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February 26, 2015
Libya could be next Syria without West's help: foreign minister
Paris (AFP) Feb 25, 2015
Libya's Foreign Minister Mohamed Dayri has called for Western military support, saying the growing threat from jihadist groups threatened to turn his country into another Syria. "Time is running out," Dayri told AFP in an interview on Tuesday. "Terrorism amounts to a danger not just for Libya and its neighbours. It is an intensifying threat to Europe. "Without a political solution, the country could get trapped in a full-blown civil war like in Syria," he said. The North African country has ... read more

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Who's who in coalition against IS jihadists
The US-led coalition against the jihadist Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria groups more than 60 countries, of which a dozen are taking part in air strikes. ... more
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UK police brief students at school of Syria-bound girls
The headmaster of a London school attended by three girls believed headed for Syria on Monday called for their return as police briefed staff and students on the threat of radicalisation. ... more
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France deploys aircraft carrier in Gulf for IS fight
France deployed an aircraft carrier in the Gulf on Monday as part of the US-led military campaign against the Islamic State jihadist group in Iraq, a defence ministry official said. ... more
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France seeks Silicon Valley allies in war on terror
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve met Friday with Apple, Facebook, Google and Twitter to discuss ways to thwart terrorists from using the platforms as stages for propaganda. ... more
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UK worries how to stop teenage girls travelling to Syria
Britain debated Sunday how to stop teenage girls joining the Islamic State group in Syria after three high-achieving youngsters became the latest to run away from home. ... more
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New IS video shows Kurdish fighters in cages
The Islamic State jihadist group released a new video on Sunday purporting to show captured Kurdish peshmerga fighters paraded through Iraqi streets in cages. ... more
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US defence chief convenes anti-IS war council in Kuwait
New Pentagon chief Ashton Carter will hold talks Monday in Kuwait with top US commanders and diplomats to discuss the war effort against the Islamic State jihadist group, officials said. ... more
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Qatar recalls ambassador from Egypt over Libya strikes
Qatar recalled its ambassador to Egypt Thursday following a row over Cairo's air strikes on jihadist targets in Libya, threatening fresh divisions among Western-allied Arab states. ... more
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Syria Kurds, rebels advance into IS bastion: monitor
Syrian Kurdish and rebel forces, backed by US-led air strikes, advanced on Thursday into Raqa province, where the jihadist Islamic State group has its de facto capital, a monitor said. ... more
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Arab states to ask UN to ease Libya arms embargo: Egypt
Arab states will on Wednesday seek a UN resolution to end an embargo on weapon sales to Libya's internationally recognised government, Egypt's foreign ministry said. ... more
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Kurdish forces repulse jihadist attack south of Arbil
Kurdish peshmerga forces have repulsed a major attack by the Islamic State jihadist group southwest of Iraqi Kurdistan's capital Arbil, officials said Wednesday. ... more
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Egypt strikes Libya jihadists after beheadings video
Cairo has carried out air strikes against Islamic State group targets in Libya after the jihadists posted a video showing the beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians. ... more
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In battle for Kobane, US crews recount heavy bombing
American pilots call it "going Winchester." ... more
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New Pentagon chief promises 'candid' advice for Obama
Ashton Carter was sworn as the new US defense secretary on Tuesday and pledged that he and the top brass would give President Barack Obama their "candid" advice on matters of war and peace. ... more
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Libya raids turn Egypt's Sisi into key anti-IS ally
By targeting the Islamic State group with air strikes in Libya, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, having crushed Islamist opponents at home, has become a key ally of the West against jihadists, experts say. ... more
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Egypt pushes for UN-backed intervention against Libya jihadists
Egypt called Tuesday for a UN-backed international intervention in Libya after launching air strikes on Islamic State group targets in the country following the jihadists' beheadings of Egyptian Christians. ... more
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Military chiefs in Saudi for anti-Islamic State talks
Military chiefs from around the world will gather in the Saudi capital on Wednesday to assess the battle against Islamic State extremists, diplomatic sources said. ... more
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Canada cost of fighting IS group tops $100 mln
The cost of Canada's six-month bombing mission against the Islamic State group in Iraq was estimated at more than $100 million, according to officials Tuesday. ... more
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Hezbollah says it is fighting IS in Iraq
Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah is fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq, its chief Hassan Nasrallah revealed for the first time Monday in a speech beamed to supporters. ... more
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US can't defeat IS with tepid Obama war request: lawmaker
President Barack Obama's request for congressional permission to wage war against the Islamic State group doesn't go far enough to defeat the jihadist fighters, the US legislature's top Republican said Sunday. ... more
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Hundreds protest security law in Spain
Hundreds of Spaniards marched in Madrid and similar protests were called in other cities on Saturday against a government plan to toughen penalties for unauthorised demonstrations. ... more
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UN takes aim at Islamic State financing
The UN Security Council on Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at choking off millions of dollars in earnings from oil smuggling, antiquities trafficking and ransom payments to the Islamic State group. ... more
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Prosecutions of suspected jihadists double in Morocco
Morocco prosecuted twice as many suspected jihadists in 2014 than in the previous year, the state prosecutor said Thursday, linking the rise to the conflicts in Syria and Iraq. ... more
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Iran commander Suleimani says IS 'nearing end'
An influential Iranian general who has reportedly been near the front line against the Islamic State group was quoted Thursday saying the jihadists are "nearing the end of their lives". ... more
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