Friday, October 20, 2017

Islamic state

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian soldiers take up positions during fighting between Government forces and Islamic State group militants in Palmyra, Syria, Sunday, March 27, 2016

BY ALBERT AJI and PHILIP ISSA DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian government forces backed by Russian airstrikes drove Islamic State fighters from Palmyra on Sunday, ending the group’s 10-month reign of terror over a town whose famed 2,000-year-old ruins once ...
U.S. President Barack Obama answers questions during a joint news conference with Argentine President Mauricio Macri at the Casa Rosada Presidential Palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, March 23, 2016.

BY JOSH LEDERMAN and KATHLEEN HENNESSEY BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A day after bombs ripped through Brussels, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that fighting the Islamic State is his “No. 1 priority” and blasted Republican calls for surveillance of ...
In this Feb. 4, 2016 file-pool photo, Secretary of State John Kerry at a conference entitled 'Supporting Syria & The Region,' in London.

BY MATTHEW LEE WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry will miss this week’s congressional deadline for deciding whether atrocities by the Islamic State against Christians and other minorities in Iraq and Syria should be designated genocide. State Department ...
In this Wednesday, March 9, 2016 photo, Iraqi Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi 's convoy tours the front line in Anbar, Iraq.

BY ROBERT BURNS WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has “disrupted and degraded” the Islamic State’s ability to produce chemical weapons by launching multiple airstrikes in Iraq based on information provided by a militant leader who was captured last month and ...
In this this file photo released on May 4, 2015, on a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, Islamic State militants pass by a convoy in Tel Abyad, northeast Syria.

BY DAVID RISING BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s federal criminal police said Thursday they are in possession of files containing personal data on members of the extremist Islamic State group and believe them to be authentic. The announcement came after Britain’s ...
In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrians gather in a street that was hit by shelling, in the predominantly Christian and Armenian neighborhood of Suleimaniyeh, Aleppo, Syria, April 11, 2015.

BY MATTHEW LEE and BRADLEY KLAPPER MUNICH (AP) — Russia has proposed a March 1 ceasefire in Syria, U.S. officials say, but Washington believes Moscow is giving itself and the Syrian government three weeks to try to crush moderate rebel ...
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on worldwide threats.

BY DEB RIECHMANN and RICHARD LARDNER WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of the Islamic State are determined to strike targets in the United States this year, senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday, telling lawmakers that a small group of violent extremists ...
President Barack Obama meets with members of Muslim-American community at the Islamic Society of Baltimore, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in Baltimore, Maryland.

BY DARLENE SUPERVILLE CATONSVILLE, Md. (AP) — President Barack Obama sought Wednesday to correct what he called a “hugely distorted impression” of Muslim-Americans as he made his first visit to a U.S. mosque. He said those who demonize all Muslims ...
U.S Defense Secretary Ashton Carter delivers a speech during a conference in Paris, Thursday, Jan 21, 2016.

BY LOLITA C. BALDOR PARIS (AP) — U.S. and coalition forces are battling Islamic State militants in the skies and on the ground across Iraq and Syria, but the allies are increasingly also targeting the airwaves, where they now are ...

BY BRADLEY KLAPPER and ERIC TUCKER WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will announce as early as Thursday its plan to introduce new visa requirements for European travelers who are dual nationals of Iran, Iraq, Sudan or Syria, or who ...
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