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  1. News - World

    Dutch teenage bride escapes IS in Syria, with help from her mother

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 03:21am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in The Hague A Dutch teenager who allegedly travelled to Syria to marry an Islamic State fighter but was later rescued by her mother will appear in court on terror charges, Dutch prosecutors say. The 19-year-old known only as "Aicha" arrived in the Netherlands on Wednesday with her mother Monique, said Annemarie Kemp, a spokeswoman for the public ...

  2. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Georgian gorge where fanatics are forged

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 05:04am by AFP

    ... Batirashvili, a 70-year-old subsistence farmer, warms his hands over a rusty stove as he tells the story of his son, one of the most feared commanders with the Islamic State group in Syria ... to Georgia in the 19th century. Shishani- whose nom-de-guerre means "the Chechen" in Arabic- is among dozens of Kists fighting in Syria and Iraq for Islamic State. The 27-year-old ...

  3. News - World

    Islamist in video 'grew up in a French village'

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 05:04am by AFP

    ... the southern city of Toulouse, he “left for Syria... about a year ago”, it said. French prosecutors on Thursday opened an investigation into the video showing the three Frenchmen. A source close ... France to join jihadis in Iraq and Syria, with about 375 there at present. In all, 3,000 Europeans are believed to have left their homes to fight on those fronts, according to the European ...

  4. News - World - SECURITY

    UN committee backs digital privacy despite qualms of the 'Five Eyes' nations

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 03:52am by AFP

    ... and Syria, opponents of the resolution argued that governments must not be hamstrung in using surveillance to prevent terrorism. Britain and Australia argued that in addressing online privacy, ...

  5. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Severed head in Islamic State video said to be remains of Peter Kassig

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 05:09pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut Islamic State clip shows militant saying victim was Peter Kassig, kidnapped in Syria in 2013 Severed head in video said to be of US aid worker The Islamic State jihadist group last night released another video claiming to have executed Peter Kassig, a US aid worker kidnapped in Syria, as a warning to the United States. The same video also showed ...

  6. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    David Cameron says Britain will seize passports of homegrown jihadis

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 11:05pm by AFP

    ... in Iraq and Syria, both of which are facing a major Islamic State offensive. "We will shortly be introducing our own new Counter-Terrorism Bill in the UK," Cameron said in his speech ... comply with our no-fly lists or security screening measures from landing in the UK", he said. British media reports said the legislation would block individuals from returning from Syria ...

  7. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Top US general Martin Dempsey tells troops in Iraq momentum is turning

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 06:31pm by AFP

    ... embassy in Baghdad. Islamic State has captured swathes of territory in both Iraq and Syria, where the US is also conducting air strikes with its allies in pursuit of Obama's declared ...

  8. News - World

    Islamic State tape said to be of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader reported killed

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 03:14am by AFP

    ... State, which has overrun swathes of Iraq and Syria, would continue to expand despite international air strikes, and that its opponents would be drawn into a ground war. "Be assured, Oh ...

  9. News - World - RUSSIA

    'Grand Theft Auto' gang blamed for 15 murders of Moscow motorists

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 10:03pm by AFP

    ... to another theory, the attackers are militants affiliated with Islamists who are using the roads around Moscow as a training ground to prepare to join their cause in Syria or elsewhere. Vladimir ...

  10. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Mosque torched, Koran burns as West Bank violence escalates

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 09:50pm by AFP

    ... campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. Jordan, whose role as custodian of Muslim holy sites in east Jerusalem is enshrined in its 1994 peace treaty with Israel, has expressed ...




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