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Iran says it rejects U.S. cooperation requests on Islamic State

Iran has rejected direct overtures from top U.S. diplomats, including Secretary of State John F. Kerry, to cooperate with Washington in the battle against Islamic State extremists in Iraq, Iran's supreme leader said Monday.<p>In his most extensive comments to date on the crisis, Supreme Leader …

Obama’s Dramatic Reversal on Bush’s Laws of War

Obama has launched an indefinite campaign against the Islamic State relying on Bush-era laws he pledged to end. Legal analysts aren’t buying it. By …

Pentagon gives three objectives for Syria

The Pentagon on Monday provided three objectives for its plan to train and equip moderate Syrian forces to take on the Islamic State in Iraq and …

U.S. Launches First Strike In Campaign Against ISIS

The United States launched its first strike under its expanded mission to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater …

ISIS execution videos strikingly similar

Three brutal executions. Three horrifyingly similar scripts.<p>The video fades in. A Western captive dressed in an orange prison-style jumpsuit is seen kneeling in the desert, juxtaposed against a bright blue sky.<p>A masked "executioner" lords over him, wielding a large knife.<p>The victim's last words are …

Islamic State group's war chest is growing daily

Demands for immediate military action against Isil as another volunteer is threatened

Prime Minister David Cameron to resist immediate recall of Parliament following murder of British aid worker as fears grow for second British hostage Alan Henning<p>David Cameron is expected to announce air strikes as early as next week against the Islamist “monsters” who murdered David Haines and are …

Islamic State crisis: World leaders pledge Iraq support

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1108000/1108373_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534412110_f18a88b4574e1971968b5ffdee13c44c<p><b>Thirty countries have pledged to help Iraq fight Islamic State (IS) militants "by all means necessary".</b><p>A joint statement by foreign ministers taking …

Middle East

US: Arab states to join air raids on IS group

Several Arab countries have offered to launch air attacks on the group calling itself the Islamic State, US officials said, suggesting a widening of Washington's campaign against the group.<p>The officials declined to identify which countries made the offers, but said on Sunday they were under …

How foreign fighters are swelling ISIS ranks in startling numbers

Just 18, Hamad al-Tamimi says he was a religious studies student in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, before jihadists influenced and recruited him online.<p>Now he's in the hands of Iraqi authorities, accused of being an ISIS fighter captured in Iraq's west.<p>Al-Tamimi is one of numerous foreign fighters believed …

Al Qaeda battles ISIS for global jihadist leadership

One man more interested than most in what President Barack Obama will have to say in his address to the nation Wednesday night is al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.<p>In his hideout somewhere in Pakistan or Afghanistan, he will likely be hoping that the President sets out a plan to exterminate the …

Yet another beheading. What's the world going to do about ISIS?

ISIS beheaded another Westerner, a British aid worker. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry courted Middle Eastern leaders to join a coalition in the fight against the Islamist militants. And U.S. planes aimed at ISIS fighters near Iraq's capital.<p>As world leaders struggled Monday to come up with …