| Aug 21, 2014
| 3:01 PM
The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the United States that may surpass that once posed by al Qaeda, U.S. military leaders said on Thursday.
"They are an imminent threat to every interest we...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 7:53 AM
Support for Islamic State increased after U.S. airstrikes began in Iraq and the militant group may take more hostages to try to force concessions from Washington, the FBI director told Congress on Wednesday.
Islamic State is "committed to instilling...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 12:53 PM
A series of bomb blasts Sunday targeting a compound housing Kurdish security and intelligence forces in the northeast Iraq province of Diyala killed at least 58 people and wounded scores more, according to Iraqi officials.
A suicide bomber detonated...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 9:56 PM
As Islamic State fighters from Syria blitzed across northern Iraq this summer, they swept thousands of fresh recruits from Iraqi Sunni tribal militias, prisons and insurgent groups into their ranks, nearly tripling the size of their armed force and...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 10:33 PM
The United States has confirmed that Russia supplied sophisticated missile launchers to separatists in eastern Ukraine and that attempts were made to move them back across the Russian border after the Thursday shoot-down of a Malaysian jet liner, a U.S....
| Sep 22, 2014
| 11:51 AM
Three Afghan soldiers, who went missing while in Massachusetts for military training, have been found trying to cross the border into Canada, a defense department official said on Monday.
“I can confirm that the Canadians have them,” the...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 4:01 AM
The United States and Arab allies bombed Syria for the first time on Tuesday, killing dozens of Islamic State fighters and members of a separate al Qaeda-linked group, pursuing a campaign against militants into a war at the heart of the Middle East.
| Sep 11, 2014
| 8:22 AM
Secretary of State John Kerry pressed Arab leaders on Thursday to back President Barack Obama's new military drive against Islamic State, calling for tighter curbs on funding for militants and fewer extremist messages in Arab media.
Meeting Arab leaders...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 6:44 PM
WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join air strikes against Islamic State militants and Australia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Bradley Cooper is locked and loaded in the first trailer for "American Sniper," the fact-based drama about Navy SEAL and sharpshooter Chris Kyle, and he finds nothing but trouble in his crosshairs.
Set to the sounds of a slowly building heartbeat, the...
| May 12, 2014
| 1:10 PM
Tapenade restaurant in the Sawtelle area has a new executive chef: Tri Nguyen has succeeded Ressul Rassallat to head the California-Mediterranean kitchen. While attending San Francisco State, Nguyen worked at Hawthorne Lane and PlumpJack Cafe. Later he...