Tag Archives: Islamic State

Judge lets stand terrorism case against 'YoungLionness'

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge has let stand the case against a Philadelphia woman accused of plotting to join the Islamic State group in Syria. Keonna Thomas, 30, was…

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Pope calls in Christmas message for unity against militant atrocities

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis urged the world in his Christmas message on Friday to unite to end atrocities by Islamist militants that he said were…

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Some Shebab Islamists switching ties from Al-Qaeda to IS: Kenya

Nairobi (AFP) – Kenyan police warned Thursday of the risk of attacks by Islamist Shebab insurgents claiming they had split into rival factions, with some shifting allegiance from Al-Qaeda to…

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Islamic State lost 14 pct of its territory in 2015: report

London (AFP) – The Islamic State (IS) group lost around 14 percent of its territory in 2015, while Syria's Kurds almost tripled the land they control, thinktank IHS Jane's said…

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Trump demands apology from Clinton on debate quip

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump says he wants an apology from Hillary Clinton for saying that the Islamic State group used videos of his comments approximately Muslims to recruit militants….

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Obama chides Republicans for lack of alternatives on Islamic State

By Julia Edwards HONOLULU (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama said his administration is open to some “legitimate criticism” for failing to adequately explain its strategy to counter Islamic State,…

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Islamic State forced onto the defensive

Beirut (AFP) – Stretched thin & under pressure by increasing air strikes, the Islamic State group has been forced into a defensive position in areas under its control in Syria…

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Trump calls Clinton 'liar' for Islamic State recruiting claim

By Alana Wise WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Sunday that Democrat Hillary Clinton was a "liar" for claiming that his proposal to ban entry…

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AP FACT CHECK: Clinton's video claim doesn't hold up

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton had no evidence to back up her claim in the latest Democratic presidential debate that the Islamic State group is using video of Donald Trump…

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Trump, Sanders say U.S. should not try to topple dictators

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. presidential candidates Bernie Sanders & Donald Trump said separately on Sunday that the United States should not try to topple dictators such as…

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