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Common enemy: Israel, Hamas face threat of ISIS in Gaza

Sworn enemies Israel and Hamas may have found the one thing that can unite them: The threat of ISIS taking over Gaza.<p>Hamas, the U.S.-designated terrorist organization which controls the Islamic enclave in Israel and which fought a vicious 50-day war against Israel last summer, is desperately trying …

Conservatives rule out UK ground troops to fight IS

<b>Business Secretary Sajid Javid has rejected a call from a former head of the Army to send ground troops to the Middle East to fight Islamic State.</b><p>Writing in the Mail on Sunday, Lord Richard Dannatt says it may be time to think the "previously unthinkable" to solve the "evil problem" of IS.<p>He says …

Middle East

Even The Defense Department Is Questioning Obama's ISIS Strategy

WASHINGTON -- ISIS’ recent victory in seizing the key Iraqi city of Ramadi -- a defeat that even the State Department called a major setback in the U.S.-led fight against the group -- is forcing top Obama administration officials to wrestle with an uncomfortable reality: its main regional ally may …

U.S. Secretary of Defense

Defense Secretary: 'We have an issue with the will of the Iraqis to fight ISIL and defend themselves'

The Islamic State group's takeover of Ramadi is evidence that Iraqi forces do not have the "will to fight," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said, in the harshest assessment yet from a high-ranking Obama administration official of Iraqi fighters and the loss of the provincial capital.<p>Iraqi forces …

U.S. Secretary of Defense

John McCain mocks Obama for calling climate change a threat as Isis advances

Islamic State,World news,John McCain,US military,Barack Obama,Climate change,Iraq,Syria,Middle East and North Africa,US news,Republicans<p>Republicans blame Obama after fall of Syrian and Iraqi cities<br>• ‘The president is saying the biggest problem we have is climate change’

Middle East

Ukrainian separatist warlord assassinated by land-mine

Separatists claim Alexei Mozgovoy was killed by Ukraine government commandos but he had rowed with other rebel leaders<p>A prominent separatist commander has been assassinated in mysterious circumstances in eastern Ukraine, raising fears of in-fighting among pro-Russian rebels.<p>Alexei Mozgovoy, the …

US defense secretary says fall of Ramadi shows Iraqi forces lack will to fight Isis

Iraq,World news,Middle East and North Africa,Islamic State,US military<p>Ash Carter says defenders vastly outnumbered Islamic State fighters<br>• Iraqi lawmaker says US to blame for failure to provide support

U.S. Secretary of Defense

Millions of Spiders Rain Down on Australia—Why?

In what's called a mass ballooning, the tiny arachnids used silk strands to catch air currents on their way to a new home.<p>Forget cats and dogs—it was raining spiders recently in southern Australia, according to local news reports.<p>Millions of spiders dropped from the sky in the Southern Tablelands …

Iraq struggles with sectarian politics after Ramadi fall

BAGHDAD (AP) — As it moves to try to reverse the stunning loss of Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's largest Sunni province, the Shiite-led government is …

Middle East

Iraqi soldiers saved from grasp of IS

Watch as Iraqi troops are airlifted out of Ramadi shortly before it fell to Islamic State forces<p>A video released by the Iraqi Ministry of Defence appears to show Iraqi forces being rescued from <b>Ramadi shortly before the city fell to IS forces.</b><p>The fall of Ramadi has scuppered Iraqi Prime Minister …

Iraqi militias preparing to take on Islamic State in Ramadi

Thousands of Iraqi paramilitary fighters were mobilizing for a fresh assault on the western province of Anbar on Monday, one day after Islamic State militants overran the provincial capital, Ramadi, dealing a major strategic and symbolic blow to the U.S.-backed central government in Baghdad.<p>The …

Philippines to accept refugees stuck at sea after being rejected across south-east Asia

Philippines raises hopes of a breakthrough in the south-east Asian migrant crisis, saying it will accept boat people rejected by Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia<p>The Philippines has offered refuge to the thousands of migrants who have been stranded for months on boats after being repeatedly rejected …

Ramadi has fallen to Isis. But there is still good reason for hope | Ranj Alaaldin

Baghdad is in disarray, but it can still call upon Kurdish forces and Shia militia to at least contain Isis until Iraqi forces reorganise<p>Islamic State has taken control of Ramadi, the capital of Iraq’s largest province and a city of strategic significance to the jihadi organisation. The fall of …

Shia Islam

ISIS seizes key Iraqi city of Ramadi: What happens next?

