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  • Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

    Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:14:18 GMT
    President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism after more...
    American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an...
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul 1 site of anti-terror program

    Minneapolis-St. Paul 1 site of anti-terror program

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-09-16 20:24:24 GMT
    When young men from Minneapolis began traveling to Somalia seven years ago to join a terror group in the midst of a civil war, investigators trying to stop the recruiting went straight to the city's large...
    The cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul will participate in a Department of Justice pilot program designed to detect American extremists who are looking to join terror organizations overseas, U.S. Attorney Andy Luger said...
  • Iraq parliament rejects interior, defense nominees

    Iraq parliament rejects interior, defense nominees

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:02 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:02:54 GMT
    Iraqi lawmakers say the country's prime minister has made his decision on the remaining posts in his Cabinet, including the critical positions of interior minister and defense minister.
    Iraqi lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's nominees Tuesday to lead the defense and interior ministries, leaving the crucial Cabinet posts unfilled as an emerging U.S.-led coalition intensifies its air...
  • Defense sec., Joint Chiefs chair hint at sending ground troops

    Defense sec., Joint Chiefs chair hint at sending ground troops

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-09-16 16:54:54 GMT
     Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said U.S. military advisers to Iraqi forces could eventually accompany those troops on combat missions if there is a need.
     Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said U.S. military advisers to Iraqi forces could eventually accompany those troops on combat missions if there is a need.
  • Kurds in Europe take up arms against IS group

    Kurds in Europe take up arms against IS group

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:03:47 GMT
    Shaho Pirani says he's just a phone call away from leaving his quiet life in Denmark and joining Kurdish forces battling against Islamic State militants in Iraq.
    Shaho Pirani says he's just a phone call away from leaving his quiet life in Denmark and joining Kurdish forces battling against Islamic State militants in Iraq.
  • As core al-Qaida weakened, its successors spread

    As core al-Qaida weakened, its successors spread

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:31 AM EDT2014-09-16 07:31:48 GMT
    Osama bin Laden is dead and al-Qaida dispersed, yet the horrors keep coming.
    Osama bin Laden is dead and al-Qaida dispersed, yet the horrors keep coming.
  • First U.S. airstrike in expanded Iraq fight

    First U.S. airstrike in expanded Iraq fight

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:31 PM EDT2014-09-16 01:31:45 GMT
    U.S. officials say the United States took the first step in the planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants Monday, going to the aid of Iraqi security forces south of Baghdad who were being attacked by...
    U.S. officials said Monday the United States has taken the first step in its planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants, going to the aid of Iraqi security forces near Baghdad who were being attacked by enemy...
  • Kerry: US open to talks with Iran on Islamic State

    Kerry: US open to talks with Iran on Islamic State

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:31 PM EDT2014-09-16 01:31:38 GMT
    Reconnaissance planes at the ready, France called together diplomats to come up with a coherent global strategy Monday to combat extremists from the Islamic State group, minus the two countries who share most of...
    As more than two dozen nations pledged Monday to help Iraq fight the Islamic State militants, the United States said it was open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington's earlier...
  • Kerry to chair UN Security Council meeting on Iraq

    Kerry to chair UN Security Council meeting on Iraq

    Monday, September 15 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-09-15 18:52:03 GMT
    Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to New York this week to chair a meeting of the United National Security Council on Iraq.
    Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to New York this week to chair a meeting of the United National Security Council on Iraq.
  • Islamic State group issues new curriculum in Iraq

    Islamic State group issues new curriculum in Iraq

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:11:34 GMT
    The extremist-held Iraqi city of Mosul is set to usher in a new school year. But unlike years past, there will be no art or music. Classes about history, literature and Christianity have been "permanently annulled."
    The extremist-held Iraqi city of Mosul is set to usher in a new school year. But unlike years past, there will be no art or music. Classes about history, literature and Christianity have been "permanently annulled."
  • US creating programs to counter extremists

    US creating programs to counter extremists

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-09-15 15:52:04 GMT
    The Justice Department is launching a series of pilot programs to deal with American extremists intent on joining the fighting in countries like Syria and Iraq.
    The Justice Department is launching a series of pilot programs in cities around the country to deal with American extremists intent on joining the fighting in countries like Syria and Iraq, Attorney General Eric Holder...
  • Man accused of IS membership on trial in Germany

    Man accused of IS membership on trial in Germany

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-09-15 15:21:24 GMT
    A 20-year-old German man is going on trial in Frankfurt accused of being a member of the extremist Islamic State group.
    A 20-year-old German man went on trial in Frankfurt on Monday on charges he was a member of the extremist Islamic State group, the first such case to come to court in Germany.
  • U.S. calls for action against ISIS by other other countries

    U.S. calls for action against ISIS by other other countries

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-09-15 14:51:56 GMT

    Allies and partners of the U.S., Obama vowed, would provide support to degrade and eventually destroy ISIS, which has slaughtered many people in Iraq and Syria and beheaded two American journalists and a British aid worker.

    Allies and partners of the U.S., Obama vowed, would provide support to degrade and eventually destroy ISIS, which has slaughtered many people in Iraq and Syria and beheaded two American journalists and a British aid worker.

  • Mideast complexities confound US coalition effort

    Mideast complexities confound US coalition effort

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:21 AM EDT2014-09-15 12:21:16 GMT
    By DAN PERRY Associated Press The Middle East has confounded outsiders for years, so it is no surprise that another U.S.-led project with a straightforward goal - destroying a marauding...
    By DAN PERRY Associated Press The Middle East has confounded outsiders for years, so it is no surprise that another U.S.-led project with a straightforward goal - destroying a marauding organization of...
  • Austria plans to forbid Islamic extremist symbols

    Austria plans to forbid Islamic extremist symbols

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:20 AM EDT2014-09-15 10:20:48 GMT
    Austria plans to introduce a law banning symbols of the Islamic State group and 18 other extremist groups.
    Austria plans to introduce a law banning symbols of the Islamic State group and 18 other extremist groups.
  • Global leaders convene to discuss Islamic State group

    Global leaders convene to discuss Islamic State group

    Monday, September 15 2014 4:56 AM EDT2014-09-15 08:56:58 GMT

    Both the U.S. and Britain have said destroying ISIS is not something they can do alone.

