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  • Former U.N. ambassador rallies crowd at Deerfield synagogue

    Former U.N. ambassador rallies crowd at Deerfield synagogue
    More than 500 people came to Deerfield to hear about potential solutions to a number of world problems — and from the sound of their applause to many points made by former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, a lot liked what they heard. Bolton touched on...
  • 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...
  • Family of Arizona woman purportedly killed in airstrike in 'living hell'

    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....
  • Logic of ISIS barbarism rests with destablization of Jordan

    Why did they do it? What did the Islamic State think it could possibly gain by burning alive a captured Jordanian pilot? I wouldn't underestimate the absence of logic, the sheer depraved thrill of a triumphant cult reveling in its barbarism. But I...
  • Pilot's death bolsters Jordanian support for bombing of Islamic State

    Pilot's death bolsters Jordanian support for bombing of Islamic State
    The gruesome killing of a Jordanian pilot at the hands of Islamic State militants has unleashed a wave of revulsion, demands for retribution and pro-government rallies across the kingdom. The cry for revenge has also drowned out dissenting voices,...
  • Understanding Islamic State and its End-of-Days vision

    Understanding Islamic State and its End-of-Days vision
    What is Islamic State, exactly, and what's the best strategy to destroy it? Buckle up. Congress is finally approaching an overdue and surely contentious debate on whether to give American presidents new legal authority to demolish this murderous foe....
  • Yemen port city of Aden seethes with separatist fervor

    Yemen port city of Aden seethes with separatist fervor
    A replica Big Ben still looks down on the harbor. Queen Victoria casts a dour gaze from her bronzed throne in a patch of green fronting the port. But this onetime jewel of the British empire has fallen onto hard times -- and now seethes with sedition as...
  • New Pentagon chief convenes unusual counter-IS meeting

    New Pentagon chief convenes unusual counter-IS meeting
    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter convened an extraordinary war council Monday on Iraq's doorstep six days after taking office, gathering military and diplomatic leaders to discuss the Obama administration's oft-criticized strategy for countering the...
  • Turkey rescues soldiers trapped at Ottoman tomb in Syria

    Turkey rescues soldiers trapped at Ottoman tomb in Syria
    Turkish troops entered Syria in a bold overnight rescue operation, whisking back to Turkish soil some 40 soldiers trapped by Islamic State militants for eight months at a historic Ottoman tomb. Reconnaissance drones, dozens of tanks and several...
  • Jordan says it has destroyed dozens of Islamic State targets

    Jordan says it has destroyed dozens of Islamic State targets
    Jordanian fighter planes have destroyed dozens of targets in a ramped-up bombardment against Islamic State positions in response to the killing of a captive Jordanian pilot, the nation’s top airman said Sunday. “We are determined to wipe out...
  • Claim that Jordanian airstrike killed U.S. hostage met with skepticism

    Claim that Jordanian airstrike killed U.S. hostage met with skepticism
    Islamic State extremists said Friday that Jordanian warplanes operating as part of the U.S.-led coalition attacking militant targets had killed an American female hostage, an assertion greeted with deep skepticism in Washington and Amman. In a statement...