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IS threat raises stakes for US nuclear summit

The specter of the Islamic State group obtaining a "dirty bomb" will loom over a top-level nuclear security summit hosted by President Barack Obama in Washington on Thursday and Friday.


Experts rush to ancient Palmyra after regime ousts IS

Archaeologists were rushing to the ancient city of Palmyra on Monday to assess the damage wreaked by the Islamic State group, after it was ousted by the Syrian army in a bloody battle.


Recapture a blessing but much of Palmyra is lost

Historian of the ancient world Maurice Sartre explains what Syria's capture of Palmyra from the Islamic State group will mean for the UNESCO World Heritage site.


Australian schoolgirl faces charge of financing IS

A 16-year-old schoolgirl was set to be charged Tuesday with raising money to support the Islamic State group, Australian police said, warning of a "trend of teenage children" involved in such activities.


IS commander 'Omar the Chechen' dead, US confirms

A top Islamic State group commander known as "Omar the Chechen" is dead after suffering injuries in a US-led coalition strike in northeastern Syria, the Pentagon confirmed Monday.


Indonesia detains 14 allegedly heading to Syria

Indonesia has detained 14 people, including several children, as they allegedly tried to travel to Syria, police said, where hundreds of their countrymen have joined extremist groups like the Islamic State (IS) group.


IS commander 'likely killed' in Syria air strike: US official

The Islamic State group's battle-tested equivalent of a defense minister is believed to have been killed in a US air strike in northeastern Syria, a US official said Tuesday.


Siege in Sydney ends with gunman found dead

A gunman who killed one person and injured two others was found dead Monday after a lengthy police siege of an industrial estate in the Australian city of Sydney.


Philippine Muslim rebels warn IS seeks foothold in south

The Islamic State group is trying to establish a stronghold in the violence-racked southern Philippines, the head of the nation's biggest Muslim rebel organisation warned Monday.


'I'm going to die': Swedish girl tells of life under IS

Marilyn Nevalainen was just 15 years old, and pregnant, when she left Sweden with a jihadist recruit, though she did not realise what a mistake she had made until she was in Iraq.


 

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