U.S. partners unclear on roles in fight against Islamic State

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U.S. partners unclear on roles in fight against Islamic State

Many countries have said they support a coalition the United States hopes to build to fight Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, but most have been vague about any specific role they might play.

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Washington wins diplomatic support for campaign in Iraq; Syria trickier

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World powers backed military measures on Monday to help defeat Islamic State fighters in Iraq, boosting Washington's efforts to set up a coalition, but made no mention of the tougher diplomatic challenge next door in Syria.

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U.S. sees Middle East help fighting IS, Britain cautious after beheading

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U.S. sees Middle East help fighting IS, Britain cautious after beheading

Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join air strikes against Islamic State militants and Australia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and threatened to kill another.

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France opens Iraq conference urging 'global' fight on jihadists

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France opens Iraq conference urging 'global' fight on jihadists

French President Francois Hollande called on Monday for united international action to tackle the threat from Islamic State militants as he opened a conference on Iraq bringing together members of a U.S.-led coalition.

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Several Arab nations offer to join air campaign on IS: U.S. officials

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Several Arab nations offer to join air campaign on IS: U.S. officials

PARIS - Several Arab countries have offered to join the United States in air strikes against Islamic State targets, U.S. officials said on Sunday, indicating a possible widening of the air campaign against militants who have seized parts of Iraq and Syria.

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U.S. sees Middle East help fighting IS, Britain cautious after beheading

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U.S. sees Middle East help fighting IS, Britain cautious after beheading

Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join air strikes against Islamic State militants and Australia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and threatened to kill another.

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Kerry in Cairo to drum up support for 'war' on jihadists

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Kerry in Cairo to drum up support for 'war' on jihadists

CAIRO, September 13 - Secretary of State John Kerry arrived Saturday in Cairo on the latest leg of a regional tour to forge a coalition in the US-led war on jihadists in Iraq and Syria.

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Islamic State fighter estimate triples – CIA

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Islamic State fighter estimate triples – CIA

The CIA says the Islamic State (IS) militant group may have up to 31,000 fighters in Iraq and Syria - three times as many as previously feared.

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10 Arab states commit to 'share' US-led fight against IS

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Ten Arab states, including heavyweight Saudi Arabia, agreed Thursday in Jeddah to rally behind Washington in the fight against Islamic State jihadists, as it seeks to build an international coalition.

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Kerry in Iraq backs government, to build support against Islamic State

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Kerry in Iraq backs government, to build support against Islamic State

BAGHDAD - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was in Baghdad on Wednesday, beginning a tour of the Middle East to build military, political and financial support to defeat Islamic State militants controlling parts of Iraq and Syria.

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Iraq MPs approve new government, Kerry to visit region

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Iraqi MPs have approved a new cabinet but key security posts remained unfilled, as America's top diplomat prepared to visit the region to build a coalition against jihadists.

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US: New government is 'milestone' for Iraq

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US: New government is 'milestone' for Iraq

The US has hailed the announcement of a new government in Iraq ahead of a drive to organise an international coalition against Islamic State (IS).

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Iraq crisis: Obama to set out 'US offensive against IS'

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Iraq crisis: Obama to set out 'US offensive against IS'

US President Barack Obama is to set out his "game plan" against Islamic State militants in a speech on Wednesday.

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Obama to outline strategy as US expands Iraq strikes

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US President Barack Obama has announced he will unveil a strategy to defeat Islamic State as the US expanded its air campaign against the jihadists, and Arab states vowed to take all "necessary measures" to confront the threat.

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Arabs vow to confront Islamic State, cooperate with international efforts

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Arab League foreign ministers agreed on Sunday to take all necessary measures to confront Islamic State and cooperate with international, regional and national efforts to combat militants who have overrun swathes of Iraq and Syria.

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