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Fleeing Islamic State, hundreds of Syrian Kurds gather on Turkey's border

Sep 19, 2014

Fleeing Islamic State, hundreds of Syrian Kurds gather on Turkey's border

Islamic State fighters, armed with heavy weaponry including tanks, have seized 21 villages near Kobani in the last 24 hours, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which tracks Syria's civil war, said on Thursday. #White House #World #India #Terrorism #Syria #NewsTracker #Turkey #Iraq #United States of America #President Barack Obama #islamic-state #US withdrawal from Iraq #ISIL #ISIS #Caliphate #Yazidis #Syrian Kurds
Kerry, other top officials meet to draw up plan against Islamic State

Sep 15, 2014

Kerry, other top officials meet to draw up plan against Islamic State

The gruesome beheading of British aid worker David Haines has increased the urgency of the Paris talks, as Kerry seeks to shore up participation in the US-led coalition that aims to destroy Islamic State. #White House #World #India #Terrorism #Syria #NewsTracker #USA #Iraq #United States of America #Kurds #President Barack Obama #Jihadists #John Kerry #islamic-state #Militancy in Iraq #Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant #US withdrawal from Iraq #ISIL #ISIS #Caliphate #home-grown terror #Yazidis

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Kerry, other top officials meet to draw up plan against Islamic State

Sep 19, 2014

Congress backs Obama on aid to Syrian rebels

By ANDREW TAYLOR Legislation requested by President Barack Obama authorizing the military to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants in the Middle East is headed for his signature after a sweeping Senate vote. The bipart... #Syria #Iraq #Saudi Arabia #Middle East #Barack Obama #Kentucky #Al-Qaeda #Mitch McConnell #U.S. Democratic Party #U.S. Republican Party #Joint Chiefs of Staff #Martin Dempsey
Kerry, other top officials meet to draw up plan against Islamic State

Sep 19, 2014

Glossary of extremists in Mideast and Africa

President Barack Obama presses ahead with his campaign to diminish and eventually defeat Islamic State group extremists in Iraq and Syria, but the list of radical Islamic elements the United S... #Syria #Iraq #Barack Obama #Africa
Kerry, other top officials meet to draw up plan against Islamic State

Sep 19, 2014

Sierra Leone begins Ebola lockdown

A three-day curfew is under way in Sierra Leone to help health workers find hidden cases of Ebola. The entire West African nation is locked down in their homes for three days in an unprecedented bid to combat the deadly disease. Authorities hope to f... #West Africa #Barack Obama #Sierra Leone #Liberia #Ernest Bai Koroma #Doctors Without Borders #Republic of Guinea