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  • 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...
  • In CT Delegation, Courtney Casts Sole Vote to Arm Syrian Rebels

    In CT Delegation, Courtney Casts Sole Vote to Arm Syrian Rebels
    Washington – Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, was the only member of Connecticut's delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives to vote for an amendment Wednesday that will allow the Pentagon to spend money arming and training Syrian rebels....
  • 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...
  • Senate gives final passage to Obama's plan for arming Syrian rebels

    The Senate gave final approval Thursday to President Obama's plan to arm Syrian opposition groups in the fight against Islamic State militants, a vote that upended party allegiances and hardened opposition to the administration's strategy. Senators...
  • 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...
  • U.S. Senate approves bill to arm moderate Syrian rebels

    Congress gave final approval on Thursday to President Obama's plan for training and arming moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State, a major part of his military campaign to "degrade and destroy" the militant group. The Senate voted 78-22, in a...
  • Senate to cast final vote on arming Syrian rebels

    The U.S. Senate on Thursday was poised to approve President Barack Obama's plan for training and arming moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State militants. A successful Senate vote on the measure, which passed the House of Representatives on...
  • 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...
  • U.S. Congress approves arming Syrian rebels, funding government

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress gave final approval on Thursday to President Barack Obama's plan for training and arming moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State, a major part of his military campaign to "degrade and destroy" the militant...
  • Obama says Congress vote shows Americans united against Islamic State

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Thursday that strong bipartisan support in the U.S. Congress for the training and arming of moderate Syrian rebels showed Americans were united in the fight against Islamic State militants. Obama...
  • British hostage seized by Islamic State with Foley appears in new video

    WASHINGTON A British freelance photographer whose kidnapping in Syria has been subject to a media blackout at the request of his family and the British government for nearly two years has appeared in an Islamic State video that was posted Thursday on...