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  • L.A. chosen for pilot program on dissuading militant recruits

    The Obama administration has chosen Los Angeles as one of three cities to launch pilot programs aimed at deterring U.S. citizens from traveling abroad to fight with militant groups and to prevent attacks by fighters returning from Syria and Iraq, a senior...
  • Obama faces hurdles at U.N. Security Council meeting

    When he heads to the United Nations this week, President Obama will try to rally the world around military operations against Sunni extremists in Iraq, without invoking his predecessor's similar effort, which failed before the global body 11 years ago....
  • Strikes in Syria target Raqqa and along Iraq border: U.S. official

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Strikes by the United States and partners on Syria were aimed at the Islamic State's stronghold of Raqqa as well as near the Iraq border, with targets including weapons supplies and buildings used by the Sunni militant group, a U.S....
  • Islamic State's taunting speech calls for killing civilians

    The extremist group Islamic State will drive the United States to its "death, grave and destruction," a spokesman for the militants declared in a recording that also called on Muslims living in the West to kill civilians. "You will pay the price when...
  • France sees no legal hurdle to attacking IS in Syria

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Monday he saw no legal obstacle to attacking the Islamic State militant group in Syria even as he stressed France did not plan air strikes there. "There is not, to our way of thinking,...
  • World leaders to gather at U.N. in shadow of Islamic State, Ebola crises

    World leaders to gather at U.N. in shadow of Islamic State, Ebola crises
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - World leaders gather in New York this week to tackle a host of crises: the violence Islamic State militants are wreaking in Iraq and Syria, the exponential spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Africa and deadlocked negotiations...
  • Islamic State spokesman calls for 'lone-wolf' attacks in West

    IRBIL, Iraq The chief spokesman for the Islamic State has called on the group's supporters throughout the world to act on their own initiative to attack Western civilian and military targets in retaliation for the U.S.-led coalition's aerial attacks in...
  • Iraqi soldiers describe heavy losses as Islamic State overruns camp

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi soldiers described on Monday how Islamic State fighters inflicted heavy losses in a chaotic raid on a military base just an hour's drive from Baghdad, highlighting the jihadists' ability to attack high-profile targets despite U....
  • Islamic State urges followers to attack U.S., French citizens: website

    Islamic State urges followers to attack U.S., French citizens: website
    Islamic State urged its followers on Monday to attack citizens of the United States, France and other countries which have joined a coalition to destroy the ultra-radical group. Islamic State spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani also taunted U.S. President...
  • Islamic State advance halted near Turkish border, hundreds of thousands flee

    Islamic State advance halted near Turkish border, hundreds of thousands flee
    Syrian Kurdish fighters have halted an advance by Islamic State fighters to the east of a predominantly Kurdish town near the border with Turkey, a spokesman for the main armed Kurdish group said. "Fierce clashes are still under way but the ISIS...
  • Australia says jets to help with air strikes against Islamic State

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Australia's defense minister David Johnston said on Monday during a visit to Baghdad that his country's fighter jets will play a part in U.S.-led air strikes on Islamic State positions in Iraq. Johnston told reporters that up to...