Syria

President Barack Obama (credit: CBS 2)

Obama: US ‘Underestimated’ Islamic State Threat

In an exclusive interview with “60 Minutes,” President Barack Obama admits United States intelligence underestimated the threat from ISIS.

09/29/2014

President Barack Obama speaks at the 69th United Nations General Assembly at United Nations Headquarters on September 24, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Obama Calls For Dismantling ISIS ‘Network Of Death’

President Barack Obama told the assembled leaders that the “only language understood by killers like this is the language of force.”

09/24/2014

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on airstrikes against Islamic State and Khorasan Group targets in Syria from the White House South Lawn on Sept. 23, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Obama Talks Airstrikes, Says U.S. Will ‘Do What’s Necessary’ To Stop Terrorists

Does the U.S.’s go-it-alone attack in Syria on the Khorasan Group, an al Qaeda offshoot, raise the terrorism threat to New York City?

09/23/2014

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

Mufid Elfgeeh is charged with trying to provide material support to ISIS. (Credit: U.S. Attorney General's office)

Rochester Man Accused Of Trying To Help 3 People Fight For ISIS

A Rochester man was indicted Tuesday on charges that he tried to help three people go to Syria and fight for Islamic State.

09/16/2014

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand appears on CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sept. 14, 2014. (credit: CBS News)

Gillibrand ‘Wouldn’t Be Surprised’ If Congressional Hearings Held On Ray Rice Case

Appearing on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday morning, Gillibrand called the league’s handling of the case “awful” and “outrageous.”

09/14/2014

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

Newark Liberty International Airport (file/credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Some U.S. Bound Air Travelers Will Have To Power Up Cell Phones To Get Past Security

Passengers headed to the United States can expect to encounter tighter security. The move comes amid the growing threat of terrorists sneaking a new type of bomb onto a flight.

07/06/2014

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

President Barack Obama addresses the U.N. General Assembly on September 24, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Obama Welcomes Signs Of Iranian Moderation

President Barack Obama says the U.N. Security council must agree to a resolution on Syrian chemical weapons that includes consequences for the regime.

09/24/2013

Weapons Inspectors In Syria BIG DL

U.N. Concludes ‘War Crime’ Was Committed In Syria

United Nations inspectors said Monday that they have clear and convincing evidence of a chemical weapons attack in Syria last month.

09/16/2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin (Photo by Iliya Pitalev/Host Photo Agency via Getty Images)

Despite Skepticism Of Putin, Schumer Welcomes U.S.-Russia Deal On Syria

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) says he does not trust Vladimir Putin, but he also welcomes any help the Russian president can provide in removing chemical weapons from Syria.

09/15/2013

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