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  • Schiff introduces authorization for use of military force in Iraq, Syria

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), a senior member of the House Intelligence Committee, introduced on Tuesday an authorization for use of military force against Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria, which he said meets Congress' constitutional imperative...
  • German Muslims invite all faiths to day of prayer against Islamic State

    BERLIN (Reuters) - More than 2,000 German mosques have invited Germans of all religions to join their Friday prayers to present a united front against the Islamic State to try to dissuade young Muslims from traveling to fight with radical Islamists in...
  • Pentagon chiefs warn U.S. ground troops may be needed in Iraq

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, the military's top officer, opened the door Tuesday to sending U.S. troops to fight alongside Iraqi soldiers against Islamic State militants, despite President Obama’s repeated vows not to do so. Dempsey, who chairs the...
  • World hunger easing but 1 in 9 people undernourished: food agencies

    World hunger easing but 1 in 9 people undernourished: food agencies
    ROME (Reuters) - The number of hungry people in the world has fallen sharply over the past decade but 805 million, or one in nine of the global population, still do not have enough to eat, three U.N. food and agriculture agencies said on Tuesday. The...
  • Iraqi official briefs Syria's Assad on campaign against Islamic State

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iraq's national security adviser briefed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on efforts to counter Islamic State on Tuesday, Syrian state media reported, the first such meeting since the United States launched air strikes on the radical...
  • Al Qaeda groups urge warring militants in Iraq, Syria to unite

    DOHA (Reuters) - Two al Qaeda branches urged warring militant factions in Iraq and Syria to stop fighting each other and unite against a U.S.-led alliance preparing to attack the ultra hardline Islamic State armed group, according to a joint statement...
  • Iraq parliament rejects defense, interior minister nominees

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's parliament failed to approve Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's candidates for the sensitive posts of defense and interior ministers in a vote on Tuesday, according to state television. Mithal al-Alusi, a prominent secular...
  • How Obama can win in Syria, Iraq

    How Obama can win in Syria, Iraq
    President Barack Obama's address to the nation last week was the strongest of his presidency. After weeks of bumbling, inconsistent statements, he offered a taut, tough-minded response to terrorism in Iraq and Syria. America's goal, he said, is to...
  • U.N. experts caution powers they must heed 'laws of war' in fighting IS

    GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations war crimes investigators for Syria cautioned world powers preparing military action against Islamic State fighters that the 'laws of war' would apply to them and they must do everything possible to protect civilian...
  • Mideast Christians urge Arabs lead fight against Islamic State

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Middle East Christian leaders called on Muslim governments and religious authorities on Tuesday to condemn Islamic State for its assault on minority religious communities and to take the lead in efforts to destroy its power in Iraq...
  • U.S. scouts for Sunni allies on the ground in Iraq

    BAGHDAD/AMMAN (Reuters) - Unwilling to send U.S. troops back to Iraq, Washington is trying to persuade armed Sunni factions and tribal figures to fight Islamic State militants in an echo of the "Awakening" movement that drove al Qaeda from the country six...