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President Obama Tells The Nation How He Will "Degrade, And Ultimately, Destroy" ISIS

No combat troops, but an additional 475 U.S. military personnel will head to Iraq to assist Kurdish and Iraqi forces.<p>President Obama outlined Wednesday his administration's strategy to "degrade and ultimately, destroy" ISIS militants in Iraq. The plan, which the president emphasized would not …

Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for first time

WASHINGTON (AP) — Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of "a steady, relentless effort" to root out Islamic State extremists and their spreading …

Islamic law is adopted by British legal chiefs

Solicitors told how to draw up Sharia-style wills penalising widows and non-believers<p>Islamic law is to be effectively enshrined in the British legal system for the first time under guidelines for solicitors on drawing up “Sharia compliant” wills.<p>Under ground-breaking guidance, produced by The Law …

Syria peace talks: war of words over Bashar al-Assad's future

Little sign of constructive action despite Ban Ki-moon's call to seize 'fragile chance'<p>Syria's bloody crisis moved no nearer to resolution at the Geneva II peace conference on Wednesday as the Damascus government insisted that Bashar al-Assad would not step down and called western-backed rebels …