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  • 18 Sep 2014 08:46

    US House approves plan to train Syria rebels in IS fight

    US lawmakers voted Wednesday (Sep 17) to authorize training and arming of Syrian rebels to combat Islamist radicals, a crucial step in President Barack Obama's bid to thwart extremism surging across Iraq and Syria.

  • 18 Sep 2014 12:57

    IS 'mafia' cash flow poses difficult target for West

    Western governments are facing an uphill battle trying to squeeze the finances of Islamic State militants, as the extremists operate like a "mafia" in territory under their control in Syria and Iraq, experts said Wednesday (Sep 17).

  • 18 Sep 2014 13:54

    Obama, Poroshenko meet as peace deal hopes rise

    Ukraine's leader Petro Poroshenko will meet with US President Barack Obama Thursday (Sep 18), amid hopes Kiev's conflict with pro-Russian rebels may end after Moscow hailed an offer of self-rule for the separatists.

  • 18 Sep 2014 09:53

    Iran slams US as 'obsessed' with sanctions as talks resume

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday (Sep 17) accused Washington of being "obsessed" with sanctions as a new round of high-stakes bilateral nuclear negotiations opened in New York.

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