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Hamas elects Yahya Sinwar as Gaza leader

The Palestinian group Hamas has elected a commander of its armed wing as overall leader in Gaza.

The Palestinian group Hamas has elected a commander of its armed wing as overall leader in Gaza.

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Moroccans face Burqa ban

Importing, manufacturing and selling of burqas is being banned across Morocco, according to local media reports .

Importing, manufacturing and selling of burqas is being banned across Morocco, according to local media reports .

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Cartoonists 'still facing death threats' two years on from Charlie Hebdo

Cartoonists continue to ‘pay a high price for their irony’, it’s been claimed, two years since Islamists stormed Charlie Hebdo’s offices in Paris and killed 12…

Cartoonists continue to ‘pay a high price for their irony’, it’s been claimed, two years since Islamists stormed Charlie Hebdo’s offices in Paris and killed 12…

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Iraqi troops enter Mosul from the north

A spokesman for Iraq's elite Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) says troops took the territory in an overnight raid across a tributary of the Tigris River in eastern Mosul.

A spokesman for Iraq's elite Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) says troops took the territory in an overnight raid across a tributary of the Tigris River in eastern Mosul.

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Rohingya fighters in Myanmar linked to Saudi Arabia and Pakistan reports ICG

Fighters from the Rohingya community in northern Myanmar have a Pakistani-born leader and many Saudis in top echelon says Brussels-based NGO International Crisis Group.

Fighters from the Rohingya community in northern Myanmar have a Pakistani-born leader and many Saudis in top echelon says Brussels-based NGO International Crisis Group.

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Nimrud: drone footage shows ISIL destruction of Iraqi ancient city

Drone footage taken over the ancient northern Iraqi site of Nimrud has been released showing the extent of the damage suffered at the hands of ISIL.

Drone footage taken over the ancient northern Iraqi site of Nimrud has been released showing the extent of the damage suffered at the hands of ISIL.

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Europol warns of ISIL's evolving terror threat in Europe

Europe's police agency says further attacks are likely in the near future and increased cooperation and vigilance are key to combating the threat.

Europe's police agency says further attacks are likely in the near future and increased cooperation and vigilance are key to combating the threat.

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EU passes anti-propaganda resolution, angers Russia's Putin

Russia and Islamist terrorist groups are increasingly targeting the EU with propaganda – the warning in a resolution approved by MEPs, which aims to combat anti-Europe…

Russia and Islamist terrorist groups are increasingly targeting the EU with propaganda – the warning in a resolution approved by MEPs, which aims to combat anti-Europe…

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Mosul battle: Iraqi forces hold positions on eastern outskirts

Special forces are going door-to-door in Gogjali district checking buildings for booby traps left behind by Islamic State militants, as major urban battle awaits.

Special forces are going door-to-door in Gogjali district checking buildings for booby traps left behind by Islamic State militants, as major urban battle awaits.

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Battle for Mosul: hundreds treated after sulphur plant is torched

As Iraqi forces battle to re-take Mosul from ISIL, almost a thousand people are being treated for breathing problems after a sulphur plant was set ablaze near the…

As Iraqi forces battle to re-take Mosul from ISIL, almost a thousand people are being treated for breathing problems after a sulphur plant was set ablaze near the…

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Iraqi forces drive ISIL out of Christian region near Mosul

Government forces in Iraq have continued their large-scale push towards Mosul storming a Christian region seized by ISIL in 2014.

Government forces in Iraq have continued their large-scale push towards Mosul storming a Christian region seized by ISIL in 2014.

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Air France condemns 'sabotage attempts' reports

Air France has condemned media reports that it has suffered a string of sabotage attempts on its planes by radicalised ground staff.

Air France has condemned media reports that it has suffered a string of sabotage attempts on its planes by radicalised ground staff.

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Nine years in jail for destroying Mali's shrines

Some say they are prepared to forgive Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi for the destruction of 10 mausoleums and religious sites in Timbuktu during Mali's 2012 conflict.

Some say they are prepared to forgive Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi for the destruction of 10 mausoleums and religious sites in Timbuktu during Mali's 2012 conflict.

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Inside the mind of a suicide bomber

Norwegian documentary-maker Pål Refsdal tries to show "the other side" in his documentary 'Dugma: The Button', in which he films the daily life of "martyrs in waiting" in Syria.

Norwegian documentary-maker Pål Refsdal tries to show "the other side" in his documentary 'Dugma: The Button', in which he films the daily life of "martyrs in waiting" in Syria.

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Woman charged over foiled Paris terror plot

French prosecutors have charged one of four women arrested over a foiled terror attack near Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

French prosecutors have charged one of four women arrested over a foiled terror attack near Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

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Syria: top commander of former Nusra group 'killed' near Aleppo

A top commander of the militant group formerly known as al-Nusra Front has been killed in an airstrike near the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, rebel sources have…

A top commander of the militant group formerly known as al-Nusra Front has been killed in an airstrike near the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, rebel sources have…

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Islamic extremist pleads guilty in The Hague

Malian citizen Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi’s trial in the International Criminal Court in The Hague is a legal first.

Malian citizen Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi’s trial in the International Criminal Court in The Hague is a legal first.

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Four militants killed in Russia anti-terror raid

Four militants have been killed after Russian special forces stormed an apartment in St Petersburg as part of an anti-terrorism operation – according to…

Four militants have been killed after Russian special forces stormed an apartment in St Petersburg as part of an anti-terrorism operation – according to…

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Radical UK cleric guilty of supporting ISIL

Anjem Choudary, one of Britain's most high profile 'hate preachers' was sentenced to 10 years in jail after being found guilty of inviting support for the militant organisation.

Anjem Choudary, one of Britain's most high profile 'hate preachers' was sentenced to 10 years in jail after being found guilty of inviting support for the militant organisation.