• 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.

  • New video shows beheading of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State group

    Published: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister David Cameron late Saturday condemned his slaying as "an act of pure evil." Cameron confirmed Haines' death in a statement after the British Foreign Office had said earlier that it was "working urgently to verify the video." Haines is the third Westerner beheaded in recent weeks by the Islamic State group, which has seized vast swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq.

  • Mahmood Khichi: An Oklahoma Muslim's condemnation of ISIS

    By MAHMOOD KHICHI, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    From the Tulsa World: As a Muslim, I am saddened by the brutal murders of two American journalists by ISIS. I am also heartbroken at the terrible loss of thousands of other civilian lives and property by their fanatic criminal acts.