World Nov 13

U.S. ‘reasonably certain’ Jihadi John is dead

WASHINGTON — A U.S. drone strike targeted a vehicle in Syria believed to be transporting the masked Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John," according to American officials. Whether the strike killed the British man who appears in several videos…

Apr 17

Obama, Italian PM Renzi to meet at White House

WASHINGTON — Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is set to meet with President Barack Obama. Obama is hosting Renzi at the White House on Friday to compare notes on a range of issues, including Ukraine, Libya and Islamic State militants.

Feb 19

Mission to retake Mosul likely to begin in April, May

The operation to retake Iraq's second largest city from Islamic State militants will likely begin in April or May and will involve about 12 Iraqi brigades, or between 20,000 and 25,000 troops, a senior U.S. military official said Thursday.