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IS claims it executed Japanese hostage

Birut - The Islamic State group said Sunday it executed one of two Japanese hostages it has been holding, in an apparent beheading branded "outrageous and unforgivable" by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Japan condemns 'outrageous' hostage murder

Toukyo - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday branded the murder of a Japanese hostage by Islamic State militants as "outrageous and unforgivable" and demanded the immediate release of a second captive, amid a tide of global revulsion.

Islamic State video shows beheading of Japanese hostage

Reports are emerging that one of the Japanese hostages being held by the Islamic State has been beheaded in a video released by the militant group.

Japan vows to 'never give up' search for IS hostages

Toukyo - Japan on Saturday vowed to "never give up" its struggle to save two Japanese hostages held captive by Islamic State militants after the deadline to pay their ransom passed in agonising silence.

Jail for U.S. teen who wanted to fight in Syria

Los Angeles - A U.S. court jailed a "radicalized" Colorado teenager intercepted by the FBI when she attempted to join her fiance in the Islamic State (IS) group to fight in Syria.

U.S., Iraq prepare Mosul offensive against IS group: Media

Washington - The United States and Iraq are preparing to retake Iraq's second-largest city Mosul from the Islamic State group by this summer, The Wall Street Journal reports.

A mother pleads as Japan hostage deadline passes

Toukyo - The deadline set by Islamist militants threatening to kill two Japanese men unless they were given $200 million passed Friday, after one captive's mother made a desperate plea to save her son's life.

Iraq asks for more weapons to fight IS group

London - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called on the international coalition battling the Islamic State group to provide his country's forces with more weapons to fight the militants.

Anti-IS coalition talks focus on jihadist threat

London - Top officials from the US-led coalition against the Islamic State group met in London on Thursday for the first talks since the Paris attacks with the threat posed by homegrown jihadists high on the agenda.

Clock ticking for Japanese IS hostages

Toukyo - The clock was ticking on Thursday towards a deadline imposed by Islamist militants threatening to kill two Japanese nationals unless Tokyo pays a $200 million ransom.

British inquiry into Iraq war delayed to after election

London - A long-awaited public inquiry into Britain's role in the Iraq war will not be published until after an election in May, it was reported Wednesday, sparking criticism of the delay.

Obama to call for new war powers to fight IS: Excerpts

Washington - US President Barack Obama on Tuesday was to urge lawmakers to endow him with new war powers to defeat Islamic State militants, warning the battle would be long but eventually successful. "This effort will take time. It will require focus.

Thousands from ex-Soviet Central Asia 'fighting for Islamic State'

Moscow - Up to four thousand people from Muslim former Soviet Central Asian countries are believed to have joined Islamic State jihadists, a report published on Tuesday said.

Op-Ed: Transcending international borders in the fight against ISIS

Islamic State may have symbolically dismantled the international frontier separating Iraq and Syria. Should that border in turn be ignored and deemed irrelevant in the fight against that Islamist foe?

Profiles of the Japanese hostages in Islamist State video

Toukyo - Militants from the Islamic State group released a video Tuesday purporting to show two Japanese men they were holding. A masked jihadist demanded a $200 million ransom for their release.Here are brief profiles of the men.

Islamic State militants threaten to kill Japanese hostages

Birut - The Islamic State group threatened in a video Tuesday to kill two Japanese hostages within 72 hours unless it receives a $200 million ransom, but Tokyo vowed it would not bow to "terrorism".

IS threatens to kill two Japanese hostages: Video

Birut - The Islamic State group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages unless Tokyo pays a $200 million ransom within 72 hours, in a video posted on jihadist websites on Tuesday.

Op-Ed: Boots on the ground — Those putting ISIS on the defensive

From Canadian special forces on the ground in Iraq to Kurdish fighters in Syria, ISIS is slowly but surely being put on the defensive thanks to those brave men and women who are risking their lives to repel that group's murderous onslaught.

Islamic State marauders release 200 captives

Irbil - Scores of Yazidis being held captive by Islamic State were released Saturday in the Iraqi city of Irbil, Kurdish military officials reported.

Op-Ed: The significance of Iraq's acquiring of Mirage jets

Why the United Arab Emirates offer of Dassault Mirage 2000 jet fighters to the Iraqi Air Force is considerably noteworthy.

IS jihadists free 200 elderly Yazidis in north Iraq

The Islamic State (IS) group released more than 200 mostly elderly members of northern Iraq's Yazidi minority Saturday who had been held for months, officials and activists said.

Belgium: Hotbed of fighters heading to Syria and Iraq

Brussels - Anti-terror raids in Belgium appear to confirm long-standing fears the country has become a jihadist centre, with an often disaffected Muslim minority providing fertile ground for radicalisation.

French lawmakers extend military action against IS in Iraq

Paris - French lawmakers on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved continuing air strikes against Islamic State jihadists in Iraq as part of a US-led coalition.Prime Minister Manuel Valls urged parliament to extend the operation saying "our mission is not over...

Pro-IS hackers take over US Centcom social media accounts

Washington - A group declaring support for Islamic State jihadists hacked US Central Command's social media accounts on Monday, forcing the military to take down the command's Twitter feed.

1,400 from France have joined jihadis or 'want to go to Syria or Iraq'

Paris - Some 1,400 people living in France have either joined the jihadist cause in Syria and Iraq or are planning to do so, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Monday.

U.S.-led strikes may have killed civilians: Pentagon

Washington - The U.S. military is reviewing several incidents in which civilians may have been killed in coalition air strikes against Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria, officials said.

Suicide bombings, clashes kill 23 in Iraq's Anbar

Baghdad - Two suicide bombings followed by clashes in Iraq's Anbar province west of Baghdad killed 23 security personnel on Tuesday, officers and a doctor said.

Suicide bomber kills two Saudi guards on Iraq border

Riyadh - A suicide bomber killed two Saudi guards on Monday on the border with Iraq, where Islamic State jihadists have seized a swathe of territory, the interior ministry said.

Australia will help Iraq smash ISIL: Abbott

Australia will step up its efforts to fight extremism in the Middle East, with Prime Minister Tony Abbott committing to “do everything we reasonably can” to help “knock off ISIL” during a surprise diplomatic mission to Baghdad.

Australia PM visits Iraq for IS group talks: State TV

Baghdad - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott visited Baghdad on Sunday for talks on aiding Iraq in its fight against the Islamic State jihadist group, state television reported.
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An image taken from a propaganda video uploaded on June 11  2014 by jihadist group the Islamic State...
An image taken from a propaganda video uploaded on June 11, 2014 by jihadist group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) allegedly shows ISIL militants gathering at an undisclosed location in Iraq's Nineveh province
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Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
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Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
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A file image grab taken from a video uploaded on YouTube on August 23, 2013 allegedly shows a member of Ussud Al-Anbar (Anbar Lions), a group affiliated to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), holding up the black and white Islamist flag
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Don t Attack Iraq! Don t Attack Syria! Peace rally in Edmonton. October 25  2014.
Don't Attack Iraq! Don't Attack Syria! Peace rally in Edmonton. October 25, 2014.
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Sajad Jiyad picketing the British Broadcasting Corporation over its reporting of the crisis in Iraq.
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A poster for the party of Ayad Allawi, the former interim prime minister, takes centre stage.
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