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U.S. seeks coalition against Islamic State, but military partners no sure bet
Reuters - 7 Hours ago
Islamic State militants stand guard after controlling a checkpoint in Khazer at the border area of the Kurdish semi-autonomous region, August 7, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Stringer (Reuters) - The
U.S. seeks coalition against Islamic State, but military partners no sure bet (Reuters) Yahoo!Xtra
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U.S. seeks coalition against Islamic State
Reuters Canada - 6 Hours ago
By WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is intensifying its push to build an international campaign against Islamic State jihadist fighters in Iraq and Syria, including recruiting partners for potential
U.S. seeks coalition against Islamic State, but mi... KFGO News
US seeks coalition against Islamic State ABS-CBN News
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Australia in 'high state of readiness' to support US in Iraq: Defence Minister David
Sydney Morning Herald - 9 Hours ago
Australia is a at "high state of readiness" to assist the United States with further airstrikes targeting Islamic State terrorists in Iraq, Defence Minister David Johnston says. The New York Times is
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U.S. judge signals he may order more Abu Ghraib photos released
Reuters India - 6 Hours ago
By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge signaled on Wednesday he may order the U.S. government to release as many as 2,000 photographs depicting the alleged harsh treatment of detainees in
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Islamic State commits war crimes, Syrian government using poison gas: U.N.
Reuters Canada - 6 Hours ago
By GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations accused Islamic State insurgents on Wednesday of committing war crimes including amputations and public executions, sometimes in the presence of children, and
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Second American killed fighting for ISIS
CBS News - 5 Hours ago
A second American from the Minneapolis area has been killed while fighting for the Islamic State of of Iraq and Syria, his family and friends told CBS News. The death follows that of Douglas McCain,
Reports: American dies fighting for Islamic State Bayou Buzz
Reports: American dies fighting for ISIL Bayou Buzz
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A year-long fight against the forces of darkness
Washington Post - 7 Hours ago
By , Ahmed Khalaf Al-Dulaimi is governor of Iraq’s Anbar province. He can be reached at samaanbar44@gmail.com or on twitter at @Ahmed_Alduliami. We in Iraq’s Anbar province share President Obama’s
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Syria Airstrikes No Instant Fix Against Islamic State
BusinessWeek - 7 Hours ago
A year after he threatened attacks on Syrian forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, U.S. President Barack Obama is weighing airstrikes against Islamic State extremists in Syria that could benefit
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Mother of US Journalist Captured in Syria Pleads for His Life
NDTV - 5 Hours ago
Grab taken from video of Shirley Sotloff while she appeals to her son's captors The mother of a U.S. hostage being held by the Islamic State group released an emotional video appeal to his captors
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Many Officers Under Saddam Are Now Islamic State Leaders
NDTV - 5 Hours ago
Baghdad:  As fighters for the Islamic State continue to seize territory, the group has quietly built an effective management structure of mostly middle-aged Iraqis, including many military officers under
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Was 2nd U.S. ISIS fighter killed?
CNN - 5 Hours ago
(CNN) -- Dozens of Americans have been among the thousands of foreigners who flocked to Syria to take part in its bloody, messy civil war. Yet for the three years, there was only one known American casualty.
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A Mideast war we should avoid
Chicago Tribune - 6 Hours ago
In fighting disease, aggressive action is not always advisable. Two years ago a federal panel recommended against routine use of a test for prostate cancer because it carries "a very small potential benefit
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Blackwater Guards Jury Told Incoming Fire Led to Shooting
BusinessWeek - 7 Hours ago
Blackwater Worldwide guards charged with killing or wounding more than 30 Iraqis in 2007 believed they were under attack when they fired at cars in a Baghdad traffic circle, a lawyer for one of the four
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Opinion: The Middle East faces an existential challenge
Asharq Al Awsat - 7 Hours ago
Many of my friends dislike the term “Arab Spring,” which was created and made famous by the Western media. The oldest “spring” I remember is the “Prague Spring” of 1968, when the then-leader of Czechoslovakia,
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Maliki claims to have “Plan B” if government talks fail
Asharq Al Awsat - 7 Hours ago
Head of US forces in region arrives in Baghdad for second visit this month A file picture taken on February 5, 2011 shows outgoing Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki listening to a question during
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Opinion: When it comes to ISIS, Iranian help is useless and dangerous
Asharq Al Awsat - 7 Hours ago
“It is often forgotten that ever since the Iranian revolution, and the ousting of the Shah in 1979, there have been several occasions when the Iranians have been working, informally, with the Americans,
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Ethnic Turks besieged by Islamist rebels in Iraq
NHK - 7 Hours ago
World Aug. 27, 2014 - Updated 20:36 UTC Iraqi government forces are trying to rescue ethnic minority Turks in a central town besieged by Islamist militants. More than 10,000 Shia Turkish residents
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Mother of US reporter in Syria begs for his life
Times of India - 6 Hours ago
BEIRUT: The mother of a hostage American journalist pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video directed at the Islamic State group, while new images emerged of mass killings, including masked militants
Mother of US reporter in Syria begs for his life (video) The Rakyat Post
Mother of U.S. reporter in Syria begs for his life Santa Fe New Mexican
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Australia signals readiness to help U.S. in Iraq air strikes
Xinhua News Agency - 6 Hours ago
CANBERRA, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- Australia has signaled willingness to contribute its Super Hornet fighter jets to U.S.- led air strikes in Iraq, with the defense force "at a high state of readiness." Defense
XINHUA - Australia signals readiness to help U.S. in Iraq air strikes Namibia Press Agency
Australia signals readiness to help US in Iraq air strikes Global Times
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Hostage's mother makes emotional plea to Islamic State for the release of her son,
Melbourne Age - 7 Hours ago
In case of James Foley, negotiations, silence, then a chilling warning US commandos tried to rescue James Foley and other hostages Foley's parents, after call with pope, call for prayer and action In
Hostage’s mother makes emotional plea to Islamic State for the release of Steven Brisbane Times
Hostage’s mother makes emotional plea to Islamic State for the release of her son, Melbourne Age
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Saddam's revenge - his ex-officers help make up today's Islamic State
Melbourne Age - 5 Hours ago
Baghdad: As fighters for the Islamic State continue to seize territory, the group has quietly built an effective management structure of mostly middle-aged Iraqis, including many military officers under
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U.S. Captive's Mother Issues Plea to Islamic State Leader
NDTV - 5 Hours ago
Grab taken from video of Shirley Sotloff while she appeals to her son's captors The mother of a U.S. hostage being held by the Islamic State group released an emotional video appeal to his captors
US Captive's Mother Issues Plea to Islamic State Leader NDTV
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Britain 'not asked to join US airstrikes on Islamic State'
ITV.com - 6 Hours ago
Britain has not been requested to join strikes against the Islamic State, Downing Street has insisted. The Times reported that the Pentagon had been exploring whether western allies such as Britain and
Britain 'not asked by US to join strikes on Islamic State' ITV.com
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Operation Iraqi Freedom
Mason County News - 6 Hours ago
The day for remembrance of the start of is the 31st of August. The Post will hold a ceremony at 2 p.m. on the 2nd of September to remember those that fell during this conflict. All interested parties
Operation Iraqi Freedom (Events) Mason County News
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Iraq forces ready bid to break jihadist siege of Shiite town
Bangkok Post - 5 Hours ago
Iraq was massing forces Wednesday for an operation to break a two-month jihadist siege of a Shiite Turkmen town north of Baghdad, amid growing fears for residents short of supplies.  Iraqi security
Iraq Forces Mass in Bid to Break Jihadist Siege of Turkmen Town AINA
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