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  • Islamic State campaign tests Obama's commitment to Mideast allies

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After about 15 hours of flying and five hours of meetings, sleep finally caught up with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Baghdad. It was 6:04 p.m.  After sinking into his seat at the center of the cavernous interior of a C-...
  • Kosovo imams arrested in push to stop fighters going to Syria, Iraq

    PRISTINA (Reuters) - At least nine imams were among 15 people arrested in Kosovo on Wednesday in the second major operation in weeks to try to stem the flow of young ethnic Albanians joining Islamist fighters in Iraq and Syria. A police source, who spoke...
  • Martin Schram: Winning Islam's other battle � for hearts and minds of Muslim youth

    This is the week Washington pounced on the question of whether or not American "boots on the ground" will be needed in our newest war against the terrifying forces of the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq. It erupted Tuesday when the chairman of the...
  • Richard Blumenthal Unsatisfied After Questioning Hagel on ISIS Mission

    Richard Blumenthal Unsatisfied After Questioning Hagel on ISIS Mission
    Washington -- Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., was one of several lawmakers on Tuesday who tried to pin down top Pentagon officials on the administration's new campaign to target Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria, and they were not satisfied with the...
  • Kaine's War Powers concerns prompt proposal for effort against ISIL

     Sen. Tim Kaine is giving voice to his longstanding concern that Presidents aren’t paying careful enough attention to the War Powers Act and what the Constitution says about the role of Congress when war looms, with legislation would specifically...
  • War may make hundreds of thousands of young Syrians stateless

    THE HAGUE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of thousands of exiled Syrian children may become stateless because of the fighting in their country, putting them at risk of exploitation and potentially hindering their return home, a senior U.N....
  • Eyeing 'fatal blow' against IS, Britain lays ground to join U.S. air strikes

    LONDON (Reuters) - The British government is preparing the ground to join the United States in launching air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq, but is moving cautiously to ensure it avoids a parliamentary defeat and acts as part of a regional...
  • Exclusive: Syria reveals more chemical weapons facilities to watchdog - sources

    THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Syria has revealed a previously undeclared research and development facility and a laboratory to produce the poison ricin to the global chemical weapons watchdog, diplomatic sources told Reuters. Syria has detailed three new...
  • FBI: U.S. airstrikes boost Islamic State, more hostages possible

    FBI: U.S. airstrikes boost Islamic State, more hostages possible
    Support for Islamic State increased after U.S. airstrikes began in Iraq and the militant group may take more hostages to try to force concessions from Washington, the FBI director told Congress on Wednesday. Islamic State is "committed to instilling...
  • U.N. experts caution powers they must heed 'laws of war' in fighting IS

    GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations war crimes investigators for Syria cautioned world powers preparing military action against Islamic State fighters that the 'laws of war' would apply to them and they must do everything possible to protect civilian...
  • Saudi Arabia's top clerics speak out against militancy

    RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's top clerical council, the only body in the country authorized to issue fatwas or Islamic legal opinions, declared on Wednesday that "terrorism is a heinous crime" under Sharia, and perpetrators should be made an example...