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Leading rights group called on world powers to stop returning refugees to war-torn Afghanistan, where violence has spiked in the past week.

An Iraqi airstrike killed a number of Islamic State militants and destroyed the group's operations room in neighbouring Syria, authorities said on Thursday.

Iraq executes six for 'shedding Iraqi blood'

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Iraq executes six for 'shedding Iraqi blood'

Iraq's justice ministry on Thursday said six criminals were hanged for shedding the blood of Iraqi citizens.

IS attack on Syrian regime airbase kills 7 soldiers

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IS attack on Syrian regime airbase kills 7 soldiers

At least seven soldiers were killed when the Islamic State group attacked an army position near the eastern city of Deir az-Zour, as the group's ...

Jordan court charges 5 with 'terrorism' after deadly raid

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Jordan court charges 5 with 'terrorism' after deadly raid

Jordan's state security court charged five suspected jihadists with terrorism offences on Wednesday.

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Three killed in blast on Baghdad's Sadr district

A woman and a child were among three people killed in an blast that struck the Shia bastion of Sadr City in the Iraqi capital on Tuesday, security sources said.

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30,000 Islamic State members still in Iraq, Syria: UN

IS still has up to 30,000 members in Syria and Iraq and its global network, along with that of al-Qaeda, poses a rising threat, according to an ...

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IS murder Iraqi family serving in Hashd al-Shaabi militia

Five members of the same Iraq family who were members of the Hashd al-Shaabi militia were killed, following an attack on their checkpoint by IS.

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Czechs negotiate release of two Europeans from Syrian jail

Two humanitarian workers including, one German, landed in Prague on Thursday following their release from "one of Syria's toughest prisons".

No need to change Washington's Afghan war plan: military

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No need to change Washington's Afghan war plan: military

The 17-year war in Afghanistan is the US' longest war and appears poised to drag on.

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Hundreds watch public hanging of IS militant in Syria

Pro-government Druze militiamen hanged a member of the Islamic State group in Syria's Sweida on Tuesday, just days after the jihadists executed ...

Lebanese official: Repatriated IS members fairly questioned

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Lebanese official: Repatriated IS members fairly questioned

Eight suspected members of the Islamic State group handed over to Lebanon recently are being questioned under the supervision of judicial ...

Seoul sends warship to Libya as nationals are kidnapped

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Seoul sends warship to Libya as nationals are kidnapped

The 4,000-tonne vessel, Munmu the Great, which takes part in anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden, was now on its way to Libya, officials ...

HRW urges probes into 'rampant' torture in Iraq

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HRW urges probes into 'rampant' torture in Iraq

Human Rights Watch said people suspected of being a member of Islamic State are subjected to torture.

IS jihadists cornered in pocket of south Syria: monitor

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IS jihadists cornered in pocket of south Syria: monitor

IS used the release of 30 Druze women and children it kidnapped last week as a bargaining chip to get themselves out of a pocket of Syria's ...

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Islamic State commander 'killed' in Egypt amid Sinai unrest

The Islamic State group says one of the leaders of its affiliate in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula has been killed.

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UAE races to dominate Middle East power politics

Analysis: The UAE has established spheres of influence from the deserts of Libya to the shores of Yemen, flying under the radar amid ...

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Iraq admits holding 'terrorism' suspects for months

An Iraqi security agency has admitted holding hundreds of 'terrorism' suspects for months, Human Rights Watch said Sunday, while calling on ...

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Airstrikes on Syria's last IS pocket kill 26 civilians

Eleven children were among those killed in day-long strikes by regime and allied Russian aircraft on the last IS-held pocket in Daraa on Friday.

Egypt IS cell 'planned to assassinate Sisi in Mecca'

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Egypt IS cell 'planned to assassinate Sisi in Mecca'

Egypt’s military court heard the trial of 292 detainees accused of forming 22 armed cells belonging to the Islamic State group’s Sinai branch on ...

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Dutch jail jihadist fighters still missing in action

A Rotterdam court sentenced three men in their absence to up to seven years in jail for joining a "terrorist" organisation in Iraq and Syria.

Liberation and destruction: Remembering Mosul one year on

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Liberation and destruction: Remembering Mosul one year on

Blog: British aid worker Madiha Raza was in Mosul days after the Iraqi city was 'liberated' from the Islamic State group. A year on, she recalls ...

Karl ReMarks' satire migrates from twitter to print

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Karl ReMarks' satire migrates from twitter to print

Comment: Usman Butt talks to Twitter satirist and architect Karl Sharro about social media in the Arab Spring, and his upcoming book.

US, Afghan operation to oust IS 'almost complete'

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US, Afghan operation to oust IS 'almost complete'

US and Afghan special forces have announced they are in the final stages of an operation to clear Islamic State group fighters from a remote ...

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