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From TheJournal.ie British tourists warned they could be targeted by terrorists Be Vigilant

British tourists warned they could be targeted by terrorists

The Foreign Office said it would be motivated by the conflict in Iraq and Syria.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: What is the lure of IS for western girls and women? Jihadist Brides

Opinion: What is the lure of IS for western girls and women?

Why would a western woman – who enjoys the freedom to vote, drive, and wear what she wishes – subject herself to such an apparently patriarchal culture?

From TheJournal.ie Watch: US military obliterate Islamic State flag planted on Kobane hill Death From Above

Watch: US military obliterate Islamic State flag planted on Kobane hill

The effect of the air campaign remains the subject of debate.

From TheJournal.ie Four Blackwater guards found guilty of 2007 Iraq killings Trial

Four Blackwater guards found guilty of 2007 Iraq killings

More than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad were shot and 14 were killed.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey will help Kurds fight Islamic State across the border in sudden policy shift Peshmerga This post contains images

Turkey will help Kurds fight Islamic State across the border in sudden policy shift

“We have no wish at all to see Kobane fall.”

From TheJournal.ie Obama: We are deeply concerned about what's happening in Kobane Syria

Obama: We are deeply concerned about what's happening in Kobane

The US president has committed to continued air strikes on the northern Syrian town.

From TheJournal.ie Australia is joining the fight against Islamic State in Iraq Air Strikes

Australia is joining the fight against Islamic State in Iraq

The country’s cabinet today approve the deployment of special forces and military air strikes.

From TheJournal.ie British jets take out Islamic State weapons post and machine gun vehicle Iraq

British jets take out Islamic State weapons post and machine gun vehicle

IS fighters near the Turkish border were among the targets of the strikes.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The US should step back and let the Middle East tackle Isis Cycle Of Violence

Opinion: The US should step back and let the Middle East tackle Isis

It is time to stop air strikes and let the people of the Middle East decide their own fate – together and without interference.

From TheJournal.ie Israeli PM warns nuclear-capable Iran poses greater threat than Islamic State Terrorism

Israeli PM warns nuclear-capable Iran poses greater threat than Islamic State

He said “to defeat ISIS and leave Iran as a threshold nuclear state power is to win the battle and lose the war”.

From TheJournal.ie Flanagan: 'The beheading, the barbaric sexual violence is too harrowing to witness' Islamic State

Flanagan: 'The beheading, the barbaric sexual violence is too harrowing to witness'

Addressing the UN tonight, Flanagan said the “bloodlust and inhumanity which ISIS is displaying in Syria and Iraq” has shocked all civilised people.

From TheJournal.ie Obama admits they underestimated Islamic State group and what was happening in Syria Interview

Obama admits they underestimated Islamic State group and what was happening in Syria

He said that it must be accepted the military action is part of the solution.

From TheJournal.ie Al-Nusra terror group warns of attacks on nations involved in Syrian air strikes Air Strikes

Al-Nusra terror group warns of attacks on nations involved in Syrian air strikes

The group, linked to Al-Qaeda, has declared the air strikes “a war against Islam”.

From TheJournal.ie British warplanes are already in the skies over Iraq waiting to attack Tornados

British warplanes are already in the skies over Iraq waiting to attack

The Tornado combat jets took off from an RAF base in Cyprus.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you support the use of Irish airports for attacks on Islamic State militants? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support the use of Irish airports for attacks on Islamic State militants?

Should Ireland join the international coalition?

From TheJournal.ie US flying "near continuous" bombing raids but warn "ground component" will be needed Islamic State

US flying "near continuous" bombing raids but warn "ground component" will be needed

The US is planning to train and arm 5,000 Syrian rebels.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is happening with the Islamic State group? Islamic State

Explainer: What is happening with the Islamic State group?

Why has there been a spate of beheadings? What should the group be referred to as? Has the West just gone to war with them?

From TheJournal.ie British and Belgian politicians vote to join air strikes on Islamic State Terrorism

British and Belgian politicians vote to join air strikes on Islamic State

Speaking today, David Cameron told MPs “there is no more serious issue than asking our armed forces to put themselves in harm’s way to protect our country”.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland to examine updating terror laws following UN resolution on foreign fighters Terrorism

Ireland to examine updating terror laws following UN resolution on foreign fighters

Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan said Europeans joining Islamist State group is a ‘serious problem’.

From TheJournal.ie Will Britain join the US-led airstrikes on ISIS?.. MPs vote today Recall

Will Britain join the US-led airstrikes on ISIS?.. MPs vote today

David Cameron has urged Britain not to be “frozen with fear” about re-entering conflict in Iraq.

