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  • Arizona mountain town mourns for American woman held by IS after parents confirm her death

    The small Arizona town where Kayla Jean Mueller grew up gathered in grief Tuesday upon learning that the 26-year-old aid worker who traveled the world on a quest to help others had died while in the hands of Islamic State militants. A memorial of flowers...
  • Islamic State claims Jordanian airstrike killed US woman held in Syria; US skeptical

    Islamic State extremists claimed that an American woman held hostage by the group was killed Friday in a Jordanian airstrike in northern Syria, but the government of Jordan dismissed the statement as "criminal propaganda" and the U.S. said it had not seen...
  • Syria's defiant Assad accuses U.S. of fomenting terrorism

    A combative Syrian President Bashad has dismissed talk that the United States may be softening its insistence that he step down from office as it grows more concerned about the growth of radical Islamists. In an interview with BBC News broadcast...
  • Family confirms ISIS hostage's death

    WASHINGTON — Kayla Jean Mueller, a 26-year-old American woman held by Islamic State militants, has been confirmed dead, her parents and the Obama administration said Tuesday. The White House said that Mueller's family received a private message...
  • United Arab Emirates restarts airstrikes against Islamic State

    United Arab Emirates restarts airstrikes against Islamic State
    United Arab Emirates fighter planes roared out of an air base in Jordan on Tuesday to pound Islamic State militant positions, marking a return to combat operations by one of the United States' closest Arab allies in the fight against the extremists. The...
  • Syria accuses Jordan of sponsoring terrorist groups on its soil

    Syria accuses Jordan of sponsoring terrorist groups on its soil
    The Syrian government on Monday issued a scathing rebuke of Jordan, accusing its southern neighbor of sponsoring terrorist groups on Syrian soil despite Amman's stepped-up aerial bombardment of the militant faction Islamic State. Syria also said it...
  • Islamic civil war at root of Middle East fighting

    It is interesting that neither former Rep. Paul McHale's Feb. 4 Your View concerning the problem of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria nor the Feb. 5 Sounding Board letters mention the central problem: An Islamic civil war is being fought between Sunni and...
  • Hostage's role in Islamic State videos may have raised his value to group

    IRBIL, Iraq The Islamic State issued a new video Monday featuring its last known Western hostage narrating a news-broadcast-like report from the Syrian city of Aleppo and its surrounding areas. The 11-minute video featuring John Cantlie, who's been in...
  • France detains 6 suspected in jihadi network, a month after deadly attacks by Islamic radicals

    Police detained six suspected extremists in southwest France on Sunday in the second such sweep in five days, part of an effort aimed at snuffing out networks of Muslim radicals sending fighters abroad — stepped up since January attacks in Paris....
  • Syrian FM criticizes Jordan, says his country doesn't need help against Islamic State

    Syria's foreign minister on Monday criticized neighboring Jordan, which recently stepped up air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, and said his country does not need outside help in battling IS militants. Walid al-Moallem also told reporters...
  • Family of Arizona woman purportedly killed in airstrike in 'living hell'

    The parents of a 26-year-old American who Islamic State extremists say was killed in an airstrike in Syria said in a statement addressed to group leaders that the claim of their daughter's death concerned them but they were still hopeful she was alive....