    Both the U.S. and Britain have said destroying ISIS is not something they can do alone.

  • Britain mourns slain hostage; another under threat

    Britain mourns slain hostage; another under threat

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-09-14 22:20:50 GMT
    Prime Minister David Cameron is summoning military and security chiefs for an emergency meeting in response to the beheading of a British hostage and a threat against another.
    Now it's Britain's turn to mourn.
  • White House still seeking coalition in Mideast war

    White House still seeking coalition in Mideast war

    Sunday, September 14 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-09-14 18:40:07 GMT
    As the United States works to assemble a coalition against the Islamic State group, the White House is trying to make clear what a successful outcome would be.
    The White House said Sunday it will find countries willing to send combat troops to fight Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq, but it's too early to identify them.
  • Rights group calls for probe into Iraqi airstrike

    Rights group calls for probe into Iraqi airstrike

    Sunday, September 14 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-09-14 15:20:06 GMT
    An international rights group is calling for an investigation into an Iraqi airstrike near a school housing displaced families that killed 31 civilians, including 24 children.
    An international rights group called Sunday for an investigation into an Iraqi airstrike on a school housing displaced families that killed 31 civilians, including 24 children, a day after the country's new prime...
  • Turkey seeks behind-scene role in NATO coalition

    Turkey seeks behind-scene role in NATO coalition

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:27 AM EDT2014-09-14 10:27:09 GMT
    Turkey is the big Muslim power that sits atop raging conflicts in Iraq and Syria, so it might be expected to take a leading role in the NATO coalition announced this month to take on the Islamic State group.
    Turkey is the big Muslim power that sits atop raging conflicts in Iraq and Syria, so it might be expected to take a leading role in the NATO coalition announced this month to take on the Islamic State group.
  • Video shows slaying of British aid worker

    Video shows slaying of British aid worker

    Saturday, September 13 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-09-14 03:10:14 GMT
    A video has been posted online purporting to show the beheading by the Islamic State group of British aid worker David Haines, who went missing in Syria last year.
    Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister David Cameron late Saturday condemned his slaying as "an...
  • Obama condemns beheading of Briton by extremists

    Obama condemns beheading of Briton by extremists

    Saturday, September 13 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-09-14 03:09:53 GMT
    President Barack Obama is condemning as a "barbaric murder" the slaying of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State extremists.
    President Barack Obama on Saturday condemned as a "barbaric murder" the slaying of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State extremists.
  • Iraq PM orders halt to shelling of civilian areas

    Iraq PM orders halt to shelling of civilian areas

    Saturday, September 13 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-09-13 19:19:44 GMT
    Iraq's prime minister says he has ordered the army to stop shelling populated areas held by the Islamic State group.
    Iraq's prime minister said Saturday he has ordered the army to stop shelling populated areas held by militants in order to spare the lives of "innocent victims" as the armed forces struggle to retake cities and towns...
  • After Iraqi battles, residents choose displacement

    After Iraqi battles, residents choose displacement

    Saturday, September 13 2014 5:39 AM EDT2014-09-13 09:39:24 GMT
    Misspelled graffiti on walls pockmarked by bullets and torn up propaganda stickers make up the few remaining traces of the Islamic State group in this northern Iraqi ghost town after Kurdish forces finally managed...
    Misspelled graffiti on walls pockmarked by bullets and torn up propaganda stickers make up the few remaining traces of the Islamic State group in this northern Iraqi ghost town after Kurdish forces finally managed to free...
  • Strikes in Iraq, Syria expected under new war plan

    Strikes in Iraq, Syria expected under new war plan

    Saturday, September 13 2014 4:59 AM EDT2014-09-13 08:59:19 GMT
    As U.S. forces gear up for airstrikes in Syria, the first demonstration of President Barack Obama's more aggressive military campaign against the Islamic State group is likely to unfold first in Iraq as early...
    As U.S. forces gear up for airstrikes in Syria, the first demonstration of President Barack Obama's more aggressive military campaign against the Islamic State group is likely to unfold first in Iraq as early as next...
  • KKK-style hate, ignorance fuel IS terrorists, experts say

    KKK-style hate, ignorance fuel IS terrorists, experts say

    Friday, September 12 2014 10:26 PM EDT2014-09-13 02:26:00 GMT
    Hatred, vast lawless territory and ignorance of Islam is driving ISIS' success, experts say. 
    Hatred, vast lawless territory and ignorance of Islam is driving ISIS' success, experts say. 
  • Boehner promises support to new Iraqi leader

    Boehner promises support to new Iraqi leader

    Friday, September 12 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-09-12 23:09:20 GMT
    Speaker John Boehner is telling Iraq's prime minister that the House will ensure that the new government has all the U.S. support that it needs to combat Islamic militants.
    Speaker John Boehner on Friday promised Iraq's prime minister that the House will provide the new government in Baghdad the U.S. assistance necessary to defeat Islamic militants.
  • Obama 'confident' of Islamic State group's defeat

    Obama 'confident' of Islamic State group's defeat

    Friday, September 12 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-09-12 22:49:20 GMT
    President Barack Obama is touring the birthplace of the Star-Spangled Banner, where U.S. troops defended the city of Baltimore against the British during the War of 1812.
    President Barack Obama cast the worldwide campaign he's leading to destroy the Islamic State group on Friday as part of a broader effort to root out extremism within the Muslim world, telling Jewish donors the U.S. "is...
  • Obama's war plan rattles Dem, GOP Senate nominees