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS forces pushed east Monday from their fresh victory in Ramadi as the Iraqi government rushed reinforcements to shore up defensive lines meant to stop the terror group's advance.<p>Iraqi and U.S. officials promised eventual defeat for the self-proclaimed Islamic State, but the loss of the …

Iraq

Six youths arrested in US for trying to travel to Syria to join Islamist militants

Six arrests have been made in a terrorism investigation into youths who have travelled or tried to travel to Syria to fight with militants, including the Islamic State group, federal authorities said.<p>A spokesman for the US attorney’s office said the arrests were made on Sunday in Minneapolis and …

Boko Haram adopts ISIS' bloody religious cleansing strategy

The Islamic militant group Boko Haram is adopting ISIS' bloody strategy of stamping out Christianity with a frightening fervor, putting Nigeria's 70 million followers of Jesus in danger for their lives, fearful human rights advocates say.<p>Boko Haram leaders vowed their formal allegiance to IS in an …

Islamic State shoots and beheads 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya: video

CAIRO (Reuters) - A video purportedly made by Islamic State and posted on social media sites on Sunday appeared to show militants shooting and beheading about 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya.<p>Reuters was not able to verify the authenticity of the video but the killings resemble past violence …

Afghanistan braces for violence as Islamic State makes presence felt

Suicide bombing in Jalalabad first major attack by militants aligned with Isis, while further violence is expected as winter ends<p>Afghanistan is bracing for an upsurge in violence as spring begins with a new maverick force emerging: militants associating themselves with Islamic State.<p>Isis claimed …

Iraqis flee Anbar province as fighting with Islamic State rages

More than 90,000 people are fleeing fighting in Iraq’s Anbar province, the<p>United Nationssaid Sunday, as the Iraqi government and aid groups struggled to assist the legions of newly displaced.<p>"Our top priority is delivering life-saving assistance to people who are fleeing — food, water, and …

United Nations

Police fear missing family of 'former al-Muhajiroun member' heading to Syria

Police are increasingly concerned for a family of six, including four young children, who have gone missing and may be heading to Syria.<p>Asif Malik, 31, and his partner Sara Kiran, 29, left their family home in Slough, Berkshire, with their children on 7 April without informing their family and …

ISIL claims massacre of Ethiopian Christians in Libya

A new video from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) purportedly shows the group killing captured Ethiopian Christians in Libya.<p>The 29-minute video released online on Sunday shows two groups of dark-skinned captives. It says one group is held by an ISIL affiliate in eastern Libya and …

Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida in Syria seize major city

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida's branch in Syria seized almost full control of the northwestern city of Idlib on Saturday, taking …

Middle East

Four Iraqi soldiers killed fighting with Islamic State in Tikrit

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Four Iraqi soldiers were killed in street fighting with Islamic State militants in Tikrit overnight as they advanced slowly into the city, a Sunni jihadist bastion, in the wake of coalition air strikes, a security official said.<p>The troops entered Tikrit’s southern Shishin and …

Bill would help Christians in Iraq threatened by Islamic State

Two San Diego area congressmen are among the sponsors of a bill to rescue members of religious minorities threatened with violence by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria - possibly helping them join the large Middle Eastern immigrant community in eastern San Diego County.<p>Reps. Duncan Hunter …

US drops 60,000 propaganda leaflets on Islamic State de facto capital Raqqa

America ups its stakes in the propaganda war against Isil with graphic cartoons<p>The <b>United States</b> has upped the stakes in its propaganda battle with the <b>Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant</b> (Isil), dropping 60,000 leaflets over Raqqa, the jihadists "capital" in <b>Syria</b>, designed to convince its members …

U.S., allies target Islamic State in Tikrit, other Iraqi cities

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. and coalition forces conducted 18 air strikes against Islamic State fighters in Iraq during a 24-hour period, with eight strikes near militant-held Tikrit, the U.S. military said on Saturday.<p>Clashes between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants are seen in …