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Two members of the "Beatles" Islamic State kidnapping cell pleaded not guilty in a US court to charges of conspiring to murder four American hostages.

In-depth: From 1980 until now, the Iraqi capital has faced a series of conflicts, instability, and violence. This year marks 40 years since this cycle of violence.

UK strips IS recruit '<em>Jihadi</em> Jack' of British citizenship

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UK strips IS recruit 'Jihadi Jack' of British citizenship

Jack Letts converted to Islam at the age of 16 and travelled to Syria in 2014. He was later captured by Kurdish YPG forces while fleeing from Raqqa.

Parents of British man who joined IS spared jail

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Parents of British man who joined IS spared jail

Jack Letts traveled to IS territories in Syria and is now held by Kurdish forces.

<em>Jihadi</em> Jack's parents 'sent him money in Syria'

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Jihadi Jack's parents 'sent him money in Syria'

Jack Letts converted to Islam at the age of 16 and travelled to Syria in 2014. He was later captured by Kurdish YPG forces while fleeing from ...

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'Jihadi Jack' Letts says he wants return to UK

A British man suspected of joining the Islamic State group in Syria has said that he wishes to return to the UK in a newly-released television interview.

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US-backed Syrian force announces 'final battle' against IS

A final push against IS' last pocket of territory in eastern Syria is being made by SDF forces.

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Offensive on IS Syria enclave on-hold until civilian withdrawal

The last IS territories in Syria have been packed with thousands of civilians.

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US 'reinforces Syrian Kurds' amid hints of withdrawal U-turn

American troops could remain in Syria for now despite plans for withdrawal.

The War on Terror began in 1492

Mohammed Harun Arsalai

The War on Terror began in 1492

Comment: The brutal treatment of Muslims in Afghanistan, the US and beyond has its roots in America's historic abuse of indigenous people, ...

Alain Gresh

Barack Obama, 'lackey' of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

Book Club: NYT correspondent David Kirkpatrick's book is a revealing look at an ill-informed and bitterly divided Obama administration in the ...

UK 'pauses cooperation' with US over IS terror suspects

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UK 'pauses cooperation' with US over IS terror suspects

British authorities agreed to a “short-term pause” of the mutual legal assistance process with the US two IS terror suspects after a request ...

UK 'abandons opposition to execution of IS suspects'

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UK 'abandons opposition to execution of IS suspects'

A leaked letter from the UK's home secretary has angered rights groups as it appears that Britain will not seek a death penalty assurance for ...

The international community has washed its hands of Syria

Mona Alami

The international community has washed its hands of Syria

Comment: Never mind peace, justice or democracy, the global community has decided Assad must stay in power, writes Mona Alami.

US forensics team searching for hostages' bodies in Syria

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US forensics team searching for hostages' bodies in Syria

A team of US criminal forensic investigators are searching mass graves in Syria, searching for the remains of IS foreign hostages murdered by ...

The New Arab & agencies

UK deciding what to do with captured IS militants

Syrian Democratic Forces, the UK and US are discussing what should happen to two notorious IS militants currently in Kurdish custody.

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British IS militant caught trying to flee to Turkey

One of four British IS militants, known as The Beatles, being held by Syrian Democratic Forces was captured as he tried to flee Syria for Turkey.

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Two British IS 'Beatles' captured by Syrian-Kurdish fighters

Syrian Democratic Forces have captured two of four British IS foreign fighters known as 'The Beatles', who were notorious for torturing and ...

The New Arab

'Destroy and eliminate' Britons fighting with IS: UK minister

The UK's new defence minister Gavin Williamson said British citizens fighting for Islamic State group should be located, killed and banned from ...

Iran: The beauty in the eye of American beholders

Robert Springborg

Iran: The beauty in the eye of American beholders

Comment: Iran has been viewed by both Republican and Democratic decision-makers as the more beautiful prize, writes Robert Springborg.

Paul McLoughlin

Apocalypse on hold: IS prophesy fails, as Dabiq falls

On Sunday, Dabiq fell to Syrian rebels and IS' hopes it might herald the apocalypse were obviously not met. But the event took Twitter by storm.

Syrian state media: War propaganda, whitewashing and denial

Kareem Chehayeb

Syrian state media: War propaganda, whitewashing and denial

Comment: A new phase in Syrian state media's wildly distorted output attempts to depict life in regime-controlled areas of the country as ...

Leaked 'Clinton email' claims Saudi Arabia, Qatar fund IS

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Leaked 'Clinton email' claims Saudi Arabia, Qatar fund IS

Wikileaks have released a leaked email from Hillary Clinton where it is claimed that US intelligence believe that Saudi Arabia and Qatar funded ...

Syria's rebels won't abandon former al-Qaeda allies

Mona Alami

Syria's rebels won't abandon former al-Qaeda allies

Comment: John Kerry's belief that 'moderate' rebels would disentangle themselves from groups deemed to be 'terrorists' shows how little ...

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