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US closer to hitting ISIS in Syria

The US is moving closer to conducting airstrikes against ISIS in Syria with President Barack Obama set to review, and likely to approve, a plan put up to him by his military leaders.

World powers pledge to crush ISIS threat

An international coalition took shape in Paris on Monday with 29 countries coming together against the ISIS. Monday's conference came just a day after the militant group released a video of the beheading of a British aid worker.

The battle within: Are US women joining the ISIS jihad in West Asia?

US law enforcement is investigating a new phenomenon of women from the American heartland joining Islamic State as president Barack Obama vows to cut off the militants' recruiting at home.

US condemns beheading, works on coalition

Obama condemns latest beheading, vows to work on a broad coalition of nations to bring perpetrators to justice; anti-ISIS coalition members to meet in Paris on Monday.

After third beheading and warning of fourth,West set to unleash war on IS militants

After David Haines beheading, British PM Cameron says his country won’t shirk responsibility in fight against the IS and Australia answers US call to join coalition fighting the militants. France too calls for international mobilisation to fight the terrorist threat.

Who was David Haines - the man in the IS beheading video?

British aid worker David Haines was a former military man who spent years helping the neediest in warzones, but his dedication led to him becoming the latest hostage to be beheaded by Islamic State militants in Syria.

US 'shoulder to shoulder' with Britain after hostage murder: Obama

President Barack Obama is condemning as a 'barbaric murder' the slaying of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State extremists.

Haines beheading: Cameron vows to ‘extinguish’ IS

In a strong response after an emergency meeting, David Cameron vowed on Sunday to ‘extinguish’ the ISIS by taking ‘whatever steps necessary’ after a new video depicted the beheading of David Haines.

After beheading Foley, Sotloff and Haines, IS parades British aid worker Alan Hening

The Islamic State jihadist group claimed on Saturday it beheaded British aid worker David Haines, in what would be the third such execution in recent weeks, after two US journalists were shown murdered.

CIA says 30,000 ISIS fighters in Iraq, Syria

Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria now have about 20,000 to 31,500 fighters on the ground, the Central Intelligence Agency said on Thursday, much higher than a previous estimate of 10,000.

Kerry in West Asia to seek military, political support in fight against ISIS

US Secretary of State John Kerry was in Baghdad on Wednesday, beginning a tour of the Middle East to build military, political and financial support to defeat Islamic State militants controlling parts of Iraq and Syria.

Arab governments agree to 'confront' IS jihadists

Arab states agreed Sunday to take the "necessary measures" and were prepared to cooperate internationally to confront Islamic State militants, Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi said.

US expands air strikes to Iraq Sunni Arab heartland

As the United States expanded airstrikes against the Islamic State and the Levant (ISIS) in Iraq, President Barack Obama said on Sunday he will be announcing the next phase of the fight in a speech later this week.

Why Syria could come in way of fight against ISIS

The US and its allies are trying to hammer out a coalition to push back the Islamic State group in Iraq. But any serious attempt to destroy the militants or even seriously degrade their capabilities means targeting their infrastructure in Syria.

Obama for anti-ISIS front, UK, France mull strikes

US President Barack Obama called Wednesday for an international front against jihadists in Iraq and Syria after they beheaded a second American reporter, as Britain and France weighed military action.
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