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Islamic State used UK-based companies to buy weapons parts, says new report


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A long road to US charges against Islamic State ‘Beatles’


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More than 100 civilians dead in ‘gruesome’ Nigeria attack blamed on Islamic jihadists


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Downing of jet in Iran reveals Islamic Republic's wider woes

Downing of jet in Iran reveals Islamic Republic's wider woesThe Ukrainian jetliner stood ready for takeoff at Iran’s main international airport bound for Kyiv, packed with passengers and so many bags on one of the cheapest routes to the West that the ground crew rushed to unload some luggage to make its weight for flight. Nearly an hour late, Tehran air traffic controllers finally cleared Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 for takeoff, carrying a newlywed couple, Iranian students bound for universities in Canada and others seeking a better life abroad. The plane would be shot down only minutes later by Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard.



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Islamic leaders make ‘groundbreaking’ visit to Auschwitz

Islamic leaders make 'groundbreaking' visit to AuschwitzMuslim religious leaders joined members of a U.S. Jewish group at Auschwitz on Thursday for what organizers described as “the most senior Islamic leadership delegation” to visit the site of a Nazi German death camp.



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Islamic leaders make 'groundbreaking' visit to Auschwitz

Islamic leaders make 'groundbreaking' visit to AuschwitzMuslim religious leaders joined members of a U.S. Jewish group at Auschwitz on Thursday for what organizers described as “the most senior Islamic leadership delegation” to visit the site of a Nazi German death camp. The secretary general of the Muslim World League, Mohammad bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, and the CEO of the American Jewish Committee, David Harris, led the tour to the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial in Poland.



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Islamic State group says it beheaded Christian prisoners in Nigeria

Islamic State group says it beheaded Christian prisoners in NigeriaThe Islamic State group released a video purporting to show its militants beheading 10 Christian men in Nigeria, saying it was part of a campaign to avenge the deaths of its former leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and its spokesman.



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Islamic State says it beheaded Christian captives in Nigeria

Islamic State says it beheaded Christian captives in NigeriaThe Islamic State group released a video purporting to show its militants beheading 10 Christian men in Nigeria, saying it was part of a campaign to avenge the deaths of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and its spokesman.



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Islamic State says it beheaded Christian captives in Nigeria

Islamic State says it beheaded Christian captives in NigeriaMAIDUGURI/CAIRO (Reuters) – Islamic State released a video purporting to show its militants beheading 10 Christian men in Nigeria, saying it was part of a campaign to avenge the deaths of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and its spokesman. The militant group posted the footage on its online Telegram news channel on Thursday, the day after Christmas, with Arabic captions but no audio. An earlier video seen by Reuters said the captives had been taken from Maiduguri and Damaturu in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno, where militants have been fighting for years to set up a separate Islamist state.



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Who is the Islamic State group's new boss?

Who is the Islamic State group's new boss?Just days after Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a raid by US special forces in October, the Islamic State group announced the name of the man who has replaced him as leader. “We don’t know much about him except that he is the leading judge of IS and he heads the Sharia (Islamic law) committee,” said Hisham al-Hashemi, an Iraqi expert on the jihadist group. “The organisation was taken by surprise by the brutality of Baghdadi’s elimination,” said Jean-Piere Filiu, an Arab world specialist at Paris’ Sciences-Po university.



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