Ukraine leader sacks defence minister ahead of Russia talks

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Ukraine leader sacks defence minister ahead of Russia talks

President Petro Poroshenko will nominate his fourth defence minister of the year Monday, after dismissing the incumbent ahead of high-level talks with Moscow aimed at bringing peace to the Western-backed former Soviet state.

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Ukraine lobbies NATO, IMF as deaths mount

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Ukraine lobbies NATO, IMF as deaths mount

Ukraine dispatched top envoys to Washington and Brussels on Wednesday to secure help in the face of a surge in clashes with pro-Russian insurgents that killed eight more civilians and troops.

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British Muslims condemn beheading of aid worker Alan Henning

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British Muslims condemn beheading of aid worker Alan Henning

LONDON, Oct 4 - Muslim groups across Britain united on Saturday to join Prime Minister David Cameron in condemning the beheading of aid worker Alan Henning by Islamic State insurgents.

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Kurds call to arms as Islamic State closes in on Syrian town

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The main Kurdish armed group in Syria called on its kinsmen across the region to help it stop a massacre in the Syrian town of Kobani as Islamic State militants armed with tanks edged closer on its outskirts and pummeled it with artillery fire.

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Australian aircraft to join coalition air strikes in Iraq

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Australian aircraft to join coalition air strikes in Iraq

Australian fighter jets have been authorized to begin striking Islamic State insurgents in Iraq, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Friday, joining a U.S.-led coalition that aims to roll back gains by the insurgent group in the Middle East.

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Islamic State committing 'staggering' crimes in Iraq: U.N. report

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Islamic State committing 'staggering' crimes in Iraq: U.N. report

Islamic State insurgents in Iraq have carried out mass executions, abducted women and girls as sex slaves, and used child soldiers in what may amount to systematic war crimes that demand prosecution, the United Nations said on Thursday.

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Turkey vows to fight Islamic State, coalition strikes near border

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Turkey signalled it may send troops into Syria or Iraq and let allies use Turkish bases to fight Islamic State, as coalition jets launched air strikes on Wednesday on insurgents besieging a town on its southern border with Syria.

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Wary of air strikes, Islamic State insurgents change tactics

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Wary of air strikes, Islamic State insurgents change tactics

Islamic State militants are changing tactics in the face of U.S. air strikes in northern Iraq, ditching conspicuous convoys in favor of motorcycles and planting their black flags on civilian homes, tribal sources and eyewitnesses say.

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Turkey struggles with spillover as Syrian Kurds battle Islamic State

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Turkey struggles with spillover as Syrian Kurds battle Islamic State

Syrian Kurds battled to defend a key border town from an Islamic State advance on Monday as Kurdish youths from neighboring Turkey rushed to their aid, heightening the pressure on Ankara to act against the Islamist insurgents.

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Poroshenko says Ukraine ready to defend itself if peace plan fails

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President Petro Poroshenko said on Sunday that Ukraine must be ready to defend itself should a peace deal with pro-Russian insurgents fail.

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Syria crisis: Blast kills leader of Ahrar al-Sham group

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Syria crisis: Blast kills leader of Ahrar al-Sham group

Hassan Abboud, the leader of the Syrian Islamist insurgents Ahrar al-Sham has been killed with other top commanders in a bomb blast at a meeting.

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U.S. air strikes target insurgents near Iraq's Haditha Dam

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U.S. air strikes target insurgents near Iraq's Haditha Dam

U.S. warplanes carried out five strikes on Islamic State insurgents menacing Iraq's Haditha Dam on Sunday, witnesses and officials said, widening what President Barack Obama called a campaign to curb and ultimately defeat the jihadist movement.

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Taliban fighters detonate truck bombs in Afghanistan, killing 18, wounding 150

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Taliban insurgents detonated two powerful truck bombs outside the office of Afghanistan's spy agency and a police compound in the central town of Ghazni on Thursday, killing 18 people and wounding around 150, the provincial governor said.

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Putin unveils Ukraine peace plan ahead of NATO summit

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Putin unveils Ukraine peace plan ahead of NATO summit

NATO leaders aim Thursday to show unity against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine after President Vladimir Putin unveiled a broad peace plan.

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Islamic State issues video of beheading of U.S. hostage

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Islamic State issues video of beheading of U.S. hostage

The Islamic State militant group released a video on Tuesday purporting to show the beheading of a second American hostage, journalist Steven Sotloff, raising the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. air strikes on its insurgents in Iraq.

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