reported as car bomb rocks Afghan capital

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Casualties reported as car bomb rocks Afghan capital

At least eight people were killed in a bombing in the Afghan capital on Sunday, authorities confirmed.

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