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Jokowi: Indonesian Islamic State supporters are ‘ex-citizens’

Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has decided to ban Indonesian nationals who joined the Islamic State (IS) movement in Syria from returning to Indonesia, calling them “ex-citizens”, as he instructed his aides to immediately sort out their identities and put

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Yazidi girls sold as sex slaves create choir to find healing

LONDON: When Rainas Elias was 14, Islamic State militants overran her Yazidi homeland in northern Iraq, kidnapped her and sold her to a fighter who repeatedly raped and tortured her before selling her to an even more brutal monster. Two

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Man shot dead by UK police wanted girlfriend to behead her parents

LONDON: Sudesh Amman, the man shot dead by police in what officials described as a terrorism incident in south London, had been jailed for promoting violent Islamist material and had encouraged his girlfriend to behead her parents. Amman, 20, was

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Indonesian charged with possession of terrorism-related items

GEORGE TOWN: An Indonesian man was charged in the Sessions Court here today with possessions of terrorism-related items linked to the Islamic State (IS) militant group. Irwanzir, 30, a construction labourer in Balik Pulau here, was alleged to have committed

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Islamic State has a new leader

Intelligence services have identified the new leader of the Islamic State (IS) group as Amir Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Mawli al-Salbi, British newspaper The Guardian reported yesterday. The paper, citing officials from two unnamed spy services, described him as one of

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Muhyiddin: M’sia countered terror groups well, albeit certain challenges

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has succeeded in managing the issue of terrorist groups, although authorities had to face various challenges, said Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. He said the success and effectiveness in addressing issues related to terrorist groups were evident when

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Two suspected IS members charged in court

Two suspected Islamic State members who returned to the country last month after being expelled from Syria were charged in separate Sessions Courts in Sepang yesterday with travelling abroad with the intention to commit terrorism. Ahmad Naim Zaid, 34, and

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US man arrested as he tried to take ship to join Islamic State

WASHINGTON: A Connecticut man was arrested as he tried to reach a ship to travel to the Middle East to fight alongside the Islamic State, federal prosecutors said yesterday. Federal prosecutors in Connecticut said they arrested Ahmad Khalil Elshazly, 22,

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Mahathir: SOSMA will be retained for other related charges

BANGI: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysia still need the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act (SOSMA) to help maintain the security of the country. Mahathir said the act is needed to help detained people who are involved in

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Turkey captures sister of dead IS ‘caliph’ in Syria

WASHINGTON: Turkey captured the sister of dead Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi yesterday in the northern Syrian town of Azaz, a senior Turkish official told Reuters, and is interrogating her husband and daughter-in-law, who were also detained. Rasmiya Awad,

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