Islamic State

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Al-Qaida chief’s killing comes as group gains ground in African conflict zones
UN says terror organisation, whose affiliate recently attacked Mali’s most important military base, ‘is once again the leader of global jihad’

Jason Burke

05, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Dfat concerned about ability to help Australians overseas amid international crises, documents show
Department’s incoming brief to Penny Wong warns of consular and passport issues as well as citizens detained in Syria

Amy Remeikis and Daniel Hurst

23, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Sydney teen Yusuf Zahab believed to have died in IS attack on Syrian jail after begging Australia for help
Family say they are ‘heartbroken and angry’ and claim the previous government knew about their son’s detention for more than three years

Caitlin Cassidy

18, Jul, 2022 @1:32 AM

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Australian government wrongly cancelled citizenship of man on death row in Iraq, family claim
Ahmad Merhi, who travelled from Sydney to Syria, says he is now stateless as he awaits hanging

Nino Bucci

16, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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US military kills Islamic State leader in Syria airstrike
Maher al-Agal, said to be responsible for developing networks outside Iraq and Syria, was killed in a drone strike

Adam Gabbatt and agencies

12, Jul, 2022 @7:14 PM

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‘Children were hunted by armed men’: Malians seek safety in Mauritania
Thousands have exchanged fighting between government forces, jihadists and mercenaries linked to Russia, for the meagre security of border camps

Nick Roll in M’bera, Mauritania. Photographs by Guy Peterson/The Guardian

08, Jul, 2022 @6:15 AM

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Suspected Islamist attack frees hundreds of prisoners in Nigeria
Inmates on the run after gunmen armed with explosives attack prison near capital, Abuja

Emmanuel Akinwotu West Africa correspondent and Isaac Abrak in Abuja

06, Jul, 2022 @2:04 PM

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Turkey should face international court over Yazidi genocide, report says
Exclusive: Investigation by group of prominent human rights lawyers also criticises Syria and Iraq

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

05, Jul, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Paris attacker Salah Abdeslam found guilty of murder and jailed for life
Abdeslam was only survivor of 10-man terrorist unit that struck in city, killing 130 people, in 2015

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

29, Jun, 2022 @6:25 PM

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UK lawyers gather evidence for action against countries over Yazidi genocide
Yazidi Justice Committee has been working privately for more than two years to show states failed to protect minority group

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

21, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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UK about to deport up to 30 Kurdish asylum seekers to Iraq despite dangers
Foreign Office warns against all travel to the country where Islamic State is still a threat

Diane Taylor

30, May, 2022 @4:03 PM

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Widow of man killed in Libya accuses South Africa of ‘silence’ in hunt for his body
The South African government sent Anton Hammerl’s passport to his widow in 2016 but has refused to say how it came to have it

Peter Beaumont

19, May, 2022 @12:11 PM

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