U.S. search expands for Iraq war vet wanted for six murders

Dec 17, 2014

U.S. search expands for Iraq war vet wanted for six murders

U.S. police stepped up a manhunt Tuesday for an Iraq war veteran accused of murdering his ex-wife and five members of her family on a killing spree near Philadelphia. Bradley William Stone, 35, is “armed and dangerous” and Pennsylvania state police ordered residents in ...

Dec 16, 2014

Iraq reports 2,700 missing since June jihadist onslaught

At least 2,700 people, mostly soldiers, are missing as a result of attacks by the Islamic State group in Iraq, the human rights ministry said on Monday. More than half of those registered as missing by the government are soldiers who were at the ...

U.S. torture report med with a shrug in Middle East

Dec 11, 2014

U.S. torture report med with a shrug in Middle East

This week’s revelations about the CIA’s harsh treatment of terrorism suspects in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks have been met with a collective shrug in most parts of the Middle East, where they merely reinforced a long-held view of American brutality — ...

Hagel sees 'steady progress' in war on Islamic State

Dec 10, 2014

Hagel sees 'steady progress' in war on Islamic State

U.S. defense chief Chuck Hagel on Tuesday hailed “steady progress” in the war on the Islamic State group but Iraq appealed for increased military assistance to break the back of the jihadists. Meeting Hagel in Baghdad, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said that Iraqi forces ...

Syrian-trained Britons  jailed for terror offenses

Dec 6, 2014

Syrian-trained Britons jailed for terror offenses

As British security forces crack down on what they say is a mounting threat from jihadists radicalized by the ongoing Syrian conflict, two British men were sentenced to prison for terrorism offenses Friday. Childhood friends Mohammed Ahmed and Yusuf Sarwar, both aged 22 and ...

Islamic State's jihadi 'caliphate' has peaked: analysts

Dec 4, 2014

Islamic State's jihadi 'caliphate' has peaked: analysts

The tide is beginning to turn on the Islamic State group, analysts say, with the jihadis losing ground in Iraq and only able to hold on to their positions in Syria. Harassed by airstrikes and facing better coordination among their opponents, the militants have ...

U.S. believes Iran launched air raids on Islamic State in Iraq

Dec 4, 2014

U.S. believes Iran launched air raids on Islamic State in Iraq

The United States has indications that Iran has carried out airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq in recent days, U.S. officials said on Wednesday. A senior Iranian official denied that Iran had launched any such strikes. U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, ...