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Alexanda Kotey (left) and El Shafee Elsheikh: were part of group allegedly responsible for murdering approximately two dozen hostages in Syria.

Relatives of the victims of an Islamic State torture and murder cell known as “the Beatles” have expressed relief that the two remaining members have (...)

British citizen Mohammed Emwazi, known as ‘Jihadi John’, brandishes a knife in a 2014 video obtained from SITE Intel Group on February 26th, 2015. Photograph: Reuters

An Islamic State magazine has released a eulogy for ‘Jihadi John’, a member of the militant group who gained notoriety for his filmed execution of hos(...)

Nicolas Hénin being greeted by his children at Villacoublay military airport outside Paris after his release from captivity  in April 2014. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

A French journalist held hostage by Islamic State for 10 months, has made an impassioned plea against bombing Syria, saying it was a trap that would o(...)

Mohammed Emwazi, or ‘Jihadi John’: according to a school yearbook, he was a fan of Manchester United and the band S Club 7, and his ambition was to become a football player. Photograph: Site Intel Group/Reuters

He was neither a military commander nor a political leader in the so-called Islamic State (IS), but Mohammed Emwazi, or “Jihadi John”, was the most fa(...)

 A file composite image showing two still frames from a video released by the Islamic State (IS) showing IS militant known as ‘Jihadi John’ and identified as British national  Mohammed Emwazi, who was born in Kuwait and is from London, Britain. Photograph: EPA

British prime minister David Cameron said on Friday that if US forces had succeeded in killing the militant known as “Jihadi John” in Syria, it would (...)

A T-shirt depicting a British aid worker about to be executed by an Islamic State militant. Photograph: Reuters

Spanish police have arrested a man for selling T-shirts showing a British aid worker as he was about to be executed by Islamic State militants as well(...)

 A composite image showing two still frames from video released by the Islamic State (IS) showing an unidentified IS militant who was pictured threatening US freelance journalist Steven Sotloff and British journalist David Cawthorne Haines before they were killed at an unknown desert location. Media reports suggest the masked militant known as ‘Jihadi John’ may have been identified as  Mohammed Emwazi, born in Kuwait and who lived for much of his life in London. Photograph: EPA

The family of Steven Sotloff, a journalist murdered by the Islamic State group last year, said they want to see his killer “Jihadi John”, identified (...)

Islamic State executioner “Jihadi John” has been identified as a London-based computer programming graduate in a number of reports.The IS militant has(...)

A screengrab from a video, titled ‘The Islamic State: A message to the government and people of Japan’ which was posted on militant websites associated with the extremist group.

Japan has been dragged into the turmoil in the Middle East after Islamic State militants threatened to behead two of its nationals.The threat, issued (...)

Ed and Paula Kassig listen to a speaker during a prayer vigil for their son Abdul-Rahman Kassig, known as Peter before he converted to Islam. Photograph: Steve C Mitchell/EPA

The parents of the American aid worker who has been threatened with beheading in Syria released more of their son’s letter from captivity yesterday, a(...)

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