Lawmakers: Islamic State group wants to hit US

Cities in the United States and Western Europe are being eyed as Islamic State militants' future targets and President Barack Obama needs to take action, two US lawmakers are warning.

`Assad not loosening grip in Syria`

The United States does not see any sign of Syrian President Bashar Assad losing his grip on power, a lawmaker has said.

`Ayman al-Zawahiri is also in Pakistan`

The US has declared Ayman al-Zawahiri as the world`s "number one terrorist".