From TheJournal.ie Islamic State plot to attack US and Paris subway systems revealed Terrorism

Islamic State plot to attack US and Paris subway systems revealed

He told reporters today that he had been alerted to the plan to target systems in the US and Paris which involved militants from that country who are part of IS.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you support US-led airstrikes on the Islamic State group? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support US-led airstrikes on the Islamic State group?

They killed 19 people last night, including 5 civilians and one child.

From TheJournal.ie New video shows beheading of Frenchman by Islamic State militants Terrorism

New video shows beheading of Frenchman by Islamic State militants

Herve Gourdel, a French hiker, was abducted at the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Cameron recalls British parliament to vote on joining air strikes in Iraq Islamic State

Cameron recalls British parliament to vote on joining air strikes in Iraq

Speaking after talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi, Cameron said he was “confident” that members of the House of Commons would authorise the move.

From TheJournal.ie Captured British aid worker pleads for his life in audio file sent to his wife Held Hostage

Captured British aid worker pleads for his life in audio file sent to his wife

Alan Henning was seized during an aid mission to Syria last December.

From TheJournal.ie Fleeing ISIS: More than 130,000 Syrian Kurds have now crossed into Turkey Islamic State

Fleeing ISIS: More than 130,000 Syrian Kurds have now crossed into Turkey

Extremists with Islamic State have seized dozens of villages in the past week.

From TheJournal.ie Wife of British taxi driver captured by Islamic State pleads with captors to release him Hostage

Wife of British taxi driver captured by Islamic State pleads with captors to release him

“I cannot see how it could assist any State’s allow the world to see a man like Alan dying,” she said.

From TheJournal.ie France is the first nation to join the US in attacking Islamic State... Iraq

France is the first nation to join the US in attacking Islamic State...

… but refused to support the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

From TheJournal.ie US bombs Islamic State near Baghdad for first time Air Strike

US bombs Islamic State near Baghdad for first time

Last week Obama ordered a “relentless” war against the Islamic State.

From TheJournal.ie Countries to support Iraq by "any means necessary" against Islamic State Military Assistance

Countries to support Iraq by "any means necessary" against Islamic State

30 diplomats met today in Paris on the issue.

From TheJournal.ie German court puts first alleged Islamic State jihadist on trial Kreshnik Berisha

German court puts first alleged Islamic State jihadist on trial

Prosecutors say there is no evidence he was plotting an attack in Germany.

From TheJournal.ie Family of British man kidnapped by ISIS ask his captors to make contact Help

Family of British man kidnapped by ISIS ask his captors to make contact

Islamic State has threatened to kill David Haines, who was kidnapped in March last year.

From TheJournal.ie White House makes it official: The US is at war with Islamic State At War

White House makes it official: The US is at war with Islamic State

“The United States is at war with ISIS in the same way that we are at war with Al-Qaeda”.

From TheJournal.ie CIA triples its estimate of the number of Islamic State fighters Iraq

CIA triples its estimate of the number of Islamic State fighters

Up to 2,000 Westerners are fighting with the group, the intelligence agency says.

From TheJournal.ie US authorises $25m in military aid to help Iraq fight IS Islamic State

US authorises $25m in military aid to help Iraq fight IS

US President Barack Obama authorised the aid today.

From TheJournal.ie John Kerry travels to Middle East to hold anti-IS talks

John Kerry travels to Middle East to hold anti-IS talks

Saudi has confirmed the Arab anti-IS talks with Kerry for Thursday.

From TheJournal.ie Steven Sotloff's family speak out for the first time since his death Is

Steven Sotloff's family speak out for the first time since his death

“He ultimately sacrificed his life to bring their story to the world.”

From TheJournal.ie Obama vows US 'will not be intimidated' by Islamic State jihadists Strike Back

Obama vows US 'will not be intimidated' by Islamic State jihadists

Terrorism experts say the group is not as strong as pre-911 Al-Qaeda.

From TheJournal.ie US journalist Steven Sotloff 'beheaded by Islamic State' in newly released video Steven Sotloff

US journalist Steven Sotloff 'beheaded by Islamic State' in newly released video

Sotloff appeared in the video in which James Foley was killed.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Croke Park war plane stunt betrayed the history of the GAA War Planes

Opinion: Croke Park war plane stunt betrayed the history of the GAA

The fly-past of two US war planes was no doubt great entertainment for many, but it also trivialises the brutal machinery of war.