Fresh claims emerge of Islamic State fighters using chlorine bombs

Oct 25, 2014

Fresh claims emerge of Islamic State fighters using chlorine bombs

New allegations have emerged that extremists from the Islamic State group have expanded their arsenal with chlorine bombs and captured fighter jets — weapons that could help the militants in Iraq and Syria. Kurdish fighters in the key Syrian border town of Kobani have ...

Obama coalition-building again, this time on Ebola

Oct 21, 2014

Obama coalition-building again, this time on Ebola

After rallying dozens of nations to join the fight against Islamic State militants, President Barack Obama is back in the coalition-building business — this time to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Obama is working the phones with world leaders, appealing to them ...

Kerry to seek help on Islamic State

Oct 20, 2014

Kerry to seek help on Islamic State

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Indonesia on Monday to attend Joko Widodo’s presidential inauguration and press Southeast Asian nations to step up their efforts in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group. Kerry is among foreign dignitaries visiting Jakarta for ...

Oct 17, 2014

Kurds hold out in Syria's Kobani one month into Islamic State assault

Kurdish fighters backed by a flurry of U.S.-led airstrikes were still holding out Thursday against jihadists in Kobani as an Islamic State offensive on the Syrian border town entered its second month. The militants have also been beaten back this week from Amriyat al-Fallujah, ...

Obama cancels campaign trip to focus on Ebola

Oct 16, 2014

Obama cancels campaign trip to focus on Ebola

President Barack Obama abruptly canceled a planned campaign trip Wednesday and planned to convene his Cabinet at the White House instead, as U.S. officials grappled with the widening Ebola crisis. The White House said Obama’s trip to New Jersey and Connecticut would be postponed ...

Obama to meet with allies on Islamic State fight

Oct 15, 2014

Obama to meet with allies on Islamic State fight

President Barack Obama and his military commanders were set to meet Tuesday with defense chiefs from more than 20 nations participating in the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq. The daylong meeting comes as the White House tries to tout ...