Suicide bombing kills head of leading Syrian rebel group

Sep 10, 2014

Suicide bombing kills head of leading Syrian rebel group

The leader of an ultraconservative Islamic rebel group in Syria was killed Tuesday in a suicide bombing along with other of its top officials, its allies said, weakening the ranks of the country’s already shaky armed opposition. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the ...

Sep 10, 2014

Obama to deliver prime-time address on taking on Islamic State

President Barack Obama sought support from congressional leaders Tuesday for a broad and potentially lengthy military campaign to root out violent extremists in Iraq and Syria, a day before outlining his plans to the American people in a rare prime-time address. The president’s strategy ...

Sep 10, 2014

Arabs rally behind U.S. efforts for anti-jihadist coalition

Arab nations rallied Tuesday behind U.S. efforts to form a broad coalition against jihadists in Iraq and Syria as Secretary of State John Kerry headed to the region to cement their support. Regional heavyweight Saudi Arabia is to host talks Thursday between Kerry and ...

Islamic State makes inroads in South Asia

Sep 9, 2014

Islamic State makes inroads in South Asia

Islamic State pamphlets and flags have appeared in parts of Pakistan and India, alongside signs that the ultraradical group is inspiring militants even in the strongholds of the Taliban and al-Qaida. A splinter group of Pakistan’s Taliban insurgents, Jamat-ul Ahrar, has already declared its ...

Sep 7, 2014

U.S. airstrikes target Islamic State insurgents near Iraq's Haditha Dam

U.S. warplanes on Sunday carried out four strikes on Islamic State insurgents menacing Iraq’s Haditha Dam, witnesses and officials said, widening what President Barack Obama called a campaign to curb and ultimately defeat the jihadist movement. Obama has branded Islamic State an acute threat ...