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January 27, 2015
Scores of foreign fighters among Kobane dead: US
Washington (AFP) Jan 27, 2015
Large numbers of foreign fighters are among the jihadists killed in the battle for the Syrian town of Kobane, a senior US official said Tuesday, saying the concerted campaign was halting the militants' march. The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) announced the "liberation" of Kobane on Monday, depriving the Islamic State group (IS) of a strategic prize to add to its territory in Syria and Iraq. The United States says Kurdish fighters are now in control of about 90 percent of the town on th ... read more

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IS 'not a state, not justified by Islam': top Egyptian cleric
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Japan vows to 'never give up' search for IS hostages
Japan on Saturday vowed to "never give up" its struggle to save two Japanese hostages held captive by Islamic State militants after the deadline to pay their ransom passed in agonising silence. ... more
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Anti-IS coalition talks focus on jihadist threat
Top officials from the US-led coalition against the Islamic State group met in London on Thursday for the first talks since the Paris attacks with the threat posed by homegrown jihadists high on the agenda. ... more
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Pakistan arrests IS militant in Lahore: officials
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Spain hopes Iran will join fight against Islamic extremism
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'Race against time' to save IS hostages: Japan PM
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe admitted Wednesday it was a "race against time" to free two hostages snatched by Islamist militants who are demanding $200 million for their lives. ... more
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Japan PM rushes home to lead hostage crisis response
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was rushing home from the Middle East Wednesday to take charge of Tokyo's response after Islamic militants threatened to kill two nationals unless he pays a $200 million ransom. ... more
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Obama to call for new war powers to fight IS: excerpts
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday was to urge lawmakers to endow him with new war powers to defeat Islamic State militants, warning the battle would be long but eventually successful. ... more
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IS executing 'educated women' in new wave of horror says UN
The UN on Tuesday decried numerous executions of civilians in Iraq by the Islamic State group, warning that educated women appeared to be especially at risk. ... more
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Obama 'will not relent' in bid to close Guantanamo prison
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday pledged to make good on his promise to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, saying it was "time to finish the job." ... more
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Kobane setback puts brakes on IS Syria ambitions
Once poised to overrun the Syrian town of Kobane, the Islamic State group has suffered a damaging blow to its ambitions at the hands of Kurdish fighters and US-led warplanes. ... more
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Islamist threat evolving, more dangerous, European officials say
European security officials are scrambling to meet a changing and more complex threat from jihadists - both from sleeper cells and fighters returning from Middle Eastern battlegrounds - made clear in the deadly Paris attacks. ... more
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Algeria finds explosive vests near French beheading area
Algerian soldiers discovered a cache of explosive vests and ammunition in the east of the country near where jihadists beheaded a French hostage in September, the defence ministry said Saturday. ... more
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US sends five Guantanamo prisoners to Oman, Estonia
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Turkey suspends prosecutors in 'Syria arms' case
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Algeria finds body of beheaded Frenchman
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Paris attacks underline need for global response to IS: US
Deadly attacks by militants in Paris and other Western cities underline the need for a "global response" to the Islamic State jihadist group, US envoy John Allen said on Wednesday. ... more
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