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Saudi Arabia's interior ministry said 70 percent of more than 2,000 Saudi nationals fighting with militant groups abroad are in Syria.

The New Arab has analysed a cache of leaked 'membership forms' belonging to IS to reveal intriguing information on Saudi Arabian members of the radical jihadist group.

Islamic State's 'suicide squad': Zealots, footballers and French chefs

Mohammad Azzam

Islamic State's 'suicide squad': Zealots, footballers and French chefs

Exclusive: A New Arab investigation into the background of 121 members of IS' "martyrdom unit" reveals intriguing facts about their education, history, background, civil status and even "workplace issues".

Iraqi government forces and militias begin Tikrit offensive

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Iraqi government forces and militias begin Tikrit offensive

Iraqi forces backed by allied militias, with US and French air cover begin a major offensive to regain the town of Tikrit from Islamic State ...

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