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  • Hold Iran accountable for nuclear pursuits

    Hold Iran accountable for nuclear pursuits
    As an unrepentant sponsor of terrorism that abhors Western values, Iran just successfully circumvented another deadline surrounding its negotiations with the P5+1 world powers in Vienna. With another diplomatic deadline calendared, it is imperative...
  • Support for defense bill but questions on Syria mission

    Support for defense bill but questions on Syria mission
    All of the Lehigh Valley’s local congressmen voted to approve a $585 billion defense policy bill on Thursday, but not before Republican Charlie Dent expressed some reservations. Dent, of Allentown, joined with Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen of...
  • Fight against Islamic State akin to third world war: Jordan's King Abdullah

    Fight against Islamic State akin to third world war: Jordan's King Abdullah
    President Barack Obama said on Friday that the United States and its allies are making slow but steady progress in the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, and he pledged new aid to Jordan to grapple with Syrian refugees. Obama and...
  • Al Qaeda-linked group in Syria says it killed Lebanese hostage

    An Al Qaeda-linked rebel group in Syria said Friday that it had slain a Lebanese hostage, the latest reported killing of captive security personnel. Al Nusra Front announced the killing of Ali Bazzal, identified in news reports as a kidnapped Lebanese...
  • Western-backed Syrian rebels are in danger of collapse before help arrives

    Western-backed Syrian rebels are in danger of collapse before help arrives
    The main al-Qaida affiliate in Syria is extending its control over a swath of territory that was until recently held by the collapsing moderate opposition, jeopardizing U.S. plans to form a new rebel force to fight extremists. Since routing two of the...
  • Politics as Usual

    Really fat wallets were opened in governor's race Democratic Gov.-elect Tom Wolf and the Republican incumbent he defeated, Gov. Tom Corbett, spent a record $60.5 million in the 2014 election campaign, the latest campaign finance reports show. The...
  • Syria says 'no human casualties' in Israeli strikes

      The Syrian government said Sunday that Israeli warplanes had launched a “flagrant attack” on targets outside Damascus, marking the latest reported Israeli aerial assault during the Syrian conflict. State media reported that Israel...
  • U.N. relief agencies seek $16 billion to meet 'unprecedented' needs

    U.N. relief agencies seek $16 billion to meet 'unprecedented' needs
    Armed conflicts driving millions to flee their homes have intensified over the last year and created an "unprecedented" refugee crisis that will require $16.4 billion to address next year, United Nations aid agencies warned Monday. The humanitarian...
  • Enlist Turkey in plan to remove Assad and defeat Islamic State: New Voices

    In November, we witnessed four significant events in Syria. First, U.S.-backed Syrian rebels were routed by al-Qaida-affiliated groups from a stronghold in northeastern Syria. Next, al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State joined forces to gain...
  • Coalition nations to send troops to aid Iraq against Islamic State

    Several nations have pledged to send a total of about 1,500 troops to support the U.S.-led military campaign against Islamic State militants who control large parts of Iraq and Syria, according to the U.S. general commanding the coalition. Army Lt. Gen....
  • U.S. to accept Syrian refugees in greater numbers after slow start

    U.S. to accept Syrian refugees in greater numbers after slow start
    The U.S. government intends to dramatically accelerate efforts to resettle refugees from the Syrian civil war and is preparing for a "surge" of thousands in each of the next few years, State Department officials announced this week. They have some...