November 27, 2014
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  • 30/06/2014 | World

    Iraqi troops battle for Tikrit after caliphate declared

    Iraqi troops battled to dislodge an al Qaeda splinter group from the city of Tikrit today after its leader was declared caliph of a new Islamic state in lands seized this month across a swathe of Iraq and Syria.

  • 03/08/2014 | World

    Islamic State takes two towns, oil field over Kurds in Northern Iraq

    Islamic State Sunni insurgents have captured two northern Iraqi towns and an oil field in their first major victory over Kurdish fighters.

  • 08/08/2014 | World

    US military aircraft hit Islamic State artillery in Iraq

    United States military aircraft conducted an airstrike against Islamic State artillery used against Kurdish forces defending the city of Arbil, Iraq, near US personnel, a Pentagon spokesman said.

  • 15/08/2014 | World

    Iraqi Sunnis willing to join unity government under conditions

    Tribal leaders and clerics from Iraq's Sunni heartland said today they would be willing under certain conditions to join a new government that hopes to contain sectarian bloodshed and an offensive by Islamic State militants that threatens Baghdad.

  • 19/08/2014 | World

    Islamic State fighters resist Iraqi forces offensive in Saddam's home town

    Iraqi forces halted a short-lived offensive to recapture Tikrit, home town of executed dictator Saddam Hussein, due to fierce resistance from Islamic state fighters who have also threatened to attack Americans "in any place."

  • 20/08/2014 | World

    Islamic State militants release video 'beheading' US reporter

    Islamic State militants have posted a video that purported to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley in revenge for US air strikes against the insurgents in Iraq.

  • 20/08/2014 | World

    Obama: US will do what it must to protect its citizens

    US President Barack Obama has affirmed that the beheading of American journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants "shocked the conscience of the entire world" and he vowed the United States would do what it must to protect its citizens.

  • 21/08/2014 | World

    US opens investigation into killing of journalist Foley

    The US Justice Department is conducting a criminal investigation into the death of American journalist James Foley, Attorney General Eric Holder has said.

  • 25/08/2014 | World

    UN accuses Islamic State of mass killings

    The United Nations condemned "appalling, widespread" crimes by Islamic State forces in Iraq, including mass executions of prisoners that could amount to war crimes.

  • 02/09/2014 | World

    Islamic State issues video of beheading of second US journalist

    The Islamic State militant group has released a video purporting to show the beheading of a second American hostage, journalist Steven Sotloff, raising the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over US air strikes on its insurgents in Iraq.

  • 03/09/2014 | Multimedia

    Islamic State issues video of beheading of second US journalist

    The Islamic State militant group has released a video purporting to show the beheading of a second American hostage, journalist Steven Sotloff, raising the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over US air strikes on its insurgents in Iraq.

  • 03/09/2014 | World

    UK says video hostage genuine, does not rule out airstrikes against IS

    Britain's foreign minister has said Islamic State's seizure of a British hostage didn't make airstrikes more likely, but said he wasn't ruling that option out.

  • 03/09/2014 | World

    Obama pledges to 'degrade and destroy' Islamic State

    The United States plans to fight Islamic State until it is no longer a force in the Middle East and will seek justice for the killing of American journalist Steven Sotloff, US President Barack Obama said today.

  • 06/09/2014 | World

    IS-run targets bombed by Syria warplanes

    Syrian warplanes bombed a bakery run by Islamic State in the city of Raqqa, killing 25 people, in air raids today that also hit a major training camp used by the insurgent group for a second day running, a group monitoring the war said.

  • 07/09/2014 | World

    Arabs vow to confront Islamic State, cooperate with international efforts

    Arab League foreign ministers have agreed to take all necessary measures to confront Islamic State and cooperate with international, regional and national efforts to combat militants who have overrun swathes of Iraq and Syria.

  • 09/09/2014 | World

    US does not believe slain journalist was 'sold' to Islamic State

    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.

  • 10/09/2014 | World

    US Kerry arrives in Iraq to back newly formed gov't in battle against IS

    US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Baghdad today in an unannounced stop on a Middle East anti-jihadist tour to build military, political and financial support to defeat Islamic State militants controlling parts of Iraq and Syria.

  • 11/09/2014 | World

    Kerry wins Arab states' support for US campaign against Islamic State

    The United States signed up Arab allies today to a "coordinated military campaign" against Islamic State fighters, a major step in building regional support for President Barack Obama's plan to strike both sides of the Syrian-Iraqi frontier.

