Tuesday 21 October 2014
 
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Bahrain to play key role in fight against ISIS

Bahrain could play a vital role in combating a terrorist organisation threatening the region if it joins an international military coalition, according to security experts. Around 40 countries, including 10 Arab states, will gathe

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US opposes Iran role in anti-Islamic State coalition

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday it was "not appropriate" for Iran to join talks on confronting Islamic State militants, as he appeared to play down how fast countries can commit to force or other steps in an emerging co

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Obama says no military strategy yet on Islamic State

President Barack Obama said on Thursday that he has not yet developed a broad strategy for confronting Islamic State in an acknowledgement that he has not decided whether to launch air strikes against the militant group in Syria.

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US seeks coalition against Islamic State

The US is intensifying its push to build an international campaign against Islamic State jihadist fighters in Iraq and Syria, including recruiting partners for potential joint military action, Obama administration officials said.

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Satellite anti-piracy coalition combats TV piracy

The Broadcast Satellite Anti-Piracy Coalition, which was recently launched, has taken important steps in the battle against the region’s vast number of pirate TV channels. Key industry players combined forces to raise awaren

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Top TV industry players join to combat piracy

Leading broadcasters, satellite operators and service providers across the Mena region have joined forces to launch the region’s first ‘anti-piracy coalition.’   Key industry players including O

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Bahrain talks suspended as coalition pulls out

Bahrain's National Dialogue initiative has been suspended indefinitely after another key set of participants pulled out of the talks. Members of the National Coalition (Sunni contingent) yesterday announced it would no longer

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Syrian opposition to take part in Geneva talks

The Western-backed Syrian opposition agreed to participate in international peace talks in Geneva, the Syrian National Coalition said in a statement early on Monday. The statement, translated from Arabic, outlined conditions that

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Syria opposition meets to find leader

Syria's fractious opposition coalition meets on Thursday under pressure to name a new leader and prove to its Western and Arab backers it can be trusted with advanced weapons to beat back a concerted offensive by President Bashar Al-Assad.

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Besieged Syrian rebels plead for help

Syrian rebels under siege in a town near the Lebanese border issued a desperate appeal on Thursday for reinforcements and medical supplies as government troops and Lebanese guerrillas pounded their defences. Alongside a military o

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