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UK parties set to recall parliament to approve air strikes against Isis

Britain’s main political parties are moving towards an agreement to recall parliament on Friday to allow MPs to approve British involvement in air strikes against Islamic State (Isis) forces.<p>David Cameron – who will attend a meeting of the UN security council in New York chaired by Barack Obama on …

Thousands of Syrian refugees flood Turkey after fleeing Islamic State

The number of Syrians fleeing from Islamist militants and entering into Turkey in recent days has exceeded 130,000, making the flight one of the largest refugee flows to date during the Syrian conflict, the United Nations said Monday.<p>"In Turkey we have never witnessed such big numbers in a few …

Muslim scholars appeal to Islamic State to release British hostage

Scholars from conservative strand of Islam make video appeal to Islamic State to release aid worker<p>Three high-profile British Muslim clerics have made a direct appeal to the Islamic State (Isil) to release the British hostage Alan Henning, warning that killing him would go against Islamic law.<p>The …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Iraq crisis: Shia and Kurdish forces move against IS

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Human Rights

Iraqi forces launch offensive to break Islamic State's siege of Amerli

Iraqi forces launched a ground operation Saturday to break a nearly three-month siege of a town encircled by Islamic State extremists and in urgent need of supplies, residents said.<p>Iraqi army soldiers, Kurdish forces and pro-government Shiite Muslim militiamen pushed toward the town of Amerli from …

Lesotho army 'seizes key buildings'

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South Africa

EU gives Russia new sanctions ultimatum

European Union tells Vladimir Putin - one week to scale back intervention in Ukraine or face further sanctions<p>European Union leaders have given Russia a week to reverse course in Ukraine or face a new round of sanctions as Kiev warned it was on the brink of "full-scale war" with Moscow.<p>Fears are …

The Many Ways to Map the Islamic 'State'

Does ISIS control huge swaths of land or a network of roads? It depends on your definition of 'control.'<p>ISIS territory in Iraq and Syria tends to be described as "swaths." The estimated size of these swaths, which ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a caliphate in June, varies widely in …

ISIS executes 250 Syrian soldiers - CNN Video

Isil terrorists 'highly likely' to attack UK, warns David Cameron, as threat level is raised to severe

David Cameron warns country is facing a decades-long battle against terror threat from Syria and Iraq as he announces tough new measures<p>Islamist terrorists are "highly likely" to attack the UK as David Cameron announced the threat assessment has been raised to its second highest level.<p>It is the …

Putin denies invading Ukraine, warns West 'not to mess with us'

Evoking startling images of siege and empire, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday struck a defiant pose over the deployment of troops and tanks in eastern Ukraine, declaring that Russia has no plans for "large-scale conflicts" but reminding the world that he presides over a nuclear-armed …

Russia

ISIS Threat: Britain Raises Terror Alert Level to 'Severe'

World<p>Britain raised its terrorism threat level to “severe” Friday - meaning that an attack is "highly likely" - as Prime Minister David Cameron warned that ISIS poses a "greater and deeper threat to our security than we have known before."<p>Cameron said he planned new laws to make it harder for …

Terrorism

Here's Everything That's In The Israel-Gaza Ceasefire Deal

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel and the Palestinians agreed to an Egyptian-brokered plan to end the fighting in Gaza after 50 days of combat in which more than 2,100 Palestinians, most of them civilians, 64 Israeli soldiers and six civilians in Israel were killed.<p>Following are the broad …

Gaza truce open-ended, but puts off tough issues

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel and Gaza's ruling Hamas agreed Tuesday to an open-ended cease-fire after seven weeks of fighting — an uneasy deal …

Iran supplied weapons to Iraqi Kurdish forces; Baghdad bomb kills 12

ARBIL (Reuters) - Iran has supplied weapons and ammunition to Iraqi Kurdish forces, Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani said Tuesday at a joint press conference with Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Arbil, capital of Iraq’s Kurdish region.<p>The direct arming of Kurdish forces is a …

Libya's Crisis: A Shattered Airport, Two Parliaments, Many Factions

As Libya has descended into chaos, it has split into two broad camps. On one side is Libya Dawn, an Islamist-backed umbrella group; on the other is a renegade general, Khalifa Hifter, who is based in the eastern part of the country along with his allies.<p>As this power struggle has escalated, it is …

Putin, Ukrainian president meet in first face-to-face talks since June

The presidents of Russia and Ukraine sat down for talks Tuesday, meeting face-to-face for the first time since June on the fighting that has engulfed Ukraine's separatist east.<p>Russia's Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko were joined by the presidents of Belarus and Kazakhstan and three …

Gaza conflict: Israel and Hamas 'agree long-term truce'

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Gaza

American Douglas McAuthur McCain Dies Fighting for ISIS in Syria

World<p>The battle in itself seemed tragically normal. Two Syrian opposition groups fought and there were heavy casualties on both sides. Then victorious rebels rifled through the pockets of the dead. One contained about $800 in cash -- and an American passport.<p>Douglas McAuthur McCain, of San Diego, …

Obama Considers Widening Strikes Against Islamic State Militants

President Obama is considering widening military strikes against the extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley. The U.S. has been bombing the Islamic State's positions in Iraq, and may decide to extend those strikes to Syria.<p>Three years after the killing of Osama bin Laden, and …