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  • 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-...
  • Teenage girl allegedly en route to Syria is arrested in French airport

    Teenage girl allegedly en route to Syria is arrested in French airport
    A teenage girl planning to go to Syria was arrested at an airport in southern France this weekend, and a man accused of recruiting her was arrested hours later, a French government official said. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve did not explicitly...
  • How ISIS came to be and why it must be stopped

    On Sept. 11, 2001 Islamic fundamentalism became a permanent and unwanted fixture in our lives. We thought with the death of Osama bin Laden and our military withdrawals from Iraq and Afghanistan, we would return to the way things were on Sept. 10, 2001....
  • Fiji says Syrian rebels want compensation, removal from terror list

    EIN ZIVAN Golan Heights/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Islamist fighters who seized dozens of Fijian soldiers serving as U.N. peacekeepers on the Golan Heights last week are demanding that their group be removed from a global terrorism list and that compensation be...
  • Record 4.1 million in Syria got food aid in August, U.N. says

    GENEVA (Reuters) - A record 4.1 million people in Syria received food rations in August due to more convoys being able to cross front lines and borders from Turkey and Jordan, the U.N.'s World Food Program (WFP) said on Tuesday. "We are reaching more...
  • Israel raises alarm over Islamist militants on its frontiers

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's frontier with Syria, where militants have kidnapped 45 U.N. peacekeepers, has become a magnet for Islamist activity and Israel itself is now a target, the defense minister and security analysts said on Tuesday. The Nusra...
  • Syrian rebels make demands for return of hostage U.N. peacekeepers

    Al-Qaeda-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the extremist group's removal from a U.N. terrorist list and compensation for the killing of three of its fighters in a shootout...
  • Obama notifies Congress of ordering air strikes in Iraq's Amerli

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama formally notified the U.S. Congress on Monday that he had authorized air strikes and humanitarian airdrops over the weekend in the Iraqi Shi'ite town of Amerli where Islamic State militants had trapped the...
  • Syrian army, rebels fight on Golan where peacekeepers held

    EIN ZIVAN Golan Heights/MANILA (Reuters) - Heavy fighting erupted on Monday between the Syrian army and Islamist rebels on the Golan Heights, where 44 peacekeepers from Fiji are being held by militants and scores of their fellow blue helmets from the...