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Drone attack kills at least 4 suspected militants in Pakistan

A US drone strike killed at least four suspected militants in northwest Pakistan on Thursday, three Pakistani intelligence officers said, in what appeared to be an attack on the Haqqani Network.  

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Islamic State network uncovered in Kuwait

Kuwait has uncovered a network of Islamic State militants who fought in Iraq and Syria and detained several of its members, the interior ministry said on Thursday. The group included five Kuwaitis, a ministry statement carried by

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Egyptian army kills 63 militants in North Sinai

Egypt's military launched air strikes and ground operations that killed 63 Islamist militants in North Sinai on Sunday, security sources said, as the country grapples with an increasingly ambitious insurgency based in the region.

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25 militants killed in Egypt air strikes in Sinai

Egyptian warplanes killed 25 Islamist militants in North Sinai on Saturday, security sources said, as the Egyptian president visited the province after a major escalation of the conflict there. The sources said the air strikes hit

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Over 100 militants killed in Egyptian army offensive

Egypt's army said more than 100 militants and 17 soldiers were killed in simultaneous attacks on military checkpoints in North Sinai, in the most sustained fighting of its kind in years in the restive province. After a day of

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Kuwait in 'state of war' after mosque bombing

Kuwait's interior minister said the Gulf country was at war with Islamist militants and would strike out at cells believed to be on its soil. The ultra-radical Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing o

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Egypt executes six militants for attacks

Egypt has executed six members of a Sinai-based militant group with links to Islamic State for carrying out an attack on soldiers near Cairo in 2014, the state news agency reported on Sunday. The group, Sinai Peninsula, has killed

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Malaysia foils plan by suspected militants to attack capital

Malaysian police have arrested 12 people linked to the militant group Islamic State and seized explosives, foiling a plan to attack several locations in and around the capital, which is hosting the Asean summit. Security had alrea

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From brides to battlefield, women in new roles with IS

Women travelling to join Islamic State militants are no longer just seeking to become "jihadi brides" but are taking on new roles, on the frontline in logistics and intelligence and as medics, according to military and expert sources.

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Arab League calls for joint force to fight militants

The Arab League has called for the creation of a regional force to combat militants as countries face a growing threat from Islamic State and other groups. The ultra-radical group has taken over swathes of Iraq and Syria and splin

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