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Islamic State claims responsibility for Kabul attack

Twin explosions tore through a demonstration by members of Afghanistan's mainly Shi'ite Hazara minority in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 80 people and wounding more than 230 in a suicide attack claimed by Islamic State.

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Singapore bans newspaper linked to Islamic State

Singapore on Friday banned the distribution and possession of Al Fatihin, a newspaper linked to the Islamic State militant group, after government officials repeatedly warned against terror threats. The wealthy city-state saw its

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US agrees $785m bomb sale to UAE against Islamic State

The US State Department has approved the sale of $785 million in bombs to the United Arab Emirates for the US-led campaign against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. A statement said the Defen

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Islamic State claims responsibility for Nice attack

Islamic State claimed responsibility on Saturday for the deadly attack in the Riviera city of Nice on Thursday that killed at least 84 people. "The person who carried out the operation in Nice, France, to run down people was

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Attacks in Saudi Arabia ‘bear hallmarks of IS’

CIA director John Brennan said on Wednesday recent attacks in Saudi Arabia bore the hallmarks of Islamic State, and that the militant group was a very serious threat to the kingdom. Suicide bombers struck three cities across Saudi

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Iraqi forces link up ahead of Mosul offensive

Iraqi government forces advancing on the Islamic State-held city of Mosul retook a village from IS on Tuesday and linked up along the Tigris river with army units pushing from a separate direction, Defence Minister Khalid al-Obeidi said.

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US to send more troops to aid Mosul offensive

The US is stepping up its military campaign against Islamic State by sending hundreds more troops to assist Iraqi forces in an expected push on the city of Mosul, the militants' largest stronghold, later this year. US Defense

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‘IS lost quarter of its territory in 18 months’

Islamic State lost an area the size of Ireland - a quarter of its territory - to hostile forces in the last 18 months in Iraq and Syria and is likely to further step up attacks on civilians in coming months, IHS said in a report on Sunday.

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Dhaka slaughter a glimpse of what's coming, warns IS

Islamic State has warned of repeated attacks in Bangladesh and beyond until rule by sharia, Islamic law, is established, saying in a video last week's killing of 20 people in a Dhaka cafe was merely a glimpse of what is to come.

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Why Islamic State is far from defeated

Deadly attacks in four countries linked to Islamic State show the limitations of US-led efforts to loosen the group's grip in Syria and Iraq, and the challenge of stopping attacks that are not only globally dispersed but very different in th

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