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

At least five jihadists and two security personnel were shot dead in the skirmishes.

The Iraq Report: Feared IS leader killed in raid

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The Iraq Report: Feared IS leader killed in raid

The Islamic State's most powerful operative in Iraq has been killed by counter-terrorism and security forces, striking a serious blow to the terrorist organisation.

Twin <em>suicide</em> bombings rock central Baghdad

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Twin suicide bombings rock central Baghdad

A deadly twin suicide bombing has hit a market in Baghdad, killing at least 28, with the death toll expected to rise.

Palestinians: Victims of 'cancel culture'

James J. Zogby

Palestinians: Victims of 'cancel culture'

Comment: 'Cancel culture' is nothing new. It's been around for decades, with Arab Americans and Palestinian human rights ​supporters as the main ...

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Trial over Paris jihadist attacks to begin late 2021

The trial of 20 people charged over 2015 jihadist attacks in Paris is set to begin in late 2021.

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Biden team stands by Palestinian-American staffer after pro-Israel backlash

Reema Dodin is a 'well-respected and trusted leader', the Biden-Harris transition team said.

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France on edge five years after Paris attacks

The attack happened November 13, 2015 saw 130 people killed and 350 wounded when Islamist suicide bombers and gunmen attacked ...

Indonesia jails leaders of Al-Qaeda-linked extremist group

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Indonesia jails leaders of Al-Qaeda-linked extremist group

The court said Wijayanto, 56, who took over JI's top job in 2009, recruited Indonesians to fight and train with groups, including an Al-Qaeda ...

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The Iraq Report: Iran's economic woes frustrate Shia militias

Iraqi Shia militias are beginning to show signs of discontent as Iran's economy is ravaged by US sanctions and Covid-19.

Freed Taliban prisoners eye return to the battlefield

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Freed Taliban prisoners eye return to the battlefield

Security concerns are mounting as several of the newly liberated fighters say they are ready to resume their holy war.

Energy politics cripple Iraq's hopes for economic recovery

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Energy politics cripple Iraq's hopes for economic recovery

Iraq is heavily reliant on the goodwill of its neighbours for both energy and investments, meaning Baghdad has very little leverage to stand up ...

The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran MPs demand Saudi 'reparations'

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The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran MPs demand Saudi 'reparations'

Lawmakers close to Iran are trying to pass legislation that would force Riyadh to pay reparations to Iraqi victims of terrorism perpetrated by ...

Palestinians say Israel targeting prisoners' bank accounts

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Palestinians say Israel targeting prisoners' bank accounts

Israel has reportedly targeted the families of Palestinian prisoners amid severe economic pressure caused by the coronavirus crisis.

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Egyptian policeman, seven militants killed in clashes in Cairo

One policeman and seven militants have been killed in an armed clash in the Cairo suburb of Amiriyah in the lead up to Coptic Holy Week.

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HRW: Afghanistan should prosecute head off ISIS-linked group

Human Rights Watch is calling on the Afghanistan government to prosecute Aslam Farooqi for war crimes.

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Scores feared dead as Afghan militants storm Sikh temple

A senior security official who spoke on a condition of anonymity said that at least 11 people had been confirmed dead so far, with the numbers ...

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Policeman killed in attack on US embassy in Tunis

Two militants and one police officer were killed in Tunis after an attempted suicide attack on the US embassy.

9/11 spawned anti-Muslim playbook being weaponised in India, China

Mobashra Tazamal

9/11 spawned anti-Muslim playbook being weaponised in India, China

Comment: The post-9/11 discourse is a favourite tactic for 'justifying' the Islamophobic policies of governments around the world, writes ...

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Saudis call for 'severe punishment' of first coronavirus patient

Some Saudis have taken to Twitter to call for a maximum punishment for the man who test positive for the coronavirus in Saudi Arabia, following ...

Copts in Egypt: Trapped between a strongman and saviour

Charlie Hoyle

Copts in Egypt: Trapped between a strongman and saviour

Sisi has long crafted an image as the protector of Coptic Christians, a community trapped between the state and society with protection from ...

Eight IS members killed in clashes with Iraqi forces

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Eight IS members killed in clashes with Iraqi forces

Eight members of IS have been killed in clashes with Iraqi security forces near Samarra in northern Iraq after a double IS suicide ...

Moscow fears IS returnees could pose 'terror threat'

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Moscow fears IS returnees could pose 'terror threat'

The head of Russia's FSB security service has expressed concerns that family members of IS fighters returning to Russia could cary out attacks.

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