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A Free Syrian Army fighter places a shell before firing it towards Islamic State fighters in the northern Aleppo countryside, Syria.  Aleppo’s eastern quarters are held by insurgents while Isis has a presence in the countryside east and south of the city.   Photograph: Reuters

US secretary of state John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov are due to meet in Zurich on Wednesday to try to settle differences between(...)

Islamic State captured ground from Syrian government forces near the eastern city of Deir al-Zor on Monday, a group monitoring the war said, pressing (...)

The Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor, which was reportedly overrun by Islamic State fighters. Photograph: Ahmad Aboud/AFP/Getty Images

Islamic State fighters have seized more than 400 civilians after capturing new ground in a major assault on the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor, according (...)

Aa masked jihadi mocks British prime minister David Cameron in a purported Islamic State video. Photograph: PA

The poor don’t rebel; they don’t have the energy or the time. And they don’t have the money. Recently on Andrew Neil’s politics show on the BBC an ar(...)

The city of Deir al-Zor in Syria. Image: Google Maps

Islamic State militants killed dozens of people execution style in attacks on government-held areas in Syria’s city of Deir al-Zor on Saturday, a sour(...)

People photograph the scene of a bomb blast at a police post on a traffic island on J1 Thamrin, in Jakarta, Indonesia,  January 14th,  2016. Photograph: Roni Bintang/EPA

Radical jihadist group Islamic State (Isis) has launched its first attack on the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, sending suicide bombers and gunmen into (...)

Iraqi forces secure an area near the Grand Mosque in central Ramadi, the capital of Iraq’s Anbar province, on Friday, 2016, after retaking the city from Islamic State. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

As his armoured vehicle bounced along a dirt track carved through the ruins of this recently reconquered city on Wednesday, Gen Ali Jameel, an Iraqi c(...)

An Islamic State supporter in Raqqa, Syria, where a member of the terrorist group is reported to have executed his mother. File photograph: Reuters

An Islamic State militant shot and killed his mother in front of a post office in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa this week after she tried to persu(...)

Screen grab taken from YouTube from footage issued by Islamic State militants showing a masked jihadi with a British accent mocking David Cameron in a purported new Islamic State video showing the execution of five men accused of being spies for the UK. Photograph: YouTube/PA Wire

Security services and police are attempting to discover the identity of the people behind a new Islamic State (IS) video believed to have British link(...)

Screen grab  from YouTube footage issued by Islamic State militants showing a masked jihadi with a British accent mocking David Cameron. Photograph: YouTube/PA Wire

David Cameron has dismissed as “desperate stuff” an Islamic State execution video featuring a man and a young boy with British accents, one of whom mo(...)

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