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A new United Nations report says the world is facing a challenge from foreigners traveling to fight in terror groups on an "unprecedented scale," with about 15,000 in Syria and Iraq alone.   (credit: Gokhan Sahin/Getty Images)

UN: Growing Number Of Foreigners In Terror Groups, Social Media Aiding

A new United Nations report says the world is facing a challenge from foreigners traveling to fight in terror groups on an “unprecedented scale,” with about 15,000 in Syria and Iraq alone.

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Iraqi Businessman Building $20 Million Replica Of White House In Erbil

An Iraqi businessman is building a $20 million replica of the White House in the city of Erbil as his new home.

10/29/2014

An explosion is seen as smoke rises on the outskirts of the Syrian town of Kobani near the Mursitpinar border crossing, on the Turkish-Syrian border, as seen from the southeastern Turkish town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province on Oct. 24, 2014. (credit: Kutluhan Cucel/Getty Images)

House Intel Committee Chair: Conflict With ISIS Will Last Decades If US Doesn’t Put Special Forces On Ground

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee warns that if the U.S. does not put Special Forces on the ground in Iraq and Syria, then the conflict with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria will last decades.

10/26/2014

Members of the Iraqi Navy take part in tactical training on Oct. 21, 2014,  in the mainly Shiite southern city of Basra. (credit: HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALI/AFP/Getty Images)

Senior US Military Officials: Iraqi Army Unlikely To Be Ready To Launch Major ISIS Counteroffensive For Many Months

Iraq’s fractured army has begun to regroup and stage modest, localized attacks on the Islamic State militants who routed them last spring and summer, but they are unlikely to be ready to launch a major counteroffensive for many months, senior U.S. military officials say.

10/24/2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunitions to "valiant" Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the Syrian border town of Kobani because it would be "irresponsible" and "morally very difficult" not to support them.  (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Kerry: ‘Irresponsible’ Not To Aid ‘Valiant’ Kurds Against ISIS

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunitions to “valiant” Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the Syrian border town of Kobani because it would be “irresponsible” and “morally very difficult” not to support them.

10/20/2014

A new United Nations report says the world is facing a challenge from foreigners traveling to fight in terror groups on an "unprecedented scale," with about 15,000 in Syria and Iraq alone.   (credit: Gokhan Sahin/Getty Images)

CBS News: Name Of US Operation Against ISIS Is ‘Inherent Resolve’

Bolstered by intensified U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeting militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Kurdish militiamen fought pitched street battles Wednesday with the extremists in a Syrian Kurdish border town near Turkey, making small advances, activists and officials said.

10/15/2014

Smoke rises during airstrikes on the Syrian town of Ain al-Arab, known as Kobane by the Kurds, seen from the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern village of Mursitpinar, Sanliurfa province, on Oct. 8, 2014. (credit: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

CBS News: ISIS Gaining Ground Despite US-Led Coalition Airstrikes

The U.S.-led coalition has launched several airstrikes on Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) positions in Syria, mainly in and around the town of Kobani near Turkey, where Kurdish fighters captured a strategic hill and brought down the jihadists’ black flag, activists and a Kurdish official said Tuesday.

10/14/2014

Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta gestures while speaking on the panel "Congress, Industry and the Pentagon: Assessing the Relationship" during the Reagan National Defense Forum at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, on Nov. 16, 2013. (credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Panetta: Presidents Need To ‘Have The Heart Of A Warrior’

Former Defense Secretary and CIA Director Leon Panetta says President Barack Obama needs to “get into the ring” with Congress in order to get anything done for the rest of his time in the White House.

10/13/2014

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks as he takes part in a press conference at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul on Jan. 2, 2014. (credit: Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images)

Graham: ‘The More Endangered We Are Here’ As ISIS Gets Stronger

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., warns that America could face a terror attack from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria as the group continues to grow.

10/09/2014

Former President Jimmy Carter signs copies of his new book "A Call To Action Women, Religion, Violence, And Power" at Barnes & Noble, 5th Avenue on March 25, 2014 in New York City.  (credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Carter: Obama ‘Waited Too Long’ To Go After ISIS

Former President Jimmy Carter believes President Barack Obama waited too long to take on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

10/08/2014

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