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  • Canadian special forces perform ground role in Iraq, directing coalition airstrikes against IS

    Canadian special forces in northern Iraq have been helping Kurdish peshmerga fighters by directing coalition airstrikes against Islamic State extremists — work generally considered risky because it means they are close to the battle against the...
  • President Obama's State of the Union address

    President Obama's State of the Union address
    This is the full text, as prepared for delivery, of President Obama's sixth State of the Union address. Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: We are fifteen years into this new century. Fifteen years that dawned...
  • Q&A: A look at Japan in the Middle East and hostage-taking by Islamic State group

    Two Japanese men have been threatened with death by the Islamic State group if their government doesn't pay a huge ransom. A look at hostages and Japan, and its interests in the Middle East: ___ WHO ARE THE HOSTAGES? One seems obsessed with weapons and...
  • Faced with Islamic State group threat to kill hostages, Japan weighs whether to pay ransom

    The Islamic State group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages within 72 hours, demanding a $200 million ransom in a video posted online Tuesday that showed a knife-brandishing masked militant standing over the two kneeling captives. Prime Minister...
  • Iran's Revolutionary Guard vows to punish Israel for its general killed by airstrike in Syria

    Iran's Revolutionary Guard said Wednesday that Israel will be punished for killing one of its generals in an airstrike in Syria that also killed six Lebanese Hezbollah fighters. Nasser Soltani, a senior Guard commander, said "Israel will certainly pay...
  • Ridiculing of leaders through satire has a long history

    More than a million people — including a camera-friendly rack of world leaders — took to the streets of Paris last weekend to march in support of free expression in the wake of the killing of cartoonists and others at the satirical magazine...
  • Obama, tell the American people your plan to defeat terrorism

    Obama, tell the American people your plan to defeat terrorism
    President Barack Obama has spent the last few days previewing Tuesday night's State of the Union address to appreciative audiences. With such proposals as more aid for community college students, Obama and his speechwriters want to open the fourth quarter...
  • Pentagon could send more than 1,000 troops to train fighters for Syria

    Pentagon could send more than 1,000 troops to train fighters for Syria
    After months of delay, the Pentagon announced plans Friday to send several hundred U.S. troops to help train and equip Syrian rebel fighters to battle Islamic State militants. Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said more than 1,000 U.S. trainers...
  • Islamic State group releases 200 Yazidis in Iraq who had been held captive for 5 months

    The Islamic State group released about 200 Yazidis held for five months in Iraq, mostly elderly, infirm captives who likely slowed the extremists down, Kurdish military officials said Sunday. Almost all of the freed prisoners are in poor health and...
  • A year after Fallujah's fall, Islamic State group still rules Iraqi city with an iron fist

    Nearly every night for a year, mortar and sniper fire from Islamic State group militants has pinned down outgunned Iraqi troops on the edge of Fallujah. The city, the first to fall to the Sunni extremists a year ago this month, exemplifies the lack of...
  • French terrorists were primed for trouble from the start, analysts say

    French terrorists were primed for trouble from the start, analysts say
    The gunmen behind France's worst terrorist attack in decades appear to have been easy prey for recruiters to violent jihad. The children of immigrants, with seemingly chaotic family lives, they were frustrated by injustices they perceived around them...