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How Islamic State uses Syria's oil to fuel its advances

In an oil field in northeastern Syria, a queue of trucks lines up daily to load crude sold cheaply by Islamic State militants who have hijacked parts of the country's energy industry in their bid to build a caliphate. Sales at Sha

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US to sell Tunisia 12 Black Hawks to aid militant fight

The US is planning to sell Tunisia a dozen advanced attack helicopters as Washington seeks to help the North African state stamp out a mounting threat from Islamist militants. "We asked the US to give us about 12 Black Hawks,"

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Hamas agrees to new 24-hour truce in Gaza

Hamas Islamist militants have agreed to a 24-hour humanitarian truce in their conflict with Israel in the Gaza Strip, a spokesman for the group said on Sunday, hours after fighting between the sides resumed.   &q

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Militant backers say US air strikes in Iraq would be avenged

Online backers of the Sunni Islamist militants who seized swaths of Iraq this month have said that any US air strikes on the fighters will lead to attacks on Americans. US President Barack Obama has offered up to 300 American advi

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Libyan PM will fight militants with foreign aid

Libya's new premier has said that his cabinet will focus on fighting militants, securing borders and building up armed forces with foreign help, and appealed to hardliners who want his government removed. Libya is caught up in

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Ukraine tense as militants raise Russian flag

Armed pro-Russian militants raised the Russian flag in an eastern Ukrainian city on Saturday, deepening a stand-off with Moscow which, Kiev warned, was dragging Europe closer to a "gas war" that could disrupt supplies across the contin

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Egypt militants warn tourists to leave country

The Islamist militant group Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis has told tourists to leave Egypt and threatened to attack anyone who stays in the country after a deadline of February 20. The Sinai-based group, which claimed responsibility for a

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Tunisia forces kill 10 Islamist militants in raids

Tunisian security forces have killed 10 Islamist militants near the border with Algeria during a three-day operation against gunmen who attacked police patrols in the remote northern region, the government said on Saturday. Prime

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US target in Somalia plotted serial Kenya attacks

Ikrima, the militant targeted by US special forces in a failed weekend raid, is a Somali-based thinker, planner and operator who has relentlessly plotted attacks on neighbouring Kenya, intelligence services and analysts believe. K

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Seven killed in clashes with al Qaeda in Yemen

Seven people were killed in clashes between Yemeni tribal gunmen and suspected al Qaeda fighters on Sunday in Marib province, east of the capital Sanaa, tribal sources said. Al Qaeda guerrillas killed one tribesman, the sources in

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