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  • U.S. Republicans pressure Obama to step up action against ISIS

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans on Sunday called for more aggressive U.S. action to defeat Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, accusing President Barack Obama of policies that have failed to thwart potential new threats on U.S. soil....
  • UK close to identifying Foley beheading suspect: ambassador

    UK close to identifying Foley beheading suspect: ambassador
    Britain is close to identifying a suspected British national shown beheading American journalist James Foley in a video released by Islamic State militants last week, the British ambassador to the United States said on Sunday. With Islamic State...
  • In Kurdish Irbil, first car bomb raises fear of onslaught by Islamic State

    IRBIL, Iraq A car bomb that exploded along a busy Irbil thoroughfare Saturday evening was the first attack on the capital of the Kurdish autonomous region since the Islamic State took control of much of adjacent Iraqi Arab territory in mid-June, and...
  • Islamic extremists seize Syrian military base, then behead captured government soldiers

    ISTANBUL Islamic extremists captured a major government military airport in Raqqa, eastern Syria, on Sunday, completing their takeover of the entire province and dealing a humiliating blow to President Bashar Assad. The victory is further evidence that...
  • Lebanon charges 43 Syrians with belonging to terrorist groups

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon on Thursday charged 43 Syrians, including an Islamist commander whose arrest sparked five days of fighting between Islamists and the Lebanese army, with belonging to armed terrorist groups and seeking to establish an Islamic...
  • Syrian army takes town near Damascus in blow to rebels

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government forces backed by Lebanon's Hezbollah took control of a town just outside Damascus from Islamist fighters on Thursday, a blow to the rebels who had held it for more than a year. Syrian state television broadcast...
  • Maliki refuses to go as Iraqis turn to new leader

    Nuri al-Maliki stuck to his guns and refused to accept his removal as Iraq's prime minister on Wednesday, but his hold on power was tenuous as Iran's supreme leader, a long-time Maliki ally, publicly backed his replacement. Taking to state television as...
  • U.S.: Iraqi refugees' condition much improved; 114,000 meals dropped

    U.S.: Iraqi refugees' condition much improved; 114,000 meals dropped
    The Pentagon said Wednesday that airdrops of food and water, airstrikes on Islamic militants and other efforts had helped dramatically improve the plight of thousands of people sheltering on a bleak mountaintop in northern Iraq, making an urgent rescue...
  • Yemen's AQAP calls on Islamists to target America after Iraq air strikes

    SANAA (Reuters) - Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, one of the group's deadliest franchises, called on Islamists to target the United States, after Washington launched air strikes in Iraq against Islamist militants who operate as the Islamic State. In a...
  • EU gives European governments go-ahead to arm Iraqi Kurds

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union gave a green light on Friday to individual EU governments to supply arms and ammunition to Iraqi Kurds battling Islamist militants, provided they had the consent of authorities in Baghdad. EU foreign ministers...
  • In Iraq, trapped Yazidis reach haven through Syria

    In Iraq, trapped Yazidis reach haven through Syria
    After a weeklong exodus of near-biblical proportions, the massive flow of besieged practitioners of the ancient Yazidi faith has diminished to a trickle along this stretch of the Tigris River. Handfuls of bedraggled Yazidis, exhausted and hungry, were...