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Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem speaks during a press conference on Aug. 25, 2014 in the Syrian capital Damascus. (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Syria: We Would Welcome US Airstrikes Against ISIS Only If They Notify Us

A top Syrian official says his country would allow the United States to conduct airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants only if President Bashar Assad’s government is notified first.

08/25/2014

Supporters of al-Qaida tote their rifles in the back of a pick-up truck. (credit: AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Says American Held In Syria Has Been Freed

An American journalist kidnapped and held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria was released Sunday, less than a week after the horrific execution of American journalist James Foley by Islamic militants.

08/24/2014

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey speak to the media during a press briefing at the Pentagon on Aug. 21, 2014 in Arlington, Va. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Dempsey: ISIS Has An ‘End-Of-Days Strategic Vision’

Top military advisers to President Barack Obama warn that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria can only be contained, but not wiped out.

08/22/2014

The Reuters-IPSOS Poll released on Tuesday follows the brutal Islamic State video released last week depicting the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley. But 62 percent of the U.S. adults surveyed said that governments should continue to reject ransom negotiations with terrorist groups regardless of similar threats from kidnappings and executions.   (credit: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Hostage: Islamist Group Was ‘Collecting’ American Journalists

An American journalist who was held captive for 210 days by extremist Syrian rebels says the Islamist group was “collecting us.”

08/22/2014

The Reuters-IPSOS Poll released on Tuesday follows the brutal Islamic State video released last week depicting the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley. But 62 percent of the U.S. adults surveyed said that governments should continue to reject ransom negotiations with terrorist groups regardless of similar threats from kidnappings and executions.   (credit: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

State Department: ‘We Do Not Make Concessions To Terrorists’

By rejecting demands for a nine-digit payment to save kidnapped American journalist James Foley, the United States upheld a policy choice that some European and Arab governments have long found too wrenching to make themselves: ruling out ransom to rescue any citizen held captive by militant organizations, in hopes the tough stand will make Americans safer from kidnapping and attacks by extremists.

08/22/2014

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey brief reporters at the Pentagon on plans to respond to the ISIS threat. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Pentagon: Islamic State Militants Will Regroup

American air strikes have disrupted ISIS military operations, but Def. Sec. Hagel warns the Islamic extremist group will eventually recover and begin a new offensive.

08/21/2014

The Reuters-IPSOS Poll released on Tuesday follows the brutal Islamic State video released last week depicting the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley. But 62 percent of the U.S. adults surveyed said that governments should continue to reject ransom negotiations with terrorist groups regardless of similar threats from kidnappings and executions.   (credit: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: ISIS Demanded $132 Million Ransom For James Foley’s Release

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria reportedly demanded a ransom of $132 million for the release of American journalist James Foley.

08/21/2014

File photo of a mall. (credit: pencer Platt/Getty Images)

Former Deputy CIA Director: ‘I Would Not Be Surprised’ If ISIS Member Shows Up To US Mall Tomorrow With AK-47

The former deputy director of the CIA fears that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria could carry out attacks in the United States.

08/21/2014

President Barack Obama makes a statement at Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, on Aug. 20, 2014. (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

US Launches New Barrage Of Airstrikes Against ISIS In Iraq Following Beheading Of American Journalist

The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes Wednesday against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and that has seized a swath of territory across Iraq and Syria.

08/21/2014

President Obama condemned the killing of American journalist James Foley and promised retribution. (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Official: U.S. Tried To Rescue Americans Held Hostage In Syria

President Obama ordered American troops to search for Americans held in Syria, including journalist James Foley.

08/20/2014

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