    Obama's war plan rattles Dem, GOP Senate nominees

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-09-12 21:49:21 GMT
    In a nation weary of war, yet alarmed by the prospect of an emerging threat, President Barack Obama's plan to strike Islamic State militants is ruffling the usual left-right politics in several races that will...
    In a nation weary of war, yet alarmed by the prospect of an emerging threat, President Barack Obama's plan to strike Islamic State militants is ruffling the usual left-right politics in several races that will decide...
  • Kerry says no to Iran's help against Islamic group

    Kerry says no to Iran's help against Islamic group

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-09-12 21:28:55 GMT
    Top diplomats from the United States and Turkey are meeting to discuss what Ankara is willing to contribute to a growing worldwide coalition to defeat the Islamic State militant group.
    Even as it discouraged Iran from joining diplomatic talks on how to defeat the Islamic State militant group, the United States could not outline Friday what other nations have volunteered to contribute to a worldwide...
  • US will be ramping up airstrikes soon in Iraq

    US will be ramping up airstrikes soon in Iraq

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:49:23 GMT
    As U.S. forces gear up for airstrikes in Syria, the first demonstration of President Barack Obama's more aggressive military campaign against the Islamic State group is likely to unfold first in Iraq as early...
    As U.S. forces gear up for airstrikes in Syria, the first demonstration of President Barack Obama's more aggressive military campaign against the Islamic State group is likely to unfold first in Iraq as early as next...
  • Cobbling coalition for Iraq, Syria no easy task

    Cobbling coalition for Iraq, Syria no easy task

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:39:43 GMT
    Assembling a coalition to fight the militants from the Islamic State group is proving to be a complicated affair.
    Assembling a coalition to fight the militants from the Islamic State group is proving to be a complicated affair.
  • Can Obama wage war without consent of Congress?

    Can Obama wage war without consent of Congress?

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:00:03 GMT
    The White House says Bush-era congressional authorizations for the war on al-Qaida and the Iraq invasion give President Barack Obama the legal backing to expand the fight against the Islamic State group without new...
    On the cusp of intensified airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, President Barack Obama is using the legal grounding of the congressional authorizations President George W. Bush relied on more than a decade ago to go to war. But...
  • Paris wants Iran to help crush Islamic radicals

    Paris wants Iran to help crush Islamic radicals

    Friday, September 12 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-09-12 17:28:43 GMT
    France is prepared to invite Iran to an international conference Monday aimed at coordinating actions to knock out the Islamic State extremists in Iraq - even though that runs counter to the U.S. refusal to deal...
    France is prepared to invite Iran to an international conference Monday aimed at coordinating actions to knock out the Islamic State extremists in Iraq - even though that runs counter to the U.S. refusal to deal with Tehran.
  • Iraq premier says France to join airstrikes effort

    Iraq premier says France to join airstrikes effort

    Friday, September 12 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-09-12 16:59:02 GMT
    French President Francois Hollande is en route to Iraq, as his country prepares possible airstrikes with a U.S.-led coalition against extremists who have seized territory around the region.
    France will join the U.S.-led airstrikes targeting extremists in Iraq as part of an expanding international effort to combat the Islamic State group, Iraq's new prime minister said after talks with the French president...
  • Germany to send 40 military trainers to Iraq

    Germany to send 40 military trainers to Iraq

    Friday, September 12 2014 9:08 AM EDT2014-09-12 13:08:46 GMT
    Germany plans to send about 40 paratroopers to Iraq to provide weapons training to Kurdish fighters battling an Islamic extremist insurgency.
    Germany plans to send about 40 paratroopers to Iraq to provide weapons training to Kurdish fighters battling an Islamic extremist insurgency.
  • House members want vote on terrorism operation

    House members want vote on terrorism operation

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:18 AM EDT2014-09-12 08:18:19 GMT

     House members in both parties want a vote on approving military action against ISIS in the Middle East. 

     House members in both parties want a vote on approving military action against ISIS in the Middle East. 

  • France preparing for action, president visits Iraq

    France preparing for action, president visits Iraq

    Friday, September 12 2014 2:09 AM EDT2014-09-12 06:09:04 GMT
    French President Francois Hollande is visiting Iraq as his country prepares possible airstrikes with a U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State extremists who have seized territory around the region.
    French President Francois Hollande is visiting Iraq as his country prepares possible airstrikes with a U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State extremists who have seized territory around the region.
  • Obama addresses plight of Christians in Mideast

    Obama addresses plight of Christians in Mideast

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:58 PM EDT2014-09-11 23:58:03 GMT
    President Barack Obama says it's important to protect Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East as the U.S. and its partners fight the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.
    President Barack Obama says it's important to protect Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East as the U.S. and its partners fight the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.
  • Arab allies pledge to fight Islamic State group

    Arab allies pledge to fight Islamic State group

    Thursday, September 11 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-09-11 22:58:25 GMT
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Saudi Arabia to try to pin down Middle Eastern allies on what support they will give to worldwide efforts to beat back the Islamic State militant group that has seized large...
    Key Arab allies promised Thursday to "do their share" to fight Islamic State militants, but NATO member Turkey refused to join in, signaling the struggle the U.S. faces in trying to get front-line nations to put aside...
  • Obama's request to combat militants draws support

    Obama's request to combat militants draws support

    Thursday, September 11 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-09-11 22:09:29 GMT
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he believes Congress will help President Barack Obama carry through on his strategy to attack Islamic State militants who have been grabbing territory in Iraq and Syria.
    Bending for once to the will of the White House, Republicans and Democrats coalesced Thursday behind President Barack Obama's call to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants and pointed toward...
  • APNewsBreak: Court martial eyed in Iraq vanishing

    APNewsBreak: Court martial eyed in Iraq vanishing

    Thursday, September 11 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-09-11 21:59:03 GMT
    A defense lawyer says that a court martial has been recommended in the case of a Marine accused of deserting his unit a decade ago and later winding up in Lebanon for eight years.
    A hearing officer has recommended a court martial for a Marine accused of deserting his unit a decade ago in Iraq and later winding up in Lebanon for eight years, a defense lawyer said Thursday.
  • Retired general to coordinate Iraq, Syria effort

