09/20/14 08:31 PM
BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of Kurdish fighters raced from Turkey and Iraq into neighboring Syria on Saturday to defend a Kurdish area under attack by Islamic State militants. As the fighting raged, more than 60,000 mostly Kurdish refugees streamed across the dusty and barren border into Turkey, some...
By Justin Green | 09/20/14 05:15 PM
Hundreds of Kurdish fighters entered Syria from Turkey and Iraq Saturday to defend Syrian Kurds from attack by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria forces.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/20/14 11:52 AM
In an interview scheduled to air Sunday evening, the former Secretary of Defense told CBS News' "60 Minutes" he did not believe it was the right thing to do to pull all U.S. forces out of Iraq in December of 2011.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/20/14 09:32 AM
Obama's weekly address focused on his plans to address the continued threat from the Islamic State.
By Paul Bedard | 09/19/14 10:26 PM
Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama isn't anything like the Roosevelts in Ken Burns' television special but is steadily winning his big battles.
By Brian Hughes | 09/19/14 05:16 PM
President Obama signed legislation Friday that keeps the government funded through mid-December and authorizes his administration to train and equip Syrian opposition forces in their fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
09/19/14 04:16 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army's top officer warned Friday that it will become increasingly difficult to target and launch precision airstrikes against Islamic State militants hiding among the Iraqi population. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno told reporters that so far the targets American...
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/19/14 11:35 AM
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Friday he believes the United States will have to do more to defeat Islamic terrorists in the Middle East than conducting airstrikes and training Syrian rebels.
09/18/14 09:03 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the heat of an election campaign, Congress cleared the way for the U.S. military to train and equip Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic State militants Thursday night, reluctant ratification of a new strategy that President Barack Obama outlined scarcely a week ago. The...
09/18/14 07:01 PM
PARIS (AP) — Moderate Syrian rebels, once they are made battle-ready by a U.S.-led coalition, may be asked to help restore the border between Syria and Iraq that Islamic State group militants have effectively wiped out, the top American military official said Thursday. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey...
By Susan Crabtree | 09/18/14 02:24 PM
The White House declined to comment directly on reports of a terrorist threat to U.S. airlines from another band of extremists in Syria called Khorasan, saying that the intelligence community remains "vigilant" about all threats from Syria.
09/18/14 01:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The effort to train and arm Syrian rebels proved a tough sell with many Iraq and Afghanistan veterans now serving in the House. Wariness among veterans crossed party lines as Republicans Democrats alike said they feared weapons and training would one day be used against...
By Kelly Cohen | 09/18/14 01:10 PM
Syria's Bashar Assad has violated last year's chemical weapons pact by using chlorine gas in the civil war raging in that country, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday.
09/18/14 10:01 AM
BEIRUT (AP) — Nearly three million Syrian children are not attending school due to the civil war raging in their homeland, an international charity group said Thursday, as the country's intractable conflict threatens to deny an entire a generation of education. Syria's civil war has killed more...
By Susan Crabtree | 09/18/14 07:49 AM
The Obama administration is considering restricting or revoking passports held by Americans suspected of fighting for the Islamic State.
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