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IS strategy 'must not be rushed'

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Regional consensus for dealing with Iran, Russia and the Syrian presidency is needed before any US military action inside Syria begins, writes former US Assistant Secretary of State PJ Crowley.

Global media aghast at Foley murder

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The release of a video showing the beheading of an American journalist held hostage in Syria by the militant jihadist group Islamic State (IS), known pejoratively in Arabic as "Daish", sent shock waves of horror around the world.

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