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  • U.N. condemns Islamic State's 'horrific murder' of U.S. journalist

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday condemned the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley by Islamic State, which he said has been terrorizing people across Syria and Iraq, the United Nations said.
  • What is ISIS, ISIL and the Islamic State?

    What is ISIS, ISIL and the Islamic State?
    The Islamic State, a Sunni militant group that spans across parts of Syria and into Iraq, is the organization behind the brutal execution of American journalist James Foley. Here is a closer look at the group, its roots and its characteristics.    Q....

    Pentagon says U.S. airstrikes won't break Islamic State's ability to wage war

    WASHINGTON The United States' senior military officer in charge of operations said Monday that U.S. airstrikes in Iraq have not affected the overall military effectiveness of the Islamic State and aren't likely to, as long as protecting American lives and...

    White House commends Maliki for stepping aside as Iraqi prime minister

    EDGARTOWN Mass. (Reuters) - The White House on Thursday praised Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki for dropping his bid for a third term and throwing his support behind a designated replacement, Haider al-Abadi. "Today, Iraqis took another major step...

    Obama: 'We broke the ISIL siege'

    Obama: 'We broke the ISIL siege'
    U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday the Islamist militant siege of Iraq's Mount Sinjar had been broken and most U.S. military personnel sent to assess the situation would be pulled out of Iraq in coming days. He told reporters he did not...