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Residents of Syria's Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp, south of Damascus, collect aid food on Aug. 22, 2014. (credit: RAMI AL-SAYED/AFP/Getty Images)

Family: Ransom Was Not Paid To Free US Journalist Held Captive By Al Qaeda-Linked Group In Syria

As the U.S. mourned an American journalist executed by Islamic militants, the nation found something of a reprieve with the release of another freelance reporter who had been held hostage for nearly two years by an al Qaeda-linked group in Syria.

08/25/2014

File photo of Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

House Intel Committee Chair: US In More Danger Now Than Before 9/11 Attacks

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee warns that the United States is in more danger now than before the 9/11 attacks.

08/18/2014

Rep. Peter King, chairman of the sub-committee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, once again suggested the 9/11 terror attacks are directly linked to current Middle East unrest, saying that “ISIS is more of a threat to the United States now than Al-Qaeda was prior to September 11.”  (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

King: ISIS ‘More Powerful Now Than Al-Qaeda Was On 9/11′

Rep. Peter King, chairman of the sub-committee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, once again suggested the 9/11 terror attacks are directly linked to current Middle East unrest, saying that “ISIS is more of a threat to the United States now than Al-Qaeda was prior to September 11.”

08/11/2014

Several Republicans have called on President Barack Obama to show “presidential leadership” and lay out a strategy to defeat ISIS in the wake of the videotaped beheading of American journalist James Foley by the militant Islamic group.
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Obama: ‘We Tortured Some Folks’ After 9/11

The United States tortured al Qaeda detainees captured after the Sept. 11,2001 attacks, President Obama acknowledged Friday, in some of his most expansive comments to date about a controversial set of CIA practices that he banned after taking office.

08/01/2014

Only hours before the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Former President Bill Clinton reportedly told a group of Australian businessmen that he “could have killed” Osama bin Laden, but that civilian casualties in Afghanistan would have been too great.  File photo of Osama bin Laden. (credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Clinton Said ‘I Could Have Killed’ Osama Bin Laden Just Hours Before 9/11 Attacks

Only hours before the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Former President Bill Clinton reportedly told a group of Australian businessmen that he “could have killed” Osama bin Laden, but that civilian casualties in Afghanistan would have been too great.

07/31/2014

In this undated image provided by the U.S. Army, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl poses in front of an American flag. (credit: U.S. Army via Getty Images)

Unverified Photo Shows Bergdahl Smiling With Top Terror Commander While In Captivity

An unverified photo posted on a Twitter account associated with terror groups purportedly shows Army Sgt. Bowe Berdahl with a top terror group commander while he was being held in captivity.

07/10/2014

Iraqi Kurdish forces rest from fighting against jihadist militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on June 29, 2014 in the Iraqi village of Bashir (Basheer), 20 kilometers south of the city of Kirkuk. (credit: KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)

Expert: ISIS’ Declaration Of Islamic State ‘Poses A Huge Threat To Al Qaeda’

The al Qaeda breakaway group that has seized much of Syria and Iraq has formally declared the establishment of a new Islamic state, demanding allegiance from Muslims worldwide in a move that could further strain relations with other militant groups.

06/30/2014

President Obama (Photo: Ron Sachs - Pool/Getty Images)

Obama: U.S. Can’t ‘Play Whack-A-Mole’ With Militant Groups

Due to their extreme ideology, President Barack Obama explained Sunday that the Sunni militants who have taken over parts of northern Iraq pose a “medium-and long- term threat” to the U.S.

06/22/2014

Sen. Linsey Graham, R-S.C., walks into a press conference about gun control regulation on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., on Feb. 13, 2013. (credit: Allison Shelley/Getty Images)

Work With Iran Uncomfortable, Needed, Senator Says

A Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee says Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki cannot keep his country together, and a U.S. alliance with Iran might be needed to do so.

06/15/2014

Islamic militants inspired by Al-Qaeda have captured two towns in the ethnically mixed province northeast of Baghdad, vowing to push toward Iraq's capital city.   (Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Islamic Militants Continue Advance, Capture Two Towns Near Baghdad

Islamic militants inspired by Al-Qaeda have captured two towns in the ethnically mixed province northeast of Baghdad.

06/13/2014

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