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  • Canada prime minister to extend military mission in Iraq

    Canada's prime minister will present a plan to extend Canada's military mission in Iraq next week. Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Wednesday his Conservative government will introduce in Parliament a request for an "extension and expansion" of the...
  • Looking at Iran after Netanyahu's speech

    Looking at Iran after Netanyahu's speech
    It's now been two weeks since Netanyahu's speech before Congress, time to reflect on what irked me and to turn my attention to the substantive issue of Iran and what to do about its nuclear capabilities. First, let me begin with the speech. What...
  • Iraq Sunni province key to taking Mosul from Islamic State

    Iraq's Sunni province of Anbar is key to launching the long-awaited operation to retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State group, the country's defense minister said Wednesday. Khalid al-Obeidi's remarks reflected the challenges Iraqi forces,...
  • An Iraqi Sunni town celebrates rout of Islamic State

    An Iraqi Sunni town celebrates rout of Islamic State
    The man fiddled with a padlock securing a gate outside a convenience store. Once it was open, he gingerly stepped toward the entrance, holding his breath as he walked in. He surveyed the room, taking in the shards of glass and upturned boxes littering...
  • Analysis: An Iran deal could have broader implications

    As world powers edge toward a possible nuclear deal with Iran, the debate has been dominated by the question of whether it leaves an opening for Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon. But an accord could have another profound impact: Is this the beginning of...
  • Syrian, Iraqi Christians plead for international assistance

    Syrian and Iraqi Christians pleaded for more international assistance Tuesday from new homes in Lebanon where they recently arrived after fleeing attack by militants from the Islamic State group. They spoke in two Beirut churches where they lined up to...
  • Feds: US Air Force vet tried to join Islamic State group

    A U.S. Air Force veteran and airplane mechanic plotted to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group and was arrested on terrorism charges, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh, of Neptune, New Jersey, was due Wednesday in...
  • Syria claims it shot down drone US says it lost

    ANKARA, Turkey In the first such incident since the U.S.-led coalition began airstrikes against Islamic State extremists last September in Syria, the Syrian government said Tuesday that its air defense system had shot down a U.S. surveillance drone near...
  • Pentagon loses sight of $500 million in counterterrorism aid given to Yemen

    The Pentagon is unable to account for more than $500 million in U.S. military aid given to Yemen amid fears that the weaponry, aircraft and equipment is at risk of being seized by Iranian-backed rebels or al-Qaida, according to U.S. officials. With...
  • The inconvenient truths in Tom Cotton's letter to Iran

    The inconvenient truths in Tom Cotton's letter to Iran
    It has been an Iranian tradition since 1979 to end Friday prayers with chants of “Death to America!” In a purely rational world, that would be all one needed to know that Iran is not a reliable negotiating partner. Alas, we do not live in...
  • Officials: US to keep more troops in Afghanistan into 2016

    The Obama administration is abandoning plans to cut the number of U.S. forces in Afghanistan to 5,500 by year's end, bowing to military leaders who want to keep more troops there, including many into the 2016 fighting season, U.S. officials say. While no...