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.
By Brian Hughes | 08/26/14 01:10 PM
President Obama pledged Tuesday that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria would pay the price for the beheading of an American journalist but also warned against military overreach as he faces calls for a broader campaign of airstrikes in the Middle East.
08/26/14 10:31 AM
BAGHDAD (AP) — A car bomb exploded on Tuesday in a busy Shiite area in eastern Baghdad, killing at least 11 people, officials said, the latest in a series of attacks to shake the Iraqi capital as the Shiite-led government struggles to dislodge Sunni militants from areas in the country's west and...
By Susan Crabtree | 08/26/14 08:25 AM
For now, the Obama administration is fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in Iraq, but not Syria. But the administration seems to be suggesting it's open to the possibility.
By Washington Examiner | 08/25/14 07:11 PM
Obama must pressure regional governments, especially governments that helped create the problem by funding ISIS in its war against the Syrian regime, to use those resources in a combined effort to eliminate ISIS.
08/25/14 03:31 PM
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials: 2 car bombs in Baghdad commercial district kill 15 people, wound 21.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/25/14 02:43 PM
Josh Earnest said the Obama administration is deeply concerned about the threat ISIS poses because the group has recruited a significant number of U.S. and other Western country residents and citizens to their ranks.
08/25/14 02:01 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — While in office, former President George H. W. Bush once plaintively asked, "What is it about August?" Indeed, this sultry month usually associated with the doldrums of summer has burdened modern presidents with personal, domestic or international crises. And for President...
By Becket Adams | 08/25/14 12:38 PM
ABC News' George Stephanopoulos asked over the weekend whether there is a danger of the U.S. overreacting to the threat posed by ISIS.
08/25/14 08:46 AM
GENEVA (AP) — Islamic State fighters reportedly killed up to 670 prisoners in Mosul and committed other horrific abuses in Iraq that amount to crimes against humanity, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday. The U.N.'s top human rights official said "grave, horrific...
By Susan Crabtree | 08/25/14 07:49 AM
Obama's inclusiveness message has become a refrain in recent weeks, but experts and former Iraqi leaders say it's past time to talk specifics and clearly lay out the goals.
08/25/14 01:30 AM
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister is trying to capitalize on the gruesome video of an American journalist's beheading by the Islamic State extremist group, saying Hamas is an equally vicious foe as he tries to rally international support in Israel's war in the Gaza Strip. But the...
By James Jay Carafano | 08/24/14 12:43 PM
No one should fault any president for trying to take time off. On the other hand, presidents know full well what they've signed up for. The Oval Office is not just a day job.
08/24/14 10:30 AM
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel has ruled out sending German combat troops to Iraq and is dismissing suggestions her country could send weapons to the separatist Kurdish PKK movement. Germany said last week it is prepared to arm the regional Kurdish government forces battling Islamic...
08/24/14 09:45 AM
LONDON (AP) — Britain has appointed a security envoy to Iraq's Kurdistan region as part of efforts to defeat militants of the Islamic State group. Prime Minister David Cameron's office says Lt. Gen. Simon Mayall, the government's Middle East defense adviser, will "support Kurdish and wider...
By Paul Bedard | 08/29/14
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