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American troops killed in blast claimed by Islamic State

American troops killed in blast claimed by Islamic State

The Islamic State asserted responsibility on Wednesday for a suicide blast in the US-patrolled city of Manbij in Syria, the first such attack since President Donald Trump said American forces would withdraw from the country because the militant group has been largely defeated.

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Human rights watchdog blasts latest changes to citizenship laws for terrorists
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Human rights watchdog blasts latest changes to citizenship laws for terrorists

The Australian Human Rights Commission warned that the government risked breaching Australia’s obligation not to make people stateless.

  • by David Wroe
Woman sets herself and her children on fire at Syrian refugee camp
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Woman sets herself and her children on fire at Syrian refugee camp

A Syrian mother has attempted to burn herself and her children to death after she failed to find food for her family for three straight days.

Dutton's citizenship case against terrorist Prakash shredded
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Dutton's citizenship case against terrorist Prakash shredded

Fiji’s top immigration official has confirmed categorically that Islamic State fighter Neil Prakash is not a Fijian national, meaning the Morrison government’s stripping of Prakash’s Australian citizenship is not lawful.

  • by David Wroe
No timetable for Syria withdrawal: Bolton casts doubt on Trump's plans
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No timetable for Syria withdrawal: Bolton casts doubt on Trump's plans

Donald Trump's national security adviser has cast fresh doubt on the US President's announced withdrawal of American troops from Syria.

Unwanted man: Prakash decision a many-layered headache for Canberra
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Unwanted man: Prakash decision a many-layered headache for Canberra

When Fiji declared that Neil Prakash was not one of its citizens, concerns over Australia's 2015 law on stripping citizenship were brought into sharp relief.

  • by David Wroe
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Prakash citizenship revocation could jeopardise extradition chances, says Law Council
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Prakash citizenship revocation could jeopardise extradition chances, says Law Council

Australia’s peak body for lawyers says the “premature” announcement that Islamic State member Neil Prakash has been stripped of his citizenship could jeopardise efforts to see him face justice in Australia.

  • by David Wroe
Fijian PM says terrorist Neil Prakash cannot go to Fiji, amid deepening citizenship row
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Fijian PM says terrorist Neil Prakash cannot go to Fiji, amid deepening citizenship row

Frank Bainimarama insists Australian-born Islamic State member Neil Prakash cannot go to Fiji "because he does not qualify", deepening the stand-off over which country has responsibility for Prakash's citizenship.

  • by David Wroe
Peter Dutton insists undisclosed legal advice shows terrorist Neil Prakash is Fijian citizen
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Peter Dutton insists undisclosed legal advice shows terrorist Neil Prakash is Fijian citizen

The Home Affairs Minister insists the revocation of Neil Prakash’s citizenship is legally sound because he is also a Fijian national but has refused to detail the supporting legal advice.

  • by David Wroe
Russia resettles Islamic State children as the world remains reluctant
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Russia resettles Islamic State children as the world remains reluctant

Russia says it would be dangerous to leave the children to grow up in a radicalised environment only to return to Russia with violent intentions later.

  • by Philip Issa
Egypt security forces kill 40 suspected militants after tourist bus bombed
Egypt

Egypt security forces kill 40 suspected militants after tourist bus bombed

Officials did not say whether the suspects were connected to the attack near the pyramids, but said three raids across the country took place simultaneously.