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November 27, 2014
Danish Syria fighters 'on benefits while fighting for IS'
Copenhagen (AFP) Nov 27, 2014
Denmark paid unemployment benefits to 28 people while they were waging war for the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria, the Danish intelligence service was quoted as saying on Thursday. Out of the 28 Danish people identified by the Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET) as having received benefits, 15 had been ordered to pay the money back, eight people were still being investigated, and five cases had been dropped due to insufficient evidence, tabloid BT reported. "It is incredibly import ... read more

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IS claims suicide bombing in Iraq's Arbil
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Suspected Western jihadists in 'evil' IS beheading video
Authorities were on Monday investigating the suspected involvement of Western jihadists in the brutal video by the Islamic State group claiming the beheading of US aid worker Peter Kassig. ... more
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Hollande confirms two Frenchmen in Islamic State video
President Francois Hollande on Wednesday confirmed that two Frenchmen had been identified as suspects in an Islamic State video showing the beheading of Syrian prisoners, while slamming "brainwashing" of the young. ... more
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Kerry broadside against IS: 'We are not intimidated'
US Secretary of State John Kerry launched a withering critique of the Islamic State Monday, blasting extremist brutality and insisting the world will not be intimidated in the battle against "barbarism." ... more
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Belgian jihadist's 'appearance in IS beheading video' probed
Belgian authorities were investigating Tuesday whether an alleged jihadist from a Brussels suburb had appeared in a video by the Islamic State group that shows the beheadings of Syrian military personnel. ... more
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Jordan takes IS battle to Internet, mosques
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US President Barack Obama has ordered a review of how Washington can release American hostages, as intelligence agencies investigated the involvement of Western jihadists in the beheading of aid worker Peter Kassig. ... more
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Egypt refers 5 students to military court over protest
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Obama confirms 'evil' murder of US aid worker Kassig
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Iraq forces break jihadist siege of main oil refinery
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IS releases audio of chief Baghdadi after death rumours
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IS releases audio of chief Baghdadi after death rumours
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