WASHINGTON — Seeking war power authority for three years, President Barack Obama is setting up the prospect that his successor will become the third American president in a row overseeing U.S. military forces grappling with turmoil in the Middle East.
The family of Kayla Jean Mueller confirmed that the 26-year-old aid worker has been killed. Over the weekend, Islamic State militants sent them unspecified evidence of their daughter's death. The Arizona native was working with refugees on the Turkey-Syria border…
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.
By PBS NewsHour
After days of negotiations over a prisoner exchange apparently broke down, the Islamic State on Saturday executed a Japanese journalist it had been holding in Syria. Douglas Ollivant, a senior national security fellow at the New America Foundation and a…
By Andrew Mach
Japanese officials condemned the apparent execution of Haruna Yukawa, a 42-year-old unemployed widower who went to Syria in July and was captured the next month.
British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says there are two parts to the mission of defeating the Islamic State: it’s not just a military operation, but also a challenge of stemming the group’s growing appeal. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner…
Facing criticism for slow gains, more than 20 foreign ministers met in London to strategize how to cripple the Islamic State group and assess their progress so far. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports.
By Eric Tucker, Sadie Gurman, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The three teenage girls from Colorado swapped Twitter messages about marriage and religion with recruiters for the Islamic State group, then set out for Syria with passports and thousands of dollars in stolen cash. Authorities intercepted them in…
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