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  • Obama, Congress may find common ground on fighting Islamic State

    President Obama and Republican lawmakers are renewing efforts to officially authorize the fight against Islamic State terrorists, an issue that could become one of the earliest areas of cooperation between the White House and the new GOP-led Congress....
  • Obama continues to stumble in the face of terror

    Obama continues to stumble in the face of terror
    President Barack Obama's absence from the great gathering in Paris of national leaders from other countries, to show their solidarity with France in its opposition to Islamic terrorists, was another sign of the Obama administration's continuing...
  • Hagel calls for US to build replacements for B-2 bombers

    WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told airmen at Whiteman Air Force base on Tuesday that the U.S. needs to start building a replacement for the B-2 stealth bomber. And soon. "The one thing we cannot fall behind in is...
  • Silencing the satirists

    Silencing the satirists
    The attack on the offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris today aimed not just to silence a particularly noisy and outspoken critic of Islamic extremism but to intimidate people everywhere who value the right to freely express their...
  • ISIS allies hack US Central Command's Twitter, YouTube accounts

    WASHINGTON Hackers claiming to be affiliated with Islamic State militants hacked into the Twitter and YouTube accounts of U.S. Central Command on Monday, posting warnings to American troops and their families, as well as what appear to be rosters with...
  • Iran's influence in Iraq solidifies as it eclipses US in helping fight Islamic State militants

    In the eyes of most Iraqis, their country's best ally in the war against the Islamic State group is not the United States and the coalition air campaign against the militants. It's Iran, which is credited with stopping the extremists' march on Baghdad....
  • Dispute between El Cajon priest and Chaldean leader in Iraq continues

    Dispute between El Cajon priest and Chaldean leader in Iraq continues
    Intervention by Pope Francis has apparently not solved the schism between a prominent Chaldean priest in eastern San Diego County and the head of the Chaldean Catholic Church in Iraq. At issue is a demand by Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako that Father...
  • Officials say suicide car bomb kills 12 Shiite militiamen and Iraqi soldiers north of Baghdad

    A suicide car bomb killed 12 Shiite militiamen and Iraqi soldiers Monday in a town north of Baghdad, authorities said, sparking a battle between security forces and fighters with the extremist Islamic State group. The suicide bomber rammed his explosive-...
  • Fledgling Paris terrorists fell through the cracks

    Fledgling Paris terrorists fell through the cracks
    They were a career criminal and his girlfriend, a failed rapper and his older brother. At least two had spent time in French jails. All seemed to fit a now-familiar profile: Disenchanted young Europeans of working-class immigrant backgrounds who...
  • In Turkey, Afghan migrant gives new arrivals a reality check

     In Turkey, Afghan migrant gives new arrivals a reality check
    In a decade of bouncing from Pakistan to Iran to Turkey, Sohrab Barati, 26, has come to know just about every possible fate likely to befall Afghan migrants as they inch toward Western Europe. Penniless families sleep in parks. Boys as young as 16...
  • Kurds repel Islamic State assault near Irbil

    GWER, Iraq Islamic State fighters killed at least 30 Kurdish militia members in fierce fighting over the weekend, the heaviest combat near Irbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, since the U.S. began airstrikes in August. The fighting took place on the...