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Netanyahu says Israel intel foiled IS Australia plane plot

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that intelligence provided by his country foiled a plot by the Islamic State group to bring down a plane from Australia.

IS kills 27 Iraq pro-government fighters: paramilitary force

Baghdad - The Islamic State group killed 27 pro-government fighters in an ambush in Iraq, their paramilitary group said Monday, underlining the threat still posed by the jihadists despite Baghdad's declaration of victory.

In detention, foreign IS suspects claim innocence

Ugur - Nawaf and Hassan both left their homelands to live under the Islamic State group, but now sitting in a police station in northeast Syria they insist they did nothing wrong.

Donors pledge $30 bn for Iraq reconstruction at Kuwait conference

Kuwait City - Governments, global funds, organisations and investors on Wednesday pledged billions of dollars in loans and investment for the reconstruction of Iraq, a nation reeling from a three-year war against the Islamic State group.

$30 bn pledged for Iraq reconstruction: Kuwait FM

Kuwait City - Iraq received pledges Wednesday totalling $30 billion at an international conference for reconstruction of the war-torn country, the host Kuwait announced.

Turkey pledges $5 bn for Iraq reconstruction: minister

Kuwait City - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Wednesday pledged $5 billion in loans and investment for Iraq's reconstruction after its devastating three-year war with the Islamic State group.

Tillerson says end of combat does not spell end of IS

Kuwait City - Washington's top envoy Tuesday called on allies to keep fighting the Islamic State group, saying that the end of major combat did not mean "enduring defeat" of the extremists.

US envoy Tillerson calls on allies to keep fighting IS

Kuwait City - Washington's top envoy Tuesday called on allies to keep fighting the Islamic State group, saying the end of major combat did not mean "enduring defeat" of the extremists.

War-battered Iraq says it's 'open for investors'

Kuwait City - War-battered Iraq sought Tuesday to attract international investors to rebuild the country after defeating the Islamic State group, offering hundreds of projects and touting extensive legal guarantees.

Indonesia church attacker wanted to join IS in Syria: police

Jakarta - The Indonesian who attacked a church congregation with a sword during Sunday Mass is a radical Islamist who had wanted to fight with the Islamic State group in Syria, police said Monday.

Iraq jails Turkish woman, Syrian for life over IS ties

Baghdad - An Iraqi court on Monday sentenced a Turkish woman and a Syrian man to life in jail over ties to the Islamic State group, a judicial spokesman said.

Revenge awaits families of IS fighters in Iraq's Anbar

Ramadi - In Iraq's Sunni-dominated Anbar province, residents struggling to rebuild after years of Islamic State group rule are adamant: there will be no return for the families of jihadists.

Syria rebels confirm UK jihadist capture as hostage kin seek justice

- US-backed Syrian forces confirmed Friday that they caught a British fighter from a savage Islamic State gang nicknamed "The Beatles" last month, as relatives of hostages it killed called for captured Western jihadists to face justice.

Pro-Iranian militia used US Abrams tanks in Syria: Pentagon

Washington - US Abrams tanks sold to Iraq have been used by a pro-Iranian paramilitary group in fighting against the Islamic State group in Syria, the Pentagon said Friday.

US blacklists three in push against Islamic State finance

Washington - The US Treasury on Friday placed three men it said were part of the Islamic State's global financial network on its sanctions blacklist, as it seeks to shut down the flow of funds to the group.

Captured UK jihadist was trying to reach Turkey: US-backed force

- A US-backed Syrian force confirmed on Friday that it had caught British Islamic State group fighter Alexanda Amon Kotey last month as he attempted to flee from Syria to Turkey."We captured some big commanders.

Two British IS 'Beatles' fighters captured in Syria: US official

Washington - Two British Islamic State fighters, members of a kidnapping cell dubbed "The Beatles" that was notorious for videotaping beheadings, have been captured in Syria, a US defense official confirmed Thursday.

Iraqi forces advance against IS remnants in desert

Tuz - Iraqi forces backed by a US-led coalition advanced in a major operation Wednesday against Islamic State group jihadists hiding out in a northeastern desert region, the military said.

American IS recruits struggle with inexperience, culture clash: study

Washington - US recruits to the Islamic State group struggle more than their European counterparts, lacking support networks and field experience and being assigned to menial jobs, a report on American jihadists said Monday.

Now defeated, Iraq's most feared jihadists await their fate

Baghdad - Their names spread terror across the Islamic State group's cross-border "caliphate", but senior jihadists now languish in Iraqi prisons, subjects of mockery for the populace they ruled.

Macron sees IS military defeat in Syria, Iraq within 'weeks'

Toulon - French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday that the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq would be defeated militarily "in the coming weeks," as he laid out plans for bolstering France's defence capabilities.

IS poses threat to Iraq one month after 'liberation'

Mosul - Barely a month after Baghdad declared victory over the Islamic State group, the jihadists could still recapture areas of Iraq, especially near the border with Syria, experts and officials say.

Four years and one caliphate later, IS claims Idlib comeback

Beirut - The Islamic State group has been roundly defeated across much of Syria -- which made it all the more surprising when it announced an official comeback in the country's northwest last week.

Anti-jihadist coalition looks to future role after IS defeat

Washington - With the Islamic State group all but vanquished from its self-proclaimed "caliphate" in Iraq and Syria, the US-led coalition that has been fighting the jihadists for more than three years is transforming its mission.

IS cells operate in Kabul under noses of Afghan and US forces

Kabul - Middle-class Afghans turned jihadists have assisted the Islamic State group's expansion from its stronghold in Afghanistan's restive east to Kabul, analysts say, helping to make the capital one of the deadliest places in the country.

Timeline of IS-claimed attacks in Kabul

Kabul - Around 40 people were killed and dozens more wounded in a suicide blast targeting Shiites in Kabul Thursday in the latest attack claimed by the Islamic State group in the war-torn Afghan capital.

Captured American IS fighter must have access to lawyer: judge

Washington - A federal judge has ruled that the Pentagon must allow an American Islamic State fighter captured in Iraq access to a lawyer, following a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union.Judge Tanya S.

Islamic State: What happened to all the foreign fighters?

Washington - An estimated 40,000 people traveled from around the world to take up arms for the Islamic State group as it occupied territory in Syria and Iraq and declared a caliphate in 2014.

Reconstruction starts at Iraq's biggest oil refinery

Baghdad - Iraq has begun reconstruction work at what was the country's biggest oil refinery before it was damaged by intense fighting between government forces and Islamic State group jihadists, the oil ministry said Thursday.

US-led air strikes kill 23 civilians in Syria: monitor

Beirut - Air strikes by a US-led coalition killed 23 civilians Wednesday in a village held by the Islamic State group in Syria's eastern Deir Ezzor province, a monitor said.
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