Battle for Philippine city rages three weeks after attack by Isis-linked rebels

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US forces provide support to clear militants from Marawi, but Manila insists there are no American boots on the ground Bomb blasts have rocked Marawi City in the southern Philippines as the national flag was raised to mark independence day, almost three weeks after hundreds of Islamist militants overran the town and hunkered down with […]

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Iran attacks: Trump reaction to Isis killings ‘repugnant’, says foreign minister

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Mohammad Javad Zarif hits back at the US presidents comments on the suicide bombing which has been claimed by Islamic State Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday that US President Donald Trumps reaction to the deadly Islamic State group attacks in Tehran was repugnant. Repugnant WH [White House] statement… as Iranians counter […]

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Shootings reported at Iranian parliament and Khomeini shrine

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One guard killed in attack on parliament in Tehran while several injured at shrine to late leader, according to news agencies The Iranian parliament and the shrine of Irans revolutionary founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, have been targeted in simultaneous attacks in Tehran, state media has reported. One guard was killed in the parliament shooting, the […]

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Theresa May urged not to suppress report into funding of jihadi groups

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Jeremy Corbyn and Tim Farron tell PM not to block inquiry thought to focus on Saudi Arabia, a major buyer of British weapons Jeremy Corbyn and Tim Farron have challenged Theresa May over a long-delayed inquiry into foreign funding and support of jihadi groups in the UK, after the Home Office suggested the investigation may […]

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Melbourne schoolgirl Zynab Al Harbiya killed as Isis targets Baghdad ice-cream parlour

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Twelve-year-old was in the Iraqi capital with family to visit her sick grandfather when a suicide car bomb exploded, killing 17 people A 12-year-old Victorian girl was killed in a car bomb explosion in Baghdad on Tuesday as she lined up at a popular ice-cream parlour to break fast for Ramadan. The girl, a year […]

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Baghdad ice-cream shop targeted in Isis car bomb attack

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Thirteen killed and dozens wounded after car bomb explodes outside ice-cream shop in central Baghdad during Ramadan A car bomb has exploded outside an ice-cream shop in central Baghdad, killing 15 people and wounding 24, hospital and police officials said. The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the attack, which Iraqi officials said involved […]

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Philippine army battles to contain Isis attacks from spreading to second city

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Curfews and heavy military presence in Iligan, a city of 350,000, amid fears Islamist militants may seek to expand conflict Police and security services have imposed a night-time curfew and increased their presence in a second Philippine city following reports that Islamist militants fighting fierce battles in Marawi might pose as civilians to sneak out […]

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