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US widens bombing campaign to IS strongholds in Syria The Pentagon said Arab allies assisted overnight strikes in Syria. Islamic State bases were the main target, but the US said it also struck at a separate al-Qaeda affiliate suspected of plotting terror attacks on Western targets.
The Christian Science Monitor | Oct 19, 2014 12:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Obama prepares UN speech as US-led airstrikes target Islamic State in Syria Further airstrikes overnight were reported in northern Syria. President Obama will chair a UN Security Council meeting Wednesday to propose new resolution to curb foreign volunteers aiding Islamic State.
The Christian Science Monitor | Oct 19, 2014 12:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Islamic State: US-led coalition hammers oil targets as it awaits new members Efforts to expand the anti-Islamic State coalition include the debate in Britain's Parliament, deliberations in Denmark and Belgium, and US overtures to Turkey. US and French jets struck IS oil targets overnight in Syria.
The Christian Science Monitor | Oct 19, 2014 12:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
European ISIS fighters: Are there really 3,000 jihadis? European ISIS fighters: The EU Anti-Terrorism Chief Gilles de Kerchove says ISIS has more than 3,000 European fighters. Really? The FBI just scaled back its estimate from 100 Americans fighting with the Islamic State to just 12.
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Beijing warns against foreign intervention, as Hong Kong protesters block roads Hong Kong riot police withdrew on Monday, but many roads remain blocked as democracy protesters refuse to go home. Beijing calls the protest movement an 'illegal activity' and warned foreign countries not to interfere.
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Acting on FBI tip, Australia arrests alleged Islamic State financier Melbourne raids follow a heightened terror alert earlier in September and the tabling of new security laws in Australia's parliament.
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Crisis averted? Afghanistan, US sign security pact The pact, along with a similar deal between NATO and Afghanistan, will allow Western troops to stay in Afghanistan past the end of this year. It also means that foreign aid can resume flowing into Afghanistan a critical need for the country.
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Taliban answer US-Afghan security pact with suicide bombing in Kabul The Taliban attacked two Afghan Army buses in the capital today, killing at least seven. On Tuesday, the US and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani agreed to allow US and NATO forces to remain in the country beyond 2014.
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With Turkey poised to join Islamic State fight, is Syrian tomb a flashpoint? Islamic State forces reportedly have surrounded a Turkish exclave in Syria where the grandfather of the founder of the Ottoman Empire is entombed. Turkey's Parliament is expected Thursday to authorize the deployment of troops to confront IS forces.
The Christian Science Monitor | Oct 19, 2014 12:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Clashes in Hong Kong as support for protesters shows cracks Hundreds of pro-Beijing supporters in Hong Kong sparred Friday with the pro-democracy protesters after a midnight deadline came and went for Hong Kongs top official to meet the protesters demand that he step down.
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