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    Islamic State: down but not necessarily out

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 21, 2017

    THERE can be no question that territorially, the jihadi state-building project of the self-proclaimed ‘Islamic State’ has come to an end...

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    Iran ups the ante in Syria: what’s the message?

    by Salman Rafi Sheikh | Updated at 12:05am on July 15, 2017

    After the US shot down a second Iran made armed drone on Syria and a Syrian jet in a separate case in last two weeks,...

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    Casualties of war

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 12, 2017

    AWORLD treasure was lost forever recently when, in late June, the 12th century great mosque of al-Nuri in the city of Mosul was destroyed —...