• AP Interview: Afghan warlord warns of Islamic State rise

    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    HERAT, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan could face a war with the Islamic State group if the government does not resolve internal differences and improve the security situation, one of the country's most powerful warlords warned in an interview with The Associated Press. The Islamic State group, based in Iraq and Syria, is believed to have a small presence in Afghanistan, where the Taliban are the most powerful militant group and have been waging an insurgency against the government. Ismail Khan, long a dominant figure in Afghanistan's western province of Herat, told the AP that the numbers of IS supporters are growing because of the government's divisions.

  • President Obama asks Congress for authority to attack Islamic State

    By Chris Casteel, ccasteel@opubco.com | Published: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    The president sends a long-awaited draft resolution six months after U.S. air strikes began against brutal organization. Key Oklahoma lawmakers on military issues express displeasure with the president’s proposal.

  • CIA tweets day-long ‘Argo’ fact check

    Published: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    Not only was Tuesday Election Day, but it was also the 35th anniversary of the first day of the Iran hostage crisis. All week, the CIA has been tweeting historical factoids about the 1979 crisis, the Washington Post reports. Then Friday, the spy agency’s social media team spent the better part of the day correcting the record on some Hollywoodized parts of the 2012 Academy Award-winning movie “Argo,” the Ben Affleck film about the CIA’s risky, yet successful rescue of six diplomats during the crisis.

  • Tulsa doctors help Iraqis displaced by ISIS

    Published: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    A team of Tulsa doctors from In His Image Family Medicine Residency returned Monday from a 10-day medical missions trip to Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq, where they helped people displaced by the Islamic State, Tulsa World reports. The team partnered with World Compassion, a Tulsa-based ministry that has had a long history of providing humanitarian relief in Kurdistan, according to the Tulsa World.