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From TheJournal.ie "A terrorists' picnic" - This Australian minister is dead against sending food hampers to Syria Islamic State This post contains videos

"A terrorists' picnic" - This Australian minister is dead against sending food hampers to Syria

Julie Bishop was arguing for more air strikes.

From TheJournal.ie US politicians may be unknowingly using paper with the names of dead Iraqi civilians on it Sneaky

US politicians may be unknowingly using paper with the names of dead Iraqi civilians on it

Matt Kenyon has been smuggling the special micro-printed paper into their stationery supplies…

From TheJournal.ie Isis has perfected the suicide and car bombs so they're now 'works of art' War

Isis has perfected the suicide and car bombs so they're now 'works of art'

A policeman said they were “so sophisticated that they destroyed everything”.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

A surge for independents, the naming of a US military ship and a car bomb in Iraq has had people talking today.

From TheJournal.ie Incredible documentary tells the story of those who rescue women and children from Islamic State Escapefromisis

Incredible documentary tells the story of those who rescue women and children from Islamic State

Channel 4′s Dispatches – Escape From Isis needs to be seen.

From TheJournal.ie "There is a real thirst for revenge" - Muslim cleric on Tunisia terrorist attack Tunisia

"There is a real thirst for revenge" - Muslim cleric on Tunisia terrorist attack

Muslim activist Anjem Choudary has said that the presence of Western civilians in Muslim countries is creating instability.

From TheJournal.ie This 17-year-old became 'Britain's youngest suicide bomber' yesterday Islamic State

This 17-year-old became 'Britain's youngest suicide bomber' yesterday

His family say they are “devastated and heartbroken” at his death.

From TheJournal.ie The US spends €8 million PER DAY fighting Islamic State War On Terror

The US spends €8 million PER DAY fighting Islamic State

The militant group has made a number of gains in recent months.

From TheJournal.ie Saddam Hussein's right-hand man dies before execution Iraq

Saddam Hussein's right-hand man dies before execution

Tariq Aziz wasn’t hanged because the Vatican asked for a pardon as he was Christian.

From TheJournal.ie Islamic State is using a Roman amphitheatre as a stage for executions Palmyra

Islamic State is using a Roman amphitheatre as a stage for executions

20 men they accused of fighting for the regime were killed.

From TheJournal.ie Video shows how a city became a ghost town after being taken by ISIS Islamic State

Video shows how a city became a ghost town after being taken by ISIS

Ramadi once had a population of 500,000. Now, it is a ghost town.

From TheJournal.ie US Special Forces kill Isis leader in daring helicopter raid Under Siege This post contains videos

US Special Forces kill Isis leader in daring helicopter raid

It comes as battle continues to rage in Iraq.

From TheJournal.ie This map proves that Iran doesn't really want to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria Conflict

This map proves that Iran doesn't really want to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria

Iran needs the ISIS threat to stay – here’s why.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish are among the most free people in the world

The Irish are among the most free people in the world

When it comes to travel visas anyway. Not all nations have it so easy though…

From TheJournal.ie US private security guards jailed for massacre of 14 Iraqi civilians Blackwater

US private security guards jailed for massacre of 14 Iraqi civilians

A further 17 were wounded.

From TheJournal.ie Video shows ISIS beheading four men and hanging their bodies on crosses Brutal Killing

Video shows ISIS beheading four men and hanging their bodies on crosses

A masked executioner is shown beheading the four with a sword, after reading out charges over a loudspeaker.

From TheJournal.ie Mass graves containing hundreds of soldiers found in Iraqi city Tikrit

Mass graves containing hundreds of soldiers found in Iraqi city

Forensic teams are examining the remains.

From TheJournal.ie Saddam Hussein's tomb destroyed amid fighting... but his body might not be there Tikrit

Saddam Hussein's tomb destroyed amid fighting... but his body might not be there

The tomb was levelled during heaving fighting for Tikrit.

From TheJournal.ie More young girls are leaving their homes to join ISIS militants. But why? Opinion

More young girls are leaving their homes to join ISIS militants. But why?

It is evident that many of these women are drawn to the society depicted by ISIS, which gives them a prominent – if restrictive – role.

