Now halted by a temporary court-ordered stay, President Donald Trump’s executive order banning Syrian refugees and blocking travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations created chaos at airports and left thousands of travelers in limbo. But beyond the immediate headlines, the order…
By Karin Laub, Associated Press
In an executive order Friday, Trump suspended all refugee admissions to the U.S. for four months and banned the entry of Syrian refugees indefinitely.
By Robert Burns, Associated Press
U.S. Air Force B-2 bombers attacked Islamic State military camps in Libya in a move aimed at eliminating extremists who had escaped the former ISIS stronghold of Sirte.
In our news wrap Monday, top American officials accused Turkey of focusing on Kurdish groups in their military campaign against Syria, instead of on ISIS. Also, in Yemen, a suicide truck bomb tore into a gathering of military recruits, leaving…
In an article that consumes the entirety of this week’s New York Times Magazine, Scott Anderson aims to tell a story of great breadth and timeliness: how the current conflicts in the Middle East arose, and how they might evolve…
By PBS NewsHour
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Thursday, U.S.-backed militias achieved new progress in capturing the Islamic State’s last stronghold in Libya. Forces say they have now liberated 70 percent of Sirte. Also, the Australian government suggested asylum seekers complaining of sexual abuse…
In our news wrap Wednesday, U.S.-backed forces in Libya say they have captured the Islamic State headquarters, located in the city of Sirte. After a weeks-long stalemate, they finally broke through with the help of U.S. airstrikes that began 10…
President Obama spoke at the Pentagon Thursday about the U.S. plan for continued military action in Libya. His report came three days after the U.S. launched airstrikes in and around Sirte, in an attempt to reclaim the Islamic State stronghold.
By Matthew Lee, Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Libya continued for a second day Tuesday, as President Barack Obama called the new bombing campaign critical to protecting U.S. national security interests.
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