Jul 27, 2015

U.S., Turkey seek to establish 'Islamic State-free zone'

The United States and Turkey are finalizing plans for a military campaign to push the Islamic State out of a strip of land along the Syrian border, deepening efforts to halt the extremists’ advances. A U.S. official said the creation of an “Islamic State-free ...

Jul 27, 2015

Australian 'Islamic State nurse' remanded in custody

An Australian nurse who allegedly joined the Islamic State group in Syria was Monday remanded in custody on terrorism charges relating to carrying out guard duty and reconnaissance for the militants. Adam Brookman, a 39-year-old father of five, is accused of knowingly providing support ...

U.S. defense chief in Iraq for talks on war against IS

Jul 23, 2015

U.S. defense chief in Iraq for talks on war against IS

Pentagon chief Ashton Carter flew to Baghdad on Thursday for talks on Iraq’s war against the Islamic State group, whose “caliphate” is shrinking but is ramping up deadly car bombings. Carter was to meet Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Sunni Arab tribal leaders from ...