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  • White House doesn't believe slain U.S. journalist was 'sold' to Islamic State

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has no information indicating beheaded American journalist Steven Sotloff was "sold" to Islamic State militants by moderate Syrian opposition rebels, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Tuesday. Sotloff...
  • French Muslims support Mideast Christians against Islamic State

    By PARIS, Sept 9 (Reuters)- The Muslim Council in France, home to Europe's largest Islamic minority, denounced the persecution of Middle East Christians on Tuesday and said mosques across the country would pray for them this week. In a joint statement...
  • Islamic State advances in Iraq force Syria to cancel wheat deal

    By Maha El Dahan ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Syria has canceled a deal to sell 200,000 tonnes of wheat from its 2013 local crop to Iraqi private traders as conflict raging in both countries has paralyzed transport of the grain, a source at Syria's state grain...
  • American Muslims denounce Islamic State's extreme tactics

    PITTSBURGH The insurgent group Islamic State has exploded into headlines in recent months, sweeping through much of Northern Iraq, capturing the ancient strategic hub of Mosul, terrorizing religious minorities, crucifying opponents and posting online...
  • Congress could vote next week to help Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON Congress was largely receptive Thursday to President Barack Obama's plan to attack the Islamic State, but lawmakers are divided on the details, and it's not clear how quickly they will act on his push to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels....
  • Saudi Arabia hosts talks with U.S., regional allies on Thursday

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will hold talks about militant violence in the region on Thursday with the United States and Muslim allies, the kingdom announced on Tuesday, in an apparent attempt to support international efforts to tackle crises in Iraq...
  • Airstrikes in Syria possible as Obama readies speech to nation

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama is considering authorizing U.S. military airstrikes in Syria as part of a broader campaign that will include additional resources in the form of money, training and diplomatic support for those fighting the terrorist...
  • Obama will announce stepped-up attacks on Islamic State

    WASHINGTON With bipartisan pressure building in Congress and support growing in the country for action, President Barack Obama is expected to announce Wednesday night that he will authorize U.S. military airstrikes in Syria as part of a broader plan to...
  • Obama asks Congress to approve aid to rebels in fight against Islamic State

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has asked the U.S. Congress to authorize aid for rebel groups fighting in Syria, a move that would put lawmakers on record backing his strategy to defeat Islamic State militants. The request by the...
  • Obama's Islamic State strategy relies on allies with own reputations for brutality

    WASHINGTON Whatever strategy President Barack Obama lays out Wednesday to combat the Islamic State is sure to rely heavily on buy-in from rival Muslim powerhouses Saudi Arabia and Iran one a Sunni Muslim kingdom with its own grim penchant for beheadings...
  • 5 potential pitfalls in Obama's plan to combat the Islamic State

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama sounded confident about his multi-pronged strategy to defeat the Islamic State. He said the United States would bomb the extremists whether in Iraq or Syria, train local partners to conduct the mop-up effort on the...