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May 30, 2016 6:34 AM Iraq forces poised for Fallujah assault against ISIS

Elite Iraqi troops were poised to assault one of the Islamic State group's most emblematic bastions, Fallujah, as the jihadists counterattacked in Iraq and neighbouring Syria where thousands of civilians have fled the fighting. Elite Iraqi troops were poised to assault one of the Islamic State group’s most emblematic bastions, Fallujah, as the jihadists 43

May 30, 2016 6:34 AM Iraqi forces enter ISIL-held city of Fallujah

Iraqi troops entered the Islamic State-held city of Fallujah Monday, according to multiple media reports, in an effort to drive out the militants after a week-long offensive in which more than 80% of the surrounding territory was recovered. A spokesman for the Iraqi elite counter-terrorism force said the offensive came from three directions, The Guardian 40

May 29, 2016 10:52 PM Donald Trump speaks at Rolling Thunder rally

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Sunday that illegal immigrants receive better care than the nation’s veterans, electrifying an overwhelmingly supportive crowd at the annual Rolling Thunder tribute to the armed forces. Trump has mocked Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for being captured during the Vietnam War and faced questions 23 4

May 29, 2016 10:29 PM Trump invokes MLK at D.C. biker rally

At a Memorial Day weekend rally, Trump revs up veterans. Donald Trump observed Memorial Day weekend on Sunday by speaking in front of the Lincoln Memorial at a rally of thousands of motorcyclists, where he praised veterans, called reporters “lowlifes,” thanked “the great Bobby Knight” for endorsing him and performed a derisive impression of a general 38 7

May 28, 2016 8:53 AM Victory means never having to say you're sorry: Neil Macdonald

Trying to police war is a noble ideal, but history has shown there are never criminals on the winning side President Barack Obama didn't really say very much in Hiroshima on Friday. Basically, he stood where one of his predecessors dropped a nuclear weapon on a city full of civilians, and said we all must learn to get along better. This is as close as he came to talking 66

May 23, 2016 8:22 AM Iraqi Leader Announces Offensive on ISIS-Controlled City of Falluja

BAGHDAD — Iraqi forces have begun an assault on Falluja, a city that has been held by the Islamic State longer than any other in Iraq or Syria, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in a televised speech on Monday. “Today, we will tear down the black flags of the strangers who have kidnapped this city,” Mr. Abadi said, referring to the flags of the Islamic 45

May 20, 2016 4:49 PM Russia proposes joint airstrikes with United States in Syria

MOSCOW, May 20 (UPI) -- Russia proposed conducting joint air strikes with the U.S.-led coalition in Syria against al-Qaida-linked groups and other extremists. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said strikes could begin Wednesday to take out the al-Nusra Front, which took control of the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib in late March 2015. "Taking such a step would 44

May 19, 2016 11:50 PM Four scenarios on EgyptAir Flight 804

Few reasons EgyptAir jet could have left sky The militant group ISIS published this image of what it claims is the bomb that brought down Metrojet Flight 9268 on Saturday, October 31. The photograph shows a soft-drink can and two components that appear to be a detonator and a switch. Flight 9268 crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula en route to the Russian 102

May 19, 2016 9:59 AM Conservative crybabies trending on Facebook: The right keeps getting away with its big “media bias” lie

Facebook has a bias against propaganda. The right thinks its propaganda is news -- and its lies are facts Actually, scratch that. Conservative Crybabies can’t be trending, because the “conservative movement”—which is itself the fancy brand name created by the for-profit conservative media to describe the corporate-sponsored manipulation of economically 44

May 18, 2016 12:49 AM News Wrap: The Senate advances measure to let 9/11 families sue Saudi Arabia

HARI SREENIVASAN: Good evening. I’m Hari Sreenivasan. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff are away. On the “NewsHour” tonight: A relentless wave of ISIS-claimed bombings in Baghdad bring the death toll to nearly 200 just in the last week. What’s behind the latest spike in violence? Also ahead: With the race’s finish line in sight, Democrats in Kentucky and Oregon 39