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Islamic State Using U.S. Arms Supplied by Saudi Arabia

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Islamic State fighters appear to be using captured US military issue arms and weapons supplied to moderate rebels in Syria by Saudi Arabia.

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Russian Bombers Practice Cruise Missile Strikes on U.S.

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Two Russian strategic bombers conducted practice cruise missile attacks on the United States during a training mission last week that defense officials say appeared timed to the NATO summit in Wales.

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U.S. Expands Air Strikes Against Islamic State Around Haditha Dam

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The U.S. military said Sunday it launched airstrikes around Haditha Dam in western Iraq, targeting Islamic State insurgents there for the first time in a move to prevent the group from capturing the vital dam.

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Obama: U.S. Will Not Lead Fight Against Islamic State

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President Obama said that while the Islamic State can't be defeated without boots on the ground, those boots will not be members of the American military.

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Former Israeli President Shimon Peres Proposes 'UN for Religions' to Vatican

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Former Israeli President Shimon Peres emerged from a Vatican City audience with Pope Francis Thursday after proposing a kind of United Nations for religions.

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Gen. McInerney: "We Helped Build ISIS" (Video)

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General Thomas McInerney acknowledged that the United States “helped build ISIS” as a result of the group obtaining weapons from the Benghazi consulate in Libya which was attacked by jihadists in September 2012 in an interview with Fox News.

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Missing Libyan Jetliners Raise Fears of Suicide Airliner Attacks

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Islamist militias in Libya took control of nearly a dozen commercial jetliners last month, and western intelligence agencies recently issued a warning that the jets could be used in terrorist attacks across North Africa.

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Tripoli Under Control of Islamic Militia, Including US Embassy Compound

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Libya's toothless outgoing government admitted it has in effect lost control of Tripoli to armed militias.

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Saudis Consider Plans to Move Tomb of Muhammad

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One of Islam's most revered holy sites – the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad – could be destroyed and his body removed to an anonymous grave under plans which threaten to spark discord across the Muslim world.

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Battle of Syria Spurs Civil War in Global Jihadist Movement

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Syria's bloody civil war has spawned a separate rift with ramifications well beyond the region known as the Levant -- a battle for the very soul of the global jihad movement.

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Russian Military Captures Key Towns in Ukraine

The Kremlin announced on Monday President Vladimir Putin had ordered Russian forces near Ukraine back to their bases, but NATO and the United States said they saw no sign of a pullback and Moscow had failed to carry out such promises before.
Russian soldiers, tanks and heavy artillery began rolling into southeastern Ukraine in earnest Thursday, the Ukrainian government said, as well-armed detachments captured key towns, burned buildings and sent the underequipped Ukrainian forces into full retreat -- a show of military force that the United States now considers an invasion in all but name.

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Iran Provided Weapons to Kurds; Bombs Explode in Baghdad

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Iran has supplied weapons and ammunition to Iraqi Kurdish forces, Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani said on Tuesday at a joint press conference with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Arbil, capital of Iraq's Kurdish region.

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NATO Plans East European Bases to Counter Russia

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NATO is to deploy its forces at new bases in eastern Europe for the first time, in response to the Ukraine crisis and in an attempt to deter Vladimir Putin from causing trouble in the former Soviet Baltic republics.

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Ukraine Says It Has Captured Russian Soldiers

The Kremlin announced on Monday President Vladimir Putin had ordered Russian forces near Ukraine back to their bases, but NATO and the United States said they saw no sign of a pullback and Moscow had failed to carry out such promises before.
Ukrainian security services on Monday released video footage purporting to show Russian servicemen who were captured by Ukrainian government forces while fighting alongside pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine.

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Islamic State Has Taken 'Full Control' of Key Syrian Province

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After the Islamic State has seized control of the Syrian Air Force base at Tabqa, the Raqqa province is the first to full fall out of government hands as it seeks to establish a capital for its caliphate.

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