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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...

Militants in Lebanon seek to emulate Islamic State

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The success of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has emboldened like-minded militants in Lebanon who believe they can emulate it,...

Islamic state claims Baghdad bombs; parliament to meet on Sunday

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Islamist militants claimed responsibility for suicide bombings in Baghdad, and there were signs the deadlock paralysing Iraq's parliament might finally be loosening...

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SA’s top soldier right on decline upon a decline in the SANDF

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South Africa’s senior soldier – SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief – General Rudzani Maphwanya has it spot on in that the decline upon...