The group's claims that it wouldn't treat religious minorities in Syria savagely if it comes to power aren't holding up in reality.
Gen. Ray Odierno said in an interview aired today that a massive US military effort in Iraq would defeat the Islamic State – and leave them hanging unless Iraqi politicians changed course.
There are troubling signs that training efforts in Iraq haven't been going well. And a lack of US manpower doesn't appear to be the reason.
Egypt's tourism has taken a beating in recent years, and the attack at Luxor's Karnak temple complex, one of its most famous archeological sites, won't help.
After years of revolt and turmoil, Egypt is in a period of historic oppression. And world powers like the United States are pretty much OK with that.
America has been groping for a successful strategy in Iraq for more than a decade, but the realities on the ground keep getting in the way.
The so-called Islamic State may be getting most of the headlines. But there's another rebel group on the move in Syria, one that works with the US-backed Free Syrian Army, that is also cause for concern.
Here are five key takeaways from the allegations that US prosecutors hope will send some of the world's most powerful and wealthy soccer officials to jail.
The nine current and former FIFA officials arrested today could be the tip of the iceberg.
With the fall of Ramadi, the 'new' Iraqi Army continues to crumble. In its place sectarian militias are coming to the fore.
Baghdad's war against the Islamic State does not appear to be going as well as US officials have led many to believe.
We don't know and we don't know appear to be the two answers.
Sadly only speculation, much of it making little sense, and unnamed sources who wouldn't seem to be in a position to know.
The rules and culture of Wikipedia make editing with a political agenda easy.
Saudi officials had signaled that negotiations may be at hand in Yemen. But with Houthi advances continuing and a resumption of airstrikes, prospects of a political resolution have receded.
Saudi Arabia announced Tuesday it was suspending its air offensive against Houthi rebels in Yemen, dropping its 'Decisive Storm' campaign and pivoting to 'Restoring Hope.'
Under Qaddafi, Libya worked closely with Europe to harshly stem the flow of migrants across the Mediterranean. But the country's chaos has upended that.
Douri was the King of Clubs in the playing cards that the US distributed as its most-wanted list after invading Iraq and had linked up with the Islamic State.
And not in a good way.