New troops sent to Iraq could go on defensive against I.S., he says.
The U.S.-led coalition has carried out its most sustained air attacks so far on Islamic State fighters attacking the Turkey-Syria border town of Kobane.
Haider al-Abadi says he "totally" opposes Arab nations joining air strikes against Islamic State in his country.
Mark first action since France joined international coalition to fight ISIS.
Extremist militants released short clip with captive British journalist.
Hamas denied responsiblity, emphasized pledge to truce.
Agency says group may have up to 31,000 fighters in Iraq and Syria.
President Barack Obama phoned new Iraqi P.M. to discuss commitment to defeating militants.
Two French planes armed with four missiles each targeted militant targets near the northern, oil-rich Iraqi city of Kirkuk as Paris prepares to up its engagement in the besieged region.
Two suspected Palestinian men killed up to five people.
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