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  • Mideast fascinated captive ex-UCF student, friend says

    Mideast fascinated captive ex-UCF student, friend says
    As a student at the University of Central Florida, Steven Sotloff always talked about going to the Middle East. Sotloff was curious about his family's Jewish roots and captivated by the region. "He wanted to go over there, and he wanted to tell...
  • Family, friends of James Foley say war zones called to the journalist

    Shortly after James Foley was released from 44 days of captivity in Libya, the American journalist returned to Boston to work at GlobalPost, the start-up website that had published much of his work from the Middle East. But it soon became clear that...
  • Families of U.S. journalists missing in Syria filled with dread

    Friends and relatives of Austin Tice, an American journalist who disappeared in Syria two years ago, were preparing to hold a candlelight church vigil for him in Houston on Tuesday when they received shattering news: James Foley, an American...
  • U.S. military tried, but failed to rescue James Foley and other American hostages

    U.S. military tried, but failed to rescue James Foley and other American hostages
    United States military forces attempted to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages during a secret mission into Syria earlier this summer. During the attempt, U.S. forces exchanged gunfire with Islamic State militants only to discover...
  • Malaysian militants bought bomb material for planned attack: official

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Suspected Malaysian militants loyal to the extremist Islamic State movement bought bomb-making material ahead of a proposed attack on a Carlsberg brewery near the capital Kuala Lumpur, a top anti-terrorism official said. The...
  • Obama unlikely to deepen Iraq military involvement, say U.S. officials

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Despite outrage at home and abroad over the grisly beheading of an American journalist, President Barack Obama is unlikely to deepen military involvement in Iraq or Syria and will instead stay the course with U.S. air strikes, U.S....
  • Destruction of Syrian chemical weapons shows the U.S. may know what it's doing after all

    Destruction of Syrian chemical weapons shows the U.S. may know what it's doing after all
    Disparate, simultaneous crises around the world have put the Obama administration's foreign policy on trial in recent weeks. The forward march of Islamic State insurgents in Iraq has led to renewed military action in the very country the president so...
  • Islamic State posts video of US journalist's beheading, warns Obama to halt strikes

    WASHINGTON In a savage response to U.S. strikes on its fighters in northern Iraq, the Islamic State on Wednesday posted a video showing the beheading of an American news photographer, and it threatened to execute a second U.S. captive if President...
  • Militants blame U.S. for their apparent beheading of U.S. journalist

    A video posted online Tuesday purported to show the beheading of an American journalist by the militant group Islamic State, nearly two years after the reporter disappeared in Syria. The video, which was posted on YouTube and later taken down, shows a...
  • Slain journalist James Foley's hometown in New Hampshire grieves

    During a solemn service Wednesday morning at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary here, more than 100 people gathered to grieve for slain photojournalist James Foley as the family’s priest urged the community to pray not only for his family but “for...
  • Father of James Foley: 'We know Jimmy's free. He's finally free'

    The parents of slain journalist James Foley begged President Obama on Wednesday to do everything in his power to save the other journalists who have been abducted by Islamic State, and pleaded with their son’s executioners to release the other...