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Obama ‘heartbroken’ by Foley beheading but vows no letup in U.S. operations

View photo . President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks approximately the killing of journalist James Foley in Syria during a statement … President Barack Obama on Wednesday declared himself “heartbroken”…

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Obama will send Holder to Ferguson, says police should not be militarized

President Obama announced Monday that he will send Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson, Missouri, to take stock of the tense situation there & predicted that Congress will re-evaluate the…

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ISIL could pose threat to US, Europe, officials say

U.S. counterterrorism officials have dramatically ramped up their warnings approximately the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq & the Levant (ISIL), concluding that the well-armed group is expanding…

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Obama calls for new Iraqi government

View gallery Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to ISIL in Sinjar … View gallery In this Tuesday, July 15, 2014 file photo, Shiite lawmaker…

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Pentagon warns airstrikes are not enough to roll back ISIL

President Obama sent a clear message to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Monday to step aside quietly after Iraq’s president moves to replace him, as the Pentagon warned that…

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Pentagon warns airstrikes not enough to roll back ISIL

President Obama on Monday sent a clear message to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to step aside quietly after Iraq’s president moved to replace him, as the Pentagon warned that…

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Kurdish pleas for weapons may finally be heard

WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, Kurdish officials have beseeched the Obama administration to let them buy U.S. weapons. And for just as long, the administration has rebuffed the Kurds, America's…

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Obama approves humanitarian aid to besieged Iraqis; reportedly considering airstrikes

President Obama has given the approval for airdrops of humanitarian aid to hundreds of thousands of Iraqis under attack from the Islamic State (IS) militants & is said to be…

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Philippines arrests Australian over ties to militant group ISIL

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines on Friday arrested an Australian national with suspected links to foreign Islamist militants after he urged Philippine Muslims on social media sites to support conflicts…

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As caliphate declared, Iraqi troops battle for Tikrit

By Oliver Holmes & Isra'a al-Rubei'i BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi troops battled to dislodge an al Qaeda splinter group from the city of Tikrit on Monday after its leader was…

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