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U.N. says tens of thousands flee IS assault in Northern Iraq

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Tens of thousands of people have fled an assault by Islamic State on the town of Sinjar in northern Iraq on Sunday...

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...

Yemen’s al Qaeda wing seeks to set up ’emirate’ in east

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Yemen's al Qaeda wing has ordered men and women in the east to obey its strict interpretation of Islamic law, saying it...

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...

Al Qaeda’s North African wing rejects Iraq-Syria caliphate

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Al Qaeda's North African wing has rejected the mediaeval-style caliphate declared by a militant Islamist group in Iraq and Syria, and confirmed...

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...

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Communicate don’t abrogate!

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The senior officer cadre of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) communications component, officially the Directorate: Corporate Communication (DCC), employed a barely plausible excuse...