    Retired general to coordinate Iraq, Syria effort

    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-09-11 20:28:48 GMT
    U.S. officials say retired Marine Gen. John Allen will coordinate the broad international effort to battle the Islamic State group, as nations begin to determine what part each will play.
    Retired Marine Gen. John Allen will coordinate the broad international effort to battle the Islamic State militants, as the campaign against the extremist group ramps up and nations begin to determine what role each will...
  • Obama's counter-terror fight faces high risk

    Obama's counter-terror fight faces high risk

    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-09-11 20:09:31 GMT
    President Barack Obama's decision to expand airstrikes in Iraq and extend them to Syria raises a host of questions about how an intensified military campaign can achieve his goal of destroying the Islamic State...
    President Barack Obama's decision to expand airstrikes in Iraq and extend them to Syria raises a host of questions about how an intensified military campaign can achieve his goal of destroying the Islamic State group.
  • Syrian air raids kill 11 in extremist-held town

    Syrian air raids kill 11 in extremist-held town

    Thursday, September 11 2014 3:08 PM EDT2014-09-11 19:08:35 GMT
    Syrian activist groups say government airstrikes on a northern town controlled by the extremist Islamic State group have killed at least 11 people.
    Syrian government airstrikes, including one on a crowded sheep market, killed at least 11 people on Thursday in a northern town controlled by the Islamic State group, activists said.
  • Expanded US strikes are 1st step in long campaign

    Expanded US strikes are 1st step in long campaign

    Thursday, September 11 2014 3:18 AM EDT2014-09-11 07:18:17 GMT
    By expanding his military campaign against the Islamic State group, President Barack Obama hopes to reverse the militants' momentum in Iraq, squeeze their sanctuary in Syria and erode their recruiting appeal...
    By expanding his military campaign against the Islamic State group, President Barack Obama hopes to reverse the militants' momentum in Iraq, squeeze their sanctuary in Syria and erode their recruiting appeal across the...
  • Obama sending 475 additional troops to Iraq

    Obama sending 475 additional troops to Iraq

    Thursday, September 11 2014 12:01 AM EDT2014-09-11 04:01:06 GMT
    President Barack Obama said he will send 475 additional troops to Iraq to combat the threat from the Islamic State. (Source: The White House/CNN)President Barack Obama said he will send 475 additional troops to Iraq to combat the threat from the Islamic State. (Source: The White House/CNN)

    President Barack Obama said he will send 475 additional troops to Iraq to combat the threat from the Islamic State, or ISIS.


    President Barack Obama said he will send 475 additional troops to Iraq to combat the threat from the Islamic State, or ISIS.


  • Congressional reaction to Obama's speech

    Congressional reaction to Obama's speech

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 11:17 PM EDT2014-09-11 03:17:49 GMT
    By The Associated Press Congressional Republicans and Democrats reacted Wednesday night to President Barack Obama's expanded campaign of military airstrikes and support for partner forces to...
    By The Associated Press Congressional Republicans and Democrats reacted Wednesday night to President Barack Obama's expanded campaign of military airstrikes and support for partner forces to combat...
  • FACT CHECK: Obama on his plan for military action

    FACT CHECK: Obama on his plan for military action

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:27 PM EDT2014-09-11 02:27:59 GMT
    It's not as clear as President Barack Obama made it sound Wednesday night that he has the authority to go after Islamic State militants in the manner he plans, with sustained airstrikes and associated military...
    It's not as clear as President Barack Obama made it sound Wednesday night that he has the authority to go after Islamic State militants in the manner he plans, with sustained airstrikes and associated military actions...
  • Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for first time

    Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for first time

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-09-11 02:19:04 GMT

    In an address to the nation, Obama also announced he was dispatching nearly 500 more U.S. troops to Iraq to assist that country's besieged security forces.

    Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of "a steady, relentless...
  • Remarks of President Barack Obama's address to the nation on ISIS

    Remarks of President Barack Obama's address to the nation on ISIS

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-09-11 01:47:11 GMT
    President Barack Obama from the White House on Wednesday. (Source: CNN) President Barack Obama from the White House on Wednesday. (Source: CNN)

    In full, the remarks of President Barack Obama's address to the nation on Sept. 10, 2014 from Washington, D.C.

    In full, the remarks of President Barack Obama's address to the nation on Sept. 10, 2014 from Washington, D.C.

  • Obama says military campaign will take time

    Obama says military campaign will take time

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-09-11 01:17:57 GMT
    President Barack Obama says it will take time to eradicate Islamic State extremists but is offering no timetable for how long the United States will conduct airstrikes against the group in Iraq and Syria.
    President Barack Obama says it will take time to eradicate Islamic State extremists but is offering no timetable for how long the United States will conduct airstrikes against the group in Iraq and Syria.
  • Obama to send 475 additional troops to Iraq

    Obama to send 475 additional troops to Iraq

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 9:09 PM EDT2014-09-11 01:09:53 GMT
    President Barack Obama is sending 475 more U.S. troops into Iraq to supplement an existing American military presence that is helping Iraqi security forces battle Islamic State militants and secure diplomatic...
    President Barack Obama is sending 475 more U.S. troops into Iraq to supplement an existing American military presence that is helping Iraqi security forces battle Islamic State militants and secure diplomatic facilities.
  • Australians arrest 2 in terror investigation

    Australians arrest 2 in terror investigation

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 8:00 PM EDT2014-09-11 00:00:00 GMT
    Terror-related arrests include the brother of Australia's first suicide bomber who died in Syria. 
    Terror-related arrests include the brother of Australia's first suicide bomber who died in Syria. 
  • Kerry says US will back Iraq against militants

    Kerry says US will back Iraq against militants

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-09-10 22:08:04 GMT

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed Iraq's Shiite leader on Wednesday to quickly deliver more power to wary Sunnis - or jeopardize any hope of defeating the Islamic State group.

    The United States pledged Wednesday to stand by Iraq as its new leaders pleaded for help in facing down a rampant, deadly insurgency. The assurances by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during a daylong visit to Baghdad...
  • Reid calls for vote on training Syrian rebels

    Reid calls for vote on training Syrian rebels

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:58:20 GMT
    House Republicans have rebuffed President Barack Obama's private request for authority to train moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State group militants in Syria. They have also turned aside his appeal...
    In the run-up to a presidential address, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called on Wednesday for a quick pre-election vote to approve the administration's request to train and equip Syrian rebels fighting terrorists...
  • US State Dept. combats ISIS social media campaigns

    US State Dept. combats ISIS social media campaigns

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-09-10 19:40:40 GMT
    The U.S. State Department is using social media to combat Islamic State's digital outreach campaign. 
    The U.S. State Department is using social media to combat Islamic State's digital outreach campaign. 
  • Attacks kill 30 people in Iraq's capital, Baghdad

    Attacks kill 30 people in Iraq's capital, Baghdad

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 3:07 PM EDT2014-09-10 19:07:52 GMT
    Iraqi officials say twin car bombs near pet and vegetable markets in Baghdad have killed 10 people.
    A series of attacks, mainly car bombings targeting security forces and markets, killed at least 30 people Wednesday in Iraq's capital, authorities said.
  • What Mideast states could offer a US coalition

    What Mideast states could offer a US coalition

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 2:47 PM EDT2014-09-10 18:47:42 GMT
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is to travel to the Middle East this week, with stops in Saudi Arabia and Jordan, to try to line up support for a coalition to take on the extremist Islamic State group. His trip...
    If Arab states, plus NATO member Turkey, join a coalition to take on Islamic State militants, they bring both formidable weaponry and some hesitation about participating in an American-led fight. Here's a look at what...
  • France ready to participate in Iraq airstrikes

    France ready to participate in Iraq airstrikes

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-09-10 18:28:04 GMT
    France's foreign minister said Wednesday his country is ready to take part in airstrikes against extremist fighters in Iraq if needed.
    France offered Wednesday to take part in airstrikes against extremist fighters in Iraq if needed, but insisted on a more careful tack for Syria.
  • Official: Fighting in Iraq delays Iran gas exports

    Official: Fighting in Iraq delays Iran gas exports

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-09-10 16:28:01 GMT
    Iran's oil minister says the fighting between Iraqi troops and Islamic State militants will delay the planned start of natural gas exports to neighboring Iraq.
    The fighting between Iraqi troops and Islamic State militants will delay even further the planned start of Iranian natural gas exports to neighboring Iraq, Iran's oil minister was quoted as saying Wednesday.
  • Reid: Give Obama authority to equip Syrian rebels

    Reid: Give Obama authority to equip Syrian rebels

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:28 AM EDT2014-09-10 14:28:28 GMT
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says Congress should give President Barack Obama authority to train and equip Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants, without rushing into a war like the one in Iraq.
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says Congress should give President Barack Obama authority to train and equip Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants, without rushing into a war like the one in Iraq.
  • Senator: Congress must vote on fighting Islamists

    Senator: Congress must vote on fighting Islamists

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 7:56 AM EDT2014-09-10 11:56:55 GMT
    An independent member of the U.S. Senate is voicing uneasiness with the Obama administration's push toward a more fierce confrontation with Islamic militants, while criticizing Congress for doing too little.
    An independent member of the U.S. Senate is voicing uneasiness with the Obama administration's push toward a more fierce confrontation with Islamic militants, while criticizing Congress for doing too little.
  • No end in sight for America's Mideast war duties

    No end in sight for America's Mideast war duties

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 3:06 AM EDT2014-09-10 07:06:57 GMT
    By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer Thirteen years after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, this was supposed to a season of relief, with Iraq managing on its own and most U.S. troops finally ending their...
    By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer Thirteen years after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, this was supposed to be a season of relief, with Iraq managing on its own and most U.S. troops finally ending their...
  • Obama to seek arms, training for Syrian opposition

    Obama to seek arms, training for Syrian opposition

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 7:58 PM EDT2014-09-09 23:58:56 GMT
    President Barack Obama will deliver a prime-time address to the nation Wednesday to discuss his plans for expanding U.S. efforts to confront militants in Iraq and Syria.
    President Barack Obama will ask Congress to quickly authorize the arming and training of Syrian opposition forces but will press forward without formal sign-off from lawmakers on a broader military and political effort to...
  • Iraq's Sunnis want more power before taking fight to IS terrorists

    Iraq's Sunnis want more power before taking fight to IS terrorists

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 7:45 PM EDT2014-09-09 23:45:24 GMT
     The U.S. hopes Sunnis in Iraq take a greater role in fighting IS terrorists but their leaders are reluctant.  
     The U.S. hopes Sunnis in Iraq take a greater role in fighting IS terrorists but their leaders are reluctant.  
  • Tough road ahead for Iraq leader after govt formed

    Tough road ahead for Iraq leader after govt formed

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 2:37 PM EDT2014-09-09 18:37:16 GMT
    Iraqi lawmakers are urging the country's new prime minister to quickly assign the critical posts of defense and interior minister which will spearhead domestic efforts to combat the violent Sunni militant advance.
    Iraq's new prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, has a daunting task ahead of him: With the world watching, the Shiite politician must unify a deeply divided country against Sunni militants who have seized much of its...
  • French president going to Iraq later this week

    French president going to Iraq later this week

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 2:00 PM EDT2014-09-09 18:00:38 GMT
    French President Francois Hollande is going to Iraq on Friday to help prepare an international conference in support of the country's efforts to fight off violent extremists advancing in the country.
    French President Francois Hollande is going to Iraq on Friday to help prepare an international conference in support of the country's efforts to fight off violent extremists advancing in the country.
  • US airstrikes in Iraq hit Islamic State vehicles

