By Larisa Epatko
The Islamic State militants have murdered, raped and choked off whole communities to the brink of starvation. So why don’t the inhabitants of the areas they control in Iraq and Syria rise up against them?…
By PBS NewsHour
President Obama will address the nation at 9 p.m. EDT Wednesday to outline the U.S. response to Islamic State militants who have taken over parts of Syria and Iraq.
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
The administration made the requests last Friday but they are not part of a temporary funding measure heading for a House vote Thursday.
By Julie Pace, Associated Press
After an hour-long discussion with congressional leaders Tuesday, the White House said Obama told lawmakers that he "has the authority he needs to take action" against the Islamic State militants. The White House added that the president still would welcome…
By Ayan Sheikh
Several young Western women have fled their homes to join an all-female morality police force created by the Islamic State militant group, or IS. Mostly in their late teens or early twenties, these young women are tasked with reprimanding…
President Barack Obama said Friday he is encouraged that NATO members universally acknowledge the "significant threat" the Islamic State poses, and that they have to take action.
In response to our coverage of the Islamic State militant group, several viewers have asked how the group is funded. Turns out, it gets millions from oil and ransoms.
Obama still did not give a timeline for deciding on a strategy to go after the extremist group's operations in Syria. "It's going to take time for us to be able to roll them back," the president said at a…
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