Islamic State

The Week Unwrapped: Afghanistan, the Mafia and mindfulness
Islamic State
In Depth

The Week Unwrapped: Afghanistan, the Mafia and mindfulness

What can we learn from an attack in Kabul? Why is the Mafia leading anti-lockdown protests? And how can meditation help the army?
6 Nov 2020
Everything we know so far about the Vienna terror attack
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In Brief

Everything we know so far about the Vienna terror attack

Austrian officials say gun rampage that left five people dead was inspired by Islamic State
3 Nov 2020
How has Isis dealt with the outbreak of Covid-19?
Men suspected of being affiliated with the Isis in a prison cell in northeastern Syrian.
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How has Isis dealt with the outbreak of Covid-19?

Terror group finds new opportunities amid the global pandemic
21 Oct 2020
Quiz of The Week: 22-28 August
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Quiz of The Week: 22-28 August

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
28 Aug 2020
Isis Beatles face ‘fate worse than death’ in hellish US jail
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Isis Beatles face ‘fate worse than death’ in hellish US jail

British jihadis say they fear being sentenced to life in ‘hellhole’ supermax prison if convicted by US court
25 Aug 2020
Isis bride Shamima Begum’s journey to Syria - and back
Shamima Begum
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Isis bride Shamima Begum’s journey to Syria - and back

Court rules that former Londoner may return to UK to fight decision to revoke her British citizenship
17 Jul 2020
RAF air strike kills Isis fighters hiding in Iraqi caves
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RAF air strike kills Isis fighters hiding in Iraqi caves

Defence minister pledges to continue ‘relentless’ fight against jihadists
6 May 2020

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Amir al-Mawli: who is the new Isis leader?
Isis
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Amir al-Mawli: who is the new Isis leader?

Terror group’s head thought to have been behind 2014 genocide of Yazidis in Iraq
19 Mar 2020
Taliban overtakes Isis as world’s deadliest terror group
Taliban
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Taliban overtakes Isis as world’s deadliest terror group

New research reveals near doubling of Taliban attacks in single year
11 Mar 2020
Instant Opinion: Pete Buttigieg ‘undone’ by homophobia
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Instant Opinion: Pete Buttigieg ‘undone’ by homophobia

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 2 March
2 Mar 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘I hate Tories’ won’t put Labour in power
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Instant Opinion: ‘I hate Tories’ won’t put Labour in power

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 25 February
25 Feb 2020
Isis: what does the future hold for the terror group?
Isis militants in Syria
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Isis: what does the future hold for the terror group?

Spies confirm identity of new Islamic State leader
23 Jan 2020
Instant Opinion: Isis is ‘very happy’ amid chaos in Iraq
Iraqi forces, ISIS flag
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Instant Opinion: Isis is ‘very happy’ amid chaos in Iraq

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 14 January
14 Jan 2020
Is Islamic State bouncing back in Iraq?
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In Brief

Is Islamic State bouncing back in Iraq?

Kurdish official says the group is now ‘like al-Qa’eda on steroids’
23 Dec 2019
The Week’s biggest stories of 2019
Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn
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The Week’s biggest stories of 2019

From Brexit and Boris to royals and rebellion
20 Dec 2019
The EU countries worst affected by terrorism
London Bridge Attack
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The EU countries worst affected by terrorism

UK tops new rankings following series of high-profile attacks in recent years
20 Nov 2019
Tooba Gondal: who is the alleged ‘Isis matchmaker’?
Tooba Gondal, Isis,
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Tooba Gondal: who is the alleged ‘Isis matchmaker’?

Former Goldsmiths student who allegedly recruited Shamima Begum is being sent to France despite family’s plea
14 Nov 2019
Brit who fought against Isis in Syria is jailed
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Brit who fought against Isis in Syria is jailed

Aidan James found guilty of terror offences over training with banned Kurdish militia
8 Nov 2019
Instant Opinion: ‘We are all tactical voters, aren’t we?’
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Instant Opinion: ‘We are all tactical voters, aren’t we?’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 5 November
5 Nov 2019
Instant Opinion: SNP may ‘usher in era of Tory government’
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Instant Opinion: SNP may ‘usher in era of Tory government’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 29 October
29 Oct 2019
Was Donald Trump’s Baghdadi raid photo staged?
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Was Donald Trump’s Baghdadi raid photo staged?

Barack Obama’s former White House photographer casts doubt on authenticity of picture
28 Oct 2019
The consequences of killing Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
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The consequences of killing Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

What the death of the Islamic State leader means for the terror group, the region and Donald Trump
28 Oct 2019
Where are Isis fighters now?
Raqa
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Where are Isis fighters now?

US withdrawal from Syrian-Turkish border fuels fears of resurgence of the jihadist group
9 Oct 2019
What is Salafism?
Salafi Salafism
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What is Salafism?

The ultra-conservative Islamic ideology is growing in popularity
19 Sep 2019
Should Isis militants be returned to the UK?
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Should Isis militants be returned to the UK?

US defence secretary says detaining foreign fighters in Syria is ‘untenable’
6 Sep 2019
How Afghanistan became most dangerous country in the world
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How Afghanistan became most dangerous country in the world

More bombings on Independence Day after 63 people killed in a suicide bomb attack on Kabul wedding
19 Aug 2019
Al-Qa’eda releases Isis ‘blooper reel’
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Al-Qa’eda releases Isis ‘blooper reel’

Leaked propaganda video footage shows Islamic State fighter in Yemen fluffing his lines
16 Aug 2019
What should be done with children of Isis jihadis?
Shamima Begum
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What should be done with children of Isis jihadis?

Belgium agrees to take in orphans born to its citizens in Syria
14 Jun 2019
IS leader calls for ‘battle of attrition’ in new video
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IS leader calls for ‘battle of attrition’ in new video

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has not been seen on video in five years
30 Apr 2019
Sri Lanka attacks: what we know about the bombers
Sri Lanka attacks
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Sri Lanka attacks: what we know about the bombers

Nine attackers were well-educated and wealthy, say authorities
25 Apr 2019
Sri Lanka attacks: Islamic State claims responsibility
Sri Lanka attacks
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Sri Lanka attacks: Islamic State claims responsibility

Terror group claim comes as authorities face anger over failure to act on warnings
24 Apr 2019
Is Hayat Tahrir al-Sham the new Islamic State?
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Is Hayat Tahrir al-Sham the new Islamic State?

Al Qaeda offshoot has quietly cemented its power in northern Syria and now rules over 3 million people
3 Apr 2019
Kurds call for ‘Nuremberg-style’ tribunal for IS fighters
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Kurds call for ‘Nuremberg-style’ tribunal for IS fighters

There is international disagreement about what to do with 1,000 foreign fighters in Kurdish prisons
27 Mar 2019
Ireland allows suspected female Isis recruit to return home
Leo Varadkar
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Ireland allows suspected female Isis recruit to return home

Leo Varadkar says Lisa Smith will be allowed back as it is the ‘compassionate’ thing to do
12 Mar 2019