A British-accented militant who has appeared in beheading videos released by the Islamic State group in Syria bears strong similarities to a man who grew up in London, a Muslim lobbying group said Thursday. Read More »
President Barack Obama on Wednesday asked Congress to authorize military force against the Islamic State group and urged lawmakers to 'show the world we are united in our resolve' to counter the direct threat that militants could pose to the United States. Read More »
The request would expand President Obama's authority to fight the terror group over the next three years.
The parents of an American woman held by Islamic State militants say they have been notified of her death. Read More »
A purported statement by the Islamic State group claimed that an American female hostage was killed in a Jordanian airstrike on Friday on the outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, the militant group's main stronghold. Read More »
The family of a Seahawks fan who died after the Super Bowl says he would have enjoyed the dig at the team they put in the last line of his obituary. Read More »
Jordanian warplanes bombed Islamic State targets on Thursday, state TV said, after the country's king vowed to wage a 'harsh' war against the militants who control large areas of neighboring Syria and Iraq. Read More »
King Abdullah vowed a severe response for the murder of a captured Jordanian fighter pilot, saying ISIS isn't just fighting his nation but is warring against "noble Islam" itself, according to a statement read on state TV. Read More »
Jordan swiftly responded to ISIS' burning alive one of its fighter pilots, announcing early Wednesday the executions of two jihadist prisoners who were aligned with the terror group. Read More »
Take a look at these pictures taken after the Taiwan plane crash.
Rescuers used a crane to hoist the fuselage of a wrecked TransAsia Airways plane from a shallow river in Taiwan's capital late Wednesday as they searched into the night for 17 people missing in a crash that killed at least 26 others. Read More »
A video released online Tuesday purportedly showed a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State extremist group in Syria being burned to death by his captors following a weeklong drama over a possible prisoner exchange. Read More »
The Associated Press released a list of hostages believed to be held by the Islamic State group. Read More »
Miss Lebanon Saly Greige is distancing herself from a photo of her and Miss Israel Doron Matalon that's causing an online uproar. Read More »
Belgian security forces killed two terror suspects in a fierce shootout in the eastern city of Verviers on Thursday and arrested another, foiling a major attack against police buildings, authorities said. Read More »
Yemen's al-Qaida branch on Wednesday claimed responsibility for last week's massacre at a Paris satirical newspaper, with one of its top commanders saying the assault was in revenge for the weekly's publications of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, considered an insult in Islam. Read More »
Defense officials had to shut down the Twitter and YouTube accounts for U.S. Central Command after the profiles were changed and strange messages stating popping up online.
A doctor with ties to Charlotte-based SIM USA is returning to Liberia: the same country where he contracted the ebola virus last year.
The French community in Charlotte is calling for peace in Paris. Dozens met in Freedom Park in Dilworth Friday.
Explosions and gunshots were heard as police forces stormed a kosher grocery in Paris where a gunman was holding at least five people hostage. Read More »
Scattered gunfire and explosions shook France on Thursday as its frightened yet defiant citizens held a day of mourning for 12 people slain at a Paris newspaper. Read More »
Alex Vigo woke up to news of a deadly shooting just blocks away from where he once lived in Paris.
Divers and an unmanned underwater vehicle on Wednesday spotted the tail of the AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea with 162 people on board, an important finding because the jet's all-important black boxes are located in that part of the aircraft. Read More »
Masked gunmen stormed the offices of a satirical newspaper that caricatured the Prophet Muhammad, methodically killing 12 people Wednesday, including the editor, before escaping in a car. Read More »