War refugees test Europe’s tolerance


An estimated 300,000 refugees have crossed the Mediterranean Sea to Europe this year, arriving in Southern European countries like Greece and quickly overwhelming local resources. Continue reading


Obama sends more U.S. troops to Iraq for fight against ISIL


450 more troops will join the 3,100 troops that are already there in a training and advisory role. Continue reading

Displaced Sunni people, who fled the violence in the city of Ramadi, arrive at the outskirts of Baghdad

Can the U.S. stop the Islamic State?


Fighters from the Islamic State (ISIL) won several victories this week, raising U.S. concerns that the extremist group’s influence may be growing beyond control. Continue reading

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Saving Syrian culture under siege


In the past year, the Islamic State (ISIL) has swept through the region, destroying hundreds-year-old antiquities and prompting looting at battle sites. Continue reading

Militant Islamist fighters on a tank take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province

Obama seeks congressional approval for war on ISIL


The authorization would give President Barack Obama the ability to use military force against “ISIL or associated persons or forces.” Continue reading

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