26 Dec '14, 6pm

Islamic State's vaunted exercise in state-building seen as crumbling.

Islamic State's vaunted exercise in state-building seen as crumbling.

Related Entire families answer Islamic State's call Last month in Syria, someone snapped a photo of Siddhartha Dhar holding an assault rifle in his right hand and cradling his newborn with his left. Dhar's first four children were born in London but his new baby in territory controlled by the Islamic State. Dhar tweeted out the photo as proof that his family was now living in what some consider an Islamic caliphate that will one day reign over the world. Jordan warns of 'grave consequences' as pilot's father pleads for release The Jordanian parliament issued a stern warning Thursday as relatives pleaded with Islamic State militants holding a Jordanian pilot captive. YEAR IN REVIEW 2014 Military involvement escalates as US helps Iraq face Islamic State threat During the first half of 2014, a militant group calling itself the Islamic State overran large swathes of Iraq. Much...

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stripes.com 26 Dec '14, 3pm

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Iraq faces new crisis as Islamic State forces m...

stripes.com 27 Dec '14, 2pm

A trainer in the Iraqi army, the 34-year-old was wounded when Islamic State extremists placed a bomb under his car in Mosu...

Islamic State attacks the Al Walid border crossing

Islamic State attacks the Al Walid border crossing

longwarjournal.org 25 Dec '14, 4pm

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Islamic State routs Hezbollah Brigades unit north of Baghdad #IS #Iraq

Islamic State routs Hezbollah Brigades unit nor...

longwarjournal.org 25 Dec '14, 10pm

The Iraqi military has scrambled units from across the country as well as deployed Iranian-backed Shiite militias in an ef...

‘US wants to keep Iraqi army weak’ #military

PressTV.com 25 Dec '14, 6am

An analyst says the United States deliberately seeks to keep the Iraqi army weak because of Iraq’s close relations with Ir...

Islamic State's 'provinces' claim attacks in Eg...

longwarjournal.org 27 Dec '14, 3pm

The Islamic State's "provinces" in Egypt and Libya claimed recent attacks in both countries via jihadist supporters earlie...

Father of pilot captured by #IslamicState pleads for release:

Father of pilot captured by #IslamicState plead...

stripes.com 25 Dec '14, 6pm

This image posted by the Raqqa Media Center, which monitors events in territory controlled by Islamic State militants with...

Islamic State routs Hezbollah Brigades unit nor...

longwarjournal.org 26 Dec '14, 9pm

The Iraqi military has scrambled units from across the country as well as deployed Iranian-backed Shiite militias in an ef...

Islamic State loses ground to Kurds in Syria's Kobane, says monitor

Islamic State loses ground to Kurds in Syria's ...

channelnewsasia.com 27 Dec '14, 3pm

BEIRUT: The Islamic State militant group has lost ground in the Syrian border town of Kobane, where Kurdish fighters now c...

Islamic State shoots down warplane in Syria, ca...

stripes.com 24 Dec '14, 1pm

Members of the Islamic State group escort a captured pilot, center, wearing a white shirt in Raqqa, Syria, on Wednesday, D...

Natural Building Around the World

naturalhomes.org 27 Dec '14, 1am

Naturally built homes use local, minimally processed, abundant and/or renewable natural materials. They are designed to su...

Women excised from public life, abused by Islamic State

Women excised from public life, abused by Islam...

stripes.com 23 Dec '14, 9pm

In this file photo taken Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, a 15-year-old Yazidi girl captured by the Islamic State group and forcib...

Islamic State kills Qods Force general in central Iraq

Islamic State kills Qods Force general in centr...

longwarjournal.org 28 Dec '14, 4pm

Brigadier General Hamid Taqavi of the The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps. Photo: ABNA An Islamic State sniper gunned d...

Can the #Living #Building #Challenge Scale Up?

buildinggreen.com 26 Dec '14, 9pm

Make more exceptions based on development density and building typology. LBC’s rules are easier for greenfield projects, w...