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Coalition set for IS talks in Paris

Coalition set for IS talks in Paris

US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet foreign ministers from around the world in Paris on Monday to discuss how to defeat Islamic State (IS) militants. French President Francois Hollande said the beheading of a British aid worker showed the world must act against IS. About 40 countries, including 10 Arab states, have signed...

US at war with IS

US Secretary of State John Kerry will not use the term war to describe Washington's impending military action against the jihadist group Islamic State (IS), but others in the Obama administration aren't shying away from the word. What's in a name? On Wednesday night, the war-stopping, Nobel Peace Prize-winning President used a nationally televised address to announce a plan to "dismantle and ultimately destroy" the Sunni jihadists, also called ISIS, who have taunted America by beheading two captive US journalists. "We will...

Kerry rallies support for US 'war' on IS

Kerry rallies support for US 'war' on IS

US Secretary of State John Kerry said yesterday Egypt was on the frontline against "terrorism" after meeting its leadership to garner support to fight jihadists in Iraq and Syria. Egypt's formidable army is unlikely to take part in a military coalition against the Islamic State jihadists, but it has closely cooperated with the United...

Kerry visits Egypt for coalition talks on IS

Kerry visits Egypt for coalition talks on IS

US Secretary of State John Kerry will arrive in Egypt on Saturday amid US attempts to form a broad coalition to tackle Islamic State (IS) militants. Kerry will meet Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi in Cairo on the latest leg of his Middle East tour.

Kerry starts anti-IS tour from Iraq

Kerry starts anti-IS tour from Iraq

US Secretary of State John Kerry has landed in Baghdad in Iraq at the start of a Middle East tour to build support for action against Islamic State (IS). Kerry is due to meet new Iraqi PM Haidar al-Abadi less than 48 hours after a unity government was agreed. An inclusive government was a condition...

Fight Against Islamic State

US Forms 'core coalition'

The US has announced it is forming a "core coalition" to battle Islamic State in Iraq, and has given the new bloc two weeks to finalise plans to help the Baghdad authorities and the Kurds in the north intensify the fight against the militants. Speaking at the Nato summit in Wales, the US secretary of state, John Kerry, yesterday said that the 10-nation coalition would concentrate on shoring up those in Iraq who were fighting against Isis, but said intervention...

Syria Conflict
Fight Against Is Jihadists

US urges global 'coalition'

US urges global 'coalition'

Gulf Arab monarchies yesterday said they were ready to help counter advances by jihadists in Syria and Iraq, after the US called for a global coalition to fight the militants. The foreign ministers of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates -- the six GCC states -- also pledged a...

Israel-Palestinian talks begin in Cairo

Israel-Palestinian talks begin in Cairo

Indirect talks between Israeli and Palestinian representatives are taking place in the Egyptian capital Cairo. They come after a four-week conflict in Gaza that has claimed more than 1,900 lives. Egyptian mediators are shuttling between the two delegations, relaying each side's demands. A 72-hour truce is now in its second day in Gaza, the longest lull...

WTO deal sees impasse

US Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday told Narendra Modi that India's stance on a key WTO trade deal sent the wrong message, as he met the country's new prime minister for the first time. Kerry has expressed optimism about expanding cooperation between the world's two largest democracies during a first visit aimed at reviving a relationship clouded by mistrust. But a raft of disputes has cast a shadow over hopes for a warmer relationship, with India on Thursday blocking a...

Kerry visits India to improve ties

Kerry visits India to improve ties

US Secretary of State John Kerry is to begin a visit to Delhi as Washington tries to improve ties with India under its new PM Narendra Modi. Ahead of the visit, Kerry said India and the US could cooperate on a wide range of economic and strategic issues. Relations between India and the US have...

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