News aggregator for: Lebanon: Daily Star

Obama: U.S. troops won’t play combat role in Iraq

President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against ISIS militants despite doubts about the ability of Iraqi forces, Kurdish fighters and Syrian rebels…

Despite beheadings, U.S. against ransoms

Executions by jihadists have not changed Washington’s opposition to paying hostage ransoms, leaving it at odds with the European allies it hopes will join the fight against extremists in Iraq and Syria.

Rise in Islamists recruiting French females

Recruiters for Islamist extremist groups are increasingly targeting French women and girls, with nearly 100 either in Syria or on their way and 175 being monitored at home, security officials say.