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  • In spite of bombing campaign, Islamic State militants continue to draw foreign recruits

    The U.S. bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria has failed to slow the pace of foreign fighters flocking to join the Islamic State and other extremist groups, including at least 3,400 from Western nations among 20,000 from around the world, U.S....
  • Text of Obama's proposed resolution to authorize military force against the Islamic State

    Full text of Obama's proposed resolution to formally authorize military force against the Islamic State: JOINT RESOLUTION To authorize the limited use of the United States Armed Forces against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Whereas the...
  • US closes embassy, evacuates staff in Yemen due to security, counterterror ops to continue

    The State Department confirmed late Tuesday that it has closed the U.S. Embassy in Yemen and evacuated its staff because of the political crisis and security concerns following the takeover of much of the country by Shiite rebels. The department...
  • Killed American hostage was among those U.S. tried to free in July raid

    Killed American hostage was among those U.S. tried to free in July raid
    The small Arizona town where Kayla Jean Mueller grew up began gathering in grief Tuesday upon learning that the 26-year-old aid worker who traveled the world on a quest to help others died while in the hands of Islamic State militants. A small...
  • Kayla Mueller's Islamic State captivity was different, in both life and death

    WASHINGTON Kayla Mueller's captivity was different. Islamic State jihadists are known for the bloody, fiery spectacles they make of their prisoners. They show no mercy, even toward women, as seen in the videos of fighters stoning to death an accused...
  • Emirates returns to fight against Islamic State militants, launching airstrikes from Jordan

    United Arab Emirates fighter planes roared out of an air base in Jordan on Tuesday to pound Islamic State militant positions, marking a return to combat operations by one of the United States' closest Arab allies in the fight against the extremists....
  • AP Exclusive: US says foreign fighters flock to join Islamic State, other extremists in war

    Foreign fighters are streaming into Syria and Iraq in unprecedented numbers to join the Islamic State or other extremist groups, including at least 3,400 from Western nations among 20,000 from around the world, U.S. intelligence officials say in an...
  • Arizona mountain town mourns for American woman held by IS after parents confirm her death

    The small Arizona town where Kayla Jean Mueller grew up gathered in grief Tuesday upon learning that the 26-year-old aid worker who traveled the world on a quest to help others had died while in the hands of Islamic State militants. A memorial of flowers...
  • Islamic State hostage Kayla Mueller: 'devoted to the people of Syria'

    At an age when most kids are preoccupied with friends and school, Kayla Jean Mueller devoted herself to helping those in need around the world. She volunteered with aid groups in her home state of Arizona and later in countries such as India and Turkey....
  • Syria's defiant Assad accuses U.S. of fomenting terrorism

    A combative Syrian President Bashad has dismissed talk that the United States may be softening its insistence that he step down from office as it grows more concerned about the growth of radical Islamists. In an interview with BBC News broadcast...
  • Family confirms ISIS hostage's death

    WASHINGTON — Kayla Jean Mueller, a 26-year-old American woman held by Islamic State militants, has been confirmed dead, her parents and the Obama administration said Tuesday. The White House said that Mueller's family received a private message...