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A frame grab from a video released by Jund al-Khilafah, an affiliate of Islamic State, on Tuesday purportedly showing Hervé Gourdel with an armed captor in Algeria.

President François Hollande last night confirmed the “cowardly, cruel, shameful murder” of Hervé Gourdel (55), the French mountain guide kidnapped by(...)

David Haines was in Syria working for the French charity Acted when he was abducted.

Britain resisted pressure today to join the United States in announcing air strikes against Islamic State after the militant group beheaded David Hain(...)

An Islamic State fighter on a street in the Iraqi city of Mosul in June. Photograph: Reuters

Islamic State’s Twitter users, which have trumpeted the group’s violent acts and worldview on the social media service, have gone abruptly quiet in pa(...)

His speech on the Islamic State represents a critical moment for US president Barack Obama. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg.

In January, United States president Barack Obama dismissed the possibility of militant Islamic fighters in Iraq striking the US, saying their capacity(...)

A frame from video released by the Islamic State   reportedly shows an IS militant shortly before he executed  American freelance journalist Steven Sotloff

Contacts between United States and Irish security forces have intensified over US efforts to monitor suspected jihadi fighters travelling to join t(...)

Students light candles during a vigil honouring US journalist Steven Sotloff at the Reflection Pool on the campus of the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. Photograph: David Manning/Reuters

The family of Steven Sotloff, the second American journalist beheaded by Islamic State militants, said yesterday he was “a gentle soul”, and challenge(...)

A barbarous execution

It was not just that Steven Sotloff would die, but the calculated brutality of his death that was so appalling: barbarous, almost medieval, in public (...)

Journalist Steven Sotloff. The revelation of his Israeli citizenship was disclosed by the country’s foreign ministry yesterday morning a tweet that said: “Cleared for publication: Steven Sotloff was Israel citizen RIP.” Photograph: EPA/Mazen Mahdi
Sotloff had dual US-Israeli citizenship
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  • September 4, 2014, 01:00

Steven Sotloff, the kidnapped journalist beheaded by Islamic State, was a dual Israeli-US citizen who had managed to hide his second nationality fr(...)

 A video purportedly showing the decapitation of US journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the second American to be executed by the militant extremist group. Photograph: Islamic State via Reuters TV/Reuters

A video has been posted online purporting to show the decapitation of journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the second Ame(...)

A child cries in a military helicopter after being evacuated by Iraqi forces from Amerli, north of Baghdad. The United Nations has agreed to send investigators to Iraq to examine crimes being committed by Islamic State militants on ‘an unimaginable scale’, with a view to holding perpetrators to account. Photograph: Reuters.

The United Nations has agreed to send investigators to Iraq to examine crimes being committed by Islamic State militants on “an unimaginable scale”(...)

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