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Turkish jets join US-led coalition strikes on IS

Turkish jets took part in US-led coalition air strikes against Islamic State in Syria for the first time on Friday, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said.   "Our jets started last night to carry out air operatio

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Anti-Houthi forces take strategic city in Yemen

Fighters backed by an Arab military coalition seized the key city of Zinjibar in southern Yemen on Saturday, residents and militia sources said, dealing another major blow to the dominant Houthi group. The capital city of Abyan pr

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Coalition set to launch full-scale battle against IS

Turkey said on Wednesday a US-led coalition will soon launch a "comprehensive battle" against Islamic State militants from Turkish air bases, but Syria said any military action not coordinated with Damascus would breach its sovereignty

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Coalition campaign cripples terror group

The US Navy says a five-month air strike campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is showing results, but so far only a quarter of the territory once controlled by militants in Iraq has been won back. The Gulf Dail

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Bahraini rights groups set up Gulf coalition

A new pan-Gulf human rights organisation has been formed by founding members including two Bahraini campaign groups. The Gulf Association for Rights and Freedom (GARF) is a Bahraini initiative that includes the Bahrain Human Right

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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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