Islamic State

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

President Barack Obama says he will begin pressuring leaders of other countries to do more in the fight against Ebola. (Photo by Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama: World Not Doing Enough to Fight Ebola

President Barack Obama says “the world is not doing enough” to fight Ebola.

10/14/2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warns the ISIS threat is so powerful because of its financial and organizational strength. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton: ISIS More Powerful Than Al Qaeda Ever Was

The former Secretary of State warns that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is the most dangerous terror group Americans have ever faced.

10/09/2014

Friends and supporters of Alan Henning have covered their community in Salford, England with yellow ribbons in the hopes that the British hostage would be returned home alive. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

New Video Purports to Show ISIS Beheading British Hostage

The video appears to show an Islamic State group fighter beheading British hostage Alan Henning and threatening yet another American captive.

10/03/2014

An Islamic State militant stands on the rubble of houses after a Syrian warplane was reported shot down by ISIS forces. (Photo by AFP/Getty Images)

US Diplomat Calls Islamic State ‘Monstrous Group’

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says America doesn’t have to be perpetually at war, but it must take on the surging Islamic State group.

09/25/2014

Supporters of Herve Gourdelhold signs demanding the release of the French mountain climber. (Photo by JEAN CHRISTOPHE MAGNENET/AFP/Getty Images)

French Tourist Beheaded By ISIS Copycat Group In Algeria

Mountaineer Herve Gourdel was kidnapped Sunday while hiking in Algeria. A splinter group from al-Qaida posted a video saying his death was revenge for French participation in airstrikes against the Islamic State.

09/24/2014

Family of Alan Henning, who is reportedly being held by Islamic State forces, fear President Obama's launch of airstrikes in Syria could endanger his life. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Wife Of British Hostage Says She Received Audio Message In Which He Pleads For His Life

Alan Henning, a 47-year-old former taxi driver, was kidnapped in December in Syria, shortly after crossing into the country from Turkey in an aid convoy.

09/23/2014

Joint Chiefs Chair: 'No Safe Haven' For ISIL Militants (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Dempsey: ‘No Safe Haven’ For ISIL Militants

Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes on the Islamic State group’s military strongholds in Syria achieved their aim of showing the extremists that their savage attacks will not go unanswered, the top American military officer said Tuesday. Separately, the U.S. launched strikes against a group said to be plotting to attack the U.S. and Western interests.

09/23/2014

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Carter: Civilian Risk If U.S. Bombs Islamic State

Former President Jimmy Carter warns American airstrikes are likely to kill more civilians than ISIS members without spotters on the ground.

09/22/2014

Two French Rafale jets fired four laser-guided bombs to destroy a weapons and fuel depot outside the northern city of Mosul. (Photo by FRANCK PENNANT/AFP/Getty Images)

France Joins U.S. In Fighting Islamic State Militants In Iraq

French president says forces will operate independently, but will welcome requests to coordinate with Iraqi and American forces to strike ISIS targets in Iraq.

09/19/2014

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