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  • Obama says US continues to pursue terrorist targets inside Yemen despite political vacuum

    President Barack Obama defended his counterterrorism strategy in tumultuous Yemen Sunday, saying efforts to root out a dangerous al-Qaida affiliate there would not be affected by the political vacuum in the country. The U.S. campaign against al-Qaida...
  • Trudy Rubin: Arab leaders grow introspective at Davos

    This weekend marks the fourth anniversary of Egypt's Tahrir Square uprising, which became the hallmark of the Arab Spring. As though to mock those long-dead hopes, Yemen and Libya have collapsed, Syria lies in ruins, and much of Syria and Iraq are...
  • AP Interview: Iraqi official says 'sleeper cells' key in battle against Islamic State group

    "Sleeper cells" made up of former Iraqi police officers and soldiers are tipping off authorities to Islamic State group positions in the northern city of Mosul, a prominent lawmaker has told The Associated Press. The comments by Hakim al-Zamili, the head...
  • 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...
  • Report: Iranian lawmakers thank Guard commander for his victories against IS group

    Iranian lawmakers are publicly praising a senior Guard commander for his work fighting the militant Islamic State group. The semi-official Fars news agency is reporting that 208 parliamentarians issued a statement Sunday thanking Maj. Gen. Ghasem...
  • Canadian man pleads not guilty to U.S. terrorism charges

    Canadian man pleads not guilty to U.S. terrorism charges
    A Canadian man who had been extradited to the United States pleaded not guilty to federal terrorism charges that he sent money and long-distance support to jihadists who used a truck bomb to attack a U.S. base in Iraq where five Americans were killed,...
  • Neighbors' instability, plunging oil prices, demands at home pose challenges for Saudi king

    Saudi Arabia's new monarch inherits the throne at a moment when the oil-rich kingdom is being buffeted by a plunge in the value of its most valuable commodity, growing challenges by activists at home and deepening turmoil on its borders that stands to...
  • Obama looks away as Iran plows ahead

    Obama looks away as Iran plows ahead
    While Iran's march toward a nuclear bomb has provoked a major clash between the White House and Congress, Iran's march toward conventional domination of the Arab world has been largely overlooked. In Washington, that is. The Arabs have noticed. And the...
  • A Salute To The Coast Guard At 100

    The U.S. Coast Guard actually dates to 1790, but the modern iteration of the multifaceted marine service is 100 years old this month — and still going strong. In 1790, President George Washington signed a law that authorized the construction of 10...
  • S. Fla. computer worker: I stole military secrets

    S. Fla. computer worker: I stole military secrets
    A South Florida man with a mysterious past pleaded guilty Friday to spying and immigