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post 22 May 2015
Read more from Jonathan Rugman his blog With Syria and Iraq, there is no Plan B - and the omens are not good

It has been a bad week for the American-led "strategy" against militants from so-called Islamic State - a strategy with the US president himself views with great qualms and some reluctance.

article 16 February 2015 World, Jordan
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Islamic State hostage takings - a timeline

The latest video of 21 Egyptians being beheaded in Libya is part of Islamic State's tactic to gain funding and spread fear through the threat of the knife.

article 10 February 2015 Politics, Jordan
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Kayla Mueller's 'heartbreaking' letter before Syria death

Barack Obama confirms the death of Kayla Mueller, a US aid worker who had been held hostage by Islamic State militants.

article 08 February 2015 UK, Jordan
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Should British Muslims follow 'values that we hold dear'?

Muslims demonstrating in Whitehall have challenged Prince Charles' comments over British Muslims abiding by British values.

article 07 February 2015 World, Jordan
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Jordan's revenge: 60 airstrikes target Islamic State

Jordan carries out a third day of airstrikes against Islamic State targets as it "avenges" the murder of a Jordanian pilot who was burned to death by the jihadist group.

article 06 February 2015 World, Jordan
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Jordan ramps up air strikes and vows to 'eradicate' IS

Jordanian air strikes on Islamic State group targets are "just the beginning" of its retaliation to the burning of captured pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh.

article 04 February 2015 World, Jordan
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Jordan executes two jihadists in response to pilot killing

Jordan hangs two convicted Iraqi jihadists in response to Islamic State's apparent killing of one of its fighter pilots, Muath al-Kasasbeh.

article 03 February 2015 World, Jordan
Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasasbeh
Jordanian pilot 'burned alive by Islamic State'

The Islamic State group releases a video which claims to show the murder of Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasasbeh. Jordanian TV says the pilot was killed a month ago on 3 January.

article 01 February 2015 World, Jordan
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Japan mourns Kenji Goto as Jordan vows to free pilot

Jordan says it is still ready to do a prisoner swap with IS militants for its captured pilot, even after a video was released purporting to show the killing of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto.