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Javad Zarif says Iran interested in diplomacy but not in negotiating with US, claims India can play a role in de-escalating tensions in Gulf
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Javad Zarif says Iran interested in diplomacy but not in negotiating with US, claims India can play a role in de-escalating tensions in Gulf

India can play a role in de-escalating tensions in the Gulf region as New Delhi is an important player, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said on Wednesday

Yazidi women rescued from Islamic State captors face dilemma of leaving ‘Daesh’ children or being shunned by community in Iraq's Sinjar
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Yazidi women rescued from Islamic State captors face dilemma of leaving ‘Daesh’ children or being shunned by community in Iraq's Sinjar

Freed after years in jihadist captivity, Jihan, a woman from the Yazidi community in Iraq faced an agonising ultimatum: abandon her three small children fathered by an Islamic State fighter or risk being shunned by her community.

155 Islamic State members, sympathisers arrested across the country so far, home ministry tells Lok Sabha
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155 Islamic State members, sympathisers arrested across the country so far, home ministry tells Lok Sabha

A total of 155 members and sympathisers of the Islamic State have been arrested in the country, so far, the Home Ministry told the Lok Sabha in a written reply.

Over a year after Islamic State’s defeat in Iraq, militants return to strongholds of former ‘caliphate’ for revenge
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Over a year after Islamic State’s defeat in Iraq, militants return to strongholds of former ‘caliphate’ for revenge

A year and a half after the Islamic State group was declared defeated in Iraq, the militants still evoke fear in the lands of their former so-called caliphate across northern Iraq

Islamic State planning 'new strategy' to target smaller countries, claims Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena
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Islamic State planning 'new strategy' to target smaller countries, claims Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena

Maithripala Sirisena said the analysis of the explosives and devices taken into custody suggested that the bombs used in the coordinated terror attacks on 21 April, which rattled several churches and high-end hotels across the country, were made locally

US-backed forces declare victory over Islamic State in Syria after freeing last pocket held by militants
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US-backed forces declare victory over Islamic State in Syria after freeing last pocket held by militants

US-backed forces declared military victory over the Islamic State group in Syria on Saturday after liberating the last pocket of territory held by the militants, marking the end of a brutal self-styled caliphate the group carved out in large parts of Iraq and Syria in 2014.

Largest Islamic State mass grave with 3,500 bodies found outside Syria's Raqqa; HRW says work against group 'not over'
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Largest Islamic State mass grave with 3,500 bodies found outside Syria's Raqqa; HRW says work against group 'not over'

The belated discovery of the mass graves near Syria's Raqqa is the biggest example yet of how the violence IS sowed during the reign of its "caliphate" will be harvested for years to come, diggers and activists said.

Emmanuel Macron clarifies Syria comments, says US and France united in 'war against Islamic State'
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Emmanuel Macron clarifies Syria comments, says US and France united in 'war against Islamic State'

French President Emmanuel Macron said he had not meant to signal a change in the US position on Syria, after the White House rebuffed his suggestion he had dissuaded President Donald Trump from rapidly withdrawing US troops

39 Indians killed in Mosul: Iraq officials say bodies of 38 workers have been recovered in Badush
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39 Indians killed in Mosul: Iraq officials say bodies of 38 workers have been recovered in Badush

Iraqi authorities have found the bodies of 38 Indian construction workers abducted when Islamic State militants overran the northern city of Mosul more than three years ago, officials said

Libya clashes: At least 20 dead, 60 injured as violence shuts Tripoli airport; govt says assault was aimed at freeing terrorists
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Libya clashes: At least 20 dead, 60 injured as violence shuts Tripoli airport; govt says assault was aimed at freeing terrorists

Fierce clashes broke out in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Monday, killing at least 20 people, shutting the airport, and damaging planes

World leaders congratulate Iraq as Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declares victory over Islamic State
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World leaders congratulate Iraq as Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declares victory over Islamic State

World leaders congratulated Iraq on Sunday following the prime minister's declaration of victory over the Islamic State group.

Watch: Syria's Raqa before, during and after IS 'caliphate'
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Watch: Syria's Raqa before, during and after IS 'caliphate'

The Islamic State group's former Syrian stronghold Raqa has been captured, but it lies ruined, littered with explosives, and lacking electricity or running water for residents desperate to return. Aid groups and the United Nations say clearing and rebuilding what was once the jihadist group's de facto Syrian capital will be a massive, expensive effort, and it could be months before life resumes.

Foreigners who joined Islamic State face almost certain death in last stand in Raqqa
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Foreigners who joined Islamic State face almost certain death in last stand in Raqqa

The forces fighting the remnants of the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria have tacit instructions on dealing with the foreigners who joined the extremist group by the thousands: Kill them on the battlefield

Islamic State fighters stage last stand as Raqa capture nears
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Islamic State fighters stage last stand as Raqa capture nears

Only around 300 IS fighters are believed to remain in the devastated city of Raqa, once the de facto Syrian capital of the jihadist group's self-styled "caliphate" straddling Syria and Iraq.

Islamic State militants use civilians as human shields in Iraq's Raqqa as US-backed forces advance
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Islamic State militants use civilians as human shields in Iraq's Raqqa as US-backed forces advance

As fighters from the Islamic State group retreat into Syria's Raqa, they are dragging along civilians for cover against a ferocious US-backed onslaught

Kurdish referendum: Iraq's Kurds to vote on independence amid fears of unrest; Iran blocks all flights to region
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Kurdish referendum: Iraq's Kurds to vote on independence amid fears of unrest; Iran blocks all flights to region

Fears of instability has stirred the entire Middle East as Iraq's Kurds are set to vote tomorrow in Kurdish referendum on support for independence

NIA arrests suspected Islamic State operative Shakul Hammed in Chennai
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NIA arrests suspected Islamic State operative Shakul Hammed in Chennai

The National Investigation Agency arrested suspected Islamic State operative Shakul Hammed in Chennai for his alleged involvement in a conspiracy to stage attacks in Tamil Nadu.

Iraqi forces launch offensive on Islamic State in Tel Afar, recapture three villages
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Iraqi forces launch offensive on Islamic State in Tel Afar, recapture three villages

The Iraqi federal police has recaptured three villages in the west of Tel Afar from the Islamic State terror organisation as an offensive that was launched on Sunday began to deliver results.

Iraq prime minister Haider al-Abadi vows to free 'every inch' of nation from Islamic State
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Iraq prime minister Haider al-Abadi vows to free 'every inch' of nation from Islamic State

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi pledged to liberate "every inch" of Iraq's land from Islamic State, confirming that Iraqi troops are preparing for a new offensive.

Watch: Locals in besieged Syrian town of Douma are swapping meat for mushrooms
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Watch: Locals in besieged Syrian town of Douma are swapping meat for mushrooms

Mushrooms are now a substitute for meat in the rebel stronghold, where a government blockade has created food shortages.