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The attack by an estimated 700 Taliban fighters began about five days ago and early reports were that more than 100 people had been killed, including 15 who were beheaded by the militants Hundreds of Taliban fighters stormed a strategic district in an Afghan province not far from the capital, killing dozens of people in […]

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 Two youths — one son of a retired judge and another of a serving joint secretary — were held from the city on Wednesday on charge of trying to go to Syria to receive training under Syria-based al-Nusra Front, also known as al-Nusra brigade. The al-Nusra Front (Jabhat al-Nusra) is a militant rebel jihadist brigade fighting […]

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The US has released military footage showing the impact of Monday’s air strikes President Obama has hailed the support of Arab nations in air strikes on Islamic State (IS) militants, saying: “This is not America’s fight alone.” He was speaking hours after the US and Arab allies launched their first air strikes against IS in […]

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Its cash-raising activities resemble those of a mafia-like organisation, says a US intelligence official Islamic State (ISIS) militants have become the richest terror group in history through accomplishing illegal activities around the world. According to intelligence officials and experts, the ISIS militants are taking in more than $3m a day through oil smuggling, extortion, theft […]

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Commander Mirwais says Muslims around the world are “thirsty for an Islamic caliphate” Their commander also said they would still fight the Afghan government, even after Nato forces left in 2014. Commander Mirwais said that if IS, which he called by its Arabic acronym Daish, proved a true Islamic caliphate, they would link up with […]

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One of Islam’s most revered holy sites – the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad – could be destroyed and his body removed to an anonymous grave under plans which threaten to spark discord across the Muslim world, reports the ‘Independent’ of London. Controversial proposals are part of a consultation document by a leading Saudi academic […]

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The ceasefire announcement was celebrated by Palestinians in Gaza City A long-term ceasefire has been agreed between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip. The truce, ending seven weeks of fighting that has left more than 2,200 people – mostly Palestinians – dead, was brokered by Egypt and began at 19:00 local time (16:00 […]

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The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights in Gaza denounced the killings Hamas militants grab Palestinians suspected of collaborating with Israel, before executing them in Gaza City yesterday. Seven people were shot dead in front of a crowd outside a mosque, while 11 more were killed at an abandoned police station Hamas-led gunmen in Gaza yesterday […]

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Outgoing UN human rights chief Navi Pillay slams “international paralysis” over nearly three-and-a-half year conflict. UN rights spokesperson Rupert Colville said between 5,000 and 6,000 people were dying in Syria every month [A More than 191,000 people have died in Syria, United Nation human rights chief Navi Pillay has said, lashing out at “international paralysis” […]

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Islamic State militants are the most dangerous threat America has faced in years, top US officials have warned. Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said US strikes had weakened IS in Iraq, but the group could be expected to regroup. America’s top general Martin Dempsey said IS fighters could not be defeated without attacking its base in […]

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Israel’s military says it has carried out air strikes in the Gaza Strip in response to fresh rocket fire, hours before a ceasefire was set to expire. “Terror targets” were hit in Gaza after rockets were fired towards the towns of Beersheba and Netivot, officials said. Talks in Cairo to end the violence have broken […]

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Leaders and clerics say they are ready to join new administration of Haider al-Abadi if certain conditions are met. Tribal leaders and clerics from Iraq’s Sunni heartland who staged a revolt against outgoing prime minister Nouri al-Maliki’s Shia-led government would be willing to join the new administration if certain conditions are met, a spokesman for […]

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