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Afghanistan’s president blames Islamic State for bombing that killed at least 35

FAIZABAD, Afghanistan — A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a line of people waiting outside a bank Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 35 and wounding 125 in an assault …


US warplanes begin airstrikes against Islamic State in Tikrit, Iraq

WASHINGTON - U.S. warplanes began conducting airstrikes in Tikrit on Wednesday after the Iraqi government requested assistance with a stalled offensive to retake the militant-held city, officials said.


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 …


Jamie Tobias Neely: Time to admit Iraq War errors

It shouldn’t have come as a surprise to any television viewer with even a passing acquaintance with Showtime’s “Homeland.” The leader of the Islamic State, speculated to have been killed …


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 …


Iraqi officials say IS leader wounded in airstrike

Two Iraqi officials and state television say an airstrike in western Iraq wounded the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Pentagon officials said they had no information …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 3, 2014, 9:10 a.m.

Islamic State mass killings now target Iraqi tribe

BAGHDAD — Islamic State group militants publicly shot dead 36 Sunni tribesmen, women and children Monday, an Iraqi official and a tribal leader said, pushing the total number of members …


Obama calls for dismantling IS ’network of death’

UNITED NATIONS — Declaring the world at a “crossroads between war and peace,” President Barack Obama vowed Wednesday to lead a coalition to dismantle the Islamic State militant group’s “network …


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 …


Building coalition to fight Islamic State not easy for U.S.

ANKARA, Turkey – Assembling a coalition to fight the militants from the Islamic State group is proving to be a complicated affair. France is all in, but would like to …


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.


U.S., NATO allies to take on Islamic State

NEWPORT, Wales – The U.S. and nine key allies agreed Friday that the Islamic State group is a significant threat to NATO countries and they will take on the militants …


Memorial honors beheaded journalist Steven Sotloff

PINECREST, Fla. – The anguished father of slain journalist Steven Sotloff told hundreds gathered Friday afternoon at a memorial in suburban Miami that he is struggling to find a larger …


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 …


Countries around world takes steps to curtail Islamic extremists

PARIS – New laws make it easier to seize passports. Suspected fighters are plucked from planes. Authorities block finances and shut down radical mosques. In cyberspace, Silicon Valley firms are …


Officials: U.S. hostage rescue attempt in Syria failed

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent U.S. troops to Syria earlier this summer to rescue a number of Americans held by a violent extremist group, including slain journalist James …