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A Kurdish security officer escorts Alexanda Kotey, left, and El Shafee Elsheikh

Former ISIS member is found guilty in US federal court


El Shafee Elsheikh, a former British citizen accused of taking part in a brutal ISIS hostage-taking scheme, has been convicted in a federal court in Virginia of assisting in the kidnapping and deaths of four Americans between 2012 and 2015.

A police officer is show standing next to a police car with its lights on and a grocery store in the distance.

Six people injured in New Zealand in ISIS-inspired attack

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Two men are shown sitting on a sofa with Alexanda Amon Kotey on the left, wearing a blue sweatshirt.

British national pleads guilty to role in terror beheadings

Jihadi John

Who is Jihadi John — and why will so many people be happy if he is dead?

American journalist James Foley arrives at the Rixos hotel in Tripoli after being released from capitivity by the Libyan government on May 18, 2011.

America’s policy on hostages may have cost the life of James Foley

Freed Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg stands outside the Home Office with his father, Azmat, after delivering a petition in London on March 14, 2005.

Former Guantanamo detainee says the UK rejected his offer to help save an ISIS hostage


Moazzam Begg, a former prisoner at Guantanamo Bay prison, says he offered to help negotiate the release of British hostage Alan Henning. Instead, the British Foreign Office ignored him for months.

A masked man speaking in what is believed to be a North American accent in a video that Islamic State militants released in September 2014.

ISIS taunts the West in its latest beheading video


ISIS militants released a graphic video of the beheading of American aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig and 18 Syrian prisoners this weekend. The footage was shocking, but also revealed faces and locations of the executioners in a move to incite the US and other Western countries.

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A veteran from Wisconsin explains why he joined the fight against ISIS


Jordan Matson, from Racine, Wisconsin, was once a soldier in the US Army. Today Matson is a volunteer fighter with a Kurdish militia in northern Syria, fighting against ISIS and hoping to bring more Americans over to join the war.

A sign outside a shop remembers James Foley in his hometown of Rochester, New Hampshire.   Foley, 40, was beheaded by members of ISIS in August 2014.

War correspondent award event brings hope and comfort to the family of slain journalist James Foley


The family of James Foley, the American journalist beheaded by members of ISIS say hearing stories of their son’s last days of his life was like being a rainbow after a rain storm.

President Barack Obama delivering his address to the nation, Wednesday, on his plans for military action against the Islamic State, from the Cross Hall of the White House.

Can the US ‘destroy’ ISIS without American ground troops?


President Obama has committed the US to war with the Islamist militants of ISIS, but he has also limited his military options. Newsweek’s Middle East editor thinks the effort might be too little, too late.