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A fighter from a moderate Syrian opposition faction affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood at odds with the radical Islamic State jihadists checks a World War II Soviet-era sniper rifle. (credit: Getty Images)

U.S. Senate Passes Vote To Arm Syrian Rebels In ISIS Fight

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.

09/18/2014

US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal  take questions after a meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council and regional partners at King Abdulaziz International Airports Royal Terminal on September 11, 2014 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.  (Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US, Arab Allies Committed To Fighting ISIS

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.

09/11/2014

President Barack Obama discusses plans to defeat the Islamic State group in the Middle East. (Credit: CBS News)

Obama Announces US Will Expand Airstrikes On Islamic State

President Barack Obama says the United States will wage a military campaign that will target Islamic State fighters with airstrikes “wherever they exist.”

09/10/2014

President Barack Obama (credit: CBS 2)

Obama Vows Videos Of ISIS Killings Won’t Intimidate US

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.

09/03/2014

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton (credit: Getty Images)

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.

08/29/2014

President Barack Obama lines up a putt on the first green at the Farm Neck Golf Club on August 9, 2014 in Oak Bluffs, Mass. (credit: Matthew Healey-Pool/Getty Images)

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.

08/21/2014

Journalist James Foley talks about being kidnapped in Libya on the old CBS Early Show in 2011. (Credit: CBS 2)

Officials: Obama Sent Troops To Syria On Failed Mission To Rescue Foley, Other Captives

Foley’s parents stepped before cameras Wednesday to share their pain with the world and reflect on the life their son lived.

08/20/2014

The Seal of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) - File / Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

CBS News: Suspected ISIS Sympathizer Arrested At John F. Kennedy International Airport

Donald Morgan was arrested upon his return from Lebanon, the official said.

08/11/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer (Credit: Getty Images)

Schumer Backs US Airstrikes In Iraq, But Not Use Of Troops

Sen. Charles Schumer endorsed the U.S. airstrikes in Iraq on Sunday, but the New York Democrat said he is against sending troops there.

08/10/2014

Iraqis inspect the scene of a car bomb explosion outside the Shiite Mustafa prayer hall, or Husseiniya, in the southwest of the northern Kurdish controlled Iraqi city of Kirkuk on August 7, 2014. A series of blasts outside Shiite prayer halls killed four people and wounded 19 others police and medical sources said. AFP PHOTO/ MARWAN IBRAHIM        (Photo credit should read MARWAN IBRAHIM/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Launches More Airstrikes On Militant Group ISIS In Iraq; Rep. King Calls Move ‘Essential’

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.

08/08/2014

Iraqis inspect the scene of a car bomb explosion outside the Shiite Mustafa prayer hall, or Husseiniya, in the southwest of the northern Kurdish controlled Iraqi city of Kirkuk on August 7, 2014. A series of blasts outside Shiite prayer halls killed four people and wounded 19 others police and medical sources said. (Credit: MARWAN IBRAHIM/AFP/Getty Images)

Rep. King: Airstrikes In Iraq Are ‘Essential’ To Stop ISIS

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.

08/07/2014

President Barack Obama speaks about Iraq in the Brady Briefing room of the White House on June 19, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

President Obama: ‘Battle-Hardened’ Militants Pose Threat To United States

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.

06/30/2014

Iraqi Shiite fighters parade with their weapons on June 21, 2014, in Karbala, Iraq. (Credit: Getty Images)

Sen. Charles Schumer Wants U.S. To Stay Out Of Iraqi Conflict

But the senator said he does believe in protecting the United States by using drones.

06/22/2014

President Barack Obama speaks about Iraq in the Brady Briefing room of the White House on June 19, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama Sending Military Advisers To Iraq

President Barack Obama said he was dispatching up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to help quell the rising insurgency.

06/19/2014

FILE - NYPD officers gather at the edge of Times Square. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYPD Says It Is Not Aware Of Any Specific Terror Threat Against The City

Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City is “constantly vigilant” against any terror threat posed by recent violence in Iraq.

06/18/2014

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