Islamic State applauds the British: ‘Brexit threatens the unity of Crusader Europe’

Earlier this year, the Islamic State released a chilling video in which it directly threatened attacks on Britain. But the group is also willing to praise its enemy countries: In its latest edition of the al-Naba magazine, the Islamic State welcomes Britain leaving the European Union because it supposedly “threatens the unity of Crusader Europe.” Calling the referendum results as […]

Continue reading »

Democrats spar over national security, guns and the Islamic State

The Democratic presidential candidates presented competing visions for defeating Islamic State terrorists and clashed passionately at a debate here Saturday night over tax policy, the power and wealth of Wall Street, gun control and other domestic issues. In a nomination contest being shaped in part by who would be the toughest champion for middle-class Americans facing wage stagnation and growing […]

Continue reading »

The White House insists it has a plan to fight Islamic State and that it’s working

To its critics, President Obama’s strategy to combat the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq is weak and incoherent. Even some of the staunchest U.S. allies and partners in the fight worry that the time for what they see as the administration’s incremental approach has long since passed. The White House maintains that its strategy is comprehensive and that it’s […]

Continue reading »

U.S. deploying new force to Iraq to boost fight against Islamic State

The United States said on Tuesday it was deploying a new force of special operations troops to Iraq to conduct raids against Islamic State there and in neighboring Syria, a ratcheting up of Washington’s campaign against the group that was quickly rejected by Iraq’s government. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the deployment of such a force was not acceptable […]

Continue reading »

China strongly condemns Islamic State killing of hostage

China’s president on Thursday strongly condemned the killing of a Chinese hostage by the Islamic State group, saying such groups are enemies of mankind. Though President Xi Jinping expressed resolve to crack down on terrorism, there was no indication that China would change its consistent opposition to outside involvement in the conflict in Syria, where IS has captured a broad […]

Continue reading »

Clinton offers more hawkish approach on Islamic State than Obama

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Thursday urged a more aggressive approach to fighting Islamic State militants than President Barack Obama has pursued, saying an intensified air campaign is needed combined with ground forces. In a speech to the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, the former secretary of state offered her most expansive view to date on how […]

Continue reading »
1 2