As easy targets thin, Syria air strikes by U.S. allies plunge

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As easy targets thin, Syria air strikes by U.S. allies plunge

As U.S. fighter jets pound Islamic State targets in Syria, Washington's coalition allies appear increasingly absent from the air war.

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Spain arrests at least seven accused of recruiting women for Islamic State

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Spanish and Moroccan police arrest at least seven people suspected of recruiting women to support Islamic State insurgents in Syria and Iraq.

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Australian PM says tough new national security laws failed hostages

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Australian PM says tough new national security laws failed hostages

Tough new national security laws failed to prevent a deadly hostage crisis in the heart of Sydney this week, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday, raising questions about the usefulness of such measures.

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About 300 Chinese said fighting alongside Islamic State in Middle East

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About 300 Chinese said fighting alongside Islamic State in Middle East

About 300 Chinese people are fighting alongside the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, a Chinese state-run newspaper said on Monday, a rare tally that is likely to fuel worry in China that militants pose a threat to security.

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Hostages held inside Sydney cafe, Islamic flag held up

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A gunman was holding terrified hostages inside a Sydney cafe on Monday with an Islamic flag displayed at the window, triggering a lockdown in an area home to government and corporate headquarters.

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Australia police confirm "armed incident" at Sydney cafe

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Australia police confirm 'armed incident' at Sydney cafe

Australian police confirmed on Monday they are dealing with an "armed incident" in a Sydney cafe, where media reported hostages are being held by gunmen.

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Islamic State influence spreads to African jihadists

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Islamic State influence spreads to African jihadists

Its main battlegrounds are far away and its true influence hard to judge, but the Islamic State's black banner is attracting the attention of jihadists in Africa, particularly in Nigeria.

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Syrian rebel 'hell cannons' kill 300 civilians: monitoring group

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Syrian rebel 'hell cannons' kill 300 civilians: monitoring group

Syrian rebels using improvised mortar bombs made of cooking gas canisters killed 311 civilians between July and December this year, a monitoring group said on Friday, condemning the use of the wildly inaccurate weapons.

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Syria's Assad backs Russia peace bid, Moscow in touch with US

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Syria's Assad backs Russia peace bid, Moscow in touch with US

President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday met a top Russian envoy who said Moscow is hoping to relaunch peace talks for the war-torn country and could host a Syria-US meeting.

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Syria rebels load shells into tanks, Russian diplomat meets Assad

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Amateur video shows Syrian rebels loading shells into tanks as fighting continues, and a top Russian diplomat meets President Assad in Damascus.

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U.S. launches 20 airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

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U.S. launches 20 airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

The United States launched 20 airstrikes against Islamic State militants in recent days, military officials said in a statement on Wednesday.

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2014 devastating year for children: UN

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United States – 2014 has been a devastating year for children with up to 15 million swept up in wars in the Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan, the Palestinian territories, Syria and Ukraine, the UN children's agency has said.

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Australian jihadists killed in Syria, Iraq: govt

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Australia on Tuesday accused Islamic militants of using foreign fighters as "cannon fodder" and "propaganda tools" as it revealed 20 nationals have now been killed in Syria and Iraq.

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UN wants countries to take in 180,000 Syrian refugees

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More than 30 humanitarian organisations launched an appeal on Monday for countries to take in around 180,000 refugees from the Syrian conflict.

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U.S.-led forces conduct 20 air strikes against Islamic State

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U.S.-led forces conduct 20 air strikes against Islamic State

The United States and partner nations have conducted 20 air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq since Wednesday, the U.S. Central Command said on Friday.

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