WASHINGTON — The Islamic State led a campaign of attacks last year by militant extremist groups on religious freedom in large swaths of the world, the State Department said in a report Wednesday, pointing to increasing threats to religious minorities…
By Robert Burns, Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
LONDON — The U.S. will change the failed Syrian rebel training program to focus efforts on working with capable Kurdish and other forces in Syria, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin said he ordered airstrikes in Syria on Wednesday to fight Islamic State militants, a move that Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said he would welcome in Iraq, if needed.
By Anna Sillers
Children are used as spies and guards near these IS posts to gather information.
By Larisa Epatko
The Iraqi National Museum, ransacked after the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, has reopened 12 years later displaying ancient winged creatures, tablets and sculptures in stone.
By Deb Riechmann and Julie Pace, Associated Press
Kayla Jean Mueller, a 26-year-old American woman held by Islamic State militants, has been confirmed dead, her parents and the Obama administration said Tuesday.
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Congressional support built Wednesday for increased U.S. military assistance to Jordan following a video purporting to show Islamic State militants burning a captured Jordanian air force pilot to death.
In our news wrap Monday, social media sites belonging to the U.S. Central Command’s were hacked by a group who said they acted on behalf of the Islamic State. Threats against members of the military were posted on the @CENTCOM…
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