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Kayla Mueller: Family of US aid worker held by Isis release her last letter

Barack Obama said that 26-year-old Ms Mueller "epitomised all that is good in our world"

Kayla Mueller: Full transcript of letter sent by US aid worker held hostage by Isis

Parents today confirmed the death of the aid worker

Prince Charles talks with the Saudi Crown Prince, Muqrin bin Abdulaziz al-Saud

Saudi Arabia executions 'extraordinarily high' as state kills 28 people in five weeks

The Syrian man was found guilty of smuggling amphetamines

Kayla Jean Mueller: Family of American hostage held by Isis says she is dead

Family statement follows claim by Isis that 26-year-old had been killed by Jordanian air strike

Mohammed Saleh Taeiman (R) poses for a photo with his younger brother outside their family's house in Marib province in 2013

Yemeni boy killed in drone strike told reporters only months before he was terrified of 'death machines' in sky

13-year-old was killed on 26 January after a drone hit a car carrying him and his brother-in-law

Prince Charles (center - L) being welcomed by the Governor of Riyadh Province, Turki bin Abdullah al-Saud (center - R), upon his arrival at the airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Prince Charles in Saudi Arabia: Five things he should actually be talking about during his visit

Charles is being urged to raise human rights issues during his Middle East tour

Al-Sisi positively glows with happiness as Putin presents the deadly rifle

Putin and al-Sisi enjoy heart-warming moment over a Kalashnikov

Russian leader presented the gift - which kills an estimated 250,000 people every year - to Egyptian counterpart

Assad claims US-led coalition is conveying 'information' about anti-Isis air strikes to Syria

Syrian President claims government forces only use bullets, missiles and bombs

John Cantlie has now been held captive for more two years by Isis militants

John Cantlie: British journalist appears in new Isis propaganda video

The photojournalist is shown interviewing an Isis member on last month’s attacks on the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo

Macer Gifford once stood as a Tory councillor

Macer Gifford: British man ‘joins Kurds to fight Isis in Syria’

Gifford reportedly said ‘they won’t take me alive. I’ve got a grenade in my pocket’

An Isis militant leads the man to a block in front of a crowd of people

Isis militants publicly behead man for 'practicing sorcery' in Raqqa

The man was allegedly killed in front of a crowd of people

An Isis jihadist pictured standing on the rubble of houses after a Syrian warplane was reportedly shot down by Isis militants over the Syrian town of Raqa

Suicide bombers 'defecting from Isis' and fleeing to Turkey or rival militant groups

Activists say defections are leading militants to seal off barriers and check points in Syrian stronghold

A member of Ussud Al-Anbar, a group that is affiliated to Isis, holding up the black and white Islamist flag in Iraq’s Anbar province

'Isis commander' who defected from Taliban killed by drone attack in Afghanistan

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee was involved in jihadi movement for more than a decade

Jordan has carried out nearly a fifth of the sorties of the US-led coalition against Isis in Syria to date

Isis capabilities degraded by '20 per cent' after Jordan steps up air strikes against group

Jordanian General Mansour al-Jbour said 56 air strikes were carried out within three days against militants in Syria to avenge hostage pilot’s death

Iraqis celebrate the end of the midnight curfew in the centre of the city

Isis in Iraq: Street parties mark end of Baghdad curfew as bombs claim 36 lives

Iraqis, undeterred by explosions, celebrate lifting of US-imposed nighttime ban

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