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# islamic state
Eight dead in failed ISIS prison break in Syria
Local authorities announced a state of emergency and have put the city on lockdown.
# US
British ‘Beatle’ terrorist given life sentence over deaths of US hostages
Alexanda Kotey was one of four so-called Islamic State militants nicknamed The Beatles by their captives due to their British accents.
# paris attacks
Belgium trial starts for alleged Paris attack accomplices
The 14 accused are suspected of transporting, housing or financially helping some of the perpetrators of the 2015 Paris attacks.
# Afghanistan
Six people killed in blasts at boys' school in Kabul
At least 11 other people were wounded by two bomb blasts at a boys’ school in the Afghan capital of Kabul.
# US
Islamic State 'Beatle' found guilty for role in US hostage deaths
The jury deliberated for four hours before finding El Shafee Elsheikh guilty on all counts.
# Washington
Trial of Islamic State 'Beatle' begins as defense claims mistaken identity
El Shafee Elsheikh, 33, is accused of involvement in the murders of two American journalists and two aid workers.
# Israel
Two Israeli police killed in attack claimed by Islamic State group
A government security official said the two assailants were IS operatives.
# Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia says it executed 81 convicts in a single day
Officials said those executed included convicted members of al Qaida and the Islamic State group.
# islamic state
ISIS leader killed in US military raid in Syria, with multiple civilian fatalities
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says civilians are among at least 13 people killed in the operation, including four children.
# hassakeh
Kurdish forces retake Syrian prison six days after it was seized by IS
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said fighting in and around Ghwayran prison since it was taken last week has killed 181 people.
# Special Criminal Court
Lisa Smith: Judges reject call to dismiss charges - trial starts tomorrow
Smith is charged with alleged offences associated with membership of Islamic State.
# islamic state
Lisa Smith bid to have charges dropped to be decided on Monday
The 39-year-old, from Co Louth, is accused of being a member of Islamic State and financing terrorism.
# Court
Lisa Smith's bid to have terror charges dropped will be heard next week
Lisa Smith’s trial before the non-jury court was due to start this week.
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# brussels bombings
Trial of ten men accused of involvement in the 2016 Brussels bombings to open in October 2022
Six of the suspects are already on trial in France over the November 2015 Paris attacks.
# Kandahar
IS claims deadly suicide attack on Shiite mosque in Afghanistan that killed at least 41 people
The attack killed at least 41 people and injured scores more.
# paris attacks
'I can still feel the explosion': 2015 Paris attack survivors recall events in trial testimony
300 survivors as well as family members of the victims of the attacks are to take the stand over the coming weeks.
# isis
France kills leader of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara
Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi was killed in a strike by France’s Barkhane military operation a few weeks ago, French authorities said.
# Lone Wolf
New Zealand unable to keep supermarket attacker locked up, PM Ardern says
The ISIS-inspired attacker Ahamed Samsudeen had been under police surveillance since he was freed in July.
# islamic state
British IS ‘Beatles’ terrorist facing life behind bars after guilty pleas
Alexanda Amon Kotey was one of the gang of four IS militants nicknamed “the Beatles” by their captives due to their British accents.
# islamic state
US strikes IS target with drones in Afghanistan, as airlift pushed to final stage
Thursday’s airport attack was claimed by a regional chapter of the Islamic State group.
Voices
Tom Clonan: Afghanistan, its people and all military personnel are now in a race against time
The security analyst says the stakes couldn’t be higher in the days before the US withdrawal.
Voices
Opinion: What is ISIS-K? Two terrorism experts on the group behind the Kabul attack
ISIS-K, an affiliate of the Islamic State group, claimed responsibility for the Kabul terrorist attack.
# Papal Visit
Pope Francis arrives in Iraq for first papal visit amid pandemic and security concerns
Foreign minister Fuad Hussein said Iraqis were eager to welcome Francis’s ‘message of peace and tolerance’.
# citizenship
Woman who went to Syria to join IS as a teenager cannot return to Britain, UK's highest court rules
Shamima Begum had her British citizenship revoked and now cannot return to fight her case.
# national rally
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on trial over IS tweets
She is charged with breaking hate speech laws by tweeting pictures of Islamic State atrocities in 2015.
# paris train attack
Trial begins over French train attack foiled by 'brave intervention' of three American tourists
The incident inspired a Hollywood film; the first day of the trial was spent discussing whether its director Clint Eastwood needed to be present.
# on trial
Two British terror suspects - dubbed the Islamic State Beatles - charged in US over killing of Western hostages
Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh are accused of being involved in a “brutal hostage-taking scheme”.
# islamic state
Trial of former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith to begin in January 2022
Smith is charged with membership of the Islamic State terrorist group and with financing terrorism.
# Courts
Lisa Smith faces additional charge of terrorist financing
Smith has already been charged with membership of an unlawful organisation under 2005 terror legislation.
# Tablets
Italy seizes Islamic State-made drugs worth €1 billion
Around 84 million Captagon tablets were seized at the port of Salerno.
# Old Bailey
Islamic State supporter admits plot to blow up St Paul's Cathedral in London
Safiyya Amira Shaikh will be sentenced in May.
# islamic state
Lisa Smith refused bail after being charged with offence under terror legislation
The 38-year-old is accused of being a member of the so-called Islamic State.
# Lisa Smith
Gardaí 'may be in position to charge' Lisa Smith upon arrival in Ireland, Varadkar says
Smith is expected to arrive back in Ireland this weekend.
# Laura H
Suspected Islamic State member returned to Germany along with three children
The woman is the first adult female to have officially been repatriated to Germany.
# Lisa Smith
Explainer: Any potential Lisa Smith prosecution would face challenges due to 'insufficient' Irish legislation
Legal experts have said that Irish prosecutors will have limited options if they charge Lisa Smith.
# Erdogan
'Not our problem': Suspected jihadist trapped in no-man's land at border after being expelled from Turkey
President Erdogan said that the man was not Turkey’s problem.
# risk assessment
Lisa Smith will be subject to security assessment on arrival in Ireland
Yesterday Turkey said it was in the process of deporting 20 ‘foreign jihadists’.
# Conan
Donald Trump to bring 'beautiful dog, talented dog' from ISIS raid to the White House
The US President has repeatedly praised the pooch’s role in the deadly raid.
# islamic state
Pentagon releases images from raid that resulted in death of ISIS leader al-Baghdadi
The Pentagon also released video of airstrikes on a group of unknown fighters on the ground.
# isis
Officials warn ISIS still a threat as it regroups following death of leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
The Islamic State leader was killed in a US-led raid in Syria at the weekend.