From TheJournal.ie Mother of 'Jihadi John' says she recognised son's voice in hostage videos Radicalised
From TheJournal.ie Islamic State killer 'Jihadi John' has been named Unmasked

Islamic State killer 'Jihadi John' has been named

The Washington Post have named him as London man Mohammed Emwazi.

From TheJournal.ie Islamic State suicide bombers attack US forces after seizing town close to their base Iraq

Islamic State suicide bombers attack US forces after seizing town close to their base

Up to 25 IS fighters attacked the US base using suicide bombers and gunmen.

From TheJournal.ie After months of fighting, Islamic State has been driven out of Kobane Taking It Back

After months of fighting, Islamic State has been driven out of Kobane

Another city in Iraq was also liberated.

From TheJournal.ie 'Terror threat to Ireland is low, but it's important to remain on alert' Belgium

'Terror threat to Ireland is low, but it's important to remain on alert'

Europe is on a high terror alert as a mastermind of a jihadist cell in Belgium remains at large.

From TheJournal.ie More than 76,000 Syrians were killed in 2014 Four Years On This post contains videos

More than 76,000 Syrians were killed in 2014

Last year was the bloodiest since the conflict began in 2011.

From TheJournal.ie Europe must do more to stop Islamic State 'slaughter' in Iraq - Irish MEP Ethnic Cleansing

Europe must do more to stop Islamic State 'slaughter' in Iraq - Irish MEP

“Toppling Saddam was the easy bit from a western perspective.”

From TheJournal.ie Women and young girls are being 'sold' or given as 'gifts' by Islamic extremists War Crimes

Women and young girls are being 'sold' or given as 'gifts' by Islamic extremists

Amnesty International says thousands of people may have been targeted in the war crimes in Iraq.

From TheJournal.ie Is Islamic State turning its hand to cyber warfare? Hacked

Is Islamic State turning its hand to cyber warfare?

“The targets might not stop with the borders of Syria.”

From TheJournal.ie More than 200 people killed by IS 'found in mass grave' Syria

More than 200 people killed by IS 'found in mass grave'

The ground that found the grave said the “vast majority” were civilians.

From TheJournal.ie There was a 61% increase in terror attacks across the world in a single year Terror Attacks

There was a 61% increase in terror attacks across the world in a single year

A new report has detailed incidents across the world.

From TheJournal.ie Air strikes against Islamic State 'aren't working' Syria

Air strikes against Islamic State 'aren't working'

Syrian’s foreign minister said Turkey must do more to control its border.

From TheJournal.ie The only Republican in Barack Obama's national security team is resigning Outta Here

The only Republican in Barack Obama's national security team is resigning

Chuck Hagel is stepping down as Defence Secretary.

From TheJournal.ie Gold, silver and copper: Islamic State group to begin minting its own currency Islamic Dinar

Gold, silver and copper: Islamic State group to begin minting its own currency

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi says Western economies have “enslaved Muslims”.

From TheJournal.ie Islamic State leader calls for 'volcanoes of jihad' in alleged new recording Al-Baghdadi

Islamic State leader calls for 'volcanoes of jihad' in alleged new recording

He was rumoured to have died in an air strike earlier this week.

From TheJournal.ie Has the leader of ISIS been hit in a US airstrike? Unconfirmed Reports

Has the leader of ISIS been hit in a US airstrike?

A US official said he couldn’t confirm if Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was in a convoy destroyed by US-led airstrikes.

From TheJournal.ie Islamic State group slaughter dozens in one Iraqi village Isis

Islamic State group slaughter dozens in one Iraqi village

Militants lined up and shot at least 50 men and women yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie British tourists warned they could be targeted by terrorists Be Vigilant

British tourists warned they could be targeted by terrorists

The Foreign Office said it would be motivated by the conflict in Iraq and Syria.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: What is the lure of IS for western girls and women? Jihadist Brides

Opinion: What is the lure of IS for western girls and women?

Why would a western woman – who enjoys the freedom to vote, drive, and wear what she wishes – subject herself to such an apparently patriarchal culture?

From TheJournal.ie Watch: US military obliterate Islamic State flag planted on Kobane hill Death From Above

Watch: US military obliterate Islamic State flag planted on Kobane hill

The effect of the air campaign remains the subject of debate.

From TheJournal.ie Four Blackwater guards found guilty of 2007 Iraq killings Trial

Four Blackwater guards found guilty of 2007 Iraq killings

More than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad were shot and 14 were killed.