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US-led strikes hit IS group oil sites for 2nd day

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-led coalition warplanes bombed oil installations and other facilities in territory controlled by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria on Friday, taking aim for a second consecutive day at a key source of financing that has swelled the extremist group's coffers, activists said.

September 26, 2014 6:11 am

Airstrikes in Syria, Iraq are just the start

WASHINGTON | The one-two-three punch of American and Arab airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq was just the beginning, President Barack Obama and other leaders declared Tuesday. They promised a sustained campaign showcasing a rare U.S.-Arab partnership aimed at Muslim…

September 23, 2014 11:00 pm Related
Islamic State militants kill 40 Iraqi troops

Islamic State militants kill 40 Iraqi troops

FILE - In this June 20, 2014, file photo, Kurdish peshmerga fighters takes their positions behind sand barriers at the village of Taza Khormato in the northern oil rich province of Kirkuk, Iraq. The insurgents came at midday, walking across a canal, advancing under cover of mortar fire towar…

September 22, 2014 4:19 pm

Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq

TAMPA, Fla. | President Barack Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group, despite doubts about the ability of Iraqi forces, Kurdish fighters and Syrian rebels to carry out the ground fight on their own.

September 17, 2014 12:56 pm

Iran rejects global strategy against Islamic extremists

PARIS (AP) — As diplomats from around the world sought a global strategy to fight Islamic State extremists, Iran ruled out working with any international coalition, saying it had rejected American requests for cooperation against the militants.

September 15, 2014 6:12 am
Syria, Iran slam US strategy in fighting militants

Syria, Iran slam US strategy in fighting militants

President Barack Obama addresses the nation from the Cross Hall in the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. In a major reversal, Obama ordered the United States into a broad military campaign to “degrade and ultimately destroy” militants in two volatile Middle East nations, …

September 11, 2014 7:04 am

Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for first time

WASHINGTON | Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of "a steady, relentless effort" to root out Islamic State extremists and their spreadi…

September 10, 2014 9:35 pm Related

Obama to outline strategy on Islamic State

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to begin laying out his strategy for defeating Islamic State militants expanding their grip in Iraq and Syria.

September 08, 2014 8:30 am

American militant born in Chicago killed in Syria

NEW HOPE, Minn. (AP) — An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official said Tuesday.

August 27, 2014 7:37 am
Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

FILE - This September 2012 file photo posted on the website shows journalist James Foley in Aleppo, Syria.In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded Foley — and are threatening to kill…

August 20, 2014 6:28 pm
In Gaza, dispute over civilian vs combatant deaths

In Gaza, dispute over civilian vs combatant deaths

FILE - In this file photo taken Tuesday, July 29, 2014, smoke and fire from the explosion of an Israeli strike rise over Gaza City. In the grisly math of the Israel-Hamas war, conflicting counts of combatants and civilians killed in Gaza are emerging - with the ratio perhaps more important t…

August 08, 2014 2:09 pm
Israel invades Gaza after Hamas rejects truce

Israel invades Gaza after Hamas rejects truce

An Israeli tank maneuvers to take a position along the Israel-Gaza Border, Thursday, July 17, 2014. Israel and Hamas have begun observing a five-hour humanitarian cease-fire, as fighting extended into a 10th day. The two sides agreed to the pause following a request by the United Nations so …

July 17, 2014 5:11 pm
Conspiracy charges dropped against Hammond man, militia members

Conspiracy charges dropped against Hammond man, militia members

DETROIT | A federal judge dismissed the most serious charges Tuesday against seven members of a Michigan militia who were rounded up as homegrown extremists accused of plotting war against the U.S., saying their expressed hatred of law enforcement didn't amount to conspiracy against the government.

March 27, 2012 4:45 pm

Hundreds protest FBI raids on anti-war activists

MINNEAPOLIS | Hundreds of protesters gathered outside FBI offices in Minneapolis and Chicago on Monday, bearing signs and shouting chants condemning the agency's recent searches of homes and offices of anti-war activists in both cities.

September 28, 2010 12:00 am

Chicago man accused of plotting to aid terror groups

CHICAGO | A 26-year-old Chicago man who claimed to be inspired by a radical Muslim cleric was charged after the FBI uncovered his plot to go to Somalia to become a suicide bomber for al-Qaida and another terror group, federal prosecutors alleged in court documents unsealed Wednesday.

August 04, 2010 7:01 pm
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