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ISIS Executes Two Men For ‘Being Gay’

The Islamic State group reportedly executed two people in the Syrian province of Deir el-Zour Tuesday. Their crime? Being gay. This is the first report that Islamic State militants killed someone for being homosexual since the group declared its caliphate during the summer. Two Syrian men, 18 and 20, were separately stoned for being gay, […]

At around 9:30 Monday morning, White House reporters got this comically bland update to the president’s schedule: “11:10AM THE PRESIDENT makes a personnel announcement.” This was followed by official leaks that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is resigning. By the time President Obama made the announcement in the East Room of the White House, accompanied […]

Of all the people in Congress to introduce a war resolution, the Libertarian-leaning Rand Paul would be the most unlikely choice. “The most important” part of Rand Paul’s assessment of “questions of war,” the Kentucky senator told The Daily Beast this fall, is “how you go to war.” Now he’s putting that assessment into action […]

GARDEZ, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest in a crowd of spectators at a volleyball match in Afghanistan on Sunday, killing 45 people, a provincial official said, as foreign troops withdraw from the country after more than a decade of fighting. Mukhles Afghan, spokesman for the governor of Paktika province, said at […]

Looking to help stave off advances by the Islamic State group in Iraq, the U.S. plans to begin buying $24.1 million worth of arms for Sunni Muslim tribesman. The weapons would include AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds, according to a Defense Department document sent to Congress cited by Reuters. Overall, the Pentagon requested $1.6 […]

In an unheralded and under-reported move, President Obama has authorized a more expansive military mission in Afghanistan. Mr. Obama’s order allows American forces to carry out missions against the Taliban and other militant groups threatening American troops or the Afghan government, a broader mission than the president described to the public earlier this year, according […]

Her name has not been released but, like Peter Kossig, she is an aid worker kidnapped while trying to help Syrians rendered needy by that country’s war. She was particularly moved to help children who have been orphaned and separated from their families. The woman was taken in August 2013, along with a group of […]

The family of Peter Kessig, the latest American to be beheaded by ISIS, is asking that video of the horror not be shared or distributed. The video, more graphic than those showing previous murders of hostages, shows 18 Syrian soldiers having their heads cut off by jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the […]

ISIS Beheads U.S. Aid Worker

A video released by ISIS purports to show beheadings of a dozen Syrian soldiers and then a claim that U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig was also beheaded. The video ends with the militant standing over a severed head he says belongs to Kassig. U.S. officials said they were working to determine the video’s authenticity. Kassig’s […]

U.S.-backed rebels in Syria are severely overmatched and on the brink of being wiped out by the combined forces of an al Qaeda branch and the Islamic State group, the Associated Press reported. The Jabhat al-Nusra, al Qaeda’s branch in Syria, and the Islamic State group, which were once fighting one another, have turned their […]

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