UK officials say British role in fighting ISIL ‘strikingly modest’

February 6, 2015 by · Comments Off on UK officials say British role in fighting ISIL ‘strikingly modest’ 

MOSCOW, Feb. 5 — The role the United Kingdom has in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) extremist group is "strikingly modest," a report by a committee of British lawmakers published Thursday says.

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UN security council deplores IS execution of Japanese hostage Haruna Yukawa

January 26, 2015 by · Comments Off on UN security council deplores IS execution of Japanese hostage Haruna Yukawa 

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 26 — The United Nations Security Council unanimously agreed to issue a statement deploring the apparent murder of Japanese citizen Haruna Yukawa by the Islamic State (IS).

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CENTCOM says US-led coalition launches 26 airstrikes in one day against IS

January 25, 2015 by · Comments Off on CENTCOM says US-led coalition launches 26 airstrikes in one day against IS 

MOSCOW, Jan. 25 — The international US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) has launched 26 airstrikes against the militants' positions in Syria and Iraq in one day, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) said Saturday.

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Islamic State releases about 200 Yazidi captives in Iraq

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BAGHDAD, Jan. 18 — The Islamic State (IS) militant group released about 200 elderly members of Iraqi Yazidi religious minority Saturday in northern Iraq, a Kurdish source said.

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US general says Islamic State recruiting fighters in Afghanistan, Pakistan

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MOSCOW, Jan. 16 — A top military commander for NATO's Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan says that the Islamic State militant group is conducting a recruitment drive in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the Army Times reports.

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Indonesia closes the door to returning Jihadists

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MOSCOW, Jan. 15 — Indonesia is planning to revoke passports of its citizens who have joined the Islamic State (IS) militant group in an attempt to prevent them from carrying out attacks when they return home, the Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Political, Security and Legal Affairs told The Straits Times.

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Man plotting attack on U.S. capital arrested: FBI

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WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 — The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has arrested a man who was allegedly plotting attack on the U.S. capital, court documents disclosed Wednesday.

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IS blasts publication of Muhammad cartoon as "extremely stupid" act

January 15, 2015 by · Comments Off on IS blasts publication of Muhammad cartoon as "extremely stupid" act 

MOSCOW, Jan. 14 — The Islamic State militant group's radio station said Wednesday that the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's decision to publish an article with the Prophet Mohammed on the cover in the aftermath of last week's deadly attack was an "extremely stupid" act, Agence France-Presse reported.

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Supreme Court bans Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra in Russia as terrorist organizations

December 30, 2014 by · Comments Off on Supreme Court bans Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra in Russia as terrorist organizations 

MOSCOW, Dec. 29 — Russia’s Supreme Court has issued a ruling on Monday recognizing Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra as terrorist organizations and banned their activity in the country, thus satisfying a suit of the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office.

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Islamic State 'education minister' allegedly killed in Iraq: reports

December 17, 2014 by · Comments Off on Islamic State 'education minister' allegedly killed in Iraq: reports 

MOSCOW, Dec. 17 — A top official from the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, who served as "education minister" in Iraq's IS-controlled city of Mosul, has been allegedly killed in the ongoing armed conflict, German media reported.

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