President Barack Obama has a knack for repeatedly declaring peace. Now he is taking America to war against the Islamic State and its barbarian army of Islamist terrorists.
The challenge to governments and people of the Middle East and North Africa by the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) has to be met effectively. To succeed, U.S. leaders above all must be realistic as well as determined.
WASHINGTON | On the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Republicans and Democrats in Congress voiced strong pre-election support Thursday for President Barack Obama's call for new authority to combat Islamic State militants in the heart of the Middle East.
When will these ISIS terrorist thugs realize the phrase “U.S. journalist” concerns geography, not political science?
The words came from the lips of Sgt. Matthew Tiblow of Hobart, stationed with the Indiana National Guard 76th Infantry in Kuwait in 2008.
To just mourn the brutal death of photojournalist James Foley seems not enough.
Headlines across the world have been filled with news of violence and intensifying conflicts in the Gaza strip, the Ukraine and Russia, and Iraq.
Navi Pillay, U.N. high commissioner for human rights, has accused Israel and Hamas militants of committing war crimes in the Gaza conflict. Her harshest criticism, as well as that of most nations, has been reserved for the Israeli government, charging it has committed war crimes in direct vi…
Many people are quick to judge Israel in its defense against Hamas in Gaza. Hamas' mission is not to achieve political gain but create an Islamic caliphate throughout the entire region. In their charter, it states clearly that their extremist stance is uncompromising with regard to Israel. I…
Last week, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria — the extremist movement now occupying large swaths of territory in the region — forced the last Christians out of the Iraqi city of Mosul.
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CRETE | James McCaig, a sergeant in the Army who has done three tours of duty in the Middle East — Kuwait, Iraq and most recently Afghanistan — returned to his hometown of Crete on Saturday, with nearly 100 family members on hand to greet him.
A prominent and powerful man is embarrassed when private comments made behind closed doors are leaked to the media, causing a storm of criticism. There are calls for his removal by people who find his remarks utterly unacceptable and contemptible.
MUNSTER | A patient at Community Hospital with the first U.S. case of a deadly virus from the Middle East remains in good condition and is improving daily, according to a statement released Sunday by the Indiana State Department of Health.
The Israeli-Arab Palestinian peace talks are unraveling and on the verge of collapse.
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