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Islamic State group becomes target of Arab satire

In this image made from an undated cartoon broadcast on state-run al-Iraqiya TV in Iraq, a cartoon character, shown with an Arabic word meaning member or supporter of the Islamic State group, and "ISIS" the outdated acronym of the group, appears before a cartoon show. AP Photo/al-Iraqiya

The bumbling young militant first drops the rocket launcher on the toes of his boss before taking aim and firing toward a military checkpoint outside of an Iraqi town — not realizing he’s fired it backward at his leader.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US airstrikes and aid for Iraqi town under siege

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An international airdrop of food and water supported by U.S. airstrikes sought to bring relief to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for nearly two months, the Pentagon said Saturday night.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

US military mission in Iraq costs $7.5 million a day

People chant anti-terrorism slogans during gathering to protest the Islamic State group's  blockade on Amirli at Tahrir Square in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.   As the Obama administration considers a humanitarian relief operation in northern Iraq, the U.S. Central Command has announced three more airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group. AP

The US military’s bombing raids and other operations in Iraq cost about $7.5 million a day, the Pentagon said Friday.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama cautions against using force to solve crises

President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

President Barack Obama, faced with deepening crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, is putting the brakes on the notion that American military power can solve either conflict.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

US service to mourn journalist slain by militants

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The American journalist beheaded by Islamic State militants, James Foley, is being remembered in a Catholic ceremony at his hometown church.

Posted: August 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »