Nov 23, 2014

Up to 300 Swedes fighting with Islamic State: official

As many as 300 Swedes may have joined the brutal Islamic State group insurgency in Iraq and Syria, Sweden’s intelligence chief said Saturday. “A hundred cases of people who have left to join the fighting have been confirmed, then there are the presumed cases ...

Islamic State's drive for Kobani is blunted

| Nov 22, 2014

Islamic State's drive for Kobani is blunted

More than two months into its assault on Kobani, the Islamic State group is still pouring fighters and resources into trying to capture the besieged Syrian Kurdish town, but the drive has been blunted. Helped by more than 270 airstrikes from a U.S.-led coalition, ...

Canadians plan to fight Islamic State

Nov 22, 2014

Canadians plan to fight Islamic State

Several former Canadian soldiers plan to join Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants in the coming weeks, with at least one already in Iraq, Canadian media reported Friday, bolstering the ranks of foreigners fighting alongside the Kurds. The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. said a half-dozen ...

Divided GOP seeks to check  Obama move

| Nov 22, 2014

Divided GOP seeks to check Obama move

Outraged Republicans struggled for a response to Barack Obama’s sweeping immigration measures that will check the president without veering into talk of impeachment or a government shutdown that could backfire on the party ahead of the 2016 White House race. Their remedy was far ...

Obama moves to protect millions from deportation

Nov 21, 2014

Obama moves to protect millions from deportation

President Barack Obama is ordering far-reaching changes to the U.S. immigration system that will protect nearly 5 million people from deportation, testing the limits of his presidential powers and inviting a showdown with newly emboldened Republicans. Obama sought to break a stalemate in America’s ...

Obama to announce immigration steps Thursday

Nov 20, 2014

Obama to announce immigration steps Thursday

President Barack Obama on Thursday will announce steps he will take to shield up to 5 million immigrants illegally in the United States from deportation, defying Republican lawmakers who say sidestepping Congress would poison relations with the new Republican-led legislature. Republicans are vehemently opposed ...