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Abdelmalek Droukdel, known as the emir of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, was killed in a French military operation along with a number of close associates, France's defence minister confirmed

The secretive leader of the jihadist group HTS has undertaken an intense public relations campaign in Idlib, revealing his true identity and trying to present a more moderate image.

Egyptian soldiers killed and injured in IS Sinai attack

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Egyptian soldiers killed and injured in IS Sinai attack

An unspecified number of Egyptian soldiers and IS-affiliated militants have been killed and injured in clashes close to the border city of Rafah.

Popular imam killed in 'heinous' attack on Kabul mosque

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Popular imam killed in 'heinous' attack on Kabul mosque

A popular and outspoken imam at a mosque in Kabul's fortified Green Zone was among two people killed in an attack on Tuesday.

Iran suggests up to 225 killed in November protests

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Iran suggests up to 225 killed in November protests

Officials in Iran have yet to issue an overall death toll for the unrest, while London-based human rights group Amnesty International ...

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Egypt says 19 suspected militants killed in restive Sinai

Egypt's military said it killed 19 suspected militants with precision airstrikes in the Sinai peninsula.

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Florida woman sentenced for supporting Islamic State

A woman in the US has been sentenced to prison time after expressing support for Islamic State.

Judit Neurink

Bankrupt Kurdistan is no longer 'the other Iraq'

Comment: The Kurdistan region of Iraq has hit rock bottom. What was once a promising 'other Iraq' is now a politically and financially bankrupt ...

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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.

Six militia members ‘killed by IS’ in eastern Syria

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Six militia members ‘killed by IS’ in eastern Syria

Suspected IS militants have killed three members of the Syrian Democratic Forces ‘in a horrible way’ and three members of an Iran-backed militia ...

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US may carry out wide-ranging operation against Iranian militias

Syrian opposition sources say the US and Syrian groups may carry out an air and ground operation against Iranian militias in eastern Syria.

A plan to resist Trump’s Deal of the Century

Abbad Yahya

A plan to resist Trump’s Deal of the Century

The long read: A new book by Palestinian intellectual Azmi Bishara presents a comprehensive strategy to resist Trump and Netanyahu’s widely ...

New USAID religious freedom advisor has history of Islamophobia

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New USAID religious freedom advisor has history of Islamophobia

USAID's recently appointed religious freedom advisor has made multiple Islamophobic comments on his social media profiles.

Hardline former Tehran mayor named Iran parliament speaker

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Hardline former Tehran mayor named Iran parliament speaker

A former mayor of Tehran linked to Iran's Revolutionary Guards has been elected as parliament speaker.

Florida IS sympathiser plotted attack on Tampa Bay

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Florida IS sympathiser plotted attack on Tampa Bay

An FBI affidavit says Al-Azhari was recorded as expressing admiration for Omar Mateen, the deceased shooter at the Orlando Pulse nightclub ...

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Malaysian launches test case against Islamic gay sex law

A Malaysian man is mounting the first legal challenge to the country's law against gay sex, in a bid to combat the growing persecution of the LGBT community.

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American Muslims demand answers over killing of Sudanese-American man

A Muslim rights group is demanding answers over the shooting of a Sudanese-American man who displayed signs of mental illness.

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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 ...

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Joy and sorrow for Afghan parents after hospital attack

New Afghan parents are haunted by the memory of an horrific killing spree at a Kabul maternity ward earlier this month.

Syria Weekly: Fears over 'under the radar' coronavirus epidemic

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Fears over 'under the radar' coronavirus epidemic

Areas outside Syrian regime control remain at a major disadvantage in battling Covid-19, with fears that the coronavirus could be more ...

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Egypt kills 21 Sinai jihadists planning 'Eid attacks'

Egyptian authorities confirmed the killing of 21 militants in the Sinai peninsula who were allegedly planning Eid al-Fitr attacks.

Turkey envoy slams US senators over Uighur comments

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Turkey envoy slams US senators over Uighur comments

US senators have accused Turkey of mistreating muslim Uighurs who have escaped prosecution in China.

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 ...

Two regional IS leaders killed in Syria: CentCom

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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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