LONDON British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday his government had unanimously agreed a motion on air strikes against militants in Syria, portraying the ruling party as united on an issue that has split the Labour opposition.
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BEIRUT Al Qaeda's Syrian wing freed 16 Lebanese soldiers and policemen on Tuesday in exchange for the release of jailed Islamists including the ex-wife of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
UNITED NATIONS A bid by Islamic State to expand its territory in Libya has been hampered by a lack of fighters and the militant group is struggling to win local support because it is viewed as an "outsider," according to a report by United Nations experts.
WASHINGTON The United States said on Tuesday it was deploying an elite new force of special operations troops to Iraq to conduct raids, free hostages, capture Islamic State leaders and carry out "unilateral operations" in neighbouring Syria. | Video
WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's nominee to be ambassador to Myanmar said on Tuesday he does not anticipate major changes in U.S. sanctions in the wake of the country's historic election last month.
ATHENS Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday he hoped capital controls imposed at the height of the country's debt crisis in July can be lifted in the first half of next year.
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