Tag Archives: Islamic State

Pentagon chief seeks more help in anti-IS fight

Brussels (AFP) – US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Thursday sought more assist from dozens of defence ministers from the US-led coalition against Islamic State jihadists, as Russia mounts its…

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Poland to join fight versus Islamic State in return for NATO help in east

By Wiktor Szary WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland will join the fight against Islamic State, its defense minister said on Wednesday, though he signaled that the scale of its involvement would…

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To silence propaganda, Iraq seeks to take Islamic State offline

By Matt Smith DUBAI (Reuters) – Iraq is trying to persuade satellite firms to halt Internet services in areas under Islamic State's rule, seeking to deal a major blow to…

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Obama to visit U.S. mosque to counter Republican rhetoric about Muslims

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama was set on Wednesday to make his first visit to a U.S. mosque, a trip the White House said was aimed…

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Exclusive: Pentagon to hike spending request to fund fight versus Islamic State

By Phil Stewart & Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama's administration will seek a significant increase in funding for the fight against Islamic State as part of its…

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Kerry urges Syrian peace talks to continue despite attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry appealed on Sunday to both sides to continue Syrian peace talks in Geneva despite an attack by Islamic State bombers that…

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Strike on IS cyber-fighter killed 3 civilians: US Army

Washington (AFP) – An American bombardment that killed an Islamic State group cyber-operative in Syria last August moreover killed three civilians, the US Army acknowledged on Friday. The bombing August…

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U.S. asks NATO for surveillance planes in fight against Islamic State

View gallery A NATO AWACS (Airborne Warning & Control Systems) aircraft is seen taking-off for a flight to Roma … View gallery NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg holds a news conference during…

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Israel reluctant to accuse Islamic State over bar shootings despite hallmarks

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) – It appeared to have hallmarks of the first Islamic State attack in Israel: A Muslim citizen opened fire on a Tel Aviv bar days…

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Leading Iraqi Shi'ite says Islamic State shrugging off U.S. air strikes

By Samia Nakhoul, Maher Chmaytelli & Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Flush with cash & weapons, Islamic State is attracting huge numbers of foreign fighters to Iraq & Syria &…

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