Despite bombing campaign, Islamic State is no weaker than a year ago

Aug 1, 2015

Despite bombing campaign, Islamic State is no weaker than a year ago

American intelligence agencies have concluded that despite billions of dollars spent and more than 10,000 extremist fighters killed, the Islamic State group is fundamentally no weaker than it was when the U.S.-led bombing campaign began a year ago. U.S. military commanders on the ground ...

Photographer sues government over travel ban to Syria

Jul 31, 2015

Photographer sues government over travel ban to Syria

A photographer is suing the government, claiming that a Foreign Ministry ban against him traveling to Syria or Iraq is unconstitutional. On Feb. 7, the ministry ordered Yuichi Sugimoto, who was planning to travel to Syria later that month, to surrender his passport. The ...

Jul 28, 2015

NATO backs Turkey's fight against Islamic State

NATO offered political support for Turkey’s campaign against militants in Syria and Iraq at an emergency meeting Tuesday, and President Tayyip Erdogan signaled the alliance may have a “duty” to become more involved. Turkey requested urgent consultations with its 27 NATO allies in Brussels ...

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 ...