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  • US official says Khorasan Group threat to aviation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An al-Qaida cell in Syria known as the Khorasan Group, which was targeted by U.S. airstrikes this week, represents "a clear and present danger" to commercial flights to Europe and the United States, the Obama administration's top aviation security official said Friday. The...

  • Germany arrests Syria returnee over extremist link

    BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say they have arrested a man who returned in August from a long stay in Syria and says he spent time there with the extremist Islamic State group. Police and prosecutors said Friday the 21-year-old from Muelheim an der Ruhr in western Germany, who wasn't...

  • Pentagon spending $10 million a day fighting ISIS: Hagel

    Pentagon officials had previously estimated the cost at $7.5 million a day, but that was before the campaign was extended to Syria on Monday.

  • World domination of radical Islamism

    The battle to defeat the Islamic State will not be so easily won. Nor does eliminating one group ensure that others, even more dangerous, do not emerge.

  • FBI: About 12 Americans fighting in Syria, not 100

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. believes there are about a dozen Americans fighting alongside extremist groups in Syria, not more than 100, as has been cited for months. That's not to say there is no concern about these other 88 or so Americans who officials say have been killed, arrested, traveled...

  • After subway plot report, NY increases policing

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police have tightened protections after Iraq's prime minister said captured Islamic State militants had disclosed a plot to attack U.S. and Paris subways. But New York's mayor and governor say there is no specific, credible threat currently to the nation's biggest...

  • Obama's three Middle East foreign policies

    Earlier this week at the U.N., Obama appeared to have learned the hard way that his previous words and hopes for the region had little impact on shaping it.

  • Senators: U.S.-backed Syrian rebels also must target Assad

    While the United States has begun arming and training Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State, opposition forces also should focus on toppling Bashar Assad, say Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.

  • Los Angeles Metro aware of possible subway threat

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Security officials with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority are aware of a possible terror threat to U.S. public transit, but have received no threat specific to their extensive network of light rail and subway lines. Iraq's prime minister revealed...

  • UK counterterror police arrest 9 men in London

    LONDON (AP) — British counterterrorism police have arrested nine men on suspicion of being members of banned organizations as well as supporting and encouraging terrorism. The men, ranging in age from 22 to 51, are in custody at London police stations. British media reported that Anjem...

  • President Obama's most ardent supporters are going to be furious with this comparison to George W. Bush

    As U.S. military operations in the Middle East increase in number, President Obama's dovish critics grow increasingly agitated.

  • Memo from George W. Bush: 'Welcome, Mr. President, to the war on terror'

    I've been quiet these last six years. But your belated decision to "destroy" the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria prompted me to write.

  • U.S., Arab allies target ISIS-controlled oil refineries in latest Syria strike

    The United States and its coalition partners have targeted the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria's ability to make money from oil in the latest round of airstrikes.

  • Obama: Now is the time to act against extremism

    The United States sent a powerful message to other United Nations member countries: Join the fight against a vicious new brand of terrorism or risk becoming increasingly irrelevant and world becoming more unstable.

  • Fox host confronts Obama official over Bush-like war doctrine

    Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Fox News’ Shepard Smith put the State Department’s Jen Psaki in an uncomfortable position Wednesday. He asked her to differentiate the Obama administration’s current policy for dealing with terrorist forces in Syria from that of former President...



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