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  • Rand Paul argues U.S. actions led to rise of ISIS

    Sen. Rand Paul argued Wednesday that the U.S. is partly responsible for the rise of ISIS, an argument that is sure to roil the Republican Party's ongoing debate over foreign policy ahead of the 2016 presidential elections.

  • What will U.S. do if ISIS attacks again?

    If ISIS attacks one or more U.S. cities, as it has threatened to do, what then? We can't bomb ourselves. How would we counter a nose dive in the stock market or the ensuing chaos and fear?

  • Norwegian Muslims rally against Islamic militants

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Norway's prime minister and other politicians have joined Muslim leaders and thousands of other people for a demonstration in Oslo against radical Islamists. Monday's rally was an initiative by young Norwegian Muslims who wanted to show a united front against Islamic State...

  • Nigeria: Boko Haram claims it is Islamic Caliphate

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram, Nigeria's Islamic extremist rebel group, said it controls the northeastern city of Gwoza and has added it to an Islamic state that it claims it has established in Nigeria. Gwoza, in Borno state, is now part of its "Islamic Caliphate" asserted Boko Haram's...

  • Islamic authority: Extremists no 'Islamic State'

    CAIRO (AP) — The top Islamic authority in Egypt, revered by many Muslims worldwide, launched an Internet-based campaign Sunday challenging an extremist group in Syria and Iraq by saying it should not be called an "Islamic State." The campaign by the Dar el-Ifta, the top authority that advises...

  • Top Saudi cleric: Islamic State is Islam's enemy

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's top cleric said Tuesday that extremism and the ideologies of groups like the Islamic State and al-Qaida are Islam's No. 1 enemy and that Muslims have been their first victims. Grand Mufti Sheik Abdul-Aziz Al-Sheik also said in his public statement that...

  • Many Muslim leaders have denounced the Islamic State

    On Sunday, Pope Francis expressed "dismay and disbelief" over the Islamic State militia's atrocities and genocide in Syria and Iraq.

  • Obama weighs strategy against Islamic State

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is grappling with how to bridge the gap between its increasingly dire assessment of the threat posed by the Islamic State group and the limited, defensive air campaign it has so far undertaken, which military officials acknowledge will not blunt the...

  • Everything Obama says about Iraq is wrong

    President Obama on Monday squeezed another statement on Iraq into his Martha's Vineyard vacation schedule. This time it was to congratulate Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi and urge him to form a more inclusive cabinet.

  • House subcommittee to hold hearing on the 'troubling case of Meriam Ibrahim'

    Meriam Ibrahim, the 27-year-old mother of two currently residing in the U.S. embassy in Sudan awaiting a flight to America, will receive a hearing Wednesday in the U.S. examining her situation.

  • Iraq's crisis requires a political solution

    What I remember most about serving with the U.S. Marine Corps in Iraq was realizing the extraordinary level of hatred that the Sunnis and Shia Arabs had for each other.



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