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France opens Iraq conference urging 'global' fight on jihadists

France opens Iraq conference urging 'global' fight on jihadists

"What is the threat?" the French leader said as he opened the one-day meeting of officials from some 30 states in Paris. "It is global so the response must be global ... Iraq's fight against the terrorists is also our fight."
South Korea finds wreckage in sea of suspected North drone

South Korea finds wreckage in sea of suspected North drone

The aircraft's light blue wreckage was found 6 kilometres (3.75 miles) west of Baengnyeong island, and bore similarities to drones that had been found earlier this year, that investigators concluded were launched by North Korea.
Many deaths as boat with African emigrants sinks off Libyan coast - Libya navy

Many deaths as boat with African emigrants sinks off Libyan coast - Libya navy

Only 26 people have been rescued so far, navy spokesman Ayub Qassem told Reuters, adding that the boat had sunk near Tajoura, east of the capital Tripoli.
U.S. sees Middle East help fighting IS, Britain cautious after beheading

U.S. sees Middle East help fighting IS, Britain cautious after beheading

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has been touring the Middle East to try to secure backing for U.S. efforts to build a coalition to fight the Islamic State militants who have grabbed territory in Syria and Iraq.
Al Qaeda denies decline, acknowledges 'mistakes' by its branches

Al Qaeda denies decline, acknowledges 'mistakes' by its branches

"Whatever slip-ups or errors (regional branches)...may have committed are limited in number in the midst of mountains of good deeds and successes," said Hossam Abdul Raouf, an Egyptian veteran of the militant group.