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Rubin: Clinton offers serious anti-ISIS plan

Arming Sunni tribes best way to drive ISIS from Iraq.


Parker: Fight ISIS with new ideas, not fear

Frank Herbert, author of “Dune” series, foresaw dilemma in fight against terrorism.


Well planned Mali attack took advantage of security lapses

BAMAKO, Mali – The heavily armed Islamic extremists who shot up a luxury hotel in Mali’s capital, killing 19 people, timed their assault for the moment when guards would be …


Brussels hunkers down amid warning of Paris-style threat

BRUSSELS – Belgian authorities closed down Brussels’ subway system and flooded the streets with armed police and soldiers Saturday in response to what they said was a threat of Paris-style …


Krauthammer: Obama dithers, Hollande strikes back

France’s leader taking leadership role in West’s response to terrorism.


Sue Lani Madsen: As Syrian refugee crisis brews, remember ISIS doesn’t play by the rules

As we mull whether to accept Syrian refugees, it’s worth keeping in mind that we have rules for war, and ISIS doesn’t play by the rules.


Officials: IS determined to produce chemical weapons

BAGHDAD – The Islamic State group is aggressively pursuing development of chemical weapons, setting up a branch dedicated to research and experiments with the help of scientists from Iraq, Syria …


Discarded cell phone led to Paris attacks ringleader

French investigators tracked down the alleged ringleader of last week’s Paris bloodshed after receiving a startling tipoff: The Islamic militant wasn’t in Syria but in Europe, plotting yet another attack. …


Syrian refugees: Inslee says yes, Otter no

Washington won’t try to keep Syrian refugees out of the state, Gov. Jay Inslee said.


Diplomats set plan for political change in Syria

Invoking the need for joint action after the attacks in Paris, foreign ministers of nearly 20 nations agreed Saturday to an ambitious yet incomplete plan for bringing peace to Syria …


Paris attacks may lead to U.S. military anti-IS escalation

The Paris terrorist attacks seem likely to compel President Barack Obama to consider military escalation against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. But that probably will not mean dramatic …


Kurdish forces recapture militant-held towns in Iraq, Syria

SINJAR, Iraq – Dealing a double blow Friday to the Islamic State group, Iraqi Kurdish forces pushed into the strategic town of Sinjar in northern Iraq, and a coalition of …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 5, 2015, 10:56 p.m.

IS bomb on Russia plane would herald new phase in conflict

BEIRUT – At this stage, there is no hard evidence. But reports from the U.S. and Britain suggesting an Islamic State group bomb may have caused the Russian plane crash …


Russia says its warships are firing missiles at Syrian targets

Russian warships have fired more than 20 missiles at militants in Syria, a Russian official said Wednesday, marking an escalation in Moscow’s 8-day-old air campaign that the U.S. says is …


Terrorist message appears on winery website

The Latah Creek Winery website was briefly caught up in the war on terrorism Friday after it was hacked to show a pro-Islamic State message. A group called “Team System …


Spokane winery’s website hacked with pro-Islamic State message

The Latah Creek Winery web site was briefly caught up in the war on terrorism Friday after it was hacked to show a pro-Islamic State message.


Kurdish government says Islamic State used chemical weapons

BAGHDAD — Kurdish authorities in Iraq said Saturday they have evidence that the Islamic State group used chlorine gas as a chemical weapon against peshmerga fighters, the latest alleged atrocity …


Islamic State beheads Japanese journalist

TOKYO — Japan condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday an online video that purported to show an Islamic State group militant beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto.


FBI says Ohio man was plotting attack on US Capitol

CINCINNATI — A man who plotted to attack the U.S. Capitol and kill government officials inside it and spoke of his desire to support the Islamic State militant group was …


Iraqi military finally wins battle against Islamic State

BAGHDAD — Iraqi forces drove Islamic State militants out of a strategic oil refinery town north of Baghdad on Friday, scoring their biggest battlefield victory since they melted away in …


Dana Milbank: Ground war suddenly popular with GOP

WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was testifying Tuesday about the need for military action in Syria and Iraq when Ann Wright, an anti-war demonstrator in the audience, rose and …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 13, 2014, 6:35 p.m.

Islamic State executes British aid worker

Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister David Cameron late Saturday …


Spokane’s congressional delegation promises support to combat Islamic State

Washington’s two Democratic U.S. senators and the Republican congresswoman representing Eastern Washington promised Wednesday to give President Barack Obama the tools he needs to defeat the Islamic State. In a …


Washington senators, McMorris Rodgers react to Obama speech

Washington’s two U.S. senators and the congresswoman representing Eastern Washington promised Wednesday to give President Barack Obama the tools needed to defeat the Islamic State.


Obama says U.S. will lead coalition to destroy Islamic State

In a major reversal, President Barack Obama ordered the United States into a broad military campaign Wednesday night to “degrade and ultimately destroy” Islamic State militants in two volatile Middle …


Full text of Obama speech outlining plan to defeat Islamic State

Text of President Barack Obama’s address Wednesday night on the Islamic State strategy, as prepared for delivery and provided by the White House.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 10, 2014, 2:04 p.m.

McMorris Rodgers email asks whether U.S. should commit combat troops to fight ISIS

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers is polling supporters this morning via email on whether they want to see American troops committed to “defeat and destroy” Islamic State terrorists.


Dana Milbank: A little worry in Obama would be welcome

President Barack Obama is not worried. And that is unnerving. British Prime Minister David Cameron presented to Parliament on Monday the alarming conclusions of European leaders who had met in …