  • 12/09/2014 | World

    Kerry says comfortable US will form broad anti ISIS coalition

    US Secretary of State John Kerry said he was comfortable that the United States would form a broad-based coalition to fight Islamic State militants but said it would not be appropriate for Iran to be involved in the efforts.

  • 12/09/2014 | World

    US raises estimate of number of ISIS fighters

    The US intelligence community has sharply raised its estimate of the number of Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria to between 20,000 and 31,500, from its estimate in June of about 10,000.

  • 12/09/2014 | World

    Obama says need to 'snuff out' militant groups like Islamic State

    President Barack Obama said the goal of an international coalition he is helping to form is to "ultimately snuff out" the type of extremism demonstrated by Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

  • 13/09/2014 | World

    'Make contact with us,' family of British hostage pleads to IS captors

    The family of a British aid worker being held hostage by Islamic State (IS) jihadists have appealed to his captors to respond to their messages.

  • 15/09/2014 | World

    US strike against Islamic State near Baghdad

    The US military has struck an Islamic State target southwest of Baghdad, US Central Command said, in an expansion of the Obama administration's campaign against the militant group that has seized large swaths of Iraq and neighboring Syria.

  • 16/09/2014 | World

    IS supporter warns of attacks against US, allies

    A supporter of Islamic State militants has warned of attacks on the United States and its allies if they continue to carry out military action against the group, the SITE monitoring service said.

  • 17/09/2014 | World

    'US will not fight another ground war in Iraq'

    US president Barack Obama, trying to reassure war-weary citizens, has vowed that the United States will not fight another ground war in Iraq but his spokesman said some military advisers could end up in front-line positions against Islamic State.

  • 18/09/2014 | World

    Obama says Congress vote shows Americans united against Islamic State

    President Barack Obama said on Thursday that strong bipartisan support in the US Congress for the training and arming of moderate Syrian rebels showed Americans were united in the fight against Islamic State militants.

  • 19/09/2014 | World

    US says role for Iran in tackling Islamic State

    US Secretary of State John Kerry has said that Iran had a role to play in a global coalition to tackle Islamic State militants who have seized swaths of Iraq and Syria and proclaimed a caliphate in the heart of the Middle East.

  • 20/09/2014 | World

    French jets expand US-led campaign against Islamic State

    French jets struck a suspected Islamic State target in Iraq for the first time, expanding a US-led military campaign against militants who have seized a third of the country and also control large parts of Syria.

  • 20/09/2014 | World

    About 60,000 Syrian Kurds flee to Turkey from IS advance

    About 60,000 Syrian Kurds have fled into Turkey in the space of 24 hours, a deputy prime minister said, as Islamic State militants seized dozens of villages close to the border.

  • 22/09/2014 | World

    IS calls for attacks against US, French, Canadian, Australian citizens

    Islamic State urged its followers to attack citizens of countries which have joined a coalition to destroy the group. Islamic State spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani said the intervention by the US-led coalition would be the "final campaign of the crusaders."

  • 22/09/2014 | World

    France: Video of Islamic State hostage in Algeria is genuine

    France's foreign ministry has confirmed that a video of a French man kidnapped in Algeria by a group loyal to Islamic State was genuine.

  • 22/09/2014 | Argentina

    Berni releases details of threat against CFK

    Security secretary Sergio Berni has released further information concerning an alleged terrorist threat against President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, and assured that further measures had been taken to guarantee the head of state's safety.

  • 24/09/2014 | World

    Obama to the UN: 'IS must be destroyed'

    US President Barack Obama vowed at the United Nations today to keep up the military pressure on Islamic State militants and urged those who have joined the extremist group in Iraq and Syria to "leave the battlefield while they can."

  • 27/09/2014 | World

    Air strikes hit Islamic State militants in Syria

    Air strikes have hit Islamic State and other Islamist groups in eastern Syria, a monitoring group said, as a US-led coalition seeks to turn the tide against the militants who have captured swathes of Syria and northern Iraq.

  • 28/09/2014 | World

    Obama: US intelligence underestimated militants in Syria

    US intelligence agencies underestimated Islamic State activity inside Syria, which has become "ground zero" for jihadists worldwide, President Barack Obama said in a CBS television interview broadcast today.

  • 29/09/2014 | World

    US, Kurds strike at Islamic State in Syria

    US warplanes attacked Islamic State targets in Syria overnight, in raids that a group monitoring the war said killed civilians as well as jihadist fighters.

