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An undated screengrab taken from video released by Islamic State-linked Al-Furqan media shows the chief of  Islamic State,   Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi,  for the first time in five years  in an undisclosed location. Screengrab: AFP/Getty

The reappearance of Islamic State founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a video released on Monday was undoubtedly timed to demonstrate he has survived the (...)

Security personnel stand guard in front of St Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo, days after a string of suicide bomb attacks across Sri Lanka. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

Some of the Islamist militants behind the Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people are likely still at large and could be planning mor(...)

A still from a video published by Isis media wing Al Furqan network showing Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi speaking from an undisclosed location. Photograph: Al Furqan Isis media wing/EPA

The fugitive Islamic State leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has appeared in a propaganda video for the first time in five years, in which he recognises t(...)

Priests walk on a blocked street as soldiers stand guard outside St Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo on Thursday. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

Sri Lankan officials revised the death toll from the Easter Sunday bombings down by about 100 on Thursday, blaming the difficulty in identifying body(...)

US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighters celebrate after fighting Islamic State jihadists near the village of Baghouz in eastern Syria. The Isis spokesman cited the fierce battle taking place in Baghouz. Photograph: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images

The spokesman of the Islamic State group emerged from nearly six months of silence on Monday to mock America’s assertion of having defeated the group (...)

A US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces  soldier sits on a rooftop as smoke rises from the ongoing battle to oust Islamic State militants from Baghouz, Syria, on Wednesday, March 13th, 2019. Photograph: Maya Alleruzzo/AP Photo

Islamic State launched two counter-attacks on US-backed fighters besieging their final shred of territory in eastern Syria on Wednesday but were beate(...)

A  Syrian Democratic Forces fighter takes aim with his Kalashnikov after spotting a man walking towards his position in Baghouz, eastern Syria. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP

Air strikes have targeted Islamic State weapons stores as the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) launched an attack against the jihadists’ encla(...)

Members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps march during the annual military parade marking the anniversary of the outbreak of the 1980-1988 war with Iraq, in the capital Tehran on Saturday. In Iran’s southwestern city of Ahvaz during commemoration of the same event, dozens of people were killed in an attack. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

Soldiers in dress uniform lay prone in the street. Others, apparently heavily armed, faced the assailants, then threw themselves to the ground without(...)

Emilie Konig, a 33-year-old French woman suspected of recruiting fighters for  Islamic State and now in the custody of the Kurdish Syrian  People’s Protection Units, speaking at an undisclosed location in Syria. Her future is uncertain. In Baghdad, more than 40 foreign women accused of joining Isis have  been sentenced to death. Photograph: YPG press office/AFP/Getty Images

In a small holding room in a Baghdad court, French citizen Djamila Boutoutao cradled her two-year-old daughter and begged for help. Boutoutao (29) is(...)

Suspected Islamic State members imprisoned just south of Mosul, in Iraq, in July 2017: Isis reveals it has taken into account the defeat of the “caliphate”. Photograph: Ivor Prickett/New York Times

Islamic State spokesman Abu Hassan al-Muhajir has called upon the group’s fighters to focus on the Arab world rather than mount operations further afi(...)

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