Washington (AFP) – The White House said Friday that a video showing the apparent execution of British hostage Alan Henning was yet another example of the “brutality” of the Islamic State group.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — President Barack Obama gave Republicans a gift of sorts by confirming their midterm election narrative that next month’s balloting is a referendum on his policies. Within hours, GOP candidates across the election landscape capitalized on his words with ads tying their Democratic opponents to the unpopular president. …read more
Gabriel S. Joseph III’s past political efforts include an anti-Obama spam text message campaign that prompted legal complaints. …read more
Ottawa (AFP) – Canada is poised to join the war against the Islamic State group in Iraq after Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Friday outlined plans to seek a vote on joining the mission.
Washington (AFP) – The Secret Service lost more than its boss over the cascade of security lapses which cast doubt on its capacity to fulfill its prime mission: protecting President Barack Obama.
Algiers (AFP) – The Algerian army has killed five foreign “criminals” near the border with Niger, the defence ministry said on Friday.
Bamako (AFP) – Suspected Islamists killed at least nine United Nations peacekeepers from Niger on Friday in northeastern Mali, in the deadliest ever attack on the mission, military sources said.
Mursitpinar (Turkey) (AFP) – The Turkish government won parliamentary approval to deploy troops against the Islamic State group as Australia announced on Thursday that it was joining combat sorties against the jihadists in Iraq.