  • 30/09/2014 | World

    Francis summons M. East envoys to discuss IS

    Pope Francis, who has expressed alarm over the rise of Islamic State militants and the plight of Christians in the Middle East, has summoned his envoys in the region to a rare meeting to discuss a response to the crisis, the Vatican said.

  • 02/10/2014 | World

    Turkey prepares for military action as ISIS advances on Syria border town

    Turkey's parliament has authorised the government to order military action against Islamic State as the insurgents tightened their grip on a Syrian border town, sending thousands more Kurdish refugees into Turkey.

  • 04/10/2014 | World

    Cameron says he will use "all assets" against IS

    British Prime Minister David Cameron has said he would use "all the assets we have" to try to find hostages being held by Islamic State and defeat the insurgent group, speaking after the release of a video showing the decapitated body of British aid worker Alan Henning.

  • 04/10/2014 | World

    US air strikes hit Islamic State near Syrian border

    US-led coalition war planes have attacked Islamic State targets around the Syrian border town of Kobani overnight as the insurgents pressed their assault against its Kurdish defenders, a monitoring group and witnesses said.

  • 06/10/2014 | World

    US forces use helicopters to attack Islamic State rebels in Iraq

    The US military is flying Apache helicopters against Islamic State rebels in Iraq for the first time, exposing US troops to greater risk from ground fire as they help Iraqi forces battle the Islamist group that has overrun parts of the country.

  • 07/10/2014 | World

    Britain arrests four men in operation against Islamist militants

    British anti-terrorism officers have arrested four men in their early 20s in London as part of an investigation into Islamist-related militancy, police said in a statement.

  • 08/10/2014 | World

    Riots in Turkey kill 21 over failure to aid besieged Syrian Kurds

    At least 21 people were killed in riots across Turkey, the deadliest street unrest in years, after the Kurdish minority rose up in fury at the government's refusal to protect a besieged Syrian town from Islamic State.

  • 13/10/2014 | World

    US, Saudi Arabia hit militant targets in Syria

    The United States and Saudi Arabia launched eight airstrikes in the last hours against Islamic State targets in Syria, including seven near Kobani, the US military's Central Command said.

  • 21/10/2014 | World

    Francis to visit Turkey as Christians flee IS persecution

    Pope Francis will travel to Turkey next month, the Vatican said today, his first visit to the predominantly Muslim country which has become a refuge for Christians fleeing persecution by Islamic State militants in neighbouring Syria and in Iraq.

  • 27/10/2014 | World

    Iraqi suicide bomber kills 27 militiamen south of Baghdad

    A suicide bomber killed at least 27 Shi'ite militiamen outside the Iraqi town of Jurf al-Sakhar after security forces pushed Islamic State militants out of the area over the weekend, army and police sources said.

  • 02/11/2014 | World

    Iraqi Kurds join fight against Islamic State in Syrian city Kobani

    Iraqi Kurdish fighters have joined the fight against Islamic State militants in Kobani, hoping their support for fellow Kurds backed by US-led air strikes will keep the ultra-hardline group from seizing the Syrian border town.

  • 03/11/2014 | World

    Peshmerga, Syrian rebels battle Islamic State in besieged Kobani

    Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters and moderate Syrian rebels bombarded Islamic State positions in Kobani, but it was unclear if their arrival would turn the tide in the battle for the besieged Syrian border town.

  • 09/11/2014 | World

    Iraqi military reach Baiji, IS chief Baghdadi's fate remains unclear

    Iraqi military forces have reached the centre of the northern city of Baiji in an effort to break an Islamic State siege of the country's biggest refinery, triggering fierce clashes with the militants, according to an army colonel and a witness.

  • 14/11/2014 | World

    UN says IS commanders responsible for mass war crimes

    Islamic State commanders are liable for war crimes on a "massive scale" in northeast Syria where they spread terror by beheading, stoning and shooting civilians and captured fighters, UN investigators have said.

  • 16/11/2014 | World

    Obama: Beheading 'an act of pure evil'

    US aid worker and Indiana native Peter Kassig, beheaded by Islamic State militants who captured him in Syria last year, was remembered for his courageous devotion to helping people whose lives were upended by civil war.

  • 17/11/2014 | World

    British, French citizens seen in IS video of beheadings

    A British medical student and a Frenchman who went to Syria last year are believed to have appeared in a video showing a squad of Islamic State jihadists beheading Syrian soldiers and displaying the severed head of American aid worker Peter Kassig.

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