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Iraq

‘IS could expand to Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey’
The Islamic State has the potential to affect the entire Levant, though only few states in the region are contributing to the effort to fight this threat, the CEO at Country Risk Solutions, Daniel Wagner told RT.

15.09.2014 11:29

UK edges towards military assault on ISIS
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond will meet leaders and foreign ministers from over 30 countries in Paris to discuss plans to fight Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. The summit comes two days after the beheading of a British aid worker.

15.09.2014 08:28

ISIS daily profits from oil, theft, human trafficking exceed $3mn – report
Islamic State radicals gain more than $3 million per day just from oil sales, while also earning huge sums from human trafficking and extortion, report US intelligence officials and experts. They are wealthier than any other terror group in history.

14.09.2014 15:07

US govt warned Sotloff's parents of prosecution if they paid ransom - family spox
The parents of murdered journalist Steven Sotloff, who was killed by Islamic State extremists, were warned by the White House that they could face criminal prosecution if they paid a ransom to free their son, the family spokesperson told Yahoo News.

14.09.2014 15:57

Nearly 1,000 Frenchmen join jihad, dozens of women and kids 'stopped en route'
About 930 France’s residents and citizens, including 60 women, are either already fighting in Iraq and Syria or are planning to go there, the country’s interior minister said. Dozens of women and children were stopped on their way there.

14.09.2014 11:42

‘Neither Islamic, nor state’: UK Muslim leaders object to extremist group’s name
Imams and leaders of Muslim societies in Britain have urged journalists and politicians to find an “alternative way” to refer to the jihadist group Islamic State. They say “UnIslamic State” would be a more “accurate and fair” description.

14.09.2014 11:18

Islamic State claims execution of UK hostage David Haines, releases video
Islamic State jihadists have released a video which they claim shows the beheading of a 44-year-old British aid worker, David Haines, who has been held hostage since his abduction last year.

13.09.2014 22:30

US ‘at war’ with ISIS: White House and Pentagon upgrade ‘Al-Qaeda style’ op
The US has, for the first time, declared that it is “at war” with the Islamic State. So far top leaders, Barack Obama and John Kerry among them, have been carefully dodging the term after the not-so-successful campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan.

13.09.2014 09:05

​Over 2,700 Iraq air missions preceded Obama’s anti-ISIS campaign expansion
The US Air Force and Navy had carried out over 2,700 missions against the Islamic State in Iraq, including more actual airstrikes than previously stated by the US administration, even before Obama’s expanded military campaign against the group had begun.

13.09.2014 00:09

​US threatened Foley family over Islamic State ransom, slain journalist’s mother says
The family of US journalist James Foley – who was kidnapped and killed by the Islamic State – had been “threatened” by the US government with charges of aiding terrorists if they tried to raise funds to pay ransom for him, Foley’s mother told the media.

12.09.2014 23:34

Islamic State strategy jump-starts conservative 2016 presidential hopefuls
Following Pres. Barack Obama’s announcement this week of a strategy to target Islamic State militants with airstrikes in Syria and Iraq, his potential successors have scrambled to judge the plan, jockeying for position in the 2016 presidential race.

12.09.2014 14:34

MPs demand clarity on UK military intervention policy in Syria
MPs have called upon UK ministers to clarify Britain’s stance on airstrikes in Syria, amid an apparent divergence in rhetoric emanating from the Foreign Office and No 10.

12.09.2014 14:11