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How America Can Eliminate ISIS and Avoid a 9/11-Type Attack

There are various local copies of the international terrorist group al Qaeda that engage in internal conflicts. These include "ISIS" in Iraq and Syria, "Qaeda in Arabia" in Saudi Arabia, "Alnusrah Front" in Syria, "supporters of jihad" in Egypt and "Ansar al-Sharia" in Yemen. As different as these …

Isis onslaught in Iraq claims terrible toll of victims on both sides of divide

When Sami Habib woke up early to the sound of distant gunfire in the village of al-Bashier near Kirkuk, he was not unduly alarmed. Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) had carried out hit-and-run attacks before and he thought the army would repel the militants as they had …

Iran reportedly sent military advisers, head of Quds Force to Iraq

Iran reportedly has sent military advisers into Iraq and dispatched the head of its infamous Quds Force to help Baghdad strategize in its fight against Sunni militants, as the United States takes similar steps despite concern about Tehran's involvement.<p>While not in lockstep, Tehran and Washington …

Pentagon: Armed Drones Flying Over Iraq

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Mexican police helicopter crosses border, opens fire

PHOENIX -- A top Mexican official Friday denied a report by Customs and Border Protection that a Mexican helicopter crossed the border into Arizona and fired shots near U.S. agents Thursday.<p>Tomas Zeron de Lucio, senior director of the Criminal Investigation Agency of the Mexican Attorney General's …

Nouri al-Maliki Under Pressure in Iraq, John Kerry Seeks Foes of ISIS - TIME

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki faced growing pressure Friday to make way for a new government, as the U.S. and its Middle Eastern allies turned …

Obama Calls Boehner's Lawsuit A 'Stunt'

"The suit is a stunt," Obama said.<p>Obama went on to blame Boehner and other congressional Republicans for forcing him to use executive actions by refusing to compromise.<p>"What I've told Speaker Boehner directly is, 'If you're really concerned about me taking too many executive actions, why don't you …