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  • 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...
  • Iraqi Christians displaced by Sunni militants seek to flee abroad

    Word that their hometown may soon be "liberated" has done little to buoy the spirits of the displaced residents of Bartella, a largely Christian town in northern Iraq of 20,000 overrun last month by Islamist militants. There is no sense of heady...
  • 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...
  • Risks of war [Editorial]

    Risks of war  [Editorial]
    Members of both parties in the House of Representatives held their noses this week to pass legislation authorizing the president to train foreign forces to confront the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and the Senate is due to vote on the same measure...
  • Kurds issue call to arms as Islamic State gains in Syria

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters besieged a Kurdish city in northern Syria on Thursday after seizing 21 villages in a major assault, prompting a call to arms from Kurds in neighboring Turkey who urged followers to go and help resist the group's...
  • Don't rule out 'boots on the ground' [Commentary]

    Don't rule out 'boots on the ground' [Commentary]
    Geopolitical analysts are especially fond of quoting Edmund Burke and George Santayana on the folly of ignoring the lessons of history and the dangers of repeating the original decisions. But what's even more imprudent, and potentially fatal, is to...
  • France to provide air support in Iraq, but no ground troops

    France has agreed to a request from Iraq to carry out airstrikes on Islamic State forces in the country, President Francois Hollande said Thursday. However, Hollande said France would not go further than that. "There will be no ground troops, and we...
  • Saudi fighter with Islamic State urges fighters to wage jihad in kingdom: SITE

    DUBAI (Reuters) - A Saudi suicide bomber with the Islamic State group called on fellow Saudis to wage jihad and expressed hope that the group would expand into Saudi Arabia and "expel the disbelievers from the Arabian Peninsula", the SITE monitoring...
  • Belgium offers forces to campaign against Islamic State

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium is willing to offer fighter jets and special forces to the U.S.-led coalition to fight Islamic State militants in Iraq, the country's defense ministry said on Thursday. Defense Minister Pieter De Crem has outlined three...
  • France's Hollande rules out military action in Syria

    PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande ruled out carrying out any military action against Islamic State militants in Syria on Thursday, but said he had told Iraqi authorities France was ready to carry out air strikes against the militants...
  • New Islamic State video purportedly shows captive British journalist John Cantlie

    Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released a video on Thursday that they said shows British journalist John Cantlie in captivity saying he will soon reveal "facts" about the group to counter its portrayal in Western media. The Islamic...