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December 17, 2014
Pakistan army chief, Afghan president vow to fight militants
Kabul (AFP) Dec 17, 2014
Pakistan army chief General Raheel Sharif and Afghanistan president Ashraf Ghani vowed Wednesday to fight "terrorism and extremism" together, a day after Taliban militants killed 148 people at a Pakistani school. President Ghani held talks with Sharif in Kabul as Pakistan mourned the victims - mostly children - killed in the massacre that put new pressure on the Islamabad government to combat militancy. Pakistan accuses Afghanistan of protecting members of the Pakistani Taliban, while Afghanis ... read more

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France calls for combined African response to jihadist threat
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Monday urged African nations to combine efforts to tackle the jihadist threat, from southern Libya to Nigeria. ... more
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Brazil truth commission urges end to dictatorship amnesty
A truth commission on Wednesday urged Brazil to scrap an amnesty for torturers, in a final report on the 1964-1985 military dictatorship that says at least 434 people were killed or disappeared by the regime. ... more
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Jordan, Saudi kings in talks as they battle IS
Jordan's King Abdullah II met his Saudi counterpart in Riyadh Sunday for talks as both nations participate in a US-led bombing campaign against Islamic State group extremists in Syria. ... more
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Senate Democrats back new use of force agreement against IS
Democrats on a Senate panel on Thursday unanimously supported a new authorization for military force against Islamic State jihadists without US ground troops, signaling their willingness to tie President Barack Obama's hands on war policy. ... more
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US strategy on IS under attack by lawmakers
The US administration was under fire again Wednesday, accused of a "flawed" strategy to help end the war in Syria, as a top official admitted training for moderate rebels will only begin next year. ... more
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French army kills 'big fish' jihadist in northern Mali
The French army said Thursday it had killed a top jihadist commander in a military operation in northern Mali, describing it as a heavy blow to Islamists operating in West Africa. ... more
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Six Guantanamo detainees sent to Uruguay
Six Guantanamo detainees have been transferred to Uruguay from the American military base in Cuba, where 136 detainees remain, the Pentagon said Sunday. ... more
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Turning Deadly Chemical Agents Into Harmless Soil
Destroying chemical warfare agents in bulk is a challenge for the military and international community. Current methods of eradication, such as incineration or hydrolysis, create toxic waste that re ... more
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20 Australian jihadists killed in Syria, Iraq: govt
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. ... more
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US defence chief sees 'steady progress' in war on IS
US defence chief Chuck Hagel on Tuesday hailed "steady progress" in the war on the Islamic State group but Iraq appealed for increased military assistance to break the back of the jihadists. ... more
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Analysis: Why the U.S. is losing the war against the Islamic State
Make no mistake. On the current trajectory, the United States is losing the war against the Islamic State and the reasons why are clear. ... more
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US military tried to rescue American hostage in Yemen
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Al-Azhar urges Mideast Christians not to flee jihadists
Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam's most prestigious centre of learning, on Thursday urged Christians in the Arab world to stand firm in the face of jihadist violence and not flee into exile. ... more
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US Senate panel to debate authority for IS fight
US senators will debate the war against jihadists in Iraq and Syria next week, as several congressional lawmakers demand a formal vote on the military campaign launched by President Barack Obama. ... more
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Kerry hosts first anti-Islamic State coalition meeting
US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday hosts the first high-level meeting of the 60-member coalition trying to crush the Islamic State militant group in Iraq and in Syria. ... more
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Head of Egypt's Al-Azhar condemns IS 'barbarity'
The head of Al-Azhar, one of the most prestigious centres of Sunni Islam learning, condemned Wednesday "barbaric crimes" committed by the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. ... more
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US Congress moves toward OK for financing war on IS jihadists
US congressional negotiators late Tuesday approved an emergency funding package to pay for military operations against the Islamic State jihadist group in Iraq and Syria, and a vote is expected in the coming days. ... more
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Iran strikes show unusual nature of anti-IS coalition: experts
Iranian strikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq show that Tehran has become an unavoidable regional player but also highlight the unusual nature of the global fight against an extremist group that is uniting traditional foes, experts say. ... more
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Turkey-US moving closer on Syria no-fly zone: Ankara
NATO allies Turkey and the United States are narrowing their differences over plans to create a no-fly zone along the Syrian border, the Turkish foreign minister said on Wednesday. ... more
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Coalition 'halting Islamic State's advance'
The US-led coalition against the Islamic State group said Wednesday it was finally stopping the advance of the jihadists across Iraq and Syria, but warned it could take years to finally defeat them. ... more
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Denmark's jihadist rehab: homework, football and Islam
How do you turn around a young man who is determined to destroy the West? In the Danish city of Aarhus, you take him to a cafe or a public library and talk about football. ... more
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US says Iranian fighter jets bomb IS jihadists in Iraq
Iranian fighter jets struck Islamic State militants in eastern Iraq in recent days, the Pentagon said Tuesday, signaling Tehran's determination to confront the jihadists and Washington's tacit partnership with arch-foe Iran. ... more
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Lebanon arrests wife, son of IS chief Baghdadi: military
Lebanon has arrested a wife and son of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed caliph of the jihadist Islamic State (IS) group that has seized large chunks of Iraq and Syria, a military source said. ... more
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