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What to expect from the next round of Syria talks
What to expect from the next round of Syria talks
Syria's government and opposition will start a new round of UN-brokered talks in Geneva on Tuesday, but there is little optimism for progress...
After five months of battle with IS supporters, peace returns to Philippine city
After five months of battle with IS supporters, peace returns to Philippine city
Residents of a southern Philippine city where Islamic State supporters waged a brutal five-month battle began returning home on Tuesday, but...
​Climate change brings failed states and violent conflict
​Climate change brings failed states and violent conflict
The Tabqa Dam in northern Syria brings green and life to an area that would otherwise be a desert. Its water supplies about five million people and...
​The 'al-Qaeda rising' narrative risks downplaying Islamic State threat
​The 'al-Qaeda rising' narrative risks downplaying Islamic State threat
Over the past year and half, as Islamic State experienced several military defeats in Iraq, Libya and Syria, many renowned terrorism experts...
Russian ambassador shot dead in Ankara gallery
Russian ambassador shot dead in Ankara gallery
The Russian ambassador to Ankara was shot in the back and killed while giving a speech at an art gallery on Monday. Turkish security sources said...
Islamic State pushed out of town near Mosul as advance continues
Islamic State pushed out of town near Mosul as advance continues
Kurdish Peshmerga and Iraqi government forces have pushed the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis) out of the northern town of...
UN receives reports of massacres by Islamic State fighters in Mosul
UN receives reports of massacres by Islamic State fighters in Mosul
Islamic State fighters have reportedly massacred scores of people around its Iraq stronghold of Mosul in the past week, United Nations human...
​Iraqi forces advance on Mosul
​Iraqi forces advance on Mosul
A deep tunnel, booby trapped with an improvised explosive device, burrows under houses at the entrance to the village. Nearby, an anti-personnel...
Suspected Islamic State teenage suicide bomber kills 51 at a wedding in Turkey
Suspected Islamic State teenage suicide bomber kills 51 at a wedding in Turkey
Fifty one people were killed on Saturday when a suspected suicide bomber detonated his explosives among people dancing on the street at a wedding...
Russian hostility tops landmark post-Brexit Nato summit, followed by EU co-operation
Russian hostility tops landmark post-Brexit Nato summit, followed by EU co-operation
Leaders from 28 countries, with a collective population of about one billion, are preparing for a landmark Nato summit on July 8 and 9 in Poland...
[Video]In pictures: Istanbul reeling after terror attack at airport
[Video]In pictures: Istanbul reeling after terror attack at airport
In a co-ordinated gun and bomb attack, three suicide bombers opened fire at passengers at the Istanbul Ataturk airport before blowing themselves up.
Islamic State hit but not slain – yet
Islamic State hit but not slain – yet
Islamic State militants are under attack on all fronts. Soldiers and militias are pushing an offensive to dislodge the militants from Fallujah, the...

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