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  • American believed dead fighting for Islamic State militants

    American believed dead fighting for Islamic State militants
    A Chicago-born man suspected of fighting alongside Islamic State militants who have seized large areas of Iraq and Syria to the alarm of the Baghdad government and its allies in the West has been killed in Syria, a U.S. official said on Tuesday. "We were...
  • White House confirms death of American jihadist fighting in Syria

    White House confirms death of American jihadist fighting in Syria
    White House officials on Tuesday confirmed the death of an American reported to have been fighting for the Islamic State in Syria. "We were aware of U.S. Citizen Douglas McAuthur McCain’s presence in Syria and can confirm his death," said a...
  • Malaysia police arrest 42 foreigners after riot at export factory

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian police have arrested 42 men after a riot by up to 1,000 mostly Nepalese workers sparked fires and destroyed parts of an electronics export factory, highlighting accusations of poor conditions for many of the estimated...
  • U.S. backs off statement that Egypt, UAE were behind Libya air strikes

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Tuesday backed off an earlier statement that Egypt and the United Arab Emirates were behind air strikes on Islamist militants in Libya. At a regular State Department briefing, spokeswoman Jen Psaki...
  • US confirms former Minnesota man linked to terror group killed in Syria

    MINNEAPOLIS A former Minnesotan linked to the terrorist group Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant has been killed in Syria. Douglas McCain had lived in San Diego in recent years and was a 1999 graduate of Robbinsdale Cooper High School in New Hope, said...
  • Libyan raids could herald bolder Arab action as U.S. wavers

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Air strikes against Libyan Islamist militants that U.S. officials had said were staged by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates could mark an escalation of a regional struggle over the future of the Arab world. Arab responsibility for...
  • Israel, Hamas agree to open-ended cease-fire and new talks

    JERUSALEM Israel and the militant Islamist group Hamas halted mutual attacks Tuesday evening after agreeing to an indefinite cease-fire to end a seven-week war, the deadliest Israeli-Palestinian fighting in years. The conflict claimed the lives of more...
  • Mica: ISIS intel worst since 9/11

    Mica: ISIS intel worst since 9/11
    Updated 6:36 p.m. with response from Mica's primary opponent, David Smith of Winter Springs. On the eve of Primary Election Day, U.S. Rep. John Mica is blasting the Obama administration for its intelligence gathering on the ISIS terrorist network...
  • U.S. welcomes Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire, urges compliance

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States cautiously welcomes the latest Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire and urges both sides to comply with the terms of the agreement, the State Department said on Tuesday. "We call on all parties to fully and completely...
  • Qatar seeks to free more U.S. hostages in Syria: source

    DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar is working to help free four Americans held hostage in Syria by various armed groups, a Gulf source familiar with the matter said on Monday, a day after the Gulf Arab state's diplomacy helped free a journalist held since 2012....
  • U.S., Chinese officials to meet at Pentagon after jet intercept

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. and Chinese military officials will hold talks on rules of behavior at the Pentagon on Tuesday and Wednesday, a U.S. official said, days after the United States denounced a "dangerous" Chinese jet intercept of a U.S. Navy...