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6 hrs ago | Reuters

U.S. seeks coalition against Islamic State, but military partners no sure bet

The United States is intensifying its push to build an international campaign against Islamic State jihadist fighters in Iraq and Syria, including recruiting partners for potential joint military action, Obama administration officials said on Wednesday.

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11 hrs ago | The Atlantic

The Many Ways to Map the Islamic 'State'

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 reports, from 12,000 square miles-"an area the size of Belgium," per The Wall Street Journal -to 35,000 square miles, or "an area the size of Jordan," as George ... (more)

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17 hrs ago | Washington Times

Sources: US considering new relief mission in Iraq

The Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

OpEdNews

Energy ballet-2: Syria, Ukraine and "Pipelineistan"

As much as Iran, Russia, the US and the EU are involved in a sophisticated nuclear/energy ballet, Syria and Ukraine are also two key power play vectors bound to determine much of what happens next in the New Great Game in Eurasia.

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Park Record

Amy Roberts: Insurance -- It's no laughing matter

It's been kind of a depressing few weeks. The news out of Gaza, Iraq and Syria is heartbreaking and declaring war in the Middle East seems imminent.

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TIME.com

The Rise of ISIS Sows Mistrust Between Kurds and Sunni Arabs

While some Sunni Arabs have fought alongside the militants in Iraqi Kurdistan, others are being displaced by Kurds eager to take control of disputed regions In his home in a village south of Erbil, Soran Sabir shows a video he took of what he says are two dead Islamist fighters.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Lucianne.com

Next 25 Articles

Racial Politics: If you count the Rev. Al Sharpton, the White House sent four officials to pay their respects at Michael BrownA s funeral, a VIP turnout that families of slain American soldiers never see.

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Mashable

Islamic State Radicals Capture Airbase, Possibly Fighter Jets

Militants from the Islamic State overran a key government military base in Raqqa, Syria on Sunday, taking control of an airfield and possibly missiles and fighter jets, though it's unlikely those jets can fly.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

ABC News

Dempsey: We Will Act If Islamic Group Threatens US

Gen. Martin Dempsey said Sunday that once he determines that the Islamic State militants in Iraq have become a direct threat to the U.S. homeland or Europe, he will recommend the U.S. military move directly against the group in Syria.

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The Times

Soldier letter continues tradition

Soldier letter continues tradition A recent article on a local letter to soldiers shows that military traditions continue.

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Detroit News

Stopping ISIS, the worst people on Earth

The actions of ISIS have captured the attention of U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.

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UAport

Iraq, Iran discuss need for global action against Isil

US says operations against the group in Syria may also be necessary Reuters & AFP Image Credit: AFP Prime Minister-designate Haider Al Abadi with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif yesterday in Baghdad.

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WireNews+Co

Government Security Envoy To The Kurdistan Region Of Iraq Appointed

"Work is underway to supply non-lethal equipment to Kurdish forces in the coming days, including night vision equipment and body armour.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

Cape Cod Times

Obama wraps up island stay

President Obama has been challenged by Ethel Kennedy, thrust into a hugging controversy with Hillary Clinton and issued statements about troubling world events.

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CBC News

Beyond condemnation: How has Canada joined the fight in Iraq?

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government has used strong words to condemn ISIS atrocities in Iraq.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

Washington Times

Obama faces options in Iraq and Syria

The president may continue helping Iraqi forces try to reverse the group's land grabs in northern Iraq by providing more arms and American military advisers and by using U.S. warplanes to support Iraqi ground operations.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

BBC News

Dutch grapple with jihadist threat

Across Europe, governments are trying to prevent the radicalisation of young people attracted by the growing influence of Islamic State militants.

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WNYC-AM New York

Alawites to Yazidis: A Guide to Religious Communities in the Middle East

Iranians shout slogans during a protest against the Sunni Arab militants offensive led by the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Iraq on June 24, 2014 in Tehran.

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Religion News Service

Pope to Iraqi president: a I appeal to you with my heart full of paina

Pope Francis has written to the president of Iraq, calling for an end to the "brutal suffering of Christians and other religious minorities" and urging political leaders to end the humanitarian crisis in the country.

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Armenian Liberty

Yerevan Moves To Facilitate Iraqi Armenian Immigration

Iraq -- The wreckage of a car belonging to Islamic State militants lies along a road after it was targeted by a US air strike at the entrance to the Mosul Dam, northern Iraq, August 21, 2014 The government approved on Thursday measures designed to make it easier for Iraqi Armenians to take refuge in Armenia or become its dual citizens following the ... (more)

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