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Islamic State Claims Branch in Pakistan, Afghanistan

Even as the Islamic State was in retreat from Kobani in northern Syria this week, the militant group claimed growing influence farther afield. Fighters loyal to IS said they carried out a deadly attack Tuesday on a hotel in Libya's capital. The day before, an IS spokesman announced the expansion of the self-styled caliphate in South Asia. Abu Muhammad al-Adnani declared in an online message "we bring the mujahideen the good news of the Islamic State's expansion to...

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