Earlier in the day, video surfaced of a British journalist and ISIS hostage making a plea for the West to back down from its fight against the group.
Key Arab allies of the United States agreed Thursday to “do their share” to fight the Islamic State group, promising to take action to stop the flow of fighters and funding to the insurgents and possibly to join military action.
President Barack Obama says the United States will wage a military campaign that will target Islamic State fighters with airstrikes “wherever they exist.”
The president’s comments came after he said the U.S. had verified the authenticity of a video released Tuesday showing the beheading of freelance reporter Steven Sotloff.
Bratton: NYPD Following Developments In UK ‘Closely’ After Britain Raises Terror Threat Level To Severe
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says the NYPD is “following developments in the U.K. closely” after Britain raised its terror threat level Friday, meaning that a terrorist attack is considered highly likely.
President Obama Plays Golf After Making Somber Statement On Beheaded American Journalist James Foley
Shortly after delivering his somber remarks Wednesday, he engaged in his favorite pastime — a game of golf with friends, including former professional basketball star Alonzo Mourning.
Foley’s parents stepped before cameras Wednesday to share their pain with the world and reflect on the life their son lived.
Donald Morgan was arrested upon his return from Lebanon, the official said.
Sen. Charles Schumer endorsed the U.S. airstrikes in Iraq on Sunday, but the New York Democrat said he is against sending troops there.
American officials say the U.S. launched a second round of airstrikes against Islamic State targets near Erbil on Friday, using drones and fighter jets.
President Barack Obama announced Thursday night he has authorized targeted airstrikes in in Iraq, and U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said the effort is necessary and has bipartisan support.
The Obama administration is considering tighter security measures in airports amid worries that Islamic militants are creating a new arsenal of hard to detect weapons to target the U.S.
But the senator said he does believe in protecting the United States by using drones.
President Barack Obama said he was dispatching up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to help quell the rising insurgency.
Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City is “constantly vigilant” against any terror threat posed by recent violence in Iraq.