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  • 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...
  • Australia answers U.S. call to join coalition fighting Islamic State

    PERTH Australia (Reuters) - Australia became the first country to detail troop numbers and aircraft for a U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq, as Washington drums up support for global action to counter the terrorist threat....
  • Militants in Iraq said to kidnap at least 50 Sunni tribesmen

    Islamic State militants have kidnapped at least 50 Sunni Muslim tribesmen from a village in northern Iraq, according to Iraqi news outlets. The abductions, which reportedly occurred Friday, appear to be part of a concerted campaign against Sunnis who...
  • Obama's uncertain trumpet

    Obama's uncertain trumpet
    — In his recent Islamic State speech, President Barack Obama said many of the right things. Most importantly, he finally got the mission right: degrade and destroy the enemy. This alone will probably get him a bump in the polls, which have dropped...
  • Cameron: 'We will do everything in our power' to find Haines' killers

    Cameron: 'We will do everything in our power' to find Haines' killers
    The extremist group known as Islamic State released a video Saturday that purports to show the beheading of a British aid worker who was kidnapped in Syria near the Turkish border in March 2013. The video, apparently showing the death of David Haines,...
  • Islamic State video purports to show beheading of UK hostage David Haines

    Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released a video on Saturday that purported to show the beheading of British aid worker David Haines. Reuters could not immediately verify the footage. But the images were consistent with that of the...
  • Potential for tragic gap between intentions, outcome

    President Obama has committed the United States to another open-ended Middle East war in which the potential for doing harm rivals the possibility of doing good. That's the bottom line from Obama's sober address to the nation. The president made his...