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  • 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.

  • Australia Issues Arrest Warrants Over Syria Severed Head Photos

    Australia Issues Arrest Warrants Over Syria Severed Head Photos

    Australia has issued arrest warrants for a pair of Australian citizens believed to be fighting in Syria, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) reported on Tuesday, after images emerged of the two holding the severed heads of Syrian soldiers.

  • China Says May Have Citizens Fighting in Iraq

    China Says May Have Citizens Fighting in Iraq

    Muslim extremists from China's far western region of Xinjiang have gone to the Middle East for training and some may have crossed into Iraq to participate in the upsurge of violence there, China's special envoy for the Middle East said on Monday.

  • Video Shows Smiling American Suicide Bomber in Syria

    Video Shows Smiling American Suicide Bomber in Syria

    An al-Qaida-linked group fighting in Syria has released video of the first American to carry out a suicide attack in the country's civil war, showing him smiling and saying he looked forward to going to heaven.

  • Top Kurdish Security Official Warns West of Iraq Blowback

    Top Kurdish Security Official Warns West of Iraq Blowback

    Western countries will end up fighting insurgents who have overrun large parts of Iraq on their own doorstep unless they intervene to combat the threat at its source, a senior Kurdish security official said in an interview.

  • France to Clamp Down on Would-be Jihadists With New Bill

    France to Clamp Down on Would-be Jihadists With New Bill

    France is set to beef up its anti-terrorism laws on Wednesday to prevent aspiring jihadists from fighting abroad amid concern over the the number of people travelling to Syria.

  • Norway Seeks Muslim Suspected of Fighting in Syria

    Norway Seeks Muslim Suspected of Fighting in Syria

    Norway's intelligence service says it is seeking a Norwegian-born Muslim believed to have joined rebel ISIL fighters in the al-Qaida breakaway group in Syria.

  • US Man Jailed for Planning Al-Qaeda Training

    US Man Jailed for Planning Al-Qaeda Training

    A US man was jailed for 13 years on Monday for planning to travel to Pakistan to give weapons training to Al-Qaeda fighters, after spending time fighting in Syria, prosecutors said.

  • Iraq Militants Declare Establishment of 'Caliphate'

    Iraq Militants Declare Establishment of 'Caliphate'

    Jihadists fighting in Syria and Iraq announced Sunday the establishment of a "caliphate", referring to the system of rule that ended nearly 100 years ago with the fall of the Ottomans.

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