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  • Angelina Jolie visits Iraq, says international community 'failing' Iraqi and Syrian refugees

    Actress Angelina Jolie, the special envoy for the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, appealed Sunday for urgent funding to assist more than three million displaced Iraqis and Syrians living in dire conditions in northern Iraq. Visiting Iraq for the...
  • Qatar's ties to militants complicate relations with U.S., neighbors

    Qatar's ties to militants complicate relations with U.S., neighbors
    Even in a part of the world where tangled alliances are as common as sweet tea, one would be hard-pressed to find a country where the same few sweltering square miles house the sprawling operations hub for a huge U.S.-led air war and provide plush...
  • Islamic State says it killed Japanese hostage

    IRBIL, Iraq The Islamic State group on Saturday claimed it had killed Japanese hostage Haruna Yukawa after Japan declined to pay a $200 million ransom for two men it kidnapped last year in Syria. In a departure from its previous practice of posting a...
  • China says Muslim Uighurs are fleeing to join jihadi

    BEIJING Nearly every week, reports surface of Muslim Uighurs trying to flee China. They've been found in refugee camps in Thailand and caught with fake passports trying to board planes. This week, Chinese police gunned down two Uighurs after they...
  • A conspicuous failure of U.S. foreign policy in Syria

    In 2011, the U.S. ambassador to Syria, a mild-mannered diplomat named Robert S. Ford, became the face of American support for the Arab Spring when he boldly visited opponents to the brutal regime of Bashar Assad in the northern city of Hama. In 2014,...
  • Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, powerful longtime US ally, dies at age 90

    Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, the powerful U.S. ally who fought against al-Qaida and sought to modernize the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom, including by nudging open greater opportunities for women, has died. He was 90. More than his guarded and...
  • Trudy Rubin: Foreign policy still a muddle

    If anyone still needed proof of President Barack Obama's reluctance to let foreign policy distract from his domestic agenda, he provided an excess in his State of the Union address. In the brief foreign policy portion of the speech, Obama revisited his...
  • Activists say a Syrian government airstrike outside of Damascus kills at least 35 people

    A Syrian government airstrike hit an opposition-held suburb of the capital shortly after Friday prayers, killing at least 35 people, scattering bodies and rubble in the streets and setting at least one building on fire, activists said. An activist...
  • Saudi royal death brings lengthy mourning, visits by rivals

    PARIS The death of King Abdullah, a close U.S. ally who used Saudi oil wealth to ward off political change after the Arab Spring, led neighboring nations to declare weeks of mourning and world leaders to line up condolence visits. In accordance with...
  • Japan says it's looking at all possible ways to free hostages

    Japan says it's looking at all possible ways to free hostages
    Japan said Thursday it was considering all possible ways to gain the release of two hostages held by the Islamic State group, as two people with contacts there offered to try to negotiate. The Islamic State group, in a video message seen Tuesday, said...
  • 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,...