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'This is the worst devastation I have seen in all my years with UNHCR': The film star and UN envoy is in Iraq rallying support for survivors of the conflict

A suicide car bomber from the Islamic State group killed at least six rival jihadists at a roadblock in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib on Wednesday, a monitor said.

Iraq's civilian death toll drops by nearly 80 percent

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Iraq's civilian death toll drops by nearly 80 percent

Iraq's civilian death toll has dropped by nearly 80 percent since authorities declared victory over the Islamic state militant group, according to reports.

Iran's Guards kill insurgents 'infiltrating' from Iraq border

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Iran's Guards kill insurgents 'infiltrating' from Iraq border

Iran's Revolutionary Guards said there had been several deadly clashes with "terrorists" along the border with Iraq in recent days

US to release American 'enemy combatant' held in Iraq

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US to release American 'enemy combatant' held in Iraq

The US Justice Department said it would release an American alleged Islamic State group combatant held in Iraq for over eight months on ...

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London teenager guilty of plot with all-female terror cell

Safaa Boular plotted the grenade and gun attack in London after the authorities intervened to stop her travelling to Syria to marry an IS fighter she had met online.

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Eleven civilians killed in Kurdish, coalition anti-IS offensives

A US-led coalition bombing and SDF artillery shelling killed at least 11 civilians on Monday, as the civilian death toll of the anti-IS ...

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Syria roadside bomb kills one near coalition base: monitor

A roadside bomb killed a fighter near a base in northern Syria used by American and French soldiers from the US-led coalition fighting the ...

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IS kills 12 members of family in Iraq attack

Twelve members of the same family and four officers were killed on Saturday in suspected IS attacks in Salahuddin province, northern Iraq.

Assad brazenly denies what the whole world knows

Sam Hamad

Assad brazenly denies what the whole world knows

Comment: Assad lies and lies on Russian TV, knowing he'll never be held accountable, writes Sam Hamad.

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French forces fighting with SDF in Syria's Deir az-Zour

The French military are reportedly fighting in Syria's eastern Deir az-Zour province, suggesting an increase in their presence in the region.

Police, rebels among 7 killed in Chechnya church attack

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Police, rebels among 7 killed in Chechnya church attack

A suspected IS attack on a church in Chechnya has left seven dead including four assailants, reports said.

Sinai’s security chief injured, manager killed in car bombing

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Sinai’s security chief injured, manager killed in car bombing

The head of north Sinai's security division narrowly escaped an assassination attempt while his colleague was killed when a car bomb exploded in ...

Egyptian brothers arrested in foiled terror attack in France

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Egyptian brothers arrested in foiled terror attack in France

Police in France have foiled a suspected terror attack and arrested two brothers of Egyptian origin, French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb ...

Denmark to pull special forces out of Iraq

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Denmark to pull special forces out of Iraq

NATO-member Denmark said it will withdraw its special forces from Iraq, who have been taking part in the US-led coalition against the Islamic ...

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Suicide bomber targets Baghdad funeral

At least eight people have been killed in northern Baghdad as a suicide blast ripped through a funeral gathering, the first terror attack since Saturday's election.

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Children killed by Egypt army shelling in Sinai

Two child casualties are the latest show of civilian suffering in the Sinai as Egypt's military continue their forceful campaign to oust IS ...

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Five IS commanders captured crossing into Iraq from Syria

A joint Iraqi-US intelligence operation captured five of the most-wanted IS commanders, signalling that the group's commander Abu Bakr ...

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Libya's radical Madkhalists are the latest threat

In-depth: A fringe Salafist group is slowly building huge influence on several fronts in Libya's chaos, and locals are saying the rise of an ...

Egypt refers 555 to military court on terror-related charges

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Egypt refers 555 to military court on terror-related charges

Egypt’s chief prosecutor has referred 555 terror suspects to a military court on charges of joining a local affiliate of the Islamic State group.

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Morocco tackling jihadist returnees: anti-terror chief

More than 200 Moroccan citizens suspected of fighting for the Islamic State group have been 'brought to justice', the country's anti-terror ...

IS hiding in Iraq 'disguised as policemen and shepherds'

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IS hiding in Iraq 'disguised as policemen and shepherds'

Iraqis in Anbar province are fearing fresh attacks targeting polling stations as remaining IS militants are reportedly hiding out in the desert ...

Egypt prepared to send forces to Syria: FM

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Egypt prepared to send forces to Syria: FM

Egypt's foreign minister has said it is "possible" for Cairo to send troops to join the prospective multi-national Arab coalition that could ...

Syria NGOs say bank anti-terror rules hindering aid

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Syria NGOs say bank anti-terror rules hindering aid

A coalition of Franco-Syrian NGOs warned that their aid operations for the war-scarred country were being stymied by by governments and banks to ...

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