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Obama Says U.S. Will Stand With France Against ISIS

President Obama said that the United States will stand with France to destroy the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria after the Paris attacks.<p>In a …

ISIS Dug Network of Tunnels Under Conquered Iraqi City of Sinjar

IRBIL, Iraq — Under the Iraqi town of Sinjar, ISIS militants built a network of tunnels, complete with sleeping quarters, wired with electricity and fortified with sandbags. There, they had boxes of U.S.-made ammunition, medicines and copies of the Quran stashed on shelves.<p>The Associated Press …

Peshmerga

France's Hollande heads to Russia hoping for Syria breakthrough

PARIS (Reuters) - France’s president heads to Moscow on Thursday to try to win concessions from Russia’s Vladimir Putin to fight Islamic State and press on with a political solution in Syria, but diplomats warn that major differences will make a breakthrough difficult.<p>President Francois Hollande …

North Africa

German Tornado jets to help French against IS in Syria

<b>Germany plans to deploy Tornado reconnaissance jets to help the French air campaign against so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria.</b><p>A naval frigate, satellite images and aerial refuelling will also be provided, the defence minister said.<p>France has asked Germany to commit more resources after the …

North Africa

Yazidis in U.S. Grateful This Thanksgiving for Escaping ISIS

For many Yazidi exiles in the U.S., this year's Thanksgiving meal will include a big side of gratitude for their deliverance from ISIS.<p>But as 30-year-old Hasan Khalil carves the turkey for his family — and for the newly-arrived Yazidi families he invited to his home for this most American of feasts …

Saddam Hussein

We must not let Isis's crimes dictate how we address the refugee crisis – or privacy

Some want to exploit the Paris attacks in order to justify seizures of power to meet their own political ends. We should not let that happen<p>Following the horrific attacks by Isis terrorists in Paris and Beirut, we have rapidly seen blatant pandering to xenophobia on a disturbing scale and scope. …

Charges against police officer in teen’s slaying don’t quell anger in Chicago

Hundreds of protesters marched after the release of a graphic video showing the killing of a black teenager by a white officer.<p>Hundreds of protesters marched after the release of a graphic video showing the killing of a black teenager by a white officer.<p>CHICAGO — Leaders of the Chicago City …

Law Enforcement

Republican governors and candidates move to keep Muslim migrants out

Nearly two dozen Republican governors moved Monday to close off their states to Syrian migrants as leading GOP presidential candidates outlined positions that would discriminate against Muslims seeking refuge in the United States.<p>The efforts come amid heightened fears among Republicans, and some …

Paul Ryan