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  • Amid mourning, a new generation enters line to Saudi throne

    Saudi Arabia's newly enthroned King Salman moved quickly Friday to name a future successor to the crown in his oil-rich kingdom, a significant appointment that puts the kingdom's future squarely in the hands of a new generation. King Salman bin Abdul-...
  • Faced with Islamic State group threat to kill hostages, Japan weighs whether to pay ransom

    The Islamic State group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages within 72 hours, demanding a $200 million ransom in a video posted online Tuesday that showed a knife-brandishing masked militant standing over the two kneeling captives. Prime Minister...
  • Iran's Revolutionary Guard vows to punish Israel for its general killed by airstrike in Syria

    Iran's Revolutionary Guard said Wednesday that Israel will be punished for killing one of its generals in an airstrike in Syria that also killed six Lebanese Hezbollah fighters. Nasser Soltani, a senior Guard commander, said "Israel will certainly pay...
  • DAVOS WATCH: Concern over Europe's economy dominates Davos; leaders welcome any more stimulus

    The World Economic Forum held in the Swiss ski resort of Davos has the official goal of "improving the state of the world." In practice, it's a massive networking event that brings together 2,500 heads of state, business leaders, philanthropists and...
  • As troops come home, group prepares for final care package deliveries

    As troops come home, group prepares for final care package deliveries
    During his third tour in Iraq, U.S. Army Sgt. Eugenio Amador received much-needed morale boosts in the form of care packages sent by America's Moms for Soldiers. The packages "helped me calm myself," said Amador, 33, who has more than 13 years of...
  • Islamic State becomes weapon of mass destruction

    When President George W. Bush invaded Iraq on the false pretenses of Iraq having weapons of mass destruction, he found none. But what he did was create weapons of mass destruction with the advent of the Islamic State. Sharon Kressler Catasauqua
  • Torah scroll makes mysterious journey from Iraqi intelligence storage to Israel, officials say

    A 200-year-old Torah scroll has taken an unusual and mysterious journey from Baghdad to Jerusalem, where it was greeted with candies and song in a jubilant dedication ceremony Thursday. Israeli experts in Jewish scribal tradition who restored the...
  • AP Interview: Iraqi premier appeals for more aid to ground troops battling Islamic State

    Iraq's prime minister on Wednesday appealed for more aid for the country's beleaguered ground forces, which have yet to score a decisive victory against the Islamic State group despite five months of U.S.-led coalition air raids. In an interview with The...
  • Josh Rogin: 2016 Republicans race to the right on foreign policy

    Republican voters aredividedwhen it comes to key foreign policy issues and the role of American power abroad. But listening to the party's potential 2016 presidentialcandidates at the weekend's Republican National Committee winter meeting in San Diego,...
  • Fact checking State of the Union: Obama claims credit for an incomplete recovery

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. may not have "risen from recession" quite as rousingly as President Barack Obama suggested in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night. Seven years after that severe downturn began, household income hasn't recovered and...
  • Official: Battle between Islamic State group, Kurdish forces in north Iraq kills 30 peshmerga

    Islamic State group fighters attempting to retake a town in northern Iraq held by Kurdish peshmerga forces have killed at least 30 Kurds, an Iraqi military spokesman said Sunday. The battle for the town of Gwer demonstrates the Islamic State group's...