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Russia announces first Syria strikes from Iran base
Russia announces first Syria strikes from Iran base

Russian warplanes on Tuesday flew a bombing run from an Iranian airstrip against jihadist groups in war-torn Syria.

Russia announces first Syria strikes from Iran base
Revenge, despair pushing Syrians into jihadist ranks: study
Revenge, despair pushing Syrians into jihadist ranks: study

Economic concerns and the desire for a sense of purpose and revenge are the major factors pushing young Syrians into the arms of jihadist groups, a study released on Wednesday found.

Revenge, despair pushing Syrians into jihadist ranks: study
A picture taken through a hole in a wall shows cars driving at night past damaged buildings in the city of Benghazi following fierce fighting with armed groups including Islamic State (IS) jihadists.
Names of 22,000 IS members leaked to news channel

Tens of thousands of documents containing the names, addresses, phone numbers and family contacts of jihadis who joined the Islamic State group have been given to the UK's Sky News.

Names of 22,000 IS members leaked to news channel
France's Hollande heads to Russia to press anti-IS coalition
France's Hollande heads to Russia to press anti-IS coalition

French President Francois Hollande will hold talks with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, as part of his diplomatic marathon to forge a broader coalition against Islamic State jihadists in the wake of the Paris attacks.

France's Hollande heads to Russia to press anti-IS coalition
Canada reviewing military role in anti-IS fight: PM
Canada reviewing military role in anti-IS fight: PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada was reviewing its role in the fight against Islamic State jihadists, during a visit to London in which he also bantered with Queen Elizabeth II.

Canada reviewing military role in anti-IS fight: PM
'Jihadi John': quiet football fan who became the symbol of IS
'Jihadi John': quiet football fan who became the symbol of IS

From a quiet, football loving child to an Islamic State executioner, the man who became one of the most haunting figures of the jihadist movement remains a mystery even after being the high-profile target of a US air strike.

'Jihadi John': quiet football fan who became the symbol of IS
UNESCO chief warns about jihadist 'culture cleansing'
UNESCO chief warns about jihadist 'culture cleansing'

The head of the UN cultural organisation called for a campaign against the "culture cleansing" being carried out by Islamic State jihadists.

UNESCO chief warns about jihadist 'culture cleansing'
France's Hollande boosts ties with former foe Algeria
France's Hollande boosts ties with former foe Algeria

French President Francois Hollande arrived in Algeria for a visit aimed at tackling the "common battle" of the once bitter foes against jihadists from Mali to Libya.

France's Hollande boosts ties with former foe Algeria
Obama says US not losing against Islamic State
Obama says US not losing against Islamic State

US President Barack Obama has described the loss of key Iraqi territory to Islamic State as a tactical setback, while insisting the war against the jihadist group is not being lost.

Obama says US not losing against Islamic State
NATO chief warns of returning jihadists threat
NATO chief warns of returning jihadists threat

Visiting NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg warned authorities in mainly Muslim Kosovo of the danger posed by foreign fighters returning from Syria and Iraq.

NATO chief warns of returning jihadists threat
One of the Islamic State executioners identified as a Kazakhstani. From Tatiana Dronzina's presentation
Kazakh man among Islamic State executioners

Professor at the University of Sofia and an expert in the field of counter-terrorism Tatiana Dronzina says that one of the fighters in the video of mass execution of Iraqi soldiers is a Kazakhstani national. She believes the problem has acquired such proportions, it is important to conduct targeted information campaigns showing truthfully the crimes of the organization, thereby stripping it of any possible connections to heroism and martyrdom they use for promotion of their lifestyles.

Kazakh man among Islamic State executioners
Turkey submits request to parliament for Syria, Iraq military action
Turkey submits request to parliament for Syria, Iraq military action

The Turkish government said it has asked parliament to authorise military action in Iraq and Syria to halt the advance of Islamic State (IS) jihadists.

Turkey submits request to parliament for Syria, Iraq military action
Turkey deploys tanks to border as lawmakers to consider anti-IS action
Turkey deploys tanks to border as lawmakers to consider anti-IS action

Turkey deployed tanks and armoured vehicles to reinforce its border with Syria amid escalating violence by the Islamic State group.

Turkey deploys tanks to border as lawmakers to consider anti-IS action
Turkey 'can't stay out' of anti-IS fight: Erdogan
Turkey 'can't stay out' of anti-IS fight: Erdogan

Turkey cannot stay out of the international coalition fighting Islamic State jihadists, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.

Turkey 'can't stay out' of anti-IS fight: Erdogan
Hard-line Myanmar monk to battle 'jihad threat'
Hard-line Myanmar monk to battle 'jihad threat'

A controversial Buddhist cleric from Myanmar announced he is linking up with hardline monks in Sri Lanka.

Hard-line Myanmar monk to battle 'jihad threat'
US slaps sanctions on 12 'terrorist' group supporters
US slaps sanctions on 12 'terrorist' group supporters

The United States issued financial sanctions against 11 individuals and a foreign entity it designated as "global terrorists".

US slaps sanctions on 12 'terrorist' group supporters
Barack Obama. © RIA Novosti
Obama and US lawmakers turn up heat on IS

Barack Obama and US lawmakers ratcheted up the pressure on the IS, the president declaring there was no hiding place for the jihadists.

Obama and US lawmakers turn up heat on IS
Hollande says 'no time to lose' in fighting IS
Hollande says 'no time to lose' in fighting IS

Francois Hollande said there was "no time to lose" in fighting jihadists in Iraq and called for a total backing for moderate rebels in Syria.

Hollande says 'no time to lose' in fighting IS
Lebanon's Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil. ©Reuters
Lebanon calls for 'common front' against IS 'monsters'

Lebanon's Foreign Minister urged the international community to present a "common front" against Islamic State.

Lebanon calls for 'common front' against IS 'monsters'
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Russian Colonel General claims Central Asia can be used by terrorists to transport nuclear weapons

A Russian Military official has claimed the territories of Central Asian countries may be used by terrorists, such as those part of the Islamic State, to transport weapons of mass destruction.

Russian Colonel General claims Central Asia can be used by terrorists to transport nuclear weapons