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Kerry heads for region to discuss Iran deal, IS

US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Egypt and the Gulf next week for talks on the recent nuclear deal between major powers and Iran and the fight against Islamic State militants, then he will head to Southeast Asia, where countries s

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Suspected IS bomber kills 30 in Turkish town

A suspected Islamic State suicide bomber killed at least 30 people, mostly young students, in an attack on a Turkish town near the Syrian border on Monday. Bodies lay beneath trees after the blast outside a cultural centre in the

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Islamic State car bomb kills 100 in Iraq

More than 100 people were killed in a suicide car bombing at a busy market in an Iraqi town on Friday, in one of the deadliest attacks carried out by Islamic State militants since they overran large parts of the country. The blast

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Islamic State ‘used poison gas in Syria’

The Islamic State (IS) group used poison gas in attacks against Kurdish-controlled areas of northeastern Syria in late June, a Syrian Kurdish militia and a group monitoring the Syrian conflict said on Saturday. The YPG militia sai

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Nato plans biggest exercise to counter Islamic State

Nato and its allies will hold their biggest military exercise in more than a decade from October, deploying 36,000 personnel across the Mediterranean to counter the threat of Islamic State on the alliance's southern flank. Bri

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Iraq launches offensive on IS in key province

Iraqi troops and Shi'ite Muslim militia forces attacked Islamic State fighters on several fronts on Monday in Anbar, the country's largest province, at the start of what is likely to be a long and fiercely contested offensive.

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Iraq gets first funding to rebuild war-hit zones

Iraq and the World Bank signed a $350 million loan agreement on Sunday to fund emergency reconstruction in towns recaptured from Islamic State militants, a deal Baghdad said marked the first international help to rebuild areas devastated by war.

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Iraq sentences 24 to death over Speicher killings

An Iraqi court sentenced 24 people to death on Wednesday over the killing of hundreds of soldiers at a former U.S. military base near Tikrit during an offensive by Islamic State militants, an official said. As many as 1,700 mainly

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Car bombs hit Yemen, day after 200 killed

Two deadly car bombs hit the capital Sanaa and a southern city in Yemen on Tuesday, state news agency Saba reported, a day after air strike and clashes killed almost 200 people nationwide. Islamic State in Yemen claimed responsibi

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Rockets land in Israel, IS claims responsibility

Militants in Egypt's Sinai peninsula fired rockets into southern Israel on Friday in an incident that caused no casualties but appeared to be linked to fighting between Islamist insurgents and Egyptian security forces. Islamic

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