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US encouraged by pledges to fight IS fighters
Kerry says different countries in the Middle East and elsewhere promised to offer military assistance to fight IS group.
Last updated: 14 Sep 2014 15:36 GMT
US senate bill drops assault weapons ban
Proposed ban part of Obama's controversial gun control measures won't be part of bill Senate plans to debate next month.
Last updated: 20 Mar 2013 15:19 GMT
Obama draft immigration plan draws criticism
Republicans and Democrats, sceptical over leaked draft bill, push for the US president to wait for bipartisan support.
Last updated: 18 Feb 2013 07:24 GMT
Obama appoints new chief of staff
President Obama names longtime foreign policy aide Denis McDonough to the post, one of several high-level appointments.
Last updated: 26 Jan 2013 11:43 GMT
The Arab Spring: Anatomy of a tipping point
Foreign intervention is a significant factor in shaping the next phase of the Arab Spring, scholars argue.
Leila Hudson and Matt Flannes
Last updated: 01 Sep 2011 10:38 GMT
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Denmark introduces rehab for Syrian fighters
An innovative rehabilitation programme offers Danish fighters in Syria an escape route and help without prosecution.
Islamic State fears take hold in Netherlands
Street tension between radical Muslims and Holland's hard right rises, as Islamic State anxiety grows.
Gaza: Nowhere to hide
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ugandans baffled by sleeping ministers
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
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Afghan elections: Why the candidates can't reach a deal
Russia: We warned the Yanks about Islamic State
The face that launched a thousand tweets
Mary Jane Baxter
Obama's war and the Mosul variable
Ahmed Seif and Egypt's prison generation
Making desperate people's lives truly miserable
In Pictures: DR Congo's dance battles
Salaam Kivu International Film Festival gives the people of war-weary eastern DR Congo a chance to forget their misery.
In Pictures: Water still a luxury in Ethiopia
While 52 percent of Ethiopia's people have access to improved water, only 10 percent have water piped into their homes.
In Pictures: Syrian food finds Jordanian home
Beloved Syrian ice cream, shawerma and sweets shops have sprung up across Jordan to the delight of locals.
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