The young man had attempted to cross into Syria along the southern border. He told officials he had made contact with the terrorist group online.
The disclosure is an effort to follow through on the Obama administration's 2013 promise to provide more transparency in its drone program.
Once in groups ranging from US white supremacists to Irish nationalists to European Islamists, these ex-extremists have formed a network to support each other as they try to help people avoid the errors they made.
In a first, a jihadist is charged with a war crime for destroying ancient cultural sites. The case before the International Criminal Court reflects a legal pushback against such destruction and a moral reinforcement to preserve humanity’s most timeless heritage.
A temporary truce, brokered by Russia and the US, has brought the first lull in violence in Syria’s five-year conflict. As it brings some stability and hope, it is also a test of sincerity for coming peace talks.
Oliver Bridgeman, age 19, may be stranded in Syria after the Australian government revoked his passport. The teen says he is working at camps for refugee children.
Since Internet adoption accelerated in the 1990s, the US has proven it can successfully strike adversaries online, but in doing so we've ushered in a dangerous – and unpredictable – new military era.
The rescue of a 16-year-old Swedish girl by Iraqi Kurds highlights the differences among Kurdish groups and their varying degrees of cooperation with other countries.
The details identifying which prisoners will transferred are unclear, but the plan includes extensive relocation and construction costs.