| Aug 20, 2014
| 4:29 PM
Americans awoke Wednesday to a gruesome video, showing an Islamic State executioner beheading James Foley, an American. A grim President Barack Obama interrupted his vacation to condemn this act of savagery, aptly calling the Islamic State "a cancer" that...
| 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...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 5:14 AM
He was an unusual sight in this embattled but historic Lebanese port city, a Westerner who wasn't a journalist, a young man driven to provide humanitarian help to the unremitting flow of wounded and displaced from Syria's civil war.
"He was full of...
| 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...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Iraqi Kurdish forces arrived in the Syrian town of Kobani with heavy weapons to help Syrian Kurds fend off attempts by Islamic State insurgents to seize the town and cement control in the Turkish border region.
Syrian Kurdish fighters welcomed the...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 3:19 PM
The Islamic State, a Sunni militant group that spans across parts of Syria and into Iraq, is the organization behind the brutal execution of American journalist James Foley. Here is a closer look at the group, its roots and its characteristics.
| Oct 13, 2014
| 12:36 PM
The superintendent of a New Jersey school district that canceled this year's high school football season amid a hazing case that led to sexual assault charges said on Monday he is considering suspending the program in future years as well.
| Dec 10, 2014
| 8:05 AM
The United States launched 20 airstrikes against Islamic State militants in recent days, military officials said in a statement on Wednesday.
Since Monday, U.S. forces conducted seven strikes against the militant group in Syria and led 13 strikes in ...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 8:16 AM
A Taliban bomb killed two American soldiers in a NATO convoy late on Friday night near the U.S. Bagram Airfield base north of Kabul, a U.S. defense official said on Saturday.
"Two International Security Assistance Force service members died as a...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 9:40 PM
President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing a broader military mission in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, the New York Times reported on Saturday.
The decision ensures a direct role for American troops in fighting in...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 5:17 PM
Eighteen foreign fighters from the Islamic State, including an American jihadist, were killed in a Syrian air raid on a town near the militant group's main stronghold city of Raqqa in eastern Syria, a human rights monitoring group said on Thursday....