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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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Kuwait mosque attack survivor tells of ordeal

A Bahrain survivor of a suicide attack on a packed mosque in Kuwait City that left 27 people dead and more than 200 injured has described his ordeal. Shaikh Saud Mohammed Ali Al Saeed, 62, told the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our siste

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Friday attacks show Islamic State's growing reach

The attacks came one after the other in the space of a few hours. In France, a decapitated body covered in Arabic writing was found after an attacker rammed his car into a gas container, triggering an explosion. In Kuwait, a suici

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27 killed as IS suicide bomber hits Kuwait mosque

A suicide bomber killed 27 people when he blew himself up inside a packed Shi'ite Muslim mosque in Kuwait city during Friday prayers, the health ministry and witnesses said, the first attack of its kind in the major oil-exporting state.

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Gunman kills 39 at Tunisian beachside hotel

A gunman disguised as a tourist opened fire at a Tunisian hotel on Friday with a rifle he had hidden in an umbrella, killing 39 people including Britons, Germans and Belgians as they lounged at the beach in an attack claimed by Islamic State.

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Terror attacks, deaths up sharply in 2014

Terrorist attacks worldwide surged by more than a third and fatalities soared by 81 per cent in 2014, a year that also saw Islamic State eclipse al Qaeda as the leading jihadist militant group, the US State Department said on Friday.

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Terror attacks, deaths up sharply in 2014

Terrorist attacks worldwide surged by more than a third and fatalities soared by 81 per cent in 2014, a year that also saw Islamic State eclipse al Qaeda as the leading jihadist militant group, the US State Department said on Friday.

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Obama orders more troops to Iraq against IS

President Barack Obama on Wednesday ordered the deployment of 450 more US troops to Iraq's Sunni heartland to advise and assist fragile Iraqi forces being built up to try to retake territory lost to Islamic State. The plan to

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Most Libyan ports ‘operating despite violence’

Most ports in Libya are still able to operate despite the country's rival governments, economic chaos and increasing violence between armed groups, a shipping industry official said on Monday. Libya is in turmoil as a result o

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Iraqi tribes pledge loyalty to IS

A number of Sunni tribal leaders in Iraq have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, a defection that comes as a major blow to the Iraqi government as it struggles to roll the Sunni insurgents back. The tribal leaders in the tro

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