Iraqi Kurdish independence gamble backfires
In ongoing standoff following a referendum for an independent state separate from Iraq, Kurds in northwestern Iraq have suffered significant losses, including areas that supply much of the region's revenue. Iraqi Kurds lost another major territory on Tuesday to Baghdad, surrendering the town of
George Clooney has taken in a Yazidi refugee; didn't talk about kids until marriage
George Clooney has been in the spotlight for decades, and yet, in a new interview with the Hollywood Reporter , the actor gave details about his life that even his biggest fans might not have known. In a wide-ranging chat, the actor, 56, opened up about his three-year marriage to his attorney wife,
'ISIS is clearly responsible for genocide,' Tillerson says
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said today that ISIS has committed genocide . "ISIS is clearly responsible for genocide against Yazidis, Christians and Shia Muslims," Tillerson told reporters gathered in the State Department 's Treaty Room, adding that his statement should "remove any ambiguity
American fighting ISIS with Syrian Democratic Forces says he's on a mission for 'justice'
"Christian," as he calls himself, with his California accent, closely cropped blond hair, and tattoos that run across his face and neck, certainly stands out from the crowd in ISIS -controlled Syria. He grew up in an orphanage in Sonoma, California, and received his military training in the French
ISIS counting on anti-Muslim backlash 'to sharpen the divide,' experts warn
As ISIS claims responsibility for one attack after another, experts warn that understanding the terrorist group’s geopolitical, ideological and religious motivations are crucial to stopping it. The U.S.-backed military offensive to retake ISIS-held areas of Iraq and Syria, coupled with propaganda
How Trump's Middle East trip may have alienated a key counterterror ally
President Trump said Thursday that his first trip overseas has given him “renewed hope that nations of many faiths can unite to defeat terrorism , a common threat to all of humanity.” But his time in the Middle East may have done more to deepen one of the region's main religious divides and
9 injured, 2 arrested in fight at Turkish ambassador's home
Nine people were injured and two were arrested on Tuesday after violent protests broke out at the Turkish ambassador's home in Washington, D.C ., where Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited earlier, authorities said. DC Fire and EMS spokesman Doug Buchanan told ABC News that two people
US Holocaust Museum Urges Lawmakers to Protect Refugees 'Whatever Their National or Religious Identity'
The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum issued a statement Tuesday addressing the global refugee crisis, urging lawmakers to craft policy that addresses national security concerns while protecting legitimate refugees, regardless of nationality or religion. But the 183-word statement curiously makes no
Life After ISIS: One Girl's Story From Slavery to Freedom
Julia arrived in Stockholm looking like any other typical Western teenage girl. An embroidered blue backpack slung over her arm, rhinestone-encrusted sandals sparkling on her feet, and a butterfly clip pulling her long hair back from her big brown eyes. She is petite, barely five feet tall, and
Kayla Mueller Part 5: Kayla's Sacrifice Allows Sex Slave to Escape
Even after being raped by ISIS leader, Kayla foregoes her chance to run to save others.