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.   (credit: Gokhan Sahin/Getty Images)

Islamic State Hostage’s Family Hopeful She’s Still Alive

The parents of a 26-year-old American who Islamic State extremists say was killed in an airstrike in Syria said in a statement that they were still hopeful she was alive.


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Jordan’s King Vows To Wage ‘Harsh’ War Against ISIS

Jordan’s king vowed Thursday to wage a “harsh” war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) after the militants burned a captive Jordanian pilot in a cage and released a video of the killing.


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Jordan Executes 2 Prisoners After ISIS Video Showing Killing Of Its Pilot

The executions come after ISIS released a video showing a Jordanian jet pilot being burned alive by Islamic militants.


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Obama Meets With King Of Jordan; Denounces Hateful Ideology After Pilot’s Death

The president hosted Jordan’s King Abdullah II after an ISIS video was released that appears to show Islamic militants executing a Jordanian pilot.



Another ISIS Deadline Passes As Fates Of Japanese, Jordanian Hostages Unknown

The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were unknown Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further word from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which is holding them captive.


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Japan Putting Its Trust In Jordan To Help Gain Release Of Hostage Held By ISIS

Japan said it was putting its trust in Jordan to help gain the release of a Japanese journalist held by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants, after the latest message purportedly from his captors extended until sundown Thursday in the Middle East the deadline for the Jordanians to release an Iraqi prisoner.



ISIS Captures Jordanian Pilot After Warplane Crashes

Jordan confirmed on Wednesday that one of its warplanes crashed in Syria and that fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) had captured its pilot.


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Jordan’s King Abdullah: Battling ISIS Is ‘Our Third World War’

Jordan’s King Abdullah believes battling the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and other terrorist groups is “our third world war.”


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US Sen. Elizabeth Warren On Trip To Middle East

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is on a tour of the Middle East with stops planned in Israel, the West Bank, and Jordan.


Hurricane (l) and Jordan (r), 6- and 5-year-old Belgian Maliois, are ready to go back to work after being involved in the latest White House fence jumping incident. (Photo credit: Secret Service)

White House Guard Dogs That Were Injured By White House Jumper Can Return To Duty

Secret Service K-9s Hurricane and Jordan were treated by a veterinarian for minor bruising. Court records show the suspect, 23-year-old Dominic Adesanya, was previously arrested at the White House in July.