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  • James Foley's employer publishes email to family from Islamic state

    James Foley's employer publishes email to family from Islamic state
    After months of silence from the captors of American journalist James Foley, on the night of Aug. 13, his family received a chilling message: Foley would be executed in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes on the militant group Islamic State. The family...
  • Shi'ite militias open fire in Iraqi mosque, killing dozens

    Iraqi Shi'ite militiamen machine gunned minority Sunni Muslims in a village mosque on Friday, killing dozens just as Baghdad was trying to build a cross-community government to fight Sunni militants whose rise has alarmed Western powers. A morgue...
  • U.S. hostage rescuers dropped from night sky: Syria activist

    BEIRUT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It was just after midnight on July 4 when at least two dozen U.S. Delta Force commandos arrived on heavily armed Black Hawk helicopters in Akrishi, a small town near the eastern Syrian city of Raqqa on the bank of the...
  • U.S. Weighs Attacking Islamic State Fighters In Syria

    EDGARTOWN, Mass. — Declaring that the beheading of an American journalist was a terrorist attack on the U.S., the Obama administration paved the way Friday to broaden its fight against Islamic State militants by acknowledging that it is weighing how...
  • Obama may seek additional funds to battle Islamic State

    Obama may seek additional funds to battle Islamic State
    President Barack Obama, soon to end a two-week working vacation in Martha's Vineyard, has not yet been presented with military options for attacking Islamic State targets beyond two important areas in Iraq, said White House deputy national security...
  • Mideast fascinated captive ex-UCF student, friend says

    Mideast fascinated captive ex-UCF student, friend says
    As a student at the University of Central Florida, Steven Sotloff always talked about going to the Middle East. Sotloff was curious about the region. "He wanted to go over there, and he wanted to tell stories ...," said his friend Emerson Lotzia Jr....
  • Trudy Rubin: Time to tell the truth about Islamic State threat

    President Barack Obama gave vent this week to an uncharacteristic show of emotion over the barbaric beheading of American journalist James Foley by the militant jihadi group the Islamic State. He denounced the group as a "cancer" in the region and accused...
  • U.N. says Syria death toll tops 190,000, rights envoy raps world powers

    U.N. says Syria death toll tops 190,000, rights envoy raps world powers
    GENEVA (Reuters) - More than 191,000 people were killed in the first three years of Syria's civil war, a U.N. report said on Friday, and the world body's human rights envoy rebuked leading powers for failing to halt what she branded a "wholly avoidable...
  • Pressure mounts on Europeans to take more action against Islamic State

    LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - European leaders face calls to take direct action against the Islamic State including in Syria after the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley, but politicians are reluctant to take the lead after previous missteps in the...
  • Austria detains 9 suspected Islamic militants

    Nine people suspected of intending to join Islamic militants fighting the government in Syria have been arrested in Austria, Vienna prosecutors said on Wednesday. "We don't have more details yet," a spokeswoman said. The Austria Press Agency had...
  • Islamist militants on rise in Austria: government

    VIENNA (Reuters) - Authorities suspect around 130 people resident in Austria - most of them foreign nationals - have allied themselves with Islamist militants fighting abroad, officials in Vienna said on Friday, raising their estimate by nearly a third....
  • Islamic State militants stone man to death in Iraq: witness

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants in Iraq stoned a man to death in the northern city of Mosul after one of their courts sentenced him to die for the crime of adultery, a witness said on Friday. The stoning, which happened on Thursday, was...