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Krauthammer: Obama oddly unmoved by terror

It’s now been seven years. The real world has stubbornly refused to accommodate Obama’s pacific dreams.

IS leader killed as U.S. moves to increase troops in Iraq

The Pentagon said Friday it was moving to increase the number of American troops in Iraq amid new strikes this week that killed the Islamic State’s finance minister and other …

IS claims suicide bombing on stadium in Iraq that killed 29

A suicide bomber blew himself up in a soccer stadium south of the Iraqi capital on Friday, killing 29 people and wounding 60, security officials said, as the military announced …

2 Americans dead in Brussels attacks; Kerry visits

At least two Americans have been confirmed killed in the Brussels attacks, the State Department said Friday, as top U.S. diplomat John Kerry visited the stricken city to express condolences …

Trump says terror attacks show ‘hellhole’ comments were correct

Donald Trump said Islamic State’s terrorist attacks on Brussels that killed more than 30 people show he was right to call the city a “hellhole.”

Syrian forces enter IS-held Palmyra

Backed by Russian airstrikes, Syrian government forces on Thursday pushed into the ancient town of Palmyra that has been held by the Islamic State group since May, state TV reported, …

Bin Laden sent videotapes. Islamic State runs a 24/7 news agency

Al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden had to rely on video and audio messages recorded in remote hideouts and delivered to international television networks by supporters to claim responsibility for the …

Brussels mourns, Belgium on alert as police hunt suspect

Belgian authorities searched Wednesday for a man pictured at the Brussels airport with two apparent suicide bombers.

Turkish president says Brussels attacker was deported to Belgium in June

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says one of the Brussels attackers was caught in Turkey in June and deported to Belgium.

Obama: US will go after the IS group aggressively

A day after bombs ripped through Brussels, President Barack Obama declared that fighting the Islamic State is his “No. 1 priority” and pledged that the United States will pursue the …

U.S. slaps ‘genocide’ label on Islamic State attacks against minorities in Iraq, Syria

Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday labeled the Islamic State’s merciless persecution of religious minorities as genocide, a long-awaited determination that resonates politically but doesn’t compel the United States …

Arizona man convicted of conspiring to support Islamic State

A jury Thursday convicted an Arizona man of conspiring to support Islamic State in one of the first trials in the U.S. involving charges related to the terrorist group.

Kerry to miss deadline on Islamic State genocide question

A State Department spokesman says Secretary of State John Kerry will miss Congress’s deadline for deciding whether atrocities by the Islamic State against Christians and other minorities in Iraq and …

Britain doubts Russia’s announced Syria pullout

Britain’s foreign minister says he is skeptical about Russia’s announced military withdrawal from Syria.

UNICEF: More than 80 percent of Syria children harmed by war

More than 80 percent of Syria’s children have been harmed by the country’s conflict, including growing numbers of those who were forced to work, join armed groups or marry young …

Syria war at critical juncture five years after the spark

After five years of bloodshed – after a quarter of a million deaths, and the flight of millions of refugees – Syria has arrived at a critical juncture: A diplomatic …

Investigators scour Islamic State group documents

Counterterrorism investigators say they are beginning to pore through a cache of documents detailing what could be the most comprehensive look into the recruiting networks luring fighters into the Islamic …

Islamic State detainee tells U.S. about chemical weapons plans

The U.S. military is questioning an Islamic State militant who allegedly has helped lead the extremist group’s nascent effort to acquire and use illicit chemical weapons in Iraq and Syria, …

U.S. commander in Africa says Libya is a failed state

The top American general in Africa says Libya is a failed state.

Gunmen kill 16 people in attack on nursing home in Yemen

At least 16 people were killed Friday in an attack by suspected al-Qaida insurgents on a nursing home in Yemen’s southern city of Aden, a security official said.

Syria cease-fire holding despite some fighting, U.N. envoy says

A U.S.-Russia-brokered cease-fire in Syria, now in its sixth day, is largely holding despite sporadic clashes in some areas, a U.N. envoy said Thursday, raising expectations ahead of next week’s …

VP Biden to meet next week with leaders in Middle East

Vice President Joe Biden plans meetings with key leaders in the Middle East when he visits the region next week.

Iraq signs deal to repair, maintain Mosul dam

Iraq has signed a deal with an Italian company to repair and maintain the country’s largest dam near the northern, Islamic State-held city of Mosul. The Mosul dam is in …

FBI, Apple clash before Congress as encryption fight simmers

The U.S. government calls it a “vicious guard dog” that hurts national security. Apple says it’s critical to protecting consumer privacy against increasingly sophisticated hackers.

Osama bin Laden worried wife had tracking device in filling

In his handwritten will, al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden claimed he had about $29 million in personal wealth – the bulk of which he wanted to be used “on jihad, …

Idaho Air Guard prepares for deployment to Middle East

Members of the Idaho Air National Guard are preparing to deploy to the Middle East this summer.

Syria truce holding despite growing breaches, U.N. chief says

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday that a shaky cease-fire in Syria is holding “by and large” despite sporadic fighting that continued across Syria and growing accusations of violations that …

Iraq and U.S. warn of possible Mosul Dam collapse

The Iraqi government and the U.S. embassy in Baghdad are warning residents along the Tigris river of a possible collapse of the Mosul Dam. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi asked …

Suicide bombing at Iraqi funeral kills at least 14

Iraqi officials say a suicide bombing at a funeral north of Baghdad has killed at least 14 people and wounded 45.

Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen kill over 30, mostly civilians

Saudi-led airstrikes targeting Shiite rebels killed at least 30 people, mostly civilians, when they hit a market area outside the capital on Saturday, Yemeni security officials said.