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Burkina Faso death toll rises to over 50

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The death toll from a weekend attack on a gendarmerie post in northern Burkina Faso has risen to at least 53, according to officials. The...

Global co-operation needed for counter-terrorism during and after pandemic

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With Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) and other terrorist groups attempting to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic for their own ends, the international community...

ISIL continues to pose a serious challenge worldwide – UN counter-terror...

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Despite serious military setbacks, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) may still have around 20,000 fighters and continues its...

ISIS taps into teen isolation

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It's happening almost all over the world: Teenagers are lying to their parents, secretly saving up money, getting passports and sneaking away...

ISS: What the West must learn from George W Bush before...

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Despite much commentary to the contrary, the Islamic State is steadily losing ground. It has already lost three quarters of the border between...

France seeks international meeting to tackle Islamic State

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French President Francois Hollande called on Wednesday for an international conference to discuss ways of tackling Islamic State insurgents who have seized...

Islamic State surges in North Iraq, near Kurdistan border

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Islamist militants surged across northern Iraq toward the capital of the Kurdish region on Thursday, sending tens of thousands of Christians fleeing...

Islamic State seizes one of last Syria army bases in Raqqa

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Militants from the hardline Islamic State group have seized one of the last remaining government bases in the northern province of Raqqa,...

Insight – Tunnelling through triangle of death, Islamic State aims at...

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Using secret tunnels built by Saddam Hussein and rough terrain to outfox Iraqi troops, Islamic State insurgents are getting dangerously close to...

Islamic State grabs Iraqi dam and oilfield in victory over Kurds

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Islamic State fighters seized control of Iraq's biggest dam, an oilfield and three more towns on Sunday after inflicting their first major...

Islamic State video wages psychological war on Iraqi soldiers

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Islamic State, the al Qaeda spin-off that seized wide swathes of Iraq almost unopposed last month, has released a video warning Iraqi...

Sudanese Salafi group endorses Islamic State’s new caliphate

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A Sudanese Salafi group in a statement on Thursday endorsed the Islamic State militant group that declared a caliphate after it swept...

Oil smuggling finances Islamic State’s new caliphate

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Islamic State militants seized four small oilfields when they swept through north Iraq last month and are now selling crude oil and...

Insight – Islamic State crushes and coerces on march towards Baghdad

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Using its own version of "soft" and "hard" power, the Islamic State is crushing resistance across northern Iraq so successfully that its...

U.N. accuses Islamic State of executions, rape, forced child recruitment in...

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The United Nations accused Islamic State fighters in Iraq of executions, rape and forced recruitment of children during a campaign to seize...

Taliban debate merits of Islamic State’s caliphate announcement

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The Afghan Taliban have urged Muslims to avoid extremism and remain united, a message apparently aimed at the Islamic State (ISIL), which...

Iraq parliament delayed for five weeks, general killed near Baghdad

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Iraq's new parliament put off its next session for five weeks on Monday, extending the country's political paralysis amid a Sunni Islamist...

Islamic State extends gains in parts of Syria

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Around 30 Islamic State fighters broke out of a makeshift jail where rival Syrian Islamists had been holding them, a monitoring group...

Militants free 32 Turkish truck drivers seized in Iraq

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Thirty-two truck drivers abducted by Islamist militants in Iraq three weeks ago arrived home in Turkey on Thursday, and Turkish foreign minister...

Iraq army retakes Saddam Hussein’s home village from Islamist rebels

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The Iraqi army drove Sunni insurgents out of late dictator Saddam Hussein's home village, state media and police said, part of a...

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