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  • Report: Shiite militias escalate abuse of Sunnis in Iraq

    An international rights group said Shiite militias allied with Iraqi security forces have escalated a campaign of abuse against Sunni residents in recent months, as gunmen assassinated a prominent Sunni tribal leader during an ambush in a Shiite...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EST

    Danish sources identify gunman in Copenhagen attacks; say he got out of jail about 2 weeks ago The gunman responsible for Copenhagen's deadly shooting attacks was released from jail about two weeks ago and might have become radicalized there last summer,...
  • Turkey's border with Syria

    This is in response to “In Turkey, a bloody artery; Escape to Syria of Charlie Hebdo suspect shows country’s role as jihadi highway” (News, Jan. 29). The Turkish Consulate and community strongly reject the baseless accusations...
  • Report: Iranian fighter killed in clashes with IS in Iraq

    An Iranian news agency is reporting the death of an Iranian fighter during a battle with the Islamic State group in Iraq. Tuesday's report by the semi-official Fars agency identifies the fighter as Mohammad Hadi Zolfaghari. It says he died fighting...
  • Jordan's jets strike Islamic State targets to avenge pilot

    Jordan's jets strike Islamic State targets to avenge pilot
    Jordanian F-16 warplanes struck Islamic State targets Thursday in retaliation for the gruesome slaying of a military pilot, officials said, signaling an apparent escalation of the kingdom's role in the U.S.-led coalition against the militant group....
  • Q&A: Jordan, already taking fight to IS militants in Syria, now joins attacks in Iraq, too

    The horrific slaying of a Jordanian fighter pilot by the Islamic State group has prompted Jordan to expand its fight against the Sunni militant group with military operations in IS-held parts of Iraq. ___ WHAT HAS JORDAN CONTRIBUTED TO THE FIGHT?...
  • Anger in Jordan at Islamic State won't last if poverty allowed to fester, experts say

    In Amman's Hussein slum, where jobs and hope are scarce, many were once drawn to the militant ideas of the Islamic State group as a way to a better life. A video showing a Jordanian pilot being burned to death triggered a national backlash against the...
  • Lawmakers expect resistance to granting Obama war powers against Islamic State

    Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress will face some resistance in a vote to authorize President Barack Obama's war against Islamic State militants despite international outrage over video of militants beheading their captives and burning one...
  • Trudy Rubin: US policy muddle aids the Islamic State

    When Islamic State thugs burned a Jordanian pilot alive inside a cage and released a video of the murder Tuesday, it could have marked a historic turning point in the fight against the jihadis. The grisly video enraged the victim's tribe, along with...
  • Jordan launches new airstrikes after vowing harsh war on Islamic State

    Jordan launches new airstrikes after vowing harsh war on Islamic State
    Dozens of Jordanian fighter jets bombed Islamic State training centers and weapons storage sites Thursday, intensifying attacks after the militants burned to death a captured Jordanian pilot. As part of the new campaign, Jordan is also attacking...
  • Another reluctant warrior in the White House

    Another reluctant warrior in the White House
    President Barack Obama's latest war strategy makes one wonder: Is another Woodrow Wilson in the Oval Office debating with himself about how to meet the existential threat that faces him? In laying out his call to Congress for a new authorization for use...