Over the weekend, Canadian fighter jets launched the country’s first airstrikes against ISIS strongholds since joining the U.S.-led campaign to combat the extremist group in Iraq, Canada’s defense minister said.
Freelance British photojournalist, John Cantlie — abducted in 2012 along with U.S. journalist James Foley — appears in the Islamic State’s latest video as a foreign correspondent reporting from the Syrian town of Kobani, the New York Times reported.
By Deb Riechmann, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Islamic State militants are raking in money at a remarkable rate, earning about $1 million a day from black market oil sales alone, a Treasury Department official said Thursday. David Cohen, who leads the department’s effort to undermine…
Three teenage girls from Denver were detained in Germany last weekend by American authorities under suspicion of joining the Islamic State. The militant group lures recruits worldwide with a sophisticated social media operation. Margaret Warner reports on how the U.S.
For more on the Iraq parliament’s approval of Sunni and Shiite ministers, ISIS’s presence in Anbar province and the group’s encroachment on Baghdad, Douglas Ollivant, a partner with global strategic consulting firm Mantid International, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington.
By Lara Jakes, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Dusty and remote, the Syrian city of Kobani has become an unlikely spoil in the war against Islamic State militants — and far more of a strategic prize than the United States wants to admit.
By PBS NewsHour
Geoff Dyer of the Financial Times joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington to talk about Turkey’s reluctance to fight ISIS, as the NATO partner pushes for a broader fight that includes combating Assad’s regime.
The Islamic State militants use the Quran to justify their inhumane acts of violence, including beheadings, but are they just cherry-picking verses? We asked an Arab studies scholar to set the record straight about what the holy book actually says.
Islamic State jihadists made several gains in cities throughout the Middle East over the past week and was met with powerful resistance in others. To try to make sense of what’s occurring on the battlefield in Syria and Iraq, former…
Islamic State militants released a video Friday night that purportedly shows the beheading of British aid worker Alan Henning, the Associated Press reports. This is amid ongoing U.S. airstrikes against the extremist group’s strongholds along the Syria-Iraq border.
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