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  • Kerry says refuses to be drawn into 'back and forth' with Iran

    PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry refused be drawn into a "back and forth" with Iran on Monday following Tehran's assertion that it had rebuffed a U.S. request to coordinate a response to the Islamic State jihadist group. "I'm not...
  • Washington wins diplomatic support for campaign in Iraq; Syria trickier

    PARIS (Reuters) - World powers backed military measures on Monday to help defeat Islamic State fighters in Iraq, boosting Washington's efforts to set up a coalition, but made no mention of the tougher diplomatic challenge next door in Syria. France...
  • Iraqi FM: military operation to retake Mosul 'shouldn't take too long'

    PARIS (Reuters) - Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said on Monday he was confident the military operation to retake Mosul would not take too long given Islamic State militants were not entrenched in the city. "Thanks to the operations we are...
  • Iran fills key role in battling Islamic State in Iraq

    In an isolated corner of northeastern Iraq, a foreign power has been a crucial contributor in a little-noticed front against the militant Islamic State — and it's not the United States. At his office here, Mala Bakhtiar, military supervisor of the...
  • German man, 20, goes on trial for Islamic State membership

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A 20-year-old German man charged with joining Islamic State militants in Syria last year went on trial in Frankfurt on Monday, the first such case in Germany. Kreshnik B., who was born in Germany and whose parents are from Kosovo,...
  • U.S. rules out military coordination with Iran

    PARIS (Reuters) - The United States on Monday ruled out any possibility of future military coordination with Iran in a U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State fighters but held out the prospect of separate talks with Tehran on Iraq, describing the...
  • Action against Islamic State would prevent genocide-NATO

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Military intervention against Islamic State militants could be justified on the grounds of self-defense or preventing a campaign "pretty close to genocide", NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Monday. Rasmussen...
  • Paris meet on Iraq pledges 'appropriate military aid'

    PARIS (Reuters) - Some 30 countries present at a Paris conference on Iraq agreed to provide Baghdad with "appropriate military aid" to combat insurgents of the Islamic State group, a statement issued after the talks said. The statement issued by French...
  • U.S. finds support from Arab countries in fight against Islamic State

    U.S. finds support from Arab countries in fight against Islamic State
    Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join airstrikes against Islamic State militants and Australia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and threatened to kill another. U....
  • 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...