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Washington moots possible airstrikes on Syria’s air defenses
The US Air Force will strike back at Syria’s air defense if they interfere with US plans for bombing positions held by Islamic State militants (IS, formerly ISIS), according to recent reports. IS has a significant presence in Syria.

16.09.2014 08:28

Al-Qaeda urged ISIS to release UK aid worker following his abduction
Al-Qaeda made an appeal to the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) to release British hostage, Alan Henning, on the grounds he was an honest and upright aid worker, who genuinely tried to ease the plight of suffering Muslims, it has emerged.

16.09.2014 08:30

UK rules out trying to save Briton held by ISIS
Britain has said it will not try and rescue one of its citizens who has been threatened with execution by Islamic State. The country’s Foreign Minister said nothing would be done because "we don't know where he is, it's as simple as that."

15.09.2014 19:47

Iran refuses to help 'self-serving' US fight ISIS
Iran has refused an offer from the United States to join a global alliance preparing to combat Islamic State militants, according to Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

15.09.2014 14:24

Airstrikes against ISIS in Syria ‘illegal’ without Assad’s OK – report
UK airstrikes against Islamic State extremists in Syria could be illegal without the agreement of President Bashar Assad’s government or a UN Security Council resolution, according to a House of Commons Library assessment.

15.09.2014 14:02

‘IS could expand to Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey’
The Islamic State has the potential to affect the entire Levant, though only few states in the region are contributing to the effort to fight this threat, the CEO at Country Risk Solutions, Daniel Wagner told RT.

15.09.2014 11:29

Second British aid worker facing ISIS murder threat
A second British hostage facing execution by Islamic State (IS) militants has been identified as Alan Henning, a taxi driver from northwest England who was kidnapped during an aid mission to Syria.

15.09.2014 08:44

‘British-US policy to fight ISIS isn’t going to work’
Obama-Cameron plan to defeat ISIS is inherently flawed and will fail, causing only more deaths, more chaos and more religious wars, Lawrence Freeman, editor of the Executive Intelligence Review magazine, told RT.

14.09.2014 03:56

ISIS daily profits from oil, theft, human trafficking exceed $3mn – report
Islamic State radicals gain more than $3 million per day just from oil sales, while also earning huge sums from human trafficking and extortion, report US intelligence officials and experts. They are wealthier than any other terror group in history.

14.09.2014 15:07

Nearly 1,000 Frenchmen join jihad, dozens of women and kids 'stopped en route'
About 930 France’s residents and citizens, including 60 women, are either already fighting in Iraq and Syria or are planning to go there, the country’s interior minister said. Dozens of women and children were stopped on their way there.

14.09.2014 11:42

‘Neither Islamic, nor state’: UK Muslim leaders object to extremist group’s name
Imams and leaders of Muslim societies in Britain have urged journalists and politicians to find an “alternative way” to refer to the jihadist group Islamic State. They say “UnIslamic State” would be a more “accurate and fair” description.

14.09.2014 11:18

Islamic State claims execution of UK hostage David Haines, releases video
Islamic State jihadists have released a video which they claim shows the beheading of a 44-year-old British aid worker, David Haines, who has been held hostage since his abduction last year.

13.09.2014 22:30

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