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Rebels 'gas' Syria village as US-backed forces declare IS defeat

Rebels 'gas' Syria village as US-backed forces declare IS defeat

A Syrian military source said that five shells carrying toxic gas were fired by opposition factions at al-Rasif from a rebel-controlled area.

  • by Rodi Said

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US ally declares Islamic State defeated in Syria
Syria

US ally declares Islamic State defeated in Syria

The Syrian Democratic Forces have announced the end of the IS 'caliphate' that once spanned a third of Iraq and Syria.

Women take to the front line as IS fights to the end
Syria

Women take to the front line as IS fights to the end

Islamic State has relaxed its rules on women fighting on the front line as the group mounts its final stand in Syria.

  • by Josie Ensor
'It does trouble me': Sadiq Khan takes veiled swipe at Trump after Christchurch attacks
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Extremism

'It does trouble me': Sadiq Khan takes veiled swipe at Trump after Christchurch attacks

Sadiq Khan says political leaders should stop normalising far-right extremism.

  • by Latika Bourke
Australian Muslim leader Sheikh Shady refused entry to New Zealand following mosque massacre
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Islam

Australian Muslim leader Sheikh Shady refused entry to New Zealand following mosque massacre

New Zealand lifted the ban within 24 hours after Sheikh Shady Alsuleiman raised concerns with the Australian government.

  • by Michael Koziol and Mark Solomons
ISIS calls for retaliation over Christchurch massacre
Islamic State

ISIS calls for retaliation over Christchurch massacre

A spokesman for the Islamic State group has emerged from nearly six months of silence to mock America's assertion of having defeated the group.

  • by Rukmini Callimachi
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Iraq begins exhuming mass grave in Sinjar region

Iraq begins exhuming mass grave in Sinjar region

The Iraqi government has started exhuming a mass grave left behind by the Islamic State group in the northwestern Sinjar region in the presence of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad, whose slain relatives are believed to have been buried in the area.

Turkish court convicts Australian IS militant Neil Prakash
Terror charges

Turkish court convicts Australian IS militant Neil Prakash

A Turkish court has convicted an Australian-born Islamic State militant of belonging to a terror group and sentenced him to more than seven years in prison.

  • by Mehmet Guzel
'You have to decide brother': tapes played at ISIS-preparation trial
Crime

'You have to decide brother': tapes played at ISIS-preparation trial

A Sydney man accused of preparing to go to Syria to fight for Islamic State was secretly filmed telling an undercover operative he was training by walking with a backpack weighing 30 kilograms.

  • by Margaret Scheikowski
The caliphate is dead. For now
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Opinion

The caliphate is dead. For now

Islamist terrorism changes its form but does not lose its virulence.

  • by Peter Hartcher
'Take responsibility' for your Islamic State fighters, America urges Morrison government
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'Take responsibility' for your Islamic State fighters, America urges Morrison government

The US position stands in contrast to the views of senior Australian government ministers.

  • by David Wroe