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  • Slain journalist Sotloff described as 'gentle soul' and 'no war junkie'

    The family of slain American journalist Steven J. Sotloff remembered him Wednesday as a "gentle soul" and dedicated journalist who also harbored a fondness for watching Miami Dolphins games and "South Park" episodes. "He was no war junkie," the family...
  • Carl P. Leubsdorf: Obama's difficulty pivoting on unexpected in foreign policy

    President Barack Obama's first-term foreign policy was epitomized by success in fulfilling his campaign promise to end the U.S. role in Iraq and by the stunning U.S. Special Forces killing of Osama bin Laden. Obama's second term, however, seems...
  • Fire from fighting in Syria hits Israeli-held Golan, Israel shoots back

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A projectile from fighting in the Syrian civil war struck the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Thursday and Israeli forces responded by attacking a Syrian army position, the military said. In a statement, the military said it...
  • UAE calls for 'unified effort' against militancy in region

    DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates (UAE), one of Washington's closest allies in the Middle East, has called for a "unified effort" to root out radical militancy in regional hotspots including Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Somalia and Afghanistan. In...
  • Sotloff family mourns, challenges Islamic State leader to debate

    MIAMI (Reuters) - The family of Steven Sotloff, the second American journalist beheaded by Islamic State militants, said on Wednesday he was "a gentle soul", and challenged the group's leader to a debate on the peaceful teachings of the Muslim holy book,...
  • Obama says will 'degrade and destroy' Islamic State

    Obama says will 'degrade and destroy' Islamic State
    TALLINN (Reuters) - The United States plans to fight Islamic State until it is no longer a force in the Middle East and will seek justice for the killing of American journalist Steven Sotloff, President Barack Obama said on Wednesday. He added that...
  • Islamic State issues fake tax receipts to keep trade flowing

    IRBIL, Iraq The self-styled Islamic State has consolidated its control over much of the desert in eastern Syria and western Iraq by following a rule that's governed in that austere region for a millennium: Don't interfere with the ability of local Sunni...
  • Biden on Islamic State: 'We will follow them to the gates of hell!'

    The United States plans to fight Islamic State until it is no longer a force in the Middle East and will seek justice for the killing of American journalist Steven Sotloff, President Barack Obama said on Wednesday. He added destroying the militant group...
  • More troops ordered to Iraq as 2nd U.S. journalist beheaded

    More troops ordered to Iraq as 2nd U.S. journalist beheaded
    President Obama on Tuesday ordered 350 additional troops be sent to Iraq, as the apparent beheading of a second American journalist raised pressure on the U.S. to take decisive action against the militant group Islamic State and protect Americans...
  • Despite dangers, Sotloff was determined to record Arab Spring's human toll

    Despite dangers, Sotloff was determined to record Arab Spring's human toll
    WASHINGTON - Even for a freelance journalist covering the tumult in the Arab world, Steven Sotloff's travels seemed nonstop. In October 2012, the American reporter was in Benghazi, Libya, covering the aftermath of the deadly raid on the U.S. diplomatic...
  • Amnesty International: Islamic State carrying out ethnic cleansing

    The militant group Islamic State, which has seized large areas of northern Iraq in recent months, has "carried out ethnic cleansing on a historic scale," according to a report released on Tuesday by the monitoring group Amnesty International. The 26-...