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  • US-Led Air Strikes Intensify as Syria Conflict Destabilises Turkey

    US-Led Air Strikes Intensify as Syria Conflict Destabilises Turkey

    American-led forces have sharply intensified air strikes in the past two days against Islamic State fighters threatening Kurds on Syria's Turkish border after the jihadists' advance began to destabilise Turkey.

  • New Zealand to Tighten Laws on Foreign Fighters

    New Zealand to Tighten Laws on Foreign Fighters

    New Zealand will tighten laws to address the potential threat posed by "foreign terrorist fighters" returning to the country from conflict hotspots such as Iraq and Syria, Prime Minister John Key said Monday.

  • Serbia Charges Five Over Jihadist Recruitment

    Serbia Charges Five Over Jihadist Recruitment

    Serbia's prosecutor for organised crime said on Wednesday that he has charged five men for terrorism over recruiting, financing and transporting fighters for conflict in Syria.

  • Alan Henning, Ex-Taxi Driver Anxious to Help in Syria, Killed by Islamic State

    Alan Henning, Ex-Taxi Driver Anxious to Help in Syria, Killed by Islamic State

    British aid worker Alan Henning travelled to Syria to help victims of a vicious civil war but became himself a casualty of the conflict's brutality at the hands of Islamic State fighters.

  • Islamic State Drags Obama Back into Mideast Quagmire

    Islamic State Drags Obama Back into Mideast Quagmire

    American-led and Arab-backed air strikes carrying the fight against Islamic State from Iraq into Syria have dragged Washington into a new Middle East war - exactly the kind of conflict Barack Obama spent his presidency trying to avoid.

  • Billions and Counting: Mounting Cost of US' War on Islamic State

    Billions and Counting: Mounting Cost of US' War on Islamic State

    The widening US air war against Islamic State jihadists in Syria and Iraq will cost more than the 2011 Libya conflict and the price could rise to a billion dollars a month, experts said Thursday.

  • Iraqi Woman Activist Killed by Islamic State

    Iraqi Woman Activist Killed by Islamic State

    Militants with the Islamic State group publicly killed a rights lawyer in the Iraqi city of Mosul after their self-styled Islamic court ruled that she had abandoned Islam, the U.N. mission in Iraq said on Thursday.

  • UN Human Rights Body Warns 400,000 Syrian Kurds Could Flee Islamic State Onslaught

    UN Human Rights Body Warns 400,000 Syrian Kurds Could Flee Islamic State Onslaught

    The UN refugee agency warned Tuesday that as many as 400,000 people may flee to Turkey from Syria's Kurdish region to escape attacks by the Islamic State group.

  • Obama's First Public Address After US Strikes Islamic State in Syria

    Obama's First Public Address After US Strikes Islamic State in Syria

    President Barack Obama will give his first public remarks on US strikes against Syria from the White House within hours, a US official said on Tuesday.

  • Obama Confronts Multiple Crises at UN Meetings

    Obama Confronts Multiple Crises at UN Meetings

    For President Barack Obama, the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria marks an unexpected foreign policy victory as he plunges the U.S. deeper into a military conflict in the Middle East that he has reluctantly e...

  • More Than 300 Kurd Fighters Cross into Syria From Turkey: Monitor

    More Than 300 Kurd Fighters Cross into Syria From Turkey: Monitor

    More than 300 Kurdish fighters have crossed into Syria from Turkey to help push back an Islamic State advance on a Kurdish border town, a group monitoring Syria's conflict said on Saturday.

  • How Islamic State Uses Syria's Oil to Fuel its Advances

    How Islamic State Uses Syria's Oil to Fuel its Advances

    In an oil field in northeastern Syria, a queue of trucks lines up daily to load crude sold cheaply by Islamic State militants who have hijacked parts of the country's energy industry in their bid to build a caliphate.

  • Islamic State Militants Ban Mathematics, Social Studies for Children

    Islamic State Militants Ban Mathematics, Social Studies for Children

    Thousands of children in swaths of war-torn Syria, now controlled by dreaded Islamic State militants, can no longer study math or social studies under new diktats issued by the jihadists.

  • Diplomatic Push Grows Against Islamic State Group

    Diplomatic Push Grows Against Islamic State Group

    Newly outraged by the beheading of yet another Western hostage, diplomats from around the world are in Paris pressing for a coherent global strategy to combat extremists from the Islamic State group - minus two of the main players and without any gro...

  • US Will Not Coordinate Air Strikes With Syria: John Kerry

    US Will Not Coordinate Air Strikes With Syria: John Kerry

    The United States will not coordinate air attacks on Islamic State militants with Syria but will seek to ensure their forces do not come into conflict, US Secretary of State John Kerry said in an interview aired Sunday.

  • Australia Commits Military Forces to Fight Islamic State

    Australia Commits Military Forces to Fight Islamic State

    Australia will deploy military forces and aircraft to a global coalition in fighting Islamic State militants, responding to a request from the United States to become involved militarily in the conflict in Iraq and Syria.

  • Lawmakers Back Obama's Fight Against Islamic State, But Vote Uncertain

    Lawmakers Back Obama's Fight Against Islamic State, But Vote Uncertain

    U.S. lawmakers pledged support on Thursday for President Barack Obama's plan to expand the military fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, but fears of an open-ended conflict and questions about how to pay for it could complicate an...

  • 'Terrorist Groups Must be Confronted': UN Syria Envoy

    'Terrorist Groups Must be Confronted': UN Syria Envoy

    The world must confront "terrorist groups" in Syria and beyond but the war-ravaged country also requires a political solution, the UN's new envoy on the conflict said in Damascus on Thursday.

  • US 'Deeply Troubled' by Syria Chlorine Report

    US 'Deeply Troubled' by Syria Chlorine Report

    The United States said that it was "deeply troubled" on Wednesday after the world's chemical watchdog confirmed the systematic use of chlorine as a weapon in war-torn Syria.

  • Both Sides Guilty of Atrocities in Iraq Fight: UN Debate

    Both Sides Guilty of Atrocities in Iraq Fight: UN Debate

    Both Islamist fighters and, to a lesser extent, Iraqi government forces have killed civilians and committed atrocities in three months of fighting, a senior U.N. official said in an emergency debate on the conflict on Monday.

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