US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has told a US Senate committee that the fight against "Islamic State" won't be "an easy or brief effort." He also said planned airstrikes would target extremist sanctuaries in Syria.
The US has bombed a suspected "Islamic State" target near the Iraqi capital Baghdad, the first airstrike close to the capital in the current campaign. World leaders in Paris pledged to fight IS "by any means necessary."
Diplomats are gathering in the French capital to discuss ways to overcome the threat posed by "Islamic State" militants. The United States is calling on its allies to show solidarity in the fight against the jihadists.
Diplomats from around the world are heading to France to discuss action against "Islamic State" militants after the murder of British hostage David Haines. Delegates are set to meet in Paris to discuss options.
President Barack Obama vowed that the US would stand "shoulder to shoulder" with the UK after the apparent murder of Briton David Haines. Islamic State militants released a video claiming to show his murder.
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Beginning in 1999 as an organization intended to bring down the Jordanian government, the 'Islamic State' has swollen in size and violent scope in recent months. The terror group wants to restore the Islamic caliphate.
British Prime Minister David Cameron has condemned the apparent murder of Scottish aid worker David Haines by the militant group "Islamic State." Cameron vowed to track down the 44-year-old's killers.
The "Islamic State" terror group claims to have executed Briton David Haines. The militant organization had threatened to kill the aid worker after it murdered US journalist Steven Sotloff in response to US airstrikes.
Iraq's new Shiite prime minister has ordered the country's air force to halt bombardments of civilian areas. The move is part of an effort to gain support from Sunnis in the fight against "Islamic State" (IS) militants.
US Secretary of State John Kerry has told Egyptian authorities their country is on the "frontline of the fight against terrorism." Kerry is in Cairo to seek support for a coalition to fight "Islamic State" jihadists.
Senior members of Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, who had sought refuge in Qatar, have agreed to leave the Gulf state. Doha has come under increasing pressure from its neighbors not to support the Islamist Group.
Wars, crises, and the reign of terror of the "Islamic State" extend to the borders of Jordan. But political and religious circumstances have helped Amman prevent IS from establishing a major presence in the kingdom.
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