Obama’s new Iraq war began modestly. By the end of his press conference on Saturday though it got a bit bigger. Now the United States will look to protect Iraq’s critical infrastructure, bolster its security forces and stop the Islamic State
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For most Gazans, the struggle is not about Islamism or the destruction of Israel, it’s about ending the blockade—no matter what that takes.
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The Yazidis, members of an ancient religious sect, fled when the Islamic State overran their homes. Now they’re trapped with no food or water. Will the U.S. step in to help save them?
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Some of the European women already in the ranks of the Islamic State are trying to lure their ‘sisters’ to the marriage beds of the caliphate’s holy warriors.
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In a major defeat for Kurdish forces the Iraqi town of Sinjar was captured Sunday by the group known as ISIS, now calling itself the Islamic State. This is the Kurds first major loss to ISIS and a catastrophe for the religious minorities who had taken refuge in the area and are now at imminent risk of being slaughtered.
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The symbol of the murderous ‘Islamic State’ is waving in The Hague. ‘Death to the Jews,’ shout the demonstrators. Yet the Dutch government authorized the protests.
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