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U.S.: Obama Discusses Islamic State At NATO Summit

U.S. President Barack Obama addressed the issue of the Islamic State during a televised address at the end of the NATO summit in Newport, Wales on Sept. 5.

U.S.: Obama Addresses NATO Summit In Wales

U.S. President Barack Obama closed the two-day NATO summit in Newport, Wales on Sept. 5 with a televised address considering the future of the alliance and responses to the crises in Ukraine, Iraq and Syria.

Canada: Military Advisers Will Be Sent To Iraq, Prime Minister Says

Canada will deploy military officials to Iraq to advise the Iraqi government on countering the Islamic State, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Sept. 5, Reuters reported.

Syria: Islamic State Executes Young Man Following Protest

Islamic State militants executed a young man in eastern Syria on Sept. 5 after hundreds of residents protested the presence of the jihadist group, AFP Reported.

Ukraine: Cease-Fire Reportedly Reached

Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels have signed an agreement on a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine starting at 6 p.m. local time on Sept, 5, Reuters reported, citing Interfax and RIA Novosti.

Mozambique: President, Opposition Leader Sign Cease-Fire

Mozambican President Armando Guebuza and Afonso Dhlakama, the leader of opposition group Mozambique National Resistance Movement (commonly known as Renamo), have signed a cease-fire, BBC reported Sept. 5.

United States, Venezuela: DEA Trip Plans To Renew Anti-Drug Cooperation

Drug Enforcement Administration Andean Regional Director Jay Bergman is awaiting visa approval for a trip to renew counternarcotics cooperation with Venezuela, Ultimas Noticias reported Sept. 4.

Iraq: NATO To Finalize Plans For Security Assistance

NATO leaders are set to reach an agreement at a summit Sept. 5 to help organize security assistance for Iraq in its fight against Islamic State militants, including the coordination of supplies airlifts, a Western official said, Reuters reported.


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