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  • Potential U.S. allies? Syrian rebel groups at a glance

    Potential U.S. allies? Syrian rebel groups at a glance
    President Obama has said a key part of his strategy to degrade and defeat Islamic State militants will be working with moderate Syrian opposition groups. He has called on Congress to authorize $500 million to train and arm Syrian rebels to become America'...
  • Al Qaeda denies decline, acknowledges 'mistakes' by its branches

    (Reuters) - Al Qaeda dismissed as "lies" a U.S. assessment that it is in decline, but a defiant online message issued by the network on Sunday made no mention of the ultra-hardline Islamic State group widely seen as its rival for the leadership of...
  • Australia answers U.S. call to join coalition fighting Islamic State

    PERTH Australia (Reuters) - Australia became the first country to detail troop numbers and aircraft for a U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq, as Washington drums up support for global action to counter the terrorist threat....
  • Islamic State video purports to show beheading of UK hostage David Haines

    Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released a video on Saturday that purported to show the beheading of British aid worker David Haines. Reuters could not immediately verify the footage. But the images were consistent with that of the...
  • Sisi says coalition must battle Islamic State and others

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi told visiting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that any global coalition against terrorism should battle not just Islamic State but other groups as well, the presidency said on Saturday....
  • Americans express ambivalence over a new Mideast military plunge

    Americans express ambivalence over a new Mideast military plunge
    As the afternoon sun blazed down on the 9/11 Memorial, Derek Cooper weighed another U.S. military plunge into the Middle East. "It's hard to say we shouldn't be the world's police, but at the same time, how would the world be if we weren't?" asked the...
  • Cuts to defense budget threatened by battle against Islamic State

    Members of Congress and the White House anticipated a peace dividend by winding down America's foreign wars, closing bases and shedding tens of thousands of troops. But President Obama's new, open-ended strategy to confront Islamic State fighters in...
  • U.S. surprised by Islamic State's rapid growth

    U.S. surprised by Islamic State's rapid growth
    As Islamic State fighters from Syria blitzed across northern Iraq this summer, they swept thousands of fresh recruits from Iraqi Sunni tribal militias, prisons and insurgent groups into their ranks, nearly tripling the size of their armed force and...
  • Old echoes in America's new Mideast policy

    Here's the nightmare scenario that kept Obama administration officials awake at night this summer as they watched the black-masked guerrillas of Islamic State sweep across Iraq: First, the insurgents could invade Baghdad, toppling Iraq's government and...
  • Islamic State's Twitter silence raises questions

    SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Islamic State's Twitter users, which have trumpeted the group's violent acts and world view on the social media service, have gone abruptly quiet in past days. Several accounts affiliated with the militant group...
  • Foley family says was 'threatened' by U.S. official over ransom: ABC

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The family of murdered American journalist James Foley says it was threatened by a U.S. official who warned that family members could be charged with supporting terrorism if they paid a ransom to his Islamist captors, ABC News...