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IT chief at Bangladesh Coca-Cola unit arrested as Islamic State suspect

DHAKA - An IT manager at a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Co was one of two men arrested in Bangladesh on suspicion of planning to fight for Islamic State in Syria, police and company sources said on Monday.

IT chief at Bangladesh Coca-Cola unit arrested as Islamic State suspect 25 May 2015

DHAKA - An IT manager at a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Co was one of two men arrested in Bangladesh on suspicion of planning to fight for Islamic State in Syria, police and company sources said on Monday.

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Syrian air force targets captured Palmyra city - monitor 25 May 2015

BEIRUT - Syria's air force carried out at least 15 strikes in and around the central city of Palmyra early on Monday, targeting buildings captured by Islamic State, a group monitoring the war said.

Hezbollah captures hilltops from al Qaeda's Syria wing - Al-Manar TV 25 May 2015

BEIRUT - Hezbollah fighters have captured two hilltops from al Qaeda's Syria wing Nusra Front in areas close to the Lebanese border and have killed dozens of enemy combatants, Hezbollah-run al-Manar television reported on Monday.

Bangladesh arrests two suspected Islamic State activists 25 May 2015

DHAKA - Bangladeshi police have arrested two suspected members of the Islamic State group who had planned to fight alongside militants in Syria, a police official said on Monday, adding to concerns about the rise of extremist groups in South Asia.

Turkey says agrees deal with U.S. on air support for Syrian rebels 25 May 2015

ISTANBUL - The United States and Turkey have agreed "in principle" to give air support to some forces from Syria's mainstream opposition, Turkey's foreign minister said, in what if confirmed could mark an expansion of U.S. involvement in the conflict.

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Iraq regains ground from Islamic State; mass deaths reported in Palmyra 25 May 2015

BAGHDAD/BEIRUT - Iraqi forces recaptured territory from advancing Islamic State militants near the recently-fallen city of Ramadi on Sunday, while in Syria the government said the Islamists had killed hundreds of people since capturing the town of Palmyra. | Video

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Syria says Islamic State kills hundreds, including children, in Palmyra 24 May 2015

BEIRUT - Islamic State fighters have killed at least 400 people, including women and children, in Palmyra since capturing the ancient Syrian city four days ago, Syrian state media said on Sunday.

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Hezbollah says it will step up presence in Syria as needed 24 May 2015

BEIRUT - Hezbollah is fighting across all of Syria alongside the army of President Bashar al-Assad and is willing to increase its presence there when needed, the leader of the Lebanese Shi'ite movement said on Sunday.

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Iraq regains ground from Islamic State; mass deaths reported in Palmyra 24 May 2015

BAGHDAD/BEIRUT - Iraqi forces recaptured territory from advancing Islamic State militants near the recently-fallen city of Ramadi on Sunday, while in Syria the government said the Islamists had killed hundreds of people since capturing the town of Palmyra. | Video

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Iraqi forces regain ground from Islamic State

Iraqi forces regain ground from Islamic State militants in western Iraq, advancing towards the city of Ramadi one week after it fell to the insurgents. Katharine Jackson reports.