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article 03 May 2015 World, Iraq
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Islamic State: 300 Yazidi captives 'killed' in northern Iraq

Several hundred Yazidi captives have been killed in Iraq by Islamic State group militants west of Mosul, Yazidi and Iraqi officials say.

article 21 April 2015 World, Iraq
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Isis leader al-Baghdadi 'seriously wounded'

The leader of the global terror group is recovering slowly from a coalition air strike in the Nineveh province of Iraq, according to reports.

article 20 April 2015 UK, Iraq
Brits abroad: UK citizens journeying into the Islamic State
Brits abroad: UK citizens joining the Islamic State group

UK citizens have been travelling to Syria and Iraq since the start of the uprisings against Assad. Since 2013 online recruitment has convinced thousands of western Europeans to make the journey.

post 14 April 2015
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Foreign policy: the ignored debate of election 2015

Labour and the Tories say they'll spend 2 per cent of GDP on defence, as a Nato commitment. Both are pledged to spend 0.7 per cent of GDP on foreign aid. Why? To what end?

article 13 April 2015 World, Iraq
Islamic State fighters' nihilistic campaign against history
Islamic State fighters' nihilistic campaign against history

Propaganda videos on social media from the so-called Islamic State shows the apparent destruction of Iraq's priceless artefacts and some of the most important surviving relics of the ancient world.

article 12 April 2015 World, Iraq
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Nimrud: Islamic State 'destroys' ancient city in Iraq

Video emerges on a social media website purportedly showing Islamic State fighters militants bulldozing the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in Iraq.

post 07 April 2015
Read more on Simon Israel's blog G4S death: today was not a victory for compassion

A dispiriting end to the day for David Taylor Smith - a man once in command of 50,000 people for the world's third largest company G4S.

post 07 April 2015
Read more on Simon Israel's blog G4S death: ex-CEO admits 'systemic failures' in vetting process

The world's largest security firm, G4S, admits systemic failures in regards to its process of performing background checks after it led to the murder of one of its security guards by another.

article 06 April 2015 World, Iraq
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Islamic State video claims to show Yarmouk capture

This video appears to show Islamic State militants moving into the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk on the edge the Syrian capital of Damascus.

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