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  • Iraq crisis prompts Obama, Cameron to revisit U.S.-Britain ties

    Iraq crisis prompts Obama, Cameron to revisit U.S.-Britain ties
    President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron began Thursday by making a joint call to action in a newspaper piece against “barbaric” terrorists in Iraq. They also visited an elementary school in the morning before attending the...
  • Syria's Nusra Front appeals to Lebanese Sunnis, threatens army

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's Syrian branch, the Nusra Front, told Lebanon's Sunni Muslims they must support its cause or "pay the price" and said the coming period would be decisive for anyone who stood with the Lebanese army. The statements were...
  • Trudy Rubin: Decision time on the Islamic State

    The beheading of a second American journalist on YouTube by Islamic State barbarians has finally focused U.S. attention on Syria. The Islamic State's sick, slick self-promotion its global glorification of the murders of James Foley and Steven Sotloff has...
  • No rush to war in Syria

    Give President Obama credit for one thing. He's accomplished something nobody else could do. In a city long frozen in partisan gridlock, he's done the impossible. He's succeeded in getting Democrats and Republicans to agree on something. Unfortunately for...
  • U.N. cites concerns over possible gaps in Syria's declared chemical arms

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Thursday that discrepancies and questions still surround Syria's chemical weapons declaration as the United States expressed concern that any omitted toxins could fall into the hands of the Islamic...
  • VanDyke traveled in Libya with slain journalists

    VanDyke traveled in Libya with slain journalists
    Matthew VanDyke, the self-styled "Arab Spring Freedom Fighter" from Baltimore, was a friend of the two American journalists who were beheaded by Islamic State militants. VanDyke met James Foley and Steven Sotloff during his travels in Libya, and it...
  • Indian states on alert after al Qaeda announces local wing

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India put several provinces on heightened alert on Thursday after al Qaeda announced the formation of a wing of the militant group in India and its neighborhood, a senior government official said. In a video posted online, al...
  • Roger Whitcomb: Four steps U.S. and NATO must take to combat ISIS

    Roger Whitcomb: Four steps U.S. and NATO must take to combat ISIS
    The Middle East has once again boiled over into a chaotic and dangerous caldron that threatens the Western world with a new existential threat — this time from the Islamic State or ISIS. A product of deep-seated alienation and anger among the...
  • In northeast Syria, Islamic State builds a government

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - In the cities and towns across the desert plains of northeast Syria, the ultra-hardline al Qaeda offshoot Islamic State has insinuated itself into nearly every aspect of daily life. The group famous for its beheadings, crucifixions and...
  • More than 100 Americans fighting with Islamic State, Hagel says

    WASHINGTON Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that more than 100 Americans are fighting with Islamic State militants, the first time the Pentagon chief has put a number on U.S. citizens aiding the terrorists. Hagel cited the Americans aiding...
  • Obama faces bipartisan criticism over his foreign policy

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama faced criticism over his foreign policy from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Sunday as he wrestled with crises in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Ukraine. Republican lawmakers seized on Obama's comment...