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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.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey will help Kurds fight Islamic State across the border in sudden policy shift Peshmerga This post contains images

Turkey will help Kurds fight Islamic State across the border in sudden policy shift

“We have no wish at all to see Kobane fall.”

From TheJournal.ie Obama: We are deeply concerned about what's happening in Kobane Syria

Obama: We are deeply concerned about what's happening in Kobane

The US president has committed to continued air strikes on the northern Syrian town.

From TheJournal.ie Australia is joining the fight against Islamic State in Iraq Air Strikes

Australia is joining the fight against Islamic State in Iraq

The country’s cabinet today approve the deployment of special forces and military air strikes.

From TheJournal.ie British jets take out Islamic State weapons post and machine gun vehicle Iraq

British jets take out Islamic State weapons post and machine gun vehicle

IS fighters near the Turkish border were among the targets of the strikes.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The US should step back and let the Middle East tackle Isis Cycle Of Violence

Opinion: The US should step back and let the Middle East tackle Isis

It is time to stop air strikes and let the people of the Middle East decide their own fate – together and without interference.

From TheJournal.ie Israeli PM warns nuclear-capable Iran poses greater threat than Islamic State Terrorism

Israeli PM warns nuclear-capable Iran poses greater threat than Islamic State

He said “to defeat ISIS and leave Iran as a threshold nuclear state power is to win the battle and lose the war”.

From TheJournal.ie Flanagan: 'The beheading, the barbaric sexual violence is too harrowing to witness' Islamic State

Flanagan: 'The beheading, the barbaric sexual violence is too harrowing to witness'

Addressing the UN tonight, Flanagan said the “bloodlust and inhumanity which ISIS is displaying in Syria and Iraq” has shocked all civilised people.

From TheJournal.ie Obama admits they underestimated Islamic State group and what was happening in Syria Interview

Obama admits they underestimated Islamic State group and what was happening in Syria

He said that it must be accepted the military action is part of the solution.

From TheJournal.ie Al-Nusra terror group warns of attacks on nations involved in Syrian air strikes Air Strikes

Al-Nusra terror group warns of attacks on nations involved in Syrian air strikes

The group, linked to Al-Qaeda, has declared the air strikes “a war against Islam”.

From TheJournal.ie British warplanes are already in the skies over Iraq waiting to attack Tornados

British warplanes are already in the skies over Iraq waiting to attack

The Tornado combat jets took off from an RAF base in Cyprus.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you support the use of Irish airports for attacks on Islamic State militants? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support the use of Irish airports for attacks on Islamic State militants?

Should Ireland join the international coalition?

From TheJournal.ie US flying "near continuous" bombing raids but warn "ground component" will be needed Islamic State

US flying "near continuous" bombing raids but warn "ground component" will be needed

The US is planning to train and arm 5,000 Syrian rebels.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is happening with the Islamic State group? Islamic State

Explainer: What is happening with the Islamic State group?

Why has there been a spate of beheadings? What should the group be referred to as? Has the West just gone to war with them?

From TheJournal.ie British and Belgian politicians vote to join air strikes on Islamic State Terrorism

British and Belgian politicians vote to join air strikes on Islamic State

Speaking today, David Cameron told MPs “there is no more serious issue than asking our armed forces to put themselves in harm’s way to protect our country”.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland to examine updating terror laws following UN resolution on foreign fighters Terrorism

Ireland to examine updating terror laws following UN resolution on foreign fighters

Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan said Europeans joining Islamist State group is a ‘serious problem’.

From TheJournal.ie Will Britain join the US-led airstrikes on ISIS?.. MPs vote today Recall

Will Britain join the US-led airstrikes on ISIS?.. MPs vote today

David Cameron has urged Britain not to be “frozen with fear” about re-entering conflict in Iraq.

From TheJournal.ie Islamic State plot to attack US and Paris subway systems revealed Terrorism

Islamic State plot to attack US and Paris subway systems revealed

He told reporters today that he had been alerted to the plan to target systems in the US and Paris which involved militants from that country who are part of IS.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you support US-led airstrikes on the Islamic State group? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support US-led airstrikes on the Islamic State group?

They killed 19 people last night, including 5 civilians and one child.

From TheJournal.ie New video shows beheading of Frenchman by Islamic State militants Terrorism

New video shows beheading of Frenchman by Islamic State militants

Herve Gourdel, a French hiker, was abducted at the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Cameron recalls British parliament to vote on joining air strikes in Iraq Islamic State

Cameron recalls British parliament to vote on joining air strikes in Iraq

Speaking after talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi, Cameron said he was “confident” that members of the House of Commons would authorise the move.

From TheJournal.ie Captured British aid worker pleads for his life in audio file sent to his wife Held Hostage

Captured British aid worker pleads for his life in audio file sent to his wife

Alan Henning was seized during an aid mission to Syria last December.

From TheJournal.ie Fleeing ISIS: More than 130,000 Syrian Kurds have now crossed into Turkey Islamic State

Fleeing ISIS: More than 130,000 Syrian Kurds have now crossed into Turkey

Extremists with Islamic State have seized dozens of villages in the past week.

From TheJournal.ie Wife of British taxi driver captured by Islamic State pleads with captors to release him Hostage

Wife of British taxi driver captured by Islamic State pleads with captors to release him

“I cannot see how it could assist any State’s allow the world to see a man like Alan dying,” she said.