Mar 10, 2015

Islamic State reportedly beheads gays in northern Iraq

The Islamic State group has publicly beheaded three men in northern Iraq, two of them for allegedly engaging in homosexual acts, according to photos shared by sympathizers on social media Tuesday. The jihadi group, which controls large areas of Iraq and neighboring Syria, has ...

In Islamic State backlash, Amman cleaners swap orange for turquoise

Mar 10, 2015

In Islamic State backlash, Amman cleaners swap orange for turquoise

After the grisly execution videos, including one of a Jordanian national, the country’s 5,000 sanitation workers are getting a new color for their uniforms. The Jordanian capital decided to swap the workers’ orange uniforms for turquoise ones because the old garb was too reminiscent ...

White House: Obama traded email with private Clinton account

Mar 10, 2015

White House: Obama traded email with private Clinton account

President Barack Obama knew that Hillary Rodham Clinton conducted business on a nongovernment email account while secretary of state, but only recently learned the details of the privately run system she was operating, the White House said Monday. The White House has drawn scrutiny ...

Bill Clinton defends foreign donations to foundation

Mar 8, 2015

Bill Clinton defends foreign donations to foundation

Former President Bill Clinton defended his foundation’s acceptance of donations from foreign governments on Saturday, pointing to the track record of his global philanthropy as Hillary Rodham Clinton nears an announcement on 2016 presidential campaign. In an interview at the Clinton Global Initiative University, ...

Selma U.S. civil rights milestone marked by first black president

Mar 8, 2015

Selma U.S. civil rights milestone marked by first black president

America’s racial history “still casts its long shadow upon us,” President Barack Obama said Saturday as he stood in solidarity and remembrance with civil rights activists whose beatings by police a half-century ago galvanized much of the nation against racial oppression and hastened passage ...

Future of Syria's Nusra Front in doubt after commander killed

Mar 7, 2015

Future of Syria's Nusra Front in doubt after commander killed

Al-Qaida’s Syrian branch was left reeling Friday after its military chief was killed in an apparent army airstrike, adding to confusion over the future path of the most powerful group opposing both President Bashar Assad and the Islamic State group. Abu Humam al-Shami, who ...