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Saudi ready to send forces to Syria if coalition decides

Saudi Arabia would be willing to commit special forces to Syria should the international coalition decide to deploy ground troops against Islamic State, the country's foreign minister said on Wednesday. It was the Saudi minist

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Bahrain ready to commit ground forces to Syria

Bahrain is ready to commit ground troops to Syria as part of a US-led coalition against Islamic State, the Gulf kingdom said on Friday, a day after its larger neighbour and close ally Saudi Arabia announced a similar pledge. Bahra

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Saudi-led coalition says ending Yemen ceasefire

A Saudi-led coalition that has been bombing the Houthi movement in Yemen for nine months announced on Saturday the end of a ceasefire that began on December 15, the Saudi state news agency SPA said, in a setback to attempts to end the conflict.

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Canada to withdraw jets fighting IS

Canada's new Liberal government will act within weeks to fulfill a campaign promise to withdraw six fighter jets that have been attacking Islamic State positions in Iraq and Syria, a top official said on Monday. The Liberals,

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Italy rules out joining Syria airstrikes

Italy has no intention of joining a US-led coalition that is attacking Islamic State targets in Syria, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Sunday, warning that the air campaign would only add to chaos in the region. Centre

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France seeks global coalition against Islamic State

French President Francois Hollande called on the US and Russia on Monday to join a global coalition to destroy Islamic State following the attacks across Paris, and announced a wave of measures to combat terrorism in France. "

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Victory in Yemen no matter what: Arab coalition

Gulf Arab coalition forces fighting Houthi militia in Yemen are advancing on the capital in a two-pronged offensive, generals told reporters on Monday at a desert oil compound they have turned into a military base. Yemeni forces a

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Saudi-led coalition troops in Yemen hit 10,000

A Saudi-led alliance has deployed 10,000 troops to Yemen, Qatari news channel Al Jazeera said on Tuesday, in an apparent sign of determination to rout Iran-allied Houthi forces after they killed at least 60 Gulf Arab soldiers on Friday.

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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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