    US airstrikes in Iraq hit Islamic State vehicles

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-09-09 17:58:25 GMT
    The U.S. military says it launched five more airstrikes in support of Iraqi government troops and Sunni tribesmen protecting the Haditha Dam against fighters of the Islamic State group that controls parts of...
    The U.S. military says it launched five more airstrikes in support of Iraqi government troops and Sunni tribesmen protecting the Haditha Dam against fighters of the Islamic State group that controls parts of northern and...
  • French imams to use pulpit against Islamic State

    French imams to use pulpit against Islamic State

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 9:46 AM EDT2014-09-09 13:46:15 GMT
    French Muslim leaders are calling on imams to use their pulpit to weigh against the Islamic State group and offer a message of support for Christians in the Middle East.
    French Muslim leaders called Tuesday for the nation's imams to use their pulpits against the Islamic State group and offer a message of support for Christians in the Middle East.
  • Iran arrests 3 foreigners on suspect trip to Iraq

    Iran arrests 3 foreigners on suspect trip to Iraq

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 3:35 AM EDT2014-09-09 07:35:59 GMT
    Iranian authorities have detained three foreigners traveling through Iran under the suspicion they were planning to join the extremists Islamic State group in neighboring Iraq, a state-owned Tehran newspapers...
    Iranian authorities have detained three foreigners traveling through Iran under the suspicion they were planning to join the extremists Islamic State group in neighboring Iraq, a state-owned Tehran newspapers reported on...
  • US faces Arab reluctance in Islamic State fight

    US faces Arab reluctance in Islamic State fight

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 1:46 AM EDT2014-09-09 05:46:26 GMT
    Stitching together a broad coalition to tackle the extremist Islamic State group hinges on overcoming the reluctance of U.S. allies in the Middle East who are deeply frustrated with a White House they believe has...
    Stitching together a broad coalition to tackle the extremist Islamic State group hinges on overcoming the reluctance of U.S. allies in the Middle East who are deeply frustrated with a White House they believe has been...
  • Obama to broaden US effort to combat militants

    Obama to broaden US effort to combat militants

    Monday, September 8 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-09-09 02:46:32 GMT
    President Barack Obama plans to begin laying out his strategy for defeating Islamic State militants expanding their grip in Iraq and Syria.
    President Barack Obama will go on the offensive against the Islamic State group with a broader counterterror mission than he previously has been willing to embrace, U.S. officials said Monday. The new plan, however, still...
  • Iraqi parliament approves partial new Cabinet

    Iraqi parliament approves partial new Cabinet

    Monday, September 8 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-09-08 23:06:40 GMT
    Iraqi officials say a suicide bomber targeted a meeting between security forces and Sunni militiamen in a small town north of Baghdad, killing at least 16 people.
    Iraq's parliament officially named Haider al-Abadi the country's new prime minister late Monday and approved most of his proposed Cabinet amid calls by the Arab League for its members to combat the Sunni militant...
  • Kerry: New Iraq gov't is key to militants' defeat

    Kerry: New Iraq gov't is key to militants' defeat

    Monday, September 8 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-09-08 22:36:44 GMT
    Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Saudi Arabia and Jordan this week to meet with Mideast leaders about confronting threats from the Islamic State militant group.
    Secretary of State John Kerry says Iraq has cleared a major milestone in the fight against the Islamic State militant group by forming a government that has pledged to ease sectarian tensions in the country.
  • Hagel: US must weigh results of broader Iraq fight

    Hagel: US must weigh results of broader Iraq fight

    Monday, September 8 2014 3:17 PM EDT2014-09-08 19:17:29 GMT
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says that as the U.S. considers how to expand operations against the Islamic State militants in Iraq, President Barack Obama needs to weigh all the consequences of what could be a...
    As the U.S. considers how to expand operations against the Islamic State militants in Iraq, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Monday that President Barack Obama needs to weigh all the consequences of what could be a...
  • Marine, Iraq vet aims to oust House Democrat

    Marine, Iraq vet aims to oust House Democrat

    Monday, September 8 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-09-08 19:06:45 GMT
    Seth Moulton's opposition to another ground war in Iraq is rooted in firsthand experience acquired from four tours. As a young Marine, he saw how quickly a militant threat could transform U.S. military advisers...
    Seth Moulton's opposition to another ground war in Iraq is rooted in firsthand experience acquired from four tours. As a young Marine, he saw how quickly a militant threat could transform U.S. military advisers into a...
  • New UN rights chief: Syria, Iraq is first priority

    New UN rights chief: Syria, Iraq is first priority

    Monday, September 8 2014 9:37 AM EDT2014-09-08 13:37:22 GMT
    In his first speech as U.N. human rights chief, Zeid al-Hussein has called Syria a "slaughterhouse" and the Islamic State group sprung from the civil war's chaos an unprecedented force of violence against...
    The world's No. 1 human rights priority should be bringing an urgent end to the gruesome conflicts in Iraq and Syria, the new head of the U.N.'s human rights office said Monday.
  • Arab League chief: Confront Islamic State group

    Arab League chief: Confront Islamic State group

    Sunday, September 7 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-09-07 19:14:50 GMT
    An Iraqi army spokesman says the governor of the country's contested Anbar province has been wounded during fighting with Islamic State militants.
    The head of the Arab League urged its members Sunday to confront Islamic State extremists "militarily and politically," issuing an apparent call to arms as President Barack Obama prepares to go to lawmakers and the...
  • US launches airstrikes around Iraq's Haditha Dam

    US launches airstrikes around Iraq's Haditha Dam

    Sunday, September 7 2014 7:44 AM EDT2014-09-07 11:44:53 GMT
    The U.S. military says it's launched airstrikes around Haditha Dam in western Iraq, targeting Islamic State insurgents for the first time in that area as the group tries to capture the vital dam.
    The U.S. military said Sunday it launched airstrikes around Haditha Dam in western Iraq, targeting Islamic State insurgents there for the first time in a move to prevent the group from capturing the vital dam.
  • AP Analysis: US wary over hitting Syrian militants

