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Inside Islamic State's 'prison of death'

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In the centre of Raqqa is the main football stadium. They are holding victory celebrations here at the moment but throughout Islamic State’s reign of terror it was synonymous with death. People brought here rarely left. A group of soldiers told me to follow them over rubble into the bowels of the building to understand Read More

Islamic State is gone – but Raqqa lies in ruins

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Islamic State’s brutal reign of terror in Raqqa may be at an end, but as the liberation of the Syrian city is celebrated in the streets the shadow of the group remains. Sky News chief correspondent Stuart Ramsay has travelled into the heart of the extremists’ former capital – where little now remains but piles Read More

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman announces plan to set up Islamic anti-extremism center

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Saudi Arabia will monitor interpretations of the prophet Mohammad’s words to counter extremism, King Salman said in a decree issued Tuesday. The King will establish the “King Salman Complex” in Medina where elite scholars will monitor and examine religious teachings to “eliminate fake and extremist texts and any texts that contradict the teachings of Islam Read More

‘Allah’ NOT embroidered in Viking burial clothing – Islamic Art professor

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Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 17:34 Edited time: 17 Oct, 2017 17:35 Last week Swedish researchers made a startling claim they discovered the word ‘Allah’ embroidered into ancient Viking burial clothing. These findings have now been questioned by experts claiming the inscription “makes no sense in Arabic.” Annika Larsson’s findings, which concluded that the inscriptions Read More

The rise and fall of Islamic State in Raqqa

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Raqqa has played a symbolic and strategic role in the rise of Islamic State since the jihadist group seized it almost three years ago. It is the extremists’ de facto capital in Syria and has been used as a base to plan overseas terror attacks, including in France and Belgium. Raqqa was the first Syrian Read More

Battle 'over' against Islamic State in Raqqa

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Military operations have ended against Islamic State in its Syrian stronghold of Raqqa, say the Syrian Democratic Forces. Clearing operations are ongoing to flush out the remaining fighters and locate landmines and booby traps, an SDF official told Sky News. Dozens of fighters were making a last stand in the city’s stadium – also being Read More

Pakistan throws out ‘un-Islamic’ minimum marriage age proposal

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Pakistan’s Senate has struck down legislation governing the minimum age girls can marry, saying a Bill to increase the legal age from 16 to 18 was un-Islamic. The Child Marriage Restraint Bill was rejected after Senator Sehar Kamran, the lawmaker driving the proposal, had her request for a deferment denied on the grounds that she Read More

Islamic State 'down to less than 400' in Raqqa

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Islamic State militants have largely been flushed out of their one-time stronghold of Raqqa, US-led coalition forces have said, but are still clinging on to a small part of the city. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) coalition of Kurdish and Arab fighters says it has taken control of 90% of the Syrian city, with less Read More

Iraq plans to deport wives & children of Islamic State extremists – report

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Iraq is preparing to deport more than 500 wives of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) jihadists along with over 800 children, according to local officials cited by AFP. The group were reportedly moved Sunday from a camp south of Mosul, run by international aid agencies, to a detention centre in Tal Kayf. A Nineveh councillor Read More

Malaysian capital scraps annual beer festival amid complaints by Islamic party

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An annual beer festival has been canceled by the authorities in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur for “sensitivity” reasons. The move also followed objections by an Islamic party which claimed that it could lead to a spike in crime, rape and illicit sex. Kuala Lumpur City Hall released a short statement Monday, saying that Read More