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#islamic state

# islamic-state - Yesterday’s News

800 police stop Islamic State plan to ‘behead random Australian’

The major pre-dawn operation resulted in 15 arrests.

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# islamic-state - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

US bombs Islamic State near Baghdad for first time

Last week Obama ordered a “relentless” war against the Islamic State.

# islamic-state - Monday 15 September, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everybody’s talking about housing people in prefabs, Judge Barry White, seagulls and Islamic State.

Countries to support Iraq by “any means necessary” against Islamic State

30 diplomats met today in Paris on the issue.

German court puts first alleged Islamic State jihadist on trial

Prosecutors say there is no evidence he was plotting an attack in Germany.

Nations meet in Paris to discuss how to defeat Islamic State

Representatives of 20 nations will take part.

# islamic-state - Sunday 14 September, 2014

“He was a hero” – Condemnation after Islamic State beheads British hostage

David Cameron has described the killing as “an act of pure evil”.

Australia sending 600 troops to join US against Islamic State – but not for combat

400 air personnel and about 200 military personnel followed a formal request from Washington for Australia to contribute to the international coalition.

# islamic-state - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Family of British man kidnapped by ISIS ask his captors to make contact

Islamic State has threatened to kill David Haines, who was kidnapped in March last year.

White House makes it official: The US is at war with Islamic State

“The United States is at war with ISIS in the same way that we are at war with Al-Qaeda”.

# islamic-state - Friday 12 September, 2014

Mother of killed James Foley felt like “annoyance” to US government

Diane Foley said her family was warned it would be charged if it tried to raise ransom money to free James.

Australia warns “terrorist attack is likely” over fears of returning jihadists

The Australian Prime Minister said that the level equals to the terror threat level in the United Kingdom.

CIA triples its estimate of the number of Islamic State fighters

Up to 2,000 Westerners are fighting with the group, the intelligence agency says.

# islamic-state - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Obama orders “relentless” war against Islamic State

The President said in a televised address that the US would “degrade, and ultimately destroy” the group.

# islamic-state - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

US authorises $25m in military aid to help Iraq fight IS

US President Barack Obama authorised the aid today.

Obama to lay out Islamic State battle plan

The speech will give Obama a chance to redress criticism that he has been slow to respond to IS, amid fears fighters armed with Western passports could hit US targets.

US teen pleads guilty to trying to help Islamic State

Shannon Maureen Conley was arrested in April as she prepared to fly to Turkey.

# islamic-state - Sunday 7 September, 2014

Obama says he regrets playing golf after James Foley beheading

The President was criticised in the press after being pictured smiling while playing golf after making a public statement about the journalist’s death.

US steps up air-strike campaign to target fighters in Iraq’s Sunni heartland

The new strikes deepen Washington’s involvement in the conflict and represent a significant escalation for President Barack Obama.

# islamic-state - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Ukraine president to brief Western leaders before Welsh Nato summit

Meanwhile, Obama and Cameron have vowed to destroy Islamic State in the Middle East.

Steven Sotloff’s family speak out for the first time since his death Is

Steven Sotloff’s family speak out for the first time since his death

“He ultimately sacrificed his life to bring their story to the world.”

# islamic-state - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Obama vows US ‘will not be intimidated’ by Islamic State jihadists

Terrorism experts say the group is not as strong as pre-911 Al-Qaeda.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

‘A despicable crime’: UN chief slams murder of US journalist Steven Sotloff

The White House has confirmed that the video showing Sotloff’s beheading is authentic.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s everything you need to know before you launch into Wednesday…

# islamic-state - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

US journalist Steven Sotloff ‘beheaded by Islamic State’ in newly released video

Sotloff appeared in the video in which James Foley was killed.

Amnesty: IS have carried out “acts of inhumanity on an unimaginable scale”

The human rights group says IS fighters have carried out “systematic ethnic cleansing” in northern Iraq.

# islamic-state - Saturday 30 August, 2014

‘We will go home one day’: Yazidis determined to return to their temples and normal lives

“We were pushed out of Sinjar, but even if (the jihadists) come here, I would rather die for this temple than leave Iraq.”

# islamic-state - Friday 29 August, 2014

UK increases terror threat level from “substantial” to “severe”

There is no evidence however to suggest that an attack is imminent.

# islamic-state - Thursday 28 August, 2014

Opinion: Dramatic change is needed in American foreign policy – the people have no appetite for war

The US must no longer be impulsively ready to employ its military around the world either for its own or for others’ ends.

# islamic-state - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

American family reveals their 26-year-old daughter is being held captive in Syria

The humanitarian worker was kidnapped by the militant group some time ago.

# islamic-state - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Suspected killer of James Foley is London rapper and son of Al-Qaeda suspect – reports

Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, aka L Jinny, left his well-off London home last year…

Obama okays spy planes over Syria… but no airstikes yet

The US has long resisted taking action against IS inside Syria, but it’s believed the militants’ murder of journalist James Foley may have altered the President’s approach.

# islamic-state - Monday 25 August, 2014

James Foley wrote a letter to his family while in captivity and it’s beautiful

“Dreams of family and friends take me away and happiness fills my heart.”

# islamic-state - Sunday 24 August, 2014

Opinion: The killing and imprisonment of journalists should concern us all

Worrying press arrests in Ferguson and the grisly murder of James Foley underlines it is in all of our interests to ensure journalists can report without fear.

# islamic-state - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Opinion: The murder of James Foley will backfire spectacularly on Isis

Western powers were growing increasingly weary of military engagements in the Middle East – but this provocation will ensure a sustained, focused campaign to eliminate Isis.

Urgent action needed to avoid “massacre” in Iraq

The UN says that the town of Amerli is seriously at risk.

To pay or not to pay? James Foley’s death underscores an agonising dilemma

It is estimated that terrorists net about $120m between 2004 and 2012 in ransoms.

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