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Islamic State claims to kill US journalist Steven Sotloff

Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., to intro bill authorizing strikes against Islamic State in Syria when Senate returns from recess next Monday - @martinmatishak

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Syrian civil war

Heavy clashes among Turkish, Islamic State and Kurdish troops on the outskirts of Tell Abyad, Syria - @lagrimacante

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Islamic State claims to kill US journalist Steven Sotloff

Committee to Protect Journalists on Steven Sotloff and James Foley: 'They were civilians, not representatives of any government. Their murders are war crimes and those who committed them must be brought to justice swiftly' - @pressfreedom

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Islamic State claims to kill US journalist Steven Sotloff

Spokesman for family of journalist Steven Sotloff: Relatives aware of beheading video by Islamic State, are grieving - @AP

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American journalist James Foley executed by Islamic State

Some intelligence officials believe Steven Sotloff was executed the same day as James Foley, and the Islamic State decided to space out the publicity of each one - @nytimes

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Islamic State claims to kill US journalist Steven Sotloff

UK Prime Minister David Cameron calls apparent beheading of hostage Steven Sotloff a 'disgusting, despicable act' - @BBCBreaking

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American journalist James Foley executed by Islamic State

Editor's note: Steven Joel Sotloff, 31, worked as a freelance journalist and was captured in northern Syria a year ago. The New York Times reports that the same masked fighter who appeared in the video of James Foley’s execution also appears in the newest video. - Tom

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Islamic State claims to kill US journalist Steven Sotloff

Islamic State video showing beheading of Steven Sotloff was titled 'A second message to America,' also threatened British captive- @CNNWire

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Syrian civil war

UN World Food Programme dispatched food to 4.1 million people inside war-ravaged Syria in August - @WFP

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terrorism

More: Terrorism suspects already in the UK will face tighter rules on their freedom, PM David Cameron says - @BBCBreaking

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Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

British PM David Cameron says UK police will be granted temporary power to seize passports of suspected Iraq and Syria-bound Islamist fighters at the border - @Reuters

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Syrian civil war

Macedonian authorities say they've detained more than 100 illegal immigrants, mostly from Syria and Iraq, who were found hiding in a train carrying coal from neighboring Greece - @Reuters

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Syrian civil war

Heavy fighting between Syrian army forces and rebels erupted on the Golan Heights - @Reuters

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Syrian civil war

France arrests 16-year-old girl suspected of trying to reach Syria to join Islamist rebels; second person believed to be her recruiter also held - @Reuters

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Iraq crisis

'Meet the Press' exclusive: Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein calls ISIS a 'very real threat,' says Obama has been 'too cautious' - @NBCNews

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Syrian civil war

Islamic State militants behead Lebanese soldier who was 1 of 19 captured from border town by Syrian Islamists, video shows - @ReutersWorld

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Syrian civil war

Photo: Syrian refugee woman next to her children sleeping on Hamra Street in Beirut on Aug. 29, 2014 - Anwar Amro @AFP

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Israel-Syria tensions

Defense minister: Philippine peacekeepers trapped by rebels in Syrian Golan Heights are under attack - @BBCBreaking

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Iraq crisis

John Kerry op-ed: ISIL threat demands global coalition; 'extremists are defeated only when responsible nations and their peoples unite to oppose them' - @johnkerry

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Iraq crisis

Department of Homeland Security and FBI unaware of any 'specific, credible threat' to US homeland from Islamic State - statement

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