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Islamic State announces new gold currency

Islamic Sate (IS) has announced the creation of a new currency in gold, silver and copper, featuring a world map, including the Americas, where the group said its reign will reach. The group said its own dinars and dirhams will hu

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US begins air strikes against IS from Turkish base

The United States launched its first manned air strikes against Islamic State targets from the Incirlik Air Base in Turkey on Wednesday, the US military said. The US-led coalition had launched flying, unmanned missions against the

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US sends jets, personnel to fight Islamic State

The United States sent six F-16 jets and about 300 personnel to Incirlik Air Base in Turkey on Sunday, the US military said, after Ankara agreed last month to allow American planes to launch air strikes against Islamic State militants from there

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Saudi crown prince calls for caution after IS bombing

Saudi Arabia's crown prince has called for higher vigilance and better preparedness in the kingdom after a suicide attack claimed by Islamic State on a security forces mosque killed 15 people, state news agency SPA reported on Saturday.

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IS ‘executed 2,000 Iraqis in northern province’

More than two thousand Iraqis in the northern province of Nineveh have been executed by Islamic State militants controlling the area, the defence minister said on Friday in a recorded statement. Ministry officials could not confir

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Coalition set to launch full-scale battle against IS

Turkey said on Wednesday a US-led coalition will soon launch a "comprehensive battle" against Islamic State militants from Turkish air bases, but Syria said any military action not coordinated with Damascus would breach its sovereignty

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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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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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