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  • U.S. slaps more sanctions on Iranian banks, firms

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday penalized a number of Iranian and other foreign companies, banks and airlines for violating sanctions against Tehran largely tied to its nuclear program. U.S. officials said it was sending a signal...
  • Saudi Arabia Key Ally Against Islamic State

    With Iraq and Syria ablaze, the oil-rich kingdom of Saudi Arabia seems almost an afterthought. But Riyadh will be a crucial, if quixotic, ally as the U.S. seeks to mobilize Sunni Muslims against the terrorist Islamic State. The kingdom's many critics...
  • Iraq's new leader must heal sectarian divides

    Although one is tempted to put the disastrous rule of former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in the rearview mirror, we must study it and learn from his mistakes if Iraq's new leadership — with no small measure of U.S. assistance — is...
  • Iran says it shoots down Israeli spy drone

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said on Sunday it had shot down an Israeli spy drone that was heading for its Natanz nuclear enrichment site, Iranian media reported. "The downed aircraft was of the stealth, radar-evasive type and it intended to penetrate the...
  • Iraq urges global action against Islamic State, Iran vows solidarity

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi said on Sunday during talks with Iran's foreign minister that international efforts would be necessary to destroy Islamic State Sunni militants who have seized swathes of his country...
  • UK close to identifying Foley beheading suspect: ambassador

    UK close to identifying Foley beheading suspect: ambassador
    Britain is close to identifying a suspected British national shown beheading American journalist James Foley in a video released by Islamic State militants last week, the British ambassador to the United States said on Sunday. With Islamic State...
  • Here's why Hillary got it right on Obama's foreign policy

    "Great nations need organizing principles, and 'Don't do stupid stuff' is not an organizing principle." — Hillary Clinton, The Atlantic, Aug. 10 Leave it to Barack Obama's own former secretary of state to acknowledge the fatal flaw of his...
  • Hillary gets criticism from right and left on break with Obama

    WASHINGTON Hillary Clinton isn't running for president yet, but she's already learning that it's not easy running away from her former boss, even if he's unpopular. After spending a year and a half praising Barack Obama, the former secretary of state...
  • Slaughterhouse Iraq: The beheading of James Foley

     Slaughterhouse Iraq: The beheading of James Foley
    Americans awoke Wednesday to a gruesome video, showing an Islamic State executioner beheading James Foley, an American. A grim President Barack Obama interrupted his vacation to condemn this act of savagery, aptly calling the Islamic State "a cancer" that...
  • US dispatches more troops to northern Iraq as Yazidi crisis grows

    BAGHDAD The crisis over who will be Iraq's next prime minister faded in Baghdad on Tuesday after Iran joined the United States in embracing the appointment of Haider al-Abadi to replace Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. But it was quickly replaced by...
  • Backlash after Iran's Rouhani calls foes of nuclear deal 'cowards'

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani found himself in a political firestorm Tuesday, the day after he denounced his hard-line critics as “political cowards” who oppose his efforts to reach an agreement with the West over the country's nuclear...