Tag Archives: Islamic State

Obama urges Americans remain vigilant against homegrown threats

By Roberta Rampton & Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama urged Americans to remain vigilant against the potential threat of homegrown Islamic State militants on Friday, acknowledging the…

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Syrian crisis simplified: Who's fighting whom, and why?

WASHINGTON (AP) — One nation, two wars, a quarter-million lives lost, millions forced from their homes, & still no end in sight for the pitiless, seemingly bottomless crisis in Syria….

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In homestretch of his presidency, Obama seeks to cement gains

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama, fighting the "lame duck" label for presidents whose clout wanes in their final months of office, will spend the last year…

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Arsenals of weapons deployed against IS and Syrian rebels

Paris (AFP) – The United States, Russia, France & Britain are deploying an arsenal of weapons in the Syrian conflict, although some experts question whether they are best suited to…

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Mother of beheaded Islamic State hostage condemns French politician Le Pen's photo stunt

PARIS (Reuters) – The mother of James Foley, the American hostage beheaded on camera by Islamic State last year, said on Thursday she was angry at French far-right politician Marine…

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U.N. Security Council puts sanctions focus on Islamic State

By Michelle Nichols & John Irish UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council warned on Thursday that some countries are failing to implement long-standing sanctions against Islamic State, as…

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Suspect in Kansas bomb plot files motion to change plea

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 21-year-old Topeka, Kansas, man who has pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he plotted to bomb an Army installation in support of the…

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U.S. to charge man who supplied guns to California shooters: sources

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal authorities are preparing criminal charges against a man who investigators say supplied guns to the married couple who killed 14 people at a…

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Syria activists in hiding after Islamic State group killing

ISTANBUL (AP) — The murder of the young Syrian activist took place close enough to his family's home that his youngest brother heard his piercing scream. Ibrahim Abdelqader's attackers stabbed…

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UN set to adopt resolution to disrupt Islamic State funds

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Finance ministers from the 15 nations on the U.N. Security Council will meet Thursday to adopt a resolution aimed at disrupting the outside revenue that the…

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