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Marc (L) and Debra (R) Tice, the parents of Austin Tice, 31, a US journalist who has been missing in Syria since August 2012, speak to an AFP journalist during an interview in Beirut on July 4, 2013. Debra Tice wakes up each morning hoping her life will have changed and the 11 months since her son Austin disappeared in Syria will turn out to have been a bad dream. But since she and her husband Marc learnt that their 31-year-old first-born had gone missing while reporting in the war-torn country, not a single morning has given her that relief.        (Photo credit JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

White House Asked to Help Journalist Held in Syria

The parents of a missing journalist detained in Syria and the press freedom group Reporters Without Borders are calling on the White House to help bring the journalist home safely.

02/05/2015

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ISIS Demands $200M In Ransom In Next 72 Hours For Japanese Hostages

A video released online Tuesday by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) shows two purported Japanese hostages on their knees, as a man wielding a large knife says they will be executed unless the group receives $200 million in ransom in the next 72 hours.

01/20/2015

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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.

12/24/2014

House and Senate negotiators have reached agreement on a $585 billion defense policy bill that provides funds to expand the U.S. mission in Iraq to counter Islamic State militants and gives the military the authority to train moderate Syrian forces.  (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam K. Thomas / U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

Congress Agrees On $585 Billion Defense Bill

House and Senate negotiators have reached agreement on a $585 billion defense policy bill that provides funds to expand the U.S. mission in Iraq to counter Islamic State militants and gives the military the authority to train moderate Syrian forces.

12/02/2014

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CBS News: Iran Using US-Made Jets To Bomb ISIS Positions In Iraq

Iran is using American-made F-4 Phantom jets purchased during the time of the Shah to bomb positions held by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in eastern Iraq, CBS News correspondent David Martin reports.

12/02/2014

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Father: Son Should Be Executed If He Was Killer Appearing In ‘Jihadi John’ Video Showing US Aid Worker’s Severed Head

A father said his son should face execution if he is proved to be a killer appearing in an Islamic State execution video alongside “Jihadi John” that showed the severed head of American aide worker Peter Kassig.

11/19/2014

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Va. Woman Charged in Terror Case Due in Court

A Virginia woman charged with lying to federal investigators about supporting the Islamic State militant group is scheduled to appear in federal court.

11/19/2014

Mitt Romney delivers remarks during a "CoMITT to the Comeback" rally for Michigan republican candidates on Oct. 2, 2014 in Livonia, Mich. (credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Romney: ‘We Now Have Terrible Visions Being Shown On TV’ Due To Obama’s Mistakes On ISIS

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney believes President Barack Obama was “wrong” for saying that the U.S. would not use ground forces in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

11/17/2014

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Obama: Beheading Of Kassig By ISIS Is ‘Act Of Pure Evil’

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has beheaded Peter Kassig, releasing a video Sunday showing a masked militant standing over the severed head of a man it said was the former U.S. Army Ranger-turned-aid worker, who was seized while delivering relief supplies in Syria last year.

11/17/2014

Ed Kassig attends a vigil for their son, aid worker Peter Kassig at Butler University October 8, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (credit: Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

US Review Of IS Video Confirms American’s Death

The White House on Sunday confirmed the death of U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig.

11/16/2014

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