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Kuwait backs alliances against Islamic State, but no troops

Kuwait backs international efforts against hardline Islamist groups in Iraq and Syria although the Gulf Arab state's constitution prevents it from sending troops to fight abroad, a senior Kuwaiti official said. Kuwait, a US al

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Libya ‘lost $68bn in oil revenue since 2013’

The drop in Libya's oil production in recent years as a result of unrest has resulted in $68 billion in lost revenue, National Oil Corp Chairman Mustafa Sanallah said on Monday. The country's oil production was currently a

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Islamic State video threatens Britain

A video published on Sunday by the media centre of Islamic State purported to show images and last statements of nine of the people who took part in the Paris attacks that killed 130 people on Nov. 13. Reuters could not independen

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Death toll in Indonesia attack rises to 8

Another person has died from injuries sustained in last week's militant attack in Indonesia's capital, a spokesman for national police said on Sunday, bringing the death toll to eight. The gun and bomb attack on Thursday,

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Islamic State kills dozens in Syria execution style

Islamic state militants killed dozens of people execution style in attacks on government-held areas in Syria's city of Deir al-Zor on Saturday, a source and a monitoring said. A source close to the Syrian government side said

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Istanbul bomber ‘entered Turkey as refugee’

An Islamic State suicide bomber who killed 10 German tourists in the heart of Istanbul's historic district entered Turkey as a refugee from Syria and went undetected as he was not on any watch lists, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on We

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Obama knocks Republicans for anti-Muslim rhetoric

President Barack Obama knocked Republican presidential candidates for anti-Muslim rhetoric and accused critics on Tuesday of playing into the hands of Islamic State in a speech aimed at setting an optimistic tone for his last year in office.

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51 killed in IS bomb attacks across Iraqi capital

Gunmen detonated suicide vests inside a shopping complex in Baghdad on Monday and a car bomb exploded nearby in an attack claimed by Islamic State that killed at least 18 people and wounded 40 others. Two bombs later went off in t

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US forms task force to fight online militants

The Obama administration on Friday announced a new task force to counter online propaganda as the US tries to crack down on the unprecedented use of the Internet by jihadists. The Obama administration on Friday sent its top nation

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Islamic State territory shrinks in Iraq, Syria: US

Islamic State's territory shrank by 40 percent from its maximum expansion in Iraq, and by 20 percent in Syria in 2015, as international forces pushed it out of several cities, the US-led coalition fighting it said on Tuesday.

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