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  • Iraqi forces fail to recapture Tikrit from militants again

    Iraqi forces fail to recapture Tikrit from militants again
    Iraqi forces halted a short-lived offensive Tuesday to recapture Tikrit, home town of executed dictator Saddam Hussein, due to fierce resistance from Islamic state fighters who have also threatened to attack Americans "in any place." In Geneva, the...
  • 10 Lebanese soldiers killed in battle with Syrian Islamist fighters

    10 Lebanese soldiers killed in battle with Syrian Islamist fighters
    Clashes raging between Syrian Islamist rebels and Lebanese security forces in a town close to the Syrian border killed 10 soldiers, the Lebanese army said Sunday. An additional 25 were wounded in one of the most serious cross-border incidents since...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Obama says U.S. will be 'relentless' in pursuing Islamic State

    Obama says U.S. will be 'relentless' in pursuing Islamic State
    A clearly furious President Obama condemned the Islamic militants who claimed responsibility for beheading an American journalist, vowing Wednesday to beat back “this cancer” and showing no sign of constraining the U.S. military intervention...
  • 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...
  • Caveats to Obama's rule against 'combat mission' in Iraq, Syria

    Caveats to Obama's rule against 'combat mission' in Iraq, Syria
    A day after his top military advisor opened the door to putting U.S. combat troops on the ground in Iraq and Syria, President Obama appeared to slam it shut again Wednesday, declaring that American troops "do not and will not have a combat mission." The...
  • Video purports to show British photographer held by Islamic State

    Video purports to show British photographer held by Islamic State
    The Islamic State militant group released video Thursday that appears to show a captive British journalist in images that mark a departure from the beheadings of hostages that have become the hallmark of the extremists’ propaganda efforts. The...
  • Turkey opens border to Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State fighters

    Turkey opens border to Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State fighters
    Turkey’s government opened its border Friday to thousands of Syrian Kurds fearing a massacre at the hands of the Islamic State as a U.S.-backed opposition group called for airstrikes to halt the militants’ advance in northern Syria. In the...
  • Iran says it rejects U.S. cooperation requests on Islamic State

    Iran says it rejects U.S. cooperation requests on Islamic State
    Iran has rejected direct overtures from top U.S. diplomats, including Secretary of State John F. Kerry, to cooperate with Washington in the battle against Islamic State extremists in Iraq, Iran’s supreme leader said Monday. In his most extensive...
  • How Obama can win in Syria, Iraq

    How Obama can win in Syria, Iraq
    President Barack Obama's address to the nation last week was the strongest of his presidency. After weeks of bumbling, inconsistent statements, he offered a taut, tough-minded response to terrorism in Iraq and Syria. America's goal, he said, is to...