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Security Council resolution expected this week requiring countries to outlaw terror travel

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The United Nations Security Council is expected to adopt a binding resolution this week that would require nations to bar their citizens from traveling abroad to join terrorism organizations, part of a U.S.-led effort to galvanize the international community against what Obama administration officials call an "unprecedented" threat from extremists flocking to Syria and Iraq.

Obama administration officials touted the measure, which they said had been negotiated over several months, as a significant step in their strategy against the Islamic State group and other militant organizations that are drawing Europeans, Americans into their violent orbit. But they acknowledged that the UN resolution has no enforcement mechanism and that the international community has no single definition of what constitutes a terrorist group.

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Kerry: Islamic State Threatens Entire Middle East

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Islamic State militants threaten the entire Middle East, and the international community can not allow that threat to go unchecked.

Kerry says the strength of Islamic State finances and the size of the area under its control in Syria and Iraq make it a more dangerous threat than al-Qaida. In an interview with MSNBC television Monday, he said the Obama administration is determined to prevent that threat from reaching the United States.

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130,000 Syrian Kurds Fleeing IS, Reach Turkey

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Turkish officials say more than 130,000 Syrian Kurds have crossed into Turkey since late last week in order to flee an advance by Islamic State militants.

Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said Monday the government is expecting the number to rise, and is prepared for "the worst case scenario."

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Pakistan Appoints New Spy Chief

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Pakistan has appointed a new chief for the country's powerful intelligence agency. An army statement Monday said Major General Rizwan Akhtar has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant general and will take over as head of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) effective October 1.

A military official said Akhtar has extensive experience with counterinsurgency and counterterrorism.

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IS Urges Attacks on Citizens of Coalition Members

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The Islamic State group urged its followers on Monday to attack citizens of the United States, France and other countries that have joined a coalition to destroy the militant group.

Islamic State spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani told the militant group's followers: "If you can kill a disbelieving American or European -- especially the spiteful and filthy French -- or an Australian, or a Canadian or any other disbeliever ... including the citizens of the countries that entered into a coalition against the Islamic State, then rely upon Allah, and kill him.

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US Congress Authorizes Training of Moderate Syrian Rebels

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The U.S. Senate has voted 73 to 22 to authorize equipping and training moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State militants, also known as ISIS and ISIL. The measure passed the House of Representatives Wednesday and constitutes the only authorization Congress is likely to approve ahead of U.S. midterm elections in November.

In a moment of rare bipartisanship, a politically-polarized Senate approved one component of President Barack Obama’s plan to defeat the Islamic State, which has seized large swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria. Democratic Senator Bill Nelson said Congress should vote on a broad authorization, but for now, approving action in Syria is a step forward.

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