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Kerry Builds a Coalition Against Islamic State Militants

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (center) talks with Joseph W. Westphal, U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, before boarding his plane at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, Sept. 12, 2014. 

September 12, 2014 12:00 AM

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Leaders of America's Muslim community are condemning the violent extremism of the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. The U.S. Muslim leaders say militants are exploiting their faith in a failed effort to justify violent extremism. VOA correspondent Meredith Buel reports.

Video US Muslim Leaders Condemn Islamic State

Muslim leaders say militants are exploiting their faith in a failed effort to justify violent extremism

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VOA Q & A with John Kerry, Sept. 11, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry was interviewed by VOA correspondent Scott Stearns in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Sept. 11, 2014

Video Americans' Reaction Mixed on Obama Strategy for Islamic State Militants

President Barack Obama’s televised speech on how the United States plans to “degrade and destroy” the group known as the Islamic State reached a prime-time audience of millions. And it came as Americans appear more willing to embrace a bolder, tougher approach to foreign policy. VOA producer Katherine Gypson and reporter Jeff Seldin have this report from Washington.

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US officials and analysts say attacking a force that has grown to size of Islamic State will take time

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Video US Congressional Leaders Back Campaign Against IS

U.S. congressional leaders voiced support Thursday for military strikes against the Islamic State, after President Obama’s Wednesday night address explaining the threat posed by Sunni radicals and the campaign that will be waged against them. From Capitol Hill, VOA’s Michael Bowman reports.

Video US Congressional Leaders Back Campaign Against IS

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Video Audio of VOA's Scott Stearn's interview with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Jeddah, Sept. 22, 2014

Audio of VOA's Scott Stearn's interview with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Sept. 11, 2014

Video Coalition Support for Obama Plan, at Least for Now

President Obama’s announcement of his strategy for defeating the Islamic State militant group in Iraq and Syria is being supported by Western allies and some Middle Eastern governments. But as VOA’s Al Pessin reports from London, such coalitions are more easily put together than held together.

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