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Islamic State militants have killed seven Syrian regime fighters in the Badia desert, a war monitor has reported.

A London court ruled in Smith's favour, accepting the defence’s claim that the Home Office ban is discriminatory under the European Convention.

Norway sentences woman for supporting IS by being homemaker

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Norway sentences woman for supporting IS by being homemaker

The woman was accused of being an 'invaluable supporter' of the extremist group.

Famed UK 'Dambusters' squadron deployed to Syria, Iraq

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Famed UK 'Dambusters' squadron deployed to Syria, Iraq

RAF 617 Squadron is en route to conduct missions over Syria and Iraq, which will target Islamic State group militants.

Iraqi militia calls for Sunnis villagers to be displaced

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Iraqi militia calls for Sunnis villagers to be displaced

IS militants remain a threat in Iraq’s eastern Diyala province and areas north of Baghdad.

Khaled Diab

How not to make Europe great again

Comment: Politicians promoting a Christian European renaissance do not understand the history of the Renaissance, nor the current position of Europe, writes Khaled Diab.

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Nearly 30,000 flee Mozambique attacks since late March: UN

The ongoing conflict is having a severe impact on children, the UN refugee agency said.

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Syria brawl between Russian troops and Kurdish security forces

A fist fight has broken out between members of Kurdish internal security forces and Russian military police in a northern Syrian town.

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Russia repatriates 34 orphans of IS families from Syria

Kurdish authorities in northeast Syria handed over 34 orphaned children, whose parents were suspected of belonging to the Islamic State group, ...

How violence prevents healing after Islamic State

Judit Neurink

How violence prevents healing after Islamic State

Comment: To begin healing in Iraq and Syria, we must find new strategies of acceptance that fight dehumanisation and radicalisation, writes ...

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SADC vows 'proportionate' response to 'heinous' Mozambique terror

SADC leaders met in Mozambique's capital on Thursday to discuss their response to rising terror in the country.

Iraqi IS chief was a prison informer for US

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Iraqi IS chief was a prison informer for US

Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi was once a prison informer in Iraq for the US army, records show.

Mozambique IS-linked terror insurgency threatens regional stability

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Mozambique IS-linked terror insurgency threatens regional stability

Mozambique's recent of spate of IS-linked terror threatens not just that country but also its neighbours, prompting them to raise serious ...

AU calls for urgent action after Mozambique jihadist attack

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AU calls for urgent action after Mozambique jihadist attack

The African Union called for urgent international action after a jihadist attack that killed dozens and uprooted thousands on the northern ...

European jihadists' children 'at risk of radicalisation'

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European jihadists' children 'at risk of radicalisation'

Belgian director of the association Child Focus Heidi De Pauw said that it was needed to bring back the children of foreign jihadists in Syria ...

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Slow recovery in Syria's Baghouz two years after IS

The embattled village of Baghouz was the last vestige of the cross-border proto-state IS declared in 2014 across large swaths of Iraq and Syria.

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Terrorism conviction of German rapper's wife upheld by court

The German Federal Court of Justice upheld the conviction of a woman, Omaima A., for membership of a terrorist organisation.

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12,300 Sinai buildings razed by Egypt army: HRW

Human Rights Watch have razed thousands of buildings in the Sinai Peninsula, actions that could amount to war crimes.

Sadek Hamid

The Islamic State in Britain

Book Club: Michael Kenney's The Islamic State in Britain: Radicalization and Resilience in an Activist Network uses a social science approach to ...

Despite the Pope's visit, uncertainty reigns over Mosul's fate

Gaja Pellegrini-Bettoli

Despite the Pope's visit, uncertainty reigns over Mosul's fate

In-depth: Amid an outpouring of hope over Pope Francis' visit, much work is still needed to rebuild Mosul from the ruins of war and protect ...

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Syria's opposition a 'disappointment' a decade after war

After 10 years of brutal conflict the opposition forces are facing the reality of a failed movement that was unable to unseat Bashar Al-Assad.

Iraq pegs hopes on Pope's visit, but experts sceptical

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Iraq pegs hopes on Pope's visit, but experts sceptical

Despite the apparent success of the papal visit, experts doubt that Iraq will regain popularity in the world anytime soon

After historic visit, Pope leaves Iraq for Rome

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After historic visit, Pope leaves Iraq for Rome

Pope Francis flew for Rome from Baghdad on Monday morning after a four-day historical papal visit in Iraq

Pope Francis visits Iraqi Christians who suffered under IS

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Pope Francis visits Iraqi Christians who suffered under IS

The heaviest deployment of security forces yet has been mobilised to protect the 84-year-old on what is perhaps his riskiest day in Iraq.

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