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  • Austria to ban Islamic State symbols in crackdown on militants

    VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria plans to ban militant Islamist groups' symbols and strip citizenship from people who travel abroad to fight with jihadists in a crackdown announced by conservative government ministers on Monday. The People's Party (OVP)...
  • Arab nations offering airstrikes against Islamic State, Kerry says

    Arab nations offering airstrikes against Islamic State, Kerry says
    Several Arab nations have offered to launch airstrikes on Islamic State militants, giving a boost to the Obama administration's efforts to knit a coalition of allies for the promised U.S.-led offensive against the Sunni extremist group, Secretary of State...
  • Reality impinges on Obama's Middle East strategy [Commentary]

    Reality impinges on Obama's Middle East strategy [Commentary]
    The strategy President Barack Obama has laid out to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the new Middle East terrorist peril reveals him as a man divided between combating the immediate threat and persevering in his determination get this country off "a...
  • Syria's 'moderate' rebels say they need weapons, not training

    JEDDAH Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - As President Barack Obama knits together an international coalition to take its campaign against Islamic State from Iraq into Syria, fighters like Ammar al-Wawi could make the difference. If he had the chance, he says. He...
  • Middle East countries offer to aid fight against Islamic State, but Britain cautious

    Middle East countries offer to aid fight against Islamic State, but Britain cautious
    WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join air strikes against Islamic State militants and Australia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and...
  • Several Arab countries offer to join air campaign on Islamic State, say U.S. officials

    PARIS (Reuters) - Several Arab countries have offered to join the United States in air strikes against Islamic State targets, U.S. officials said on Sunday, indicating a possible widening of the air campaign against militants who have seized parts of Iraq...
  • Cameron vows to destroy Islamic State 'and what it stands for'

    Cameron vows to destroy Islamic State 'and what it stands for'
    British Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday praised slain British aid worker David Haines as a hero and pledged to continue working as part of an international coalition to bring to justice the perpetrators, who he said “are not Muslims, they are...
  • White House seeks to win over skeptics on Islamic State fight

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top White House aide on Sunday defended President Barack Obama's plan to fight Islamic State militants, as the administration sought to persuade the U.S. Congress to back an escalation of the effort. The Obama administration...
  • UK's Cameron resists calls for air strikes despite hostage killing

    LONDON/EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Britain resisted pressure on Sunday to join the United States in announcing air strikes against Islamic State after the militant group beheaded David Haines, a British hostage, and threatened to kill another Briton. Speaking...
  • Islamic State executes eight Sunnis in northern Iraq

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants publicly executed eight Sunni men in a small northern Iraqi village at the weekend for allegedly plotting against the group, an eyewitness from the village told Reuters on Sunday. The killing began on Friday...
  • Iraq's Allawi endorses PM, says will help win over Sunnis

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Vice President Iyad Allawi endorsed Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Sunday, a move that will be seen as a step towards reconciliation in a political system that desperately needs to rebuild to allow Baghdad to fight Islamic...