• Syria's 2 main opposition groups agree on 'roadmap'

    By ZEINA KARAM, Associated Press | Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's two main political opposition groups agreed on Thursday on a unified "roadmap" for a political solution to the country's long-running civil war, representatives of the groups said. The two parties have been trying for years to reach a common understanding on how to end the war in Syria. Their agreement came as the U.N. envoy, Staffan de Mistura, was in Damascus to press efforts to find a political solution to the country's war. But violence continued on the ground and suspected Islamic State militants fired at a Turkish military outpost from inside Syrian territory on Thursday, killing a Turkish soldier and wounding two others.

  • 'Dozens dead' and many escape in Iraq prison break - BBC News

    Published: Sun, May 10, 2015

    At least 30 prisoners and 10 guards are killed, and 50 other inmates escape, in a prison break in Iraq, officials say, in an operation claimed by Islamic State.

  • Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: April 19

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@Oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    Wedding Shower, Engagement Party, OKCFEST. Leadership Oklahoma, 19th Hole, Junior League of OKC

  • 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.