US President Barack Obama said key Nato allies stood ready to join in military action to defeat Islamic State militants in Iraq as he vowed to 'take out' the leaders of a movement he said was a major threat to the West.
President Barack Obama on Thursday threatened US military strikes in Iraq against Sunni Islamist militants who have surged out of the north to menace Baghdad and want to establish their own state in Iraq and Syria.
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Syria has warned the US against any military action over a suspected chemical weapons attack in its civil war, saying it would "create a ball of fire that will inflame the Middle East".
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Turkey does not want to consider a military option for intervention in neighbouring Syria as Damascus cracks down on popular protest, but it is ready for any scenario, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Tuesday.
North Korea will fire across a land border with South Korea if Seoul continues its anti-North psychological campaign, the North's official media said on Sunday ahead of a joint military drill between the United States and South Korea.
Iran's oil minister said any military attack aimed at curbing Tehran's nuclear work will push crude prices to 'unpredictable' highs, the website of the country's oil ministry reported on Saturday.
'When oil prices change by $10 to $15 by o