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John Cantlie, an experienced journalist and photographer, has twice been held captive in Syria

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ISIS militants have released a third video featuring British hostage John Cantlie. Journalist John Cantlie delivers a scripted message responding to President Barack Obama's recent...

Iraqi air strikes and ground forces appear to have halted the advance of ISIS militants in the town of Amariya al-Falluja

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Iraqi air strikes and ground forces appear to have halted the advance of Islamic State (ISIS) militants in the town of Amariya al-Falluja, west...

US-led coalition aircraft have targeted four makeshift oil refineries under ISIS control in Syria

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The US and Arab allies’ airstrikes have hit four makeshift oil refineries under Islamic State (ISIS) control in Syria, as well as a command...

US-led airstrikes have destroyed four ISIS-held oil tanks and damaged another during a fourth night of bombardments in Syria

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US-led airstrikes have destroyed four ISIS-held oil tanks and damaged another during a fourth night of bombardments in Syria. The Pentagon said it also carried...

New US and coalition airstrikes have targeted ISIS-held oil refineries in Syria

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New US and coalition airstrikes have targeted ISIS-held oil refineries in Syria. The raids killed 14 ISIS fighters and five civilians in eastern Syria, activists...

Abu Qatada has been found not guilty of terrorism offences by a court in Jordan

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Abu Qatada has been found not guilty of terrorism offences by a court in Jordan. A panel of civilian judges sitting at Amman's State Security...

ISIS militants have released a second video showing British journalist John Cantlie, who is being held hostage by the jihadist group

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ISIS militants have released a second video showing British journalist John Cantlie, who is being held hostage by the jihadist group. It comes less than...

The US and five Arab allies have launched the first strikes against ISIS militants in Syria

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The US and five Arab allies - Bahrain, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates - have launched the first strikes against...

Mossad legend Mike Harari oversaw a string of operations involving the assassination of Palestinian militants abroad

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Mike Harari, one of Israel's best-known spies, has died at the age of 87. He oversaw a string of operations involving the assassination of Palestinian...

Turkey has decided to close some of its border crossings with Syria after about 130,000 Kurdish refugees entered the country over the weekend

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Turkey has decided to close some of its border crossings with Syria after about 130,000 Kurdish refugees entered the country over the weekend. On September...

Some 45,000 mainly Syrian Kurds have crossed into Turkey in the past 24 hours as ISIS militants advance in northern Syria

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According to Turkish officials, some 45,000 mainly Syrian Kurds have crossed into Turkey in the past 24 hours as Islamic State (ISIS) militants advance...

The Happy we are from Tehran video was brought to the attention of the Iranian authorities in May 2014, after receiving more than 150,000 views

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Six people have been arrested in Iran for appearing in a video dancing to Pharrell Williams' song Happy. They have been sentenced to up to...

France has launched its first air strikes against ISIS militants in Iraq

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France has launched its first air strikes against Islamic State (ISIS) militants in Iraq, the office of President Francois Hollande says. A statement said planes...

The video featuring John Cantlie has been released nearly a week after footage depicting the death of David Haines, the first British hostage to be killed

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The Islamic State (ISIS) group has released a new video showing British man John Cantlie believed to be held hostage by the jihadist militants. Dressed...

Thirty countries taking part in a major conference in Paris talks have pledged to help Iraq fight ISIS militants by all means necessary

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Thirty countries taking part in a major conference in Paris talks have pledged to help Iraq fight Islamic State (ISIS) militants "by all means...

The CIA estimates that the ISIS militant group may have up to 31,000 fighters in Iraq and Syria, three times as many as previously feared

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The Islamic State (ISIS) militant group may have up to 31,000 fighters in Iraq and Syria - three times as many as previously feared,...

Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Saudi Arabia to meet key Arab leaders, as he tries to build a coalition against ISIS militants

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Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Saudi Arabia to meet key Arab leaders, as he tries to build a coalition against Islamic...

Barack Obama has announced that the US will not hesitate to take action against Islamic State militants in Syria as well as Iraq

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President Barack Obama has announced that the US will not hesitate to take action against Islamic State (ISIS) militants in Syria as well as...

John Kerry has started a Middle East tour to build support for action against ISIS

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Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Iraq at the start of a Middle East tour to build support for action against Islamic...

Mohamed Morsi is being charged with handing over Egypt’s security documents to Qatar

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Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi is being charged with handing over national security documents to Qatar, the state prosecutor says. Relations between Egypt and Qatar...

Steven Sotloff was abducted near Aleppo in northern Syria in August 2013

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A new Islamic State video has showed the killing of American journalist Steven Sotloff. Steven Sotloff, 31, disappeared in Syria in 2013. He appeared at...

President Hassan Rouhani has urged Iran’s clerics to be more tolerant of the internet and new technologies

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Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has urged clerics from his country to be more tolerant of the internet and new technologies. In a speech broadcast on...

Humanitarian aid drops have been made by the US planes to the besieged Iraqi town of Amirli

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Humanitarian aid drops have been made by the US planes to the besieged Iraqi town of Amirli, the Pentagon has said. Some 15,000 minority Shia...

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the US if there is not a strong international response to terrorism

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King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the US if there is not a strong international response to...

Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu has declared victory in Gaza after a seven-week conflict

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Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu has declared victory in Gaza after a seven-week conflict. The Palestinian Islamist Hamas movement was "hit hard and got none of...