American Islamic State fighter surrenders in Syria to U.S.-backed forces

World Sep 15, 2017

American Islamic State fighter surrenders in Syria to U.S.-backed forces

An American citizen fighting for Islamic State in Syria surrendered to U.S.-backed forces earlier this week, U.S. officials said on Thursday. The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the American had surrendered to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a U.S.-backed alliance of mostly ...

Americans back travel ban from Ebola outbreak countries: poll

World / Politics Oct 22, 2014

Americans back travel ban from Ebola outbreak countries: poll

Nearly three-fourths of Americans support a ban on civilian air travel in and out of the West African countries that have experienced an Ebola outbreak, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows, suggesting growing pressure on President Barack Obama over the issue. Republicans have been clamoring for ...

World / Crime & Legal Sep 11, 2014

Israeli policeman charged over violent arrest of U.S. teen

An Israeli policeman was charged on Wednesday with assault causing bodily harm against a 15-year-old American of Palestinian descent during a protest over the revenge killing of the teenager's cousin days before the eight week war with Gaza. The indictment submitted to a Jerusalem court ...