French militant linked to Paris attack killed in Syria

Europe 02/28/19, 14:46

The U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group said Thursday that a prominent French militant who is one of Europe's most wanted members of the extremist group has been killed in an airstrike in Syria. The coalition tweeted that a strike killed Fabien Clain, who is linked to the 2015 attacks ...

Iraq’s president in Paris; will discuss French IS detainees

Europe 02/25/19, 07:53

Iraq's president is on a two-day visit to France with a focus on the country's security and the fight against the Islamic State group in the region.Barham Saleh has a working lunch Monday with French President Emmanuel Macron, followed by a joint news conference. They are expected to discuss the ...

Pompeo denies legal claim by ISIS wife: She’s a non-citizen terrorist

Politics 02/24/19, 12:04

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaking to "Fox News Sunday," rejected a lawsuit filed against the Trump administration this week by the father of an Alabama woman who left the U.S. to join the Islamic State group. He said that she is a "non-citizen terrorist" who "is not coming back." The lawyer for Hoda Muthana, an American-born woman who ...

UN: Last year saw highest number of Afghan civilian deaths

World 02/24/19, 02:33

More civilians were killed in Afghanistan last year than in any of the previous nine years of the increasingly bloody conflict, according to a U.N. report released Sunday, which blamed the spike in deaths on increased suicide bombings by the Islamic State group and stepped up aerial attacks by U.S.-led ...

US pushes NATO allies to join observer force in Syria

Politics 02/22/19, 16:01

President Donald Trump's decision authorizing about 200 U.S. troops to remain in northeast Syria indefinitely is a key step in creating a larger multinational observer force that can keep the peace and prevent a resurgence of the Islamic State group, administration and defense officials said Friday, as U.S. leaders press ...

Family of IS teen appeals to UK to help bring her child home

Europe 02/22/19, 10:31

The family of a U.K. teenager who ran away to join the Islamic State group begged the British government on Friday to help bring her newborn son to Britain. Shamima Begum's family has written to Home Secretary Sajid Javid, asking for his help in bringing her baby to Britain and describing ...

Alabama woman who joined Islamic State sues to return to US

Politics 02/21/19, 22:52

The father of an Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State in Syria filed suit against the Trump administration Thursday in an effort to allow her return to the United States. Ahmed Ali Muthana argues in the suit filed in federal court in Washington that his 24-year-old daughter, Hoda Muthana, is ...

Why is ISIS wife from Alabama declined for US return?

Politics 02/21/19, 22:15

Hoda Muthana, a woman from Alabama who defected and joined the Islamic State, is now pleading to return to the United States, saying she made a mistake by joining the terrorist group. However, President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asserted to keep Muthana out of the country and denied ...

More than 150 IS militants handed over to Iraq from Syria

World 02/21/19, 03:52

An Iraqi security official says the U.S.-backed Syrian forces fighting the Islamic State group in Syria have handed over more than 150 Iraqi members of the group to Iraq.The official says the IS militants were handed over to the Iraqi side overnight, and that they were now in a "safe ...

Update: Trump takes credit for blocking IS woman from US

Politics 02/20/19, 16:28

The Latest on the Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State group in Syria and now wants to return to the U.S. with her child (all times local): 4:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is taking credit for the State Department's announcement Wednesday that an Alabama woman who joined the ...

US says Alabama woman who joined Islamic State can’t return

U.S. 02/20/19, 14:51

An Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State group in Syria is not a U.S. citizen and will not be allowed to return to the United States, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday. In a brief statement that gave no details as to how the determination ...

Pressure builds to get civilians out of last IS-held enclave

World 02/19/19, 15:02

Dozens of trucks arrived Tuesday at the outskirts of a besieged enclave held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, signaling renewed efforts to evacuate hundreds of civilians trapped in the militants' last patch of territory along the Euphrates River. A spokesman for the U.S.-backed Syrian militia that is spearheading ...

Lawyer: Britain plans to strip IS teen of UK citizenship

Europe 02/19/19, 14:39

A lawyer for the family of Shamima Begum, who left London four years ago while still a minor to join the Islamic State group, says the U.K. government plans to revoke her British citizenship.Attorney Tasnime Akunjee tweeted Tuesday that the family is "very disappointed with the Home Office's intention to ...

Germany: Trump IS fighter demand very hard to fulfill

Europe 02/18/19, 02:58

Germany's foreign minister says President Donald Trump's demand that European countries take back Islamic State group militants held in Syria would be "extraordinarily difficult" to fulfill. In a weekend tweet, Trump urged Britain, France and Germany and others to take back and try militants. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told ARD television ...

Family: UK teen who joined Islamic State has baby in Syria

Europe 02/17/19, 10:59

The family of a British teenager who ran away to join the Islamic State group and now wants to return to the U.K. said Sunday she has given birth to a baby boy. The family's lawyer said 19-year-old Shamima Begum and the baby are in good health. In a recent interview ...

Push on last IS enclave blunted by discovery of civilians

World 02/15/19, 08:07

A commander with the Kurdish-led force fighting the Islamic State group says the offensive on the militants' last enclave in eastern Syria has been blunted by the discovery of hundreds of civilians still living there.The U.S.-backed force known as the Syrian Democratic Forces launched the offensive to liberate the IS-held ...

US: Time to expand the international coalition against IS

Europe 02/15/19, 07:39

The top Pentagon official says he foresees growing the international coalition that has been combatting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.Pat Shanahan, the acting secretary of defense, made his comment on Friday at the conclusion of a meeting in Munich of key members of the U.S.-led coalition.Shanahan said ...

UK official vows to prevent return of Britons who backed IS

Europe 02/15/19, 04:23

Britain's Home Secretary has warned he'll block the return of Britons who traveled to the Middle East to join the Islamic State group.Sajid Javid's comments come amid a furious debate about Shamima Begum, who ran away to join extremists when she was 15. Begum, who is now nine months pregnant, ...

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