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US House votes to authorize aid to Syrian rebels in ISIS fight (17.09.2014)

An unusual but overwhelming coalition in the House voted Wednesday to authorize the training and arming of Syrian rebels to confront the militant Islamic State, backing President Obama after he personally pleaded for support.


Obama: No US ground troops to fight IS in Iraq (17.09.2014)

President Barack Obama vowed on Wednesday the United States will not fight another ground war in Iraq, seeking to reassure Americans about the level of U.S. involvement after a top general suggested some combat troops could be deployed.

Islamic State crisis: World leaders pledge Iraq support (15.09.2014)

Thirty countries have pledged to help Iraq fight Islamic State (IS) militants "by all means necessary".

U.S. airstrikes hit targets near Baghdad held by ISIS (15.09.2014)

The United States, as promised by President Obama, has stepped up its airstrike campaign in Iraq, hitting targets near Baghdad in the effort to help the Iraqi government win back territory seized by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Pentagon officials said Monday.

Einweisung der Peschmerga durch kleine Teams vor Ort und in Deutschland (13.09.2014)

Es ist vorgesehen, dass kleine Teams von etwa sechs Soldaten temporär bei der Einweisung in die Bedienung von zum Beispiel Panzerfäusten oder Maschinengewehren vor Ort unterstützen.

Obama threatens action in Syria (11.09.2014)

US President Barack Obama has said he will not hesitate to take action against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria as well as Iraq.

Syria rebels free UN peacekeepers (11.09.2014)

The Syrian rebel group the Nusra Front has released all UN peacekeepers from Fiji, Al Jazeera has learned. The 44 peacekeepers were expected to cross from Syria into the Israeli side of the Golan Heights.


Is an EU force in the cards for the Gaza Strip? (10.09.2014)

The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs has recently submitted a classified document (the contents of which were reported on by Haaretz on Sunday) to the security cabinet … Its main purpose is to establish an international monitoring force in the Gaza Strip based on an upgrading of the European...