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  • Threat to kids, other innocents in Iraq spur Catholic debate on warfare

    "Never war! Never war!" Those were the words of Pope Francis very recently, marking the centennial of the outbreak of the cataclysmic First World War. "I think most of all about children, whose hopes for a dignified life, a future, are dashed." But...
  • Islamic State posts video of beheading of US journalist, warns Obama to halt strikes

    WASHINGTON In a savage response to U.S. strikes on its fighters in northern Iraq, the Islamic State posted a video Wednesday showing the beheading of an American photojournalist, and it threatened to execute a second U.S. captive if President Barack Obama...
  • Militant violence creates homogeneous enclaves for Iraq's sects

    BAGHDAD Far behind the front lines, refugees displaced by Islamic extremists in Iraq do not see a way for themselves to go home anytime soon. The Islamic State "burned our houses and took whatever we had left," said Falah Tahir, an Iraqi Turkman who...
  • Aid airlift to northern Iraq has started, U.N. says

    GENEVA (Reuters) - A humanitarian airlift to northern Iraq began on Wednesday, kicking off a 10-day operation to provide tents and other aid to half a million displaced people who are struggling for survival, the United Nations' refugee agency UNHCR said....
  • Iraq fears Islamic State may be smuggling its oil to export markets

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq said on Wednesday it was troubled by reports that Islamic State militants were smuggling oil to export markets and warned the purchase of such supplies could help the group fund its operations. Iraq reiterated that only the...
  • Iraqi foreign minister calls for global support against Islamic State

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari urged the world on Wednesday to back his country against Islamic State militants after the al Qaeda offshoot released a video purportedly showing the beheading of a U.S. journalist kidnapped in...
  • Islamic State posts video of beheading, warns Obama to halt strikes

    WASHINGTON The Islamic State on Wednesday posted a video purportedly showing the beheading of an American photographer and threatened to execute a second American captive if President Barack Obama didn't halt U.S. airstrikes against its fighters in...
  • Islamic State says beheads U.S. journalist, holds another

    BAGHDAD/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State insurgents released a video on Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley, who had gone missing in Syria nearly two years ago, and images of another U.S. journalist whose life they...
  • Airstrikes continue as Obama vows justice for killers; Pentagon weighs more troops

    WASHINGTON U.S. aircraft kept up a steady stream of strikes against Islamic State targets in northern Iraq on Wednesday as President Barack Obama condemned the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley and indicated that the United States would run his...
  • Obama vows justice for killers of U.S. journalist; rescue mission failed

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Wednesday vowed justice for the Islamist killers of American journalist James Foley, as officials revealed that U.S. forces had launched a secret raid inside Syria last month to rescue him and other captives only to...
  • UK close to identifying Foley beheading suspect: ambassador

    UK close to identifying Foley beheading suspect: ambassador
    Britain is close to identifying a suspected British national shown beheading American journalist James Foley in a video released by Islamic State militants last week, the British ambassador to the United States said on Sunday. With Islamic State...