Nov 19, 2014

History haunts U.S.-Iran talks

by Matthew Lee

Bill Clinton tried. So did George W. Bush. Neither succeeded. As President Barack Obama’s own second term winds down, he is getting closer than either of his immediate predecessors to the goal of improving U.S. relations with Iran. But he is not there yet, ...

Nov 18, 2014

Review of hostage cases is ordered

President Barack Obama has ordered a comprehensive review of U.S. policy on “overseas terrorist-related” hostage cases, a letter from the Pentagon has revealed. The missive surfaced just one day after the Islamic State group posted a grisly online video about the beheading of yet ...

Video horror suggests Islamic State is worried

| Nov 18, 2014

Video horror suggests Islamic State is worried

In its latest propaganda video, the Islamic State group tried to project unwavering confidence and unstoppable growth, in what some analysts saw as a reply to a string of setbacks. A 15-minute video released on Sunday shows the severed head of U.S. aid worker ...

Islamic State group to mint own coins

Nov 15, 2014

Islamic State group to mint own coins

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group, has ordered the terrorist organization to start minting gold, silver and copper coins for its own currency — the Islamic dinar. A website affiliated with the group posted the order late Thursday, saying al-Baghdadi ...