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# is - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Kurds fight back as Islamic State attempts to take centre of battleground city

Kobane has become the main focus of the battle with the Islamic State.

# is - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

US warns that air strikes alone will not stop advancement of Islamic State

A US army official has said that Syrian and Iraqi troops are needed on the ground.

# is - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Beheaded aid worker described as selfless man who left his job to help those most in need

Prime Minister David Cameron confirmed late Friday the “brutal murder” of Henning by IS jihadists.

# is - Friday 3 October, 2014

IS claim murder of British aid worker Alan Henning in beheading video

A top US official has described it as “another example of IS brutality”.

# is - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Hunt for 15 suspects over beheading of French tourist

Herve Gourdel was kidnapped and beheaded by fugitives last week.

# is - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Opinion: The US should step back and let the Middle East tackle Isis

It is time to stop air strikes and let the people of the Middle East decide their own fate – together and without interference.

# is - Monday 29 September, 2014

Israeli PM warns nuclear-capable Iran poses greater threat than Islamic State

He said “to defeat ISIS and leave Iran as a threshold nuclear state power is to win the battle and lose the war”.

Flanagan: 'The beheading, the barbaric sexual violence is too harrowing to witness'

Addressing the UN tonight, Flanagan said the “bloodlust and inhumanity which ISIS is displaying in Syria and Iraq” has shocked all civilised people.

Obama admits they underestimated Islamic State group and what was happening in Syria

He said that it must be accepted the military action is part of the solution.

# is - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Al-Nusra terror group warns of attacks on nations involved in Syrian air strikes

The group, linked to Al-Qaeda, has declared the air strikes “a war against Islam”.

# is - Friday 26 September, 2014

Ireland to examine updating terror laws following UN resolution on foreign fighters

Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan said Europeans joining Islamist State group is a ‘serious problem’.

How imminent is an "imminent terrorist attack threat"?

Not necessarily that imminent, it seems.

# is - Thursday 25 September, 2014

# is - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

New video shows beheading of Frenchman by Islamic State militants

Herve Gourdel, a French hiker, was abducted at the weekend.

The flow of Europeans joining Islamic State 'isn't drying up'

The EU counter-terrorism chief has said the number has swelled from 2,000 to 3,000 in just months.

# is - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

A little-known terror group was 'on verge of major attack' on the US

The group, unaffiliated to the Islamic State group, was also targeted in air strikes today.

# is - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Pics: Thousands of terrified Kurds flee to Turkey to escape Islamic State

Hundreds of Kurds abandoned their homes after warnings from Islamic State.

# is - Friday 19 September, 2014

France is the first nation to join the US in attacking Islamic State...

… but refused to support the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

# is - Thursday 18 September, 2014

800 police stop Islamic State plan to 'behead random Australian'

The major pre-dawn operation resulted in 15 arrests.

# is - Monday 15 September, 2014

German court puts first alleged Islamic State jihadist on trial

Prosecutors say there is no evidence he was plotting an attack in Germany.

Nations meet in Paris to discuss how to defeat Islamic State

Representatives of 20 nations will take part.

# is - Friday 12 September, 2014

Australia warns "terrorist attack is likely" over fears of returning jihadists

The Australian Prime Minister said that the level equals to the terror threat level in the United Kingdom.

# is - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Obama orders "relentless" war against Islamic State

The President said in a televised address that the US would “degrade, and ultimately destroy” the group.

# is - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

US teen pleads guilty to trying to help Islamic State

Shannon Maureen Conley was arrested in April as she prepared to fly to Turkey.

# is - Sunday 7 September, 2014

US steps up air-strike campaign to target fighters in Iraq's Sunni heartland

The new strikes deepen Washington’s involvement in the conflict and represent a significant escalation for President Barack Obama.

# is - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Steven Sotloff's family speak out for the first time since his death Is

Steven Sotloff's family speak out for the first time since his death

“He ultimately sacrificed his life to bring their story to the world.”

# is - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

'A despicable crime': UN chief slams murder of US journalist Steven Sotloff

The White House has confirmed that the video showing Sotloff’s beheading is authentic.

# is - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Amnesty: IS have carried out "acts of inhumanity on an unimaginable scale"

The human rights group says IS fighters have carried out “systematic ethnic cleansing” in northern Iraq.

# is - Sunday 31 August, 2014

Breakthrough against IS: Iraqi troops reach town of Amerli, ending 2-month siege

It’s the biggest offensive success for the Iraqi government since IS militants overran large areas of the country in June.

# is - Saturday 30 August, 2014

'We will go home one day': Yazidis determined to return to their temples and normal lives

“We were pushed out of Sinjar, but even if (the jihadists) come here, I would rather die for this temple than leave Iraq.”

# is - Friday 29 August, 2014

Islamic State releases another beheading video

The video shows a Kurdish man being killed and follows the release of a number of videos which militants claim show the mass killing of Syrian soldiers.

# is - Thursday 28 August, 2014

Opinion: Dramatic change is needed in American foreign policy – the people have no appetite for war

The US must no longer be impulsively ready to employ its military around the world either for its own or for others’ ends.

# is - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Obama okays spy planes over Syria... but no airstikes yet

The US has long resisted taking action against IS inside Syria, but it’s believed the militants’ murder of journalist James Foley may have altered the President’s approach.

# is - Sunday 24 August, 2014

Opinion: The killing and imprisonment of journalists should concern us all

Worrying press arrests in Ferguson and the grisly murder of James Foley underlines it is in all of our interests to ensure journalists can report without fear.

# is - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Opinion: The murder of James Foley will backfire spectacularly on Isis

Western powers were growing increasingly weary of military engagements in the Middle East – but this provocation will ensure a sustained, focused campaign to eliminate Isis.

# is - Friday 22 August, 2014

Reports: 70 killed as Shiite militiamen open fire at Sunni mosque

It’s reported that a suicide bomber blew up explosives inside the building, and that the gunmen then fired on the fleeing worshippers.

Opinion: 'I ate leaves and grass to stay alive' – Iraqi families pushed from their homes by ISIS

Religious minorities who have been forcefully displaced by Islamic State extremists face an uncertain future.

# is - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Debate Room: Was the New York Post's front page photo of James Foley unethical?

We look in more detail at an issue which has caused widespread anger…

# is - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

James Foley's family asks kidnappers to spare hostages after video of alleged beheading

Diane Foley says the family has “never been prouder of our son Jim”.

# is - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Islamic State releases video claiming to show beheading of US journalist James Foley

Foley has been missing since being kidnapped in Syria in 2012.