Despite troubling signs, Obama says Islamic State on defensive

Apr 14, 2016

Despite troubling signs, Obama says Islamic State on defensive

President Barack Obama claimed progress Wednesday in the U.S.-led fight against the Islamic State group, even as political turmoil in Iraq and renewed violence in Syria threatened to jeopardize hard-fought gains. During a rare presidential visit to CIA headquarters, Obama said it had been ...

Apr 6, 2016

Two foreign hunters kidnapped in Iraq released

One of the roughly two dozen Qatari hunters kidnapped in Iraq this December has been freed along with an Asian who had accompanied the trip, the peninsular nation’s Foreign Ministry said Wednesday. Authorities offered no details regarding their release, and did not give any ...