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Syria-led airstrikes on Islamic State stronghold raises death toll to 95: Activists

Some of the airstrikes Tuesday struck a popular market near a museum and an industrial neighborhood in the city along the Euphrates River.


UK unveils tough new anti-terror bill

The law will also allow the police to force internet service providers to hand over data showing who is using a computer or smartphone at any particular time.


Iraqi troops retake 2 towns in eastern province from the Islamic State group

Police officials in Diyala province said that Iraqi forces entered the towns of Saadiya and Jalula late Sunday after fierce clashes with fighters.


Iraq premier orders more aerial support to fight Islamic State

Al-Abadi called for the additional support after a meeting late Saturday with delegates from the Anbar Provincial Council.

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US Vice President Joe Biden announces $135 mn aid for Syrian civilians

Biden announced $135 million in new U.S. aid for Syrian civilians, including some for Turkey.


Iraqi forces launch major operation against Islamic State in Ramadi

The Islamic State group has been trying to seize Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, for months now.

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British hostage John Cantlie appears in new Islamic State video

In the video Cantlie, blames British Prime Minister David Cameron for not going far enough to help him.

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France grapples with homegrown jihadism

A new video from the Islamic State group showed three Kalashnikov-wielding Frenchmen burning their passports.


Iraq, Turkey vow to work together against IS group

Iraq’s prime minister said his country and Turkey have agreed on closer security and intelligence cooperation.


US state woman charged in Islamic State terror case detained

A woman charged with lying to investigators about supporting the Islamic State militant group will remain in jail.

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New Kurdish offensive targets Islamic State group

Kurdish forces, backed by US-led airstrikes, launched a new offensive Wednesday targeting the Islamic State group.

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9 civilians dead in Syria regime raid on IS stronghold: Monitor

Nine civilians, including a woman, were killed in a Syrian government air raid on Wednesday on the city of Raqa.

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UN urges world to shut down extremists’ resources

Looking at these challenges solely through a military lens has shown its limits, said UN chief Ban Ki-moon.


Islamic State terrorists ideology must be undermined: UN

UN rights chief called for a campaign led by Muslims to undermine the ideology of the Islamic State terrorist group.


Iran talks haunted by ISIS, history

The ghosts of previous failed attempts at American-Iranian rapprochement loom large.