    AP Analysis: US wary over hitting Syrian militants

    Saturday, September 6 2014 3:18 AM EDT2014-09-06 07:18:16 GMT
    The U.S. and its allies are trying to hammer out a coalition to push back the Islamic State group in Iraq. But any serious attempt to destroy the militants or even seriously degrade their capabilities means...
    The U.S. and its allies are trying to hammer out a coalition to push back the Islamic State group in Iraq. But any serious attempt to destroy the militants or even seriously degrade their capabilities means targeting their...
  • NATO allies agree to take on Islamic State threat

    NATO allies agree to take on Islamic State threat

    Friday, September 5 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-09-06 02:14:08 GMT
    The U.S. and 10 of its key allies on Friday agreed that the Islamic State group is a significant threat to NATO countries and that they will take on the militants by squeezing their financial resources and going...
    The U.S. and nine key allies agreed Friday that the Islamic State group is a significant threat to NATO countries and that they will take on the militants by squeezing their financial resources and going after them with...
  • GOP senator seeks new authority against militants

    GOP senator seeks new authority against militants

    Friday, September 5 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-09-05 20:23:53 GMT
    The top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee is pushing to give the president authority to use all necessary force against Islamic state militants in Iraq and Syria.
    The senior Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee is pushing legislation authorizing the president to use military force against Islamic state militants in Iraq, Syria and wherever else they threaten U.S....
  • Obama: NATO agrees on action against Islamic State

    Obama: NATO agrees on action against Islamic State

    Friday, September 5 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-09-05 16:29:42 GMT
    President Barack Obama says NATO members unanimously agree on the need for immediate action against Islamic State militants because they pose a threat to members of the alliance.
    President Barack Obama says NATO members unanimously agree on the need for immediate action against Islamic State militants because they pose a threat to members of the alliance.
  • US and UK seek partners to go after Islamic State

    US and UK seek partners to go after Islamic State

    Thursday, September 4 2014 4:25 PM EDT2014-09-04 20:25:54 GMT
    President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron say they will "not be cowed" by the Islamic militants who have killed two American journalists.
    President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron pressed fellow NATO leaders Thursday to confront the "brutal and poisonous" Islamic State militant group that is wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria - and urged...
  • Sunni militants kidnap dozens of men in Iraq

    Sunni militants kidnap dozens of men in Iraq

    Thursday, September 4 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-09-04 19:13:58 GMT
    Residents say militants affiliated with the extremist Islamic State group have kidnapped dozens of men from a Sunni village north of Baghdad.
    Militants affiliated with the extremist Islamic State group abducted dozens of men from a Sunni village north of Baghdad on Thursday, residents said, as two separate car bombings killed 23 people in the capital.
  • Leaders seek united front vs. Islamic militants

    Leaders seek united front vs. Islamic militants

    Thursday, September 4 2014 3:42 AM EDT2014-09-04 07:42:02 GMT
    World leaders, nervously eyeing a growing threat from Islamic State militants, will seek to build a united front this week against the violent extremist group and keep it from creeping beyond its borders.
    World leaders, nervously eyeing a growing threat from Islamic State militants, will seek to build a united front this week against the violent extremist group and keep it from creeping beyond its borders.
  • Biden: We'll follow terrorists to 'gates of hell'

    Biden: We'll follow terrorists to 'gates of hell'

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-09-03 21:03:29 GMT
    Vice President Joe Biden says America will follow the terrorists who have killed two journalists "to the gates of hell."
    Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday said America will follow the terrorists who posted videos showing the beheading of two journalists "to the gates of hell."
  • Global drive to stop jihadis going to Syria, Iraq

    Global drive to stop jihadis going to Syria, Iraq

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 3:12 PM EDT2014-09-03 19:12:29 GMT
    New laws make it easier to seize passports. Suspected fighters are plucked from planes. Authorities block finances and shut down radical mosques.
    New laws make it easier to seize passports. Suspected fighters are plucked from planes. Authorities block finances and shut down radical mosques.
  • Group: Islamic militants killed 770 Iraqi troops

    Group: Islamic militants killed 770 Iraqi troops

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-09-03 17:12:28 GMT
    An international rights group says Islamic State militants carried out a mass killing of hundreds of Iraqi soldiers captured when the extremists overran a military base north of Baghdad in June.
    Militants from the Islamic State group carried out a mass killing of hundreds of Iraqi soldiers captured when the extremists overran a military base north of Baghdad in June, a leading international watchdog said Wednesday.
  • Obama says beheading videos won't intimidate US

    Obama says beheading videos won't intimidate US

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-09-03 16:54:34 GMT
    The White House says it has determined that a video showing the brutal killing of freelance journalist Steven Sotloff is authentic.
    President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States will not be intimidated by Islamic State militants after the beheading of a second American journalist and will build a coalition to "degrade and destroy" the...
  • Pope to Iraqi Christians: You are church's heart

    Pope to Iraqi Christians: You are church's heart

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-09-03 10:53:32 GMT
    Pope Francis has sought to encourage Iraq's beleaguered Christians under threat from Islamic militants, saying they are the "heart" of the church and that the church is proud of them.
    Pope Francis has sought to encourage Iraq's beleaguered Christians under threat from Islamic militants, saying they are the "heart" of the church and that the church is proud of them.
  • Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

    Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-09-03 03:12:05 GMT
    The World Food Program says it provided food to a record 4.1 million people inside Syria last month.
    Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant...
  • Report accuses Islamic State group of war crimes

    Report accuses Islamic State group of war crimes

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-09-03 02:24:06 GMT
    Amnesty International has accused the militant Islamic State group of carrying out a systematic campaign of mass killings, abductions and ethnic cleansing in northern Iraq that could amount to war crimes.
    An international rights group accused the extremist Islamic State group on Tuesday of systematic "ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq targeting indigenous religious minorities, as well as conducting mass killings of men and...
  • 350 more troops assigned to US Embassy in Baghdad

