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Kerry in Egypt for more talks on action against Islamic State
Kerry in Egypt for more talks on action against Islamic State

Secretary of State John F. Kerry arrived in Cairo on Saturday, continuing a U.S. push to build a coalition against the militants of the Islamic State and extract commitments for specific steps to be taken by allies taking part. Ten Arab states, including Egypt, have promised to help confront the extremist Sunni Muslim militia. The White House is now terming that fight -- expected to take the form of stepped-up airstrikes against the group -- a “war.” The regional allies, however, are taking a considerably more conservative stance. A joint communique issued Thursday after talks by the nascent coalition in Saudi Arabia contained the caveat that action against the Islamic...

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