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September 14, 2014 11:59 am

Australia Commits 600 Troops to War Against Islamic State

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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

BBC – Minister Tony Abbott said the deployment, initially to the United Arab Emirates, was in response to a specific US request. Nearly 40 countries, including 10 Arab states, have signed up to a US-led plan to tackle the extremist group.

France is hosting a regional security summit on Monday.

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