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Republicans Rallying Behind ‘Religious Liberty’

Prospective Republican presidential candidates are expected to promote “religious liberty” at home and abroad at a gathering of religious conservatives, rebuking an unpopular President Barack Obama while skirting divisive social issues that have tripped up the GOP.

09/26/2014

A senior United Arab Emirates diplomat says the Gulf federation's first female air force pilot helped carry out airstrikes against Islamic State militants earlier this week.  (credit: ALI AL-SAADI/AFP/Getty Images)

UAE’s 1st Female Pilot Carried Out Strikes Against Islamic State Militants

A senior United Arab Emirates diplomat says the Gulf federation’s first female air force pilot helped carry out airstrikes against Islamic State militants earlier this week.

09/25/2014

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24:  President Barack Obama speaks at the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations Headquarters on September 24, 2014 in New York City. World leaders, activists and protesters have converged on New York City for the annual UN event that brings together the global leaders for a week of meetings and conferences. This year's General Assembly has highlighted the problem of global warming and how countries need to strive to  reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Obama Calls For Dismantling IS ‘Network Of Death’

President Barack Obama declared that the world is at a “crossroads between war and peace” Wednesday vowing to lead a coalition to dismantle the Islamic State militant group’s “network of death.”

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

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CBS News: Syrian Fighter Jet Shot Down By Israeli Military

A Syrian fighter jet was shot down by Israeli military after it infiltrated its airspace over the Golan Heights Tuesday morning.

09/23/2014

A man waves flags during a rally in support of possible U.S. military action in Syria, on Capitol Hill, on Sept. 9, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

U.S. Launches First Airstrikes Against ISIS in Syria

The Pentagon says the United States and its partners have begun airstrikes against the militant Islamic State group in Syria.

09/22/2014

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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

The United Nations Security Council is expected to adopt a binding resolution this week that would require nations to bar their citizens from traveling abroad to join terrorism organizations, part of a U.S.-led effort to galvanize the international community against what Obama administration officials call an "unprecedented" threat from extremists flocking to Syria and Iraq.  (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

UN To Bind Nations On Rules Regarding ‘Unprecedented’ Terrorist Threat

The United Nations Security Council is expected to adopt a binding resolution this week that would require nations to bar their citizens from traveling abroad to join terrorism organizations, part of a U.S.-led effort to galvanize the international community against what Obama administration officials call an “unprecedented” threat from extremists flocking to Syria and Iraq.

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

Fighters from the Nureddine al-Zinki, a moderate faction made up of former members of the Syrian Free Army, take position behind sandbags near the city of Aleppo. (Photo by BARAA AL-HALABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Hails Senate Approval Of His Plan To Arm Syrian Rebels

The president stated that American forces “do not have a combat mission.”

09/18/2014

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