The State Department downplayed comments from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) leaders that they are at war with America, arguing that their violence is not directed at any particular country or race.
An adviser to the Muslim Council of Britain said Thursday that a “jihadi cool” subculture is inspiring young British men to join the Islamic State group in its quest to create an Islamic caliphate in the heart of the Middle East.
Iran inaugurated a new plant Saturday to convert a type of uranium into a material that cannot be used to make nuclear weapons as part of its interim atomic deal with world powers, its official news agency reported.
A suicide bomber hit an interior ministry building in central Baghdad and killed at least 11 people on Saturday, officials said, as an investigation was underway into a deadly attack on a Sunni mosque that has heightened sectarian tension as the country undergoes a fragile political transition.
President Obama is considering U.S. airstrikes in Syria against militants of the Islamic State, the White House said Friday.
Sunni radicals with the Islamic State terrorist group have posted a number of tweets aimed at the citizens of Chicago, including a picture of an unidentified man on Michigan Avenue holding a paper with a handwritten Arabic message: “We are in your streets.”
The Pentagon revealed on Friday that an armed Chinese fighter jet did a “very dangerous” series of aerobatic maneuvers around a Navy patrol aircraft as it was flying near the coast of China earlier this week.
Officially, the FBI agents who swarmed Donald Ray Morgan at Kennedy Airport this month were there to arrest him on a mundane gun charge. But they whisked him away to their Manhattan office and grilled him for two hours on an entirely different topic: Islamic State extremists.
Guns, troops, bombs — the U.S. military action against the Islamic State has everything, except a name.
Immigrant-rights lawyers filed a lawsuit Friday hoping to halt one of the Obama administration’s key actions designed to stem the surge of illegal immigrant families coming across the border, accusing the Homeland Security Department of running an unconstitutional “deportation mill.”
Russian humanitarian aid trucks steamrolled into Ukraine Friday in what critics considered as a “direct invasion” and an “illegal incursion” as the convoy pushed its way toward the eastern town of Lugansk.
The Obama administration insisted Thursday that the U.S. will avoid mission creep in freshly war-torn Iraq, even as its Pentagon chief warned that the Islamic State poses a terrorist threat to Americans “beyond anything that we’ve seen.”