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  • Assad steps up bombing as West strikes militants in Syria

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-led forces hit Islamic State bases in eastern Syria on Friday and a monitoring group said the Syrian army had intensified its bombing campaign in the west. U.S. and Arab forces began bombing Islamic State militants in northern...
  • Iraqi PM says Islamic State plans subway attacks in U.S. and Paris

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Iraq has "credible" intelligence that Islamic State militants plan to attack subway systems in Paris and the United States, the prime minister said on Thursday, but U.S. and French officials said they had no evidence to back up his...
  • Iraqi PM says Islamic State plans subway attacks in U.S., Paris

    Iraqi PM says Islamic State plans subway attacks in U.S., Paris
    Iraq has "credible" intelligence that Islamic State militants plan to attack subway systems in Paris and the United States, the prime minister said on Thursday, but U.S. and French officials said they had no evidence to back up his claims. Prime...
  • Berlin voices support for air strikes on Islamic State in Syria

    BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government offered clear support on Friday for U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State militants' bases inside Syria, with an aide to Chancellor Angela Merkel pointing out that Damascus had not made any protest. Germany...
  • Islamic State siege of Syrian town threatens Turkey's Kurdish peace

    Islamic State siege of Syrian town threatens Turkey's Kurdish peace
    MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) - The siege by Islamic State militants of a largely Kurdish Syrian border town has become a rallying point for Turkey's Kurds, not just against the Sunni insurgents but against the Turkish state, endangering a fragile peace...
  • French public backing for Iraq strikes surges after tourist beheading

    PARIS (Reuters) - Support for France's intervention against Islamic State militants in Iraq has surged to almost 70 percent after an Algerian Islamist group beheaded a French national earlier this week, an IFOP poll showed on Friday. France, the first...
  • French, U.S. planes strike Islamic State, Britain to join coalition

    NEW YORK/BEIRUT (Reuters) - French fighter jets struck Islamic State targets in Iraq on Thursday, and the United States hit them in Syria, as a U.S.-led coalition to fight the militants gained momentum with an announcement that Britain would join. The...
  • Britain arrests two more men in operation against Islamist militants

    Britain arrests two more men in operation against Islamist militants
    LONDON (Reuters) - British police arrested two men as part of an operation into Islamist-related militancy on Friday as lawmakers prepared to approve Prime Minister David Cameron's plan to join U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq....
  • Containment-plus: Obama's real Syria strategy

    Containment-plus: Obama's real Syria strategy
    WASHINGTON — Late, hesitant and reluctant as he is, President Barack Obama has begun effecting a workable strategy against the Islamic State. True, he's been driven there by public opinion. Does anyone imagine that without the broadcast beheadings...
  • Iran blames 'errors' of outsiders for rise of Islamic State

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday blamed the rise of the Islamic State group and other militants on the mistakes of the West and said the solution to stopping them must come from the Middle East. "The strategic blunders...
  • Iraqi forces restoring control of besieged area in west: police chief

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces are "restoring control" to one area in Anbar province, while fighting is ongoing in another area in the region where Islamic State insurgents surrounded two army camps over the past week, Anbar's police chief said on...