The three teenage girls from Colorado swapped Twitter messages about marriage and religion with recruiters for the Islamic State group, then set out for Syria with passports and thousands of dollars in stolen cash. Authorities intercepted them in Germany, then returned them to their families without criminal charges.
A Virginia woman charged with lying to federal investigators about supporting the Islamic State militant group is scheduled to appear in federal court.
A Virginia woman faces a federal charge after being accused of promoting the Islamic State in social media and offering to help an undercover agent get a friend into Syria to join the extremist group.
As Washington warns of a drawn-out fight against the Islamic State group and the Obama administration looks to send more American troops to help Iraq in the war against the extremists, Baghdad has offered its top war room as a model for a future joint U.S.-Iraqi command headquarters.
President George W. Bush says he was surprised to learn that Saddam Hussein didn’t believe the former U.S. president would take military action against in 2003.
The retired American general in charge of coordinating the U.S.-led coalition’s fight against Islamic State militants is urging allies to do more to combat the group’s extremist ideology.
Sixty-five percent of Americans now say the threat from the Islamic State group is very or even extremely important, and nearly half think the U.S. military response in Iraq and Syria has not gone far enough, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. Most want to see America’s partners step up their contribution to the fight.
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.
President Barack Obama says “the world is not doing enough” to fight Ebola.
The former Secretary of State warns that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is the most dangerous terror group Americans have ever faced.