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Arab countries join US-led action against IS in Syria

Five Arab states were named by Washington today as being part of US-led strikes against Islamic State fighters inside Syria.

But US Secretary of State John Kerry this evening warned that airstrikes alone would not work and called for an international coordinated effort, that needed "all hands on deck" to defeat the threat.

International Affairs Editor Rageh Omaar reports.

How Miliband is doing in key General Election battlegrounds

Delegates arriving at Labour's conference hall have to pass a map showing the seats the party wants to target in May's General Election.

Ed Miliband needs to win over people in tightly-contested seats like East Dunbartonshire, Morecambe and Lunesdale, Redcar and Hastings and Rye for Labour to win the next election.

ITV News political correspondent Libby Wiener has been hearing from some of that target audience.


Review into early investigation of missing Alice Gross

A review has been issued into the early stages of the Metropolitan Police's investigation of missing schoolgirl Alice Gross who disappeared four weeks ago in west London.

A reconstruction will be staged on Thursday and former senior investigating officer Colin Sutton said it is "vital that the public get involved".

Forces are now involved in a search which covers 9 square miles of open land and more than three miles of canals. The investigation is now focused on the stretch of the River Brent.

ITV News Correspondent Dan Rivers reports:


US strikes in Syria hit IS and other extremist groups

President Obama suggested this evening that there was no time limit on US-led airstrikes designed to defeat the Islamic State in major bases inside Syria.

US planes joined airforces from allies in the Gulf region, including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain Jordan and the United Arab Emirates.

The strikes killed at least 70 IS fighters, plus another 50 from other extremist groups operating inside the war-torn country, the US said, as Robert Moore reports.

Wife 'receives audio' of Alan Henning 'pleading for his life'

The wife of Alan Henning has said in a statement that she has received audio of him pleading for his life.

Alan Henning pictured delivering aid to Syria, in a picture released by his family. Credit: Family handout

She said:

I am Barbara Henning the wife of Alan Henning. I have a further message for Islamic State.

An audio file of Alan pleading for his life has just been received by me. I and people representing me continue to reach out to those holding Alan. Islamic State continue to ignore our pleas to open dialogue.I have seen Muslims across the globe question Islamic State over Alan’s fate.

The voices of the people have spoken out loud and clear. He was working with Muslims to help the most vulnerable within Syria. Nothing has changed. He went to Syria to help his Muslim friends deliver much needed aid.

We are at a loss why those leading Islamic State cannot open their hearts and minds to the facts surrounding Alan’s imprisonment and why they continue to threaten his life.

I have been told that he has been to a Sharia Court and found innocent of being a spy and declared to be no threat. I implore Islamic State to abide by the decisions of their own justice system. Please release Alan.

– Barbara Henning

ITV News' Diplomatic Correspondent John Ray has been speaking to Alan Henning's family about their ordeal.

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