September 01, 2014

Americans Detained In North Korea Call For US Help

North Korea has given foreign media access to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and --- watched by officials as they spoke --- called for Washington to send a representative to negotiate for their freedom.  


People try to board an Iraqi helicopter bringing supplies in Amerli.
(AP)
August 31, 2014

Iraqi Forces Reportedly Enter Besieged Northern City Of Amerli

Iraqi security forces backed by Shiite militias and U.S. airstrikes have reportedly entered the northern town of Amerli, where Islamic State militants have laid siege to the town for weeks, prompting fears of a sectarian massacre.


Douglas McAuthur McCain, in a March 2008 photo by the Hennepin County, MN Sheriff's Office.
(AP Photo/Hennepin County, Minn. Sheriff's Office)
August 27, 2014

American Reportedly Fighting Alongside Extremists In Syria Dies

A U.S. citizen reportedly fighting alongside a terrorist group in Syria has died.  The National Security Council has not said whether or not Douglas McAuthur McCain was fighting for the group that calls itself the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL.)


Vladimir Putinshakes hands with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko,after posing for a photo in Minsk, Belarus, August 26.
(AP Photo/Kazakh Presidential Press Service, Sergei Bondarenko, Pool)
August 26, 2014

Leaders Of Russia, Ukraine Meet To Discuss Conflict

Russia's and Ukraine's presidents were meeting on Tuesday for talks many hope will lead to peace between Kiev and separatists in the eastern part of the country.


August 20, 2014

Officials: US Rescue Mission In Syria Failed

Senior Obama administration officials say the U.S. military launched a secret mission earlier this summer to rescue a number of Americans held captive by militants in Syria but failed to find them.


August 20, 2014

President Obama Says Militants Who Beheaded American Are ‘Cowardly’

The extremist group that carried out the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley engages in "cowardly acts of violence" and "has no place in the 21st century," President Obama said Wednesday, referring to the videotaped execution carried out by militants with the Islamic State.


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