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  1. News - World - ISLAMIC STATE

    The Dutch motorcycle gangs fighting Islamic State

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 09:57pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post in Berlin The motorcycle gangs fighting Islamic State In a twist to the foreign-fighter syndrome sweeping Europe, a handful of bikers have joined the fight against Islamic State. The leader of the Dutch biker gang No Surrender says that three of his peers have joined the fight against the Islamist group and at least a couple of members of a German biker club ...

  2. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Bid to identify Islamic State militants in Peter Kassig execution video

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 09:58pm by MCT

    ... are under way to identify Islamic State (IS) militants who appeared unmasked in the group's latest execution video, with authorities in Paris naming one as Maxime Hauchard, a French convert to Islam. Another was tentatively identified as Briton Nasser Muthana by his father, although this was later retracted. Both men were among knife-wielding IS extremists pictured in a grisly video ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Islamic State’s beheading of US hostage ‘an act of pure evil’, says Obama

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 05:31pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... Reuters in Washington US aid worker and Indiana native Peter Kassig, beheaded by Islamic State militants who captured him in Syria last year, was remembered on Sunday for his courageous ... completing his conversion to Islam after being taken hostage. According to his family, he was detained on October 1, last year, as he travelled for a relief project in an ambulance headed ...


    Islamic State's increasingly grim tactics reflect long-term view

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 09:26pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Gruesome deaths are taking a toll on populations in Iraq and Syria Islamic State tactics reflect long-term view After a week in which Islamic State has suffered a wave of setbacks, it is determined to show that it plays a long game. On all of its active fronts, things have not been going well for the terror group. Iraq has been a particular problem: Islamic State ...

  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 ... the gruesome beheadings of at least 18 men described as Syrian military personnel, the latest in a series of mass executions carried out by Islamic State. "This is Peter Edward Kassig, a US ...

  6. News - World

    Islamic State's Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi orders followers to mint a currency

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

    ... Agencies Islamic State says its leader has ordered the group to start minting gold, silver and copper coins for its own currency- the Islamic dinar. A website affiliated with the militant ... Muslims". The posting says the order was approved by the group's Shura Council, an advisory board. On one side, the words "Islamic State" and "a caliphate following the model ...

  7. News - World

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Baghdad Sounds like jihadist leader wasn't killed after all Islamic State has released a defiant audio recording it said was of chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, after air strikes on jihadist leaders in Iraq sparked rumours he had been wounded or killed. In the 17-minute message released on Thursday, the man purported to be Baghdadi vowed that Islamic ...

  8. News - Asia - ASEAN

    Southeast Asian leaders raise spectre of returning Islamic State fighters

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 05:18am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Beijing Fear over return of Islamic State fighters Southeast Asian leaders have discussed with foreign leaders- including US President Barack Obama and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang- the risk of battle-hardened Islamic State fighters returning from the Middle East to wreak havoc in their countries. Radicalised jihadis "are going to be a serious threat to every ...

  9. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Fate of Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi unknown after US raids

    Posted Nov 10th 2014, 04:53am by AFP

    ... Agence France Presse in Baghdad Air strikes by US-led coalition target militant leaders but officials are unable to confirm if Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was even present Fate of Islamic State chief unknown The fate of Islamic State's enigmatic leader remains unclear after the US-led coalition unleashed air strikes near the Iraqi city of Mosul, targeting top jihadist militants. ...

  10. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Islamic State winning support, but not allegiance: experts

    Posted Nov 09th 2014, 08:31pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris While the Islamic State group is rapidly gaining support among jihadists worldwide, only marginal organisations and isolated individuals are formally ... Islamic State are on the margins, not at the centre (of the jihadist movement),” said Dominique Thomas, an expert in Islamist groups at the Paris-based School for Advanced Studies in the Social ...




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