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  • Iraqi Kurd president urges world community to protect Syrian city

    ARBIL Iraq (Reuters) - The president of Iraq's Kurdistan region urged the international community on Friday to "use every means" to protect the city of Kobani in neighboring Syria from an impending attack by Islamic State militants. Islamic State...
  • For many in Congress, a first test on issues of war

    Lawmakers' votes this week on whether or not to train and equip Syrian opposition forces in the fight against Islamic State were arguably the most consequential after nearly two years in which Congress is likely to set a new low for productivity. But...
  • German Muslims condemn Islamic State in nationwide day of prayer

    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Muslims condemned the actions of Islamic State in a nationwide day of prayer on Friday and vowed to stem the tide of youngsters heading to join radical militants in Syria and Iraq. In Berlin, where Friday prayers spilled out...
  • France says it launches first air strikes in Iraq

    PARIS (Reuters) - France said on Friday its jets had launched strikes inside Iraq for the first time since the country promised to join military action against Islamic State insurgents who have taken over parts of the country. "This morning at 9:40 (0740...
  • Obama's promise about combat troops is a rhetorical dodge

    WASHINGTON -- In Barack Obama's determination to preserve his legacy as the president who got America off a permanent war footing after the 2001 terrorist attacks and the 2003 invasion of Iraq, he is relying on transparent semantics. He has repeatedly...
  • Sistani says Iraq needs outside help to fight Islamic State

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's most important Shi'ite religious leader Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani endorsed international intervention against Islamic State in the country on Friday, following U.S. and French air strikes, but called for strict guidelines....
  • Islamic State creates police force in northwest Iraq

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq's northwest Nineveh province have created a police force to "implement the orders of the religious judiciary," according to a well-known militant Islamist website. Photos on the website showed...
  • In first days in office, Iraq's al-Abadi shows he's not al-Maliki

    BAGHDAD New on the job, Iraq's prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, cuts a very different figure from his dour and distant predecessor, Nouri al-Maliki. He appears at state functions in an open jacket. He uses down-to-earth language. And he's pledged an open...
  • Airstrike list awaits Obama after Congress OKs Syria plan

    The Pentagon's top leadership has approved an ambitious target list for U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said Thursday, but President Obama has not signed off on the plan, adding a level of...
  • Iraqi Christians displaced by Sunni militants seek to flee abroad

    Word that their hometown may soon be "liberated" has done little to buoy the spirits of the displaced residents of Bartella, a largely Christian town in northern Iraq of 20,000 overrun last month by Islamist militants. There is no sense of heady...
  • Islamic State opens major push to seize Kurdish-held town in northern Syria

    ISTANBUL Islamic State forces have mounted a major offensive against Kurds in northern Syria, occupying more than a dozen villages in an apparent attempt to capture another border crossing with Turkey, the local government said Thursday. The villages are...