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  • Timing a debate on war-making

    WASHINGTON -- Now that President Obama has laid his case before the United Nations for a concerted international war on the emerging Islamic State, if and when should the argument be debated in Congress? Obama legal experts have insisted that the...
  • Containment-plus: Obama's real Syria strategy

    Containment-plus: Obama's real Syria strategy
    WASHINGTON — Late, hesitant and reluctant as he is, President Barack Obama has begun effecting a workable strategy against the Islamic State. True, he's been driven there by public opinion. Does anyone imagine that without the broadcast beheadings...
  • FBI believes it's identified militant who beheaded Americans

    FBI believes it's identified  militant who beheaded Americans
    The FBI believes it has identified the masked Islamic State militant who appeared in the videotaped beheadings of two American journalists, bureau Director James B. Comey told reporters Thursday. The militant group sparked international outrage when...
  • Islamic State issues 55-minute video exalting its fighters

    Islamic State issues 55-minute video exalting its fighters
    Islamic StateĀ  has released a Hollywood-style propaganda video seemingly meant to counter a U.S.-led military and diplomatic drive targeting the media-savvy extremist movement. The slickly produced video, clocking in at 55 minutes, is the group’...
  • Islamic State recruiting women to 'have kids and cook'

    Islamic State recruiting women to 'have kids and cook'
    Months after declaring an Islamic caliphate, Islamic State, which has seized large swaths of Syria and Iraq, is seeking to address a need of any viable nation: women. In Internet posts and social media messaging, the extremist Sunni militants are...
  • U.S.: Other countries willing to launch air strikes in Syria

    U.S.: Other countries willing to launch air strikes in Syria
    The United States says other countries are willing to launch air strikes in Syria against Islamic State militants and its U.N. ambassador predicted on Sunday: "We will not do the air strikes alone." Washington is trying to build an international...
  • Questions arise over how Turkey got Islamic State to release hostages

    Questions arise over how Turkey got Islamic State to release hostages
    Questions emerged Saturday over what, if anything, Turkey gave up in exchange for 49 mostly Turkish hostages who were released by Islamic State militants in Syria after being held for more than three months. The hostages, who were taken from a Turkish...
  • Islamic State advance halted near Turkish border, hundreds of thousands flee

    Islamic State advance halted near Turkish border, hundreds of thousands flee
    Syrian Kurdish fighters have halted an advance by Islamic State fighters to the east of a predominantly Kurdish town near the border with Turkey, a spokesman for the main armed Kurdish group said. "Fierce clashes are still under way but the ISIS...
  • Thousands of Syrian refugees flood Turkey after fleeing Islamic State

    Thousands of Syrian refugees flood Turkey after fleeing Islamic State
    The number of Syrians fleeing from Islamist militants and entering into Turkey in recent days has exceeded 130,000, making the flight one of the largest refugee flows to date during the Syrian conflict, the United Nations said Monday. “In Turkey...
  • U.S. awaits Arab contributions to the battle against Islamic State

    The U.S. plan to step up attacks against militants in Iraq and Syria is being delayed until more Arab governments agree to contribute to the operation, the Pentagon's top officer said Sunday. President Obama wants to see more specific pledges from...
  • Islamic State urges followers to attack U.S., French citizens: website

    Islamic State urges followers to attack U.S., French citizens: website
    Islamic State urged its followers on Monday to attack citizens of the United States, France and other countries which have joined a coalition to destroy the ultra-radical group. Islamic State spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani also taunted U.S. President...