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  • Syrian Christian refugees feel fortunate to have fled Islamic State

    Syrian Christian refugees feel fortunate to have fled Islamic State
    As Islamic State militants closed in on her village, Asmar Jumaa, an Assyrian Christian, couldn't shake a terrifying thought. "I remembered what they did to the Yazidi women," said Jumaa, 22, recalling the fate of thousands of female adherents of the...
  • CIA director: Iran general 'destabilizing' efforts in Iraq

    The leader of Iran's elite Quds Force is contributing to instability in Iraq and complicating the U.S. mission against terrorism with his command of some of the Iraqi forces battling Islamic State militants, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency...
  • Iraq officials: Baghdad bombings kill 19; wound 36

    Multiple bombings in the Iraqi capital killed at least 19 people and wounded 36, as Iraqi forces continued preparing for a large-scale operation to recapture the city of Tikrit from the Islamic State group. The deadliest bombing struck a busy...
  • Deerfield sergeant honored by village board

    Deerfield sergeant honored by village board
    As Deerfield Police Sgt. Oliver Cachola became more and more immersed in the culture the United States, his adopted homeland, the greater his desire to serve his fellow citizens became. Cachola was recognized for that service when he received Deerfield'...
  • Obama hosting Iraqi, Japanese leaders next month

    President Barack Obama plans to host Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi at the White House next month to discuss their fight against the Islamic State. The White House announced Monday that Abadi will visit on April 14. The White House says the two...
  • Syria Kurds yet to be fully embraced by US in anti-IS fight

    For four months, Syrian Kurdish fighters battled the Islamic State group in the rubble-strewn streets of Kobani as U.S. aircraft pounded the extremists from the skies, a joint effort that ultimately expelled the militants from the town and marked their...
  • Australia a puzzling hotbed of Islamic State recruiting

    A nightclub bouncer who reportedly became a terror group leader. A man who tweeted a photo of his young son clutching a severed head. A teenager who is believed to have turned suicide bomber, and others suspected of attempting to travel to Syria to join...
  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT

    US trains Iraqi security forces as battle to recapture Tikrit from Islamic State group goes on As the U.S. mission to Iraq expands, so do its efforts to arm and train the country's security forces to combat the Islamic State group, with large-scale...
  • In the Mideast, borders have always been drawn in blood

    In the Mideast, borders have always been drawn in blood
    With a massive invasion by U.S. ground troops ruled out — for now — the debate in Washington over what to do about Islamic State militants has shifted into the realm of diplomacy and “soft power.” President Obama, in his recent...
  • The inconvenient truths in Tom Cotton's letter to Iran

    The inconvenient truths in Tom Cotton's letter to Iran
    It has been an Iranian tradition since 1979 to end Friday prayers with chants of "Death to America!" In a purely rational world, that would be all one needed to know that Iran is not a reliable negotiating partner. Alas, we do not live in such a world....
  • Speak Out caller frustrated with recent violence

    Stunned by shootings: Has it reached the point in this country where the governor of Wisconsin and the mayor of Madison have to apologize to the parents of the black man who was shot by the police officer because he attacked the police officer, yet it's...