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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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IS fighters kill 220 Iraqis from tribe that opposed them

Islamic State militants executed at least 220 Iraqis in retaliation against a tribe's opposition to their takeover of territory west of Baghdad, security sources and witnesses said. Two mass graves were discovered containing s

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Al Qaeda militants push back Yemeni rebels' advance

Sunni Al Qaeda militants killed dozens of Yemeni Shi'ite rebels on Saturday in the city of Radda in central Yemen as they pushed back the rebels' advance on the al Qaeda stronghold, tribal sources said. Shi'ite Houthi

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Islamic State militants seize Iraq village

Islamic State wrested a Sunni Muslim village in western Iraq on Thursday from tribal defenders who put up weeks of fierce resistance, and the insurgents tightened a siege of the Yazidi minority on a mountain in the north. The atta

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IS militants 'flying captured fighter jets' in Syria

Iraqi pilots who have joined Islamic State in Syria are training members of the group to fly in three captured fighter jets, a group monitoring the war said. It was the first time the militant group had taken to the air, it said.

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Biden apologises over remark UAE backed militants

The United Arab Emirates said on Sunday that US Vice President Joe Biden had apologised to the Abu Dhabi crown prince for "any implications" in a speech he made last week that the UAE had supported Islamist militants in Syria.

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Obama picking his targets, while missing the point

For the 20 years between 1991 and 2011 - the interval between Operation Desert Storm and the final withdrawal of U.S. forces after a lengthy occupation of Iraq - Washington policymakers, Republican and Democratic, relied on various forms of coer

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