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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Islamic State militant group that has taken over large parts of Syria and Iraq and declared a self-styled caliphate poses one of the most significant threats to stability in the Middle East in years. But what danger does it immediately pose? Here are some...
By Charles Hoskinson | 09/02/14 01:32 PM
Steven Joel Sotloff, the U.S. journalist last seen being threatened by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, appears to have been beheaded in a video released Tuesday by the Islamist extremist group.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/02/14 01:26 PM
The White House could not immediately confirm reports that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has released a video showing the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.
By Becket Adams | 09/02/14 12:21 PM
Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs on Tuesday joined the chorus of pundits who've questioned President Obama for stating last week during a press briefing that the White House has no strategy yet for dealing with ISIS.
09/02/14 08:16 AM
BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the extremist group's removal from a U.N. terrorist list and compensation for the killing of three of its fighters in a shootout with international troops,...
09/02/14 12:01 AM
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels clashed with government troops on Monday in the Golan Heights, where al-Qaida-linked insurgents abducted U.N. peacekeepers last week, activists said. The fighting was focused around the town of Hamidiyeh in Quneitra province near the disputed frontier with Israel,...
By Paul Bedard | 08/31/14 05:27 PM
As he waffles on U.S. policy toward terrorists in Syria dubbed the Islamic State, President Obama is being handed rare American support for a military attack against the terrorists, according to a new poll.
By Rebecca Berg | 08/31/14 12:57 PM
The jihadist group ISIS "may be one of the biggest we have ever faced," Sen. John McCain said Sunday, as a result of a failure by the U.S. to intervene early in Syria's violent civil war.
By Becket Adams | 08/31/14 12:26 PM
"The world's always been messy ... we're just noticing now in part because of social media."
By Rebecca Berg | 08/31/14 10:45 AM
The California Democrat also called into question the president's characterization, earlier this year, that ISIS is like a junior varsity team -- not among the highest caliber of terrorist organizations.
08/30/14 08:15 PM
BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being sucked further into the conflict. Other U.N....
By Charles Hoskinson | 08/29/14 07:00 PM
The cascade of crises is leading some to ask if the president is becoming predictable to adversaries such as Russian President Vladimir Putin.
By Paul Bedard | 08/29/14 04:01 PM
Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama should get extra credit for slowly, thoughtfully, developing a strategy in Syria -- and wearing a tan suit in his press briefing.
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