    350 more troops assigned to US Embassy in Baghdad

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:01 PM EDT2014-09-03 02:01:35 GMT
    President Barack Obama has approved assigning 350 additional troops to protect the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and its support facilities.
    The U.S. is adding 350 more troops to help protect the American Embassy in Baghdad and its support facilities in the capital, raising the number of U.S. forces in the country to over 1,000, officials said Tuesday.
  • Paul Ryan blames Obama in rise of Islamic State

    Paul Ryan blames Obama in rise of Islamic State

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-09-02 22:55:26 GMT
    U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan blamed the Obama administration Tuesday for contributing to the circumstances that led to the swift ascent of the Islamic State, a militant group that purportedly beheaded a second American...
    U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan blamed the Obama administration Tuesday for contributing to the circumstances that led to the swift ascent of the Islamic State, a militant group that purportedly beheaded a second American journalist...
  • Judge cautions Blackwater jury on immunity

    Judge cautions Blackwater jury on immunity

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-09-02 20:17:45 GMT
    The summer-long trial of four Blackwater security guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqis has been a grim retelling of lives snuffed out and the daily life-and-death decisions amid the chaos of war.
    A federal judge Tuesday urged jurors in the criminal case against four Blackwater security guards to proceed with caution when assessing testimony by the defendants' former colleagues given under immunity.
  • ISIS claims beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff

    ISIS claims beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:01 PM EDT2014-09-02 20:01:52 GMT

    The Islamic State militant group released a video Tuesday that it claimed shows the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.

    The Islamic State militant group released a video Tuesday that it claimed shows the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.

  • A look at dangers posed by the Islamic State group

    A look at dangers posed by the Islamic State group

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:42:49 GMT
    The Islamic State militant group that has taken over large parts of Syria and Iraq and declared a self-styled caliphate poses one of the most significant threats to stability in the Middle East in years. But what...
    The Islamic State militant group that has taken over large parts of Syria and Iraq and declared a self-styled caliphate poses one of the most significant threats to stability in the Middle East in years. But what danger...
  • Yazidis who escaped ISIS trickle back into Iraq

    Yazidis who escaped ISIS trickle back into Iraq

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 8:34 PM EDT2014-08-13 00:34:23 GMT

    Yazidis cross river from Mount Sinjar, Iraq to Syria and back into Iraq. 

    Yazidis cross river from Mount Sinjar, Iraq to Syria and back into Iraq. 

  • ISIS advance puts former American foes, US on same side

    ISIS advance puts former American foes, US on same side

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 1:08 AM EDT2014-07-16 05:08:58 GMT
     A former militant leader who fought against American forces in Iraq is now joining the U.S. in battling ISIS terrorists. 
     A former militant leader who fought against American forces in Iraq is now joining the U.S. in battling ISIS terrorists. 
  • Iraqi ambassador offers chilling view of terrorists

    Iraqi ambassador offers chilling view of terrorists

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-07-01 22:14:13 GMT
    The militant Sunni ISIS terrorist group will not coexist with anyone who disagrees with them, Iraq's ambassador to the U.S. said. 
    The militant Sunni ISIS terrorist group will not coexist with anyone who disagrees with them, Iraq's ambassador to the U.S. said. 
  • More Russian-made jets arrive in tense Baghdad

    More Russian-made jets arrive in tense Baghdad

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-07-01 21:10:09 GMT
    More Russian-made warplanes arrive in Baghdad as parliament postpones session.
    More Russian-made warplanes arrive in Baghdad as parliament postpones session.
  • About 500 US troops now in Iraq

    About 500 US troops now in Iraq

    Friday, June 27 2014 5:04 AM EDT2014-06-27 09:04:02 GMT
    Iraqi forces are preparing to defend Baghdad and are in a fight with ISIS for a critical dam 170 miles from the capital.
    Iraqi forces are preparing to defend Baghdad and are in a fight with ISIS for a critical dam 170 miles from the capital.
  • US, Shia militias face common enemy

    US, Shia militias face common enemy

    Friday, June 27 2014 2:52 AM EDT2014-06-27 06:52:12 GMT
    Former foes America and Shiite militias are now on the same side against advancing Sunni ISIS militants in Iraq.
    Former foes America and Shiite militias are now on the same side against advancing Sunni ISIS militants in Iraq.
  • No US combat role in Iraq, Obama says

    No US combat role in Iraq, Obama says

    Friday, June 20 2014 3:59 AM EDT2014-06-20 07:59:03 GMT
    President Obama said American advisers will not be in a combat role in Iraq.
    President Obama said American advisers will not be in a combat role in Iraq.
  • Washington debates response in Iraq

    Washington debates response in Iraq

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-06-18 21:53:44 GMT
    Politicians and defense officials debate over how to respond to terrorist gains in Iraq.
    Politicians and defense officials debate over how to respond to terrorist gains in Iraq.
  • US exploring ways to slow brutal terrorist advance in Iraq

    US exploring ways to slow brutal terrorist advance in Iraq

    Monday, June 16 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-06-16 21:40:27 GMT
    President Obama and his national security team are considering options, including working with Iran, to slow a terrorist surge through Iraq.
    President Obama and his national security team are considering options, including working with Iran, to slow a terrorist surge through Iraq.
  • Baghdad vulnerable, former Iraqi leader says

    Baghdad vulnerable, former Iraqi leader says

    Friday, June 13 2014 3:39 AM EDT2014-06-13 07:39:29 GMT
    A former Iraqi prime minister said the nation's capital of Baghdad is vulnerable to a terrorist takeover.
    A former Iraqi prime minister said the nation's capital of Baghdad is vulnerable to a terrorist takeover.
  • Iraq turmoil could boost gas prices

    Iraq turmoil could boost gas prices

    Friday, June 13 2014 2:50 AM EDT2014-06-13 06:50:04 GMT
    Prices at the gas pumps may rise in the wake of terrorist gains in Iraq.
    Prices at the gas pumps may rise in the wake of terrorist gains in Iraq.
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