By Susan Crabtree | 08/28/14 08:24 AM
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s keen interest in the release of a Pakistani scientist serving an 86-year prison term in Texas drew attention to U.S. student visa laws, but experts say the concern is overblown. Before ISIS circulated a video of American journalist James Foley’s beheading...
By Charles Hoskinson | 08/28/14 08:21 AM
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday accused Russia of invading his country and called for an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting to discuss the situation.
08/27/14 08:01 PM
BEIRUT (AP) — The mother of a hostage American journalist pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video directed at the Islamic State group, while new images emerged of mass killings, including masked militants shooting kneeling men after the capture of a strategic air base in Syria. Shirley...
By Becket Adams | 08/27/14 05:25 PM
A well-stated and thoughtful approach to foreign policy, one that addresses concerns over engagement and intervention, could make all the difference in the 2016 election.
By Ed Sykes | 08/27/14 04:35 PM
Watch the heartbreaking plea from the mother of a captured journalist to the self-proclaimed leader of ISIS.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/27/14 04:23 PM
The Pentagon's top spokesman Wednesday suggested that Syria's sophisticated air defense system didn't pick up U.S. forces entering its air space during a failed mission to rescue James Foley and other prisoners.
08/27/14 03:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is considering a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday. And as the administration weighed its options for targeting the...
08/27/14 02:45 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's election stalemate this summer hurt progress in training the country's military, and resolving the political chaos will be key to that military's success in 2015, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford said as he stepped down as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan....
By Paul Bedard | 08/27/14 02:15 PM
A blitzkrieg of Benghazi news and interviews from those involved in the 2012 disaster in Libya is about to slam into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration's effort to outrun the scandal.
08/27/14 01:30 PM
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard vessel fired in self-defense on an Iranian boat in the Persian Gulf, the Navy said Wednesday, an encounter that could exacerbate tensions between the two countries as they work to hammer out a lasting deal over Iran's nuclear program. Cmdr....
08/27/14 01:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A two-star Army general faulted for failing to properly investigate sexual assault and other accusations against a colonel on his staff will be retired at one-star rank, the Army announced Wednesday. The decision by Army Secretary John M. McHugh comes more than a year after...
By Charles Hoskinson | 08/27/14 12:24 PM
China blames the Aug. 19 incident on the U.S. aircraft flying too close to its coastline, in airspace it claims as its own -- a claim the U.S. does not recognize.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/27/14 11:43 AM
More than a dozen civil rights groups, faith leaders and activists plan to meet outside the White House Thursday to deliver a petition demanding that the Justice Department hold accountable all police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson.
08/27/14 10:45 AM
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian general said Wednesday that a purported Israeli drone shot down near a nuclear facility in the Islamic Republic flew in from a northern country that once was part of the Soviet Union. The semi-official Fars news agency, close to the Revolutionary Guard, quoted...
By Susan Crabtree | 08/27/14 07:47 AM
An American was killed over the weekend fighting with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the White House confirmed Tuesday night.
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