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  • Iran Has 'Role' in Fighting Islamic State Militants: John Kerry

    Iran Has 'Role' in Fighting Islamic State Militants: John Kerry

    Washington's arch-foe Iran has a role to play in tackling Islamic State militants who have overrun large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, US Secretary of State John Kerry said.

  • Islamic State Releases Video it Says Shows British Journalist John Cantlie

    Islamic State Releases Video it Says Shows British Journalist John Cantlie

    Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released a video on Thursday that they said shows British journalist John Cantlie in captivity saying he will soon reveal "facts" about the group to counter its portrayal in Western media.

  • US to Help Train People to Spot Potential Violent Extremists

    US to Help Train People to Spot Potential Violent Extremists

    The US government launched a program on Monday to reach out to key members of communities across the country to try to stop radicalized young people joining Islamic State and other extremist groups fighting in Syria and Iraq.

  • 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.

  • Iran Accuses US of Violating Sovereignty in Anti-IS Fight

    Iran Accuses US of Violating Sovereignty in Anti-IS Fight

    The secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council accused the United States on Saturday of violating the sovereignty of nations on the "pretext of fighting terrorism" in Iraq and Syria.

  • Fighters Back From Iraq, Syria Are Threat: China

    Fighters Back From Iraq, Syria Are Threat: China

    China and its Central Asian neighbors face increased terrorism threats as their own nationals return home after fighting in Iraq and Syria, the head of a regional anti-terrorism organization said Thursday.

  • Islamic State Poses 'Immediate' Threat to Europe: US

    Islamic State Poses 'Immediate' Threat to Europe: US

    Islamic State extremists fighting in Iraq and Syria pose an "immediate" threat to Europe as a significant number carried European passports, top US intelligence officials said Friday.

  • 'A Dozen' Americans Fighting With Islamic State: Pentagon

    'A Dozen' Americans Fighting With Islamic State: Pentagon

    The United States believes about "a dozen" Americans are fighting with Islamic State (IS) extremists in Iraq and Syria, a Pentagon spokesman said on Thursday.

  • 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.

  • John Kerry Calls For 'Coalition of Nations' in Fighting IS

    John Kerry Calls For 'Coalition of Nations' in Fighting IS

    US Secretary of State John Kerry called on Friday for a global coalition of nations to combat Islamic State jihadists' "genocidal agenda" in Syria and Northern Iraq.

  • France's Hollande Says Assad No Ally in Fight Against Islamic State

    France's Hollande Says Assad No Ally in Fight Against Islamic State

    French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday that opposition forces fighting Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq should get more Western support but ruled out seeing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as an ally.

  • 15 Australian Fighters Killed in Iraq, Syria: Spy Chief

    15 Australian Fighters Killed in Iraq, Syria: Spy Chief

    Fifteen Australians, including two young suicide bombers, are believed to have died fighting in Syria and Iraq, intelligence chief David Irvine said Wednesday, warning that espionage and foreign intervention threats were increasing.

  • American Man Suspected of Fighting with Islamic State is Killed

    American Man Suspected of Fighting with Islamic State is Killed

    An American man suspected of fighting alongside Islamic State militants who have seized large areas of Iraq and Syria to the alarm of the Baghdad government and its allies in the West has been killed in Syria, a U.S. official said on Tuesday.

  • US: No Plans to Coordinate with Syria on Fighting Islamic State

    US: No Plans to Coordinate with Syria on Fighting Islamic State

    The United States said on Tuesday that it would not coordinate with the government of President Bashar al-Assad on targeting Islamic State militants on Syrian territory, as preparations for possible air strikes gathered pace.

  • Hundreds Dead as Islamic State Seizes Syrian Air Base: Monitor

    Hundreds Dead as Islamic State Seizes Syrian Air Base: Monitor

    Islamic State militants stormed an air base in northeast Syria on Sunday, capturing it from government forces after days of fighting that cost more than 500 lives, a monitoring group said.

  • Iran Finance Minister Visits Iraqi Neighbour at War With IS

    Iran Finance Minister Visits Iraqi Neighbour at War With IS

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday began a two-day visit to Iraq, which is fighting a Sunni Muslim insurgency led by Islamic State jihadists, state news agency IRNA reported.

  • Australian Grandfather in Tears at Severed Head Photo

    Australian Grandfather in Tears at Severed Head Photo

    The grandfather of a boy pictured holding a severed head in Syria said the shocking image brought him to tears, with the growing problem of jihadists fighting overseas to be a focus of US-Australia talks on Tuesday.

  • Kosovo Police Arrest 40 Alleged Islamic Radicals

    Kosovo Police Arrest 40 Alleged Islamic Radicals

    Kosovo police said they have arrested at least 40 people in a major operation targeting Islamic radicals suspected of fighting alongside extremists in Iraq and Syria.

  • Ceasefire Agreed in Lebanese Border Town Battle: Source

    Ceasefire Agreed in Lebanese Border Town Battle: Source

    A 24-hour ceasefire was agreed on Tuesday to halt fighting between the Lebanese army and Islamist militants who seized a border town at the weekend, in the most serious spillover into Lebanon from Syria's three-year-old civil war.

  • Hezbollah Commander Killed in Iraq: Sources

    Hezbollah Commander Killed in Iraq: Sources

    A Hezbollah commander has died during a mission in Iraq, sources familiar with the incident said on Wednesday, indicating the Lebanese group that is already fighting in Syria's civil war may be involved in a second conflict in the region.

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