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Obama condemns beheading of Briton by extremists

David Haines

President Barack Obama is condemning as a “barbaric murder” the slaying of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State extremists.

Posted: September 14th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

US ‘at war’ with Islamic State radicals

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a press conference in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. Kerry is in the region to speak with leaders about strategies to address the threat from the Islamic State, a militant extremist group. John Kerry said that the US would provide an additional $500 million in humanitarian aid to victims of the war in Syria, bringing total American assistance to $2.9 billion since the start of the conflict in 2011. AP

The White House has declared that the United States was at war with Islamic State radicals, seeking to rub out another semantic flap over its Syria policy.

Posted: September 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama ‘confident’ of Islamic State group’s defeat

President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

President Barack Obama cast the worldwide campaign he’s leading to destroy the Islamic State group on Friday as part of a broader effort to root out extremism within the Muslim world, telling Jewish donors the U.S. “is on the right side of history.”

Posted: September 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Petraeus: Obama Iraq plan a good starting point

David Petraeus  AP file photo

President Barack Obama’s decision to intensify the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria is a good starting point and could succeed, retired Gen. David Petraeus said Thursday.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Jordanian prince: US has ally against extremists

Lt. General Prince Feisal bin Al-Hussein of Jordan, left, stands with Colo. National Guard Commander Maj. General H. Michael Edwards, as he listens to questions from members of the media during a news conference at the Governor's Mansion, in Denver, Thursday Sept. 11, 2014. The event marked ten years of military cooperation in the Colorado-Jordan State Partnership Program. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Prince Feisal Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan said Thursday that the United States has a strong and capable ally in facing Islamic State militants who have swept across the Middle East, and his country will do its best to deal with the expected increase in refugees should the U.S. carry out airstrikes in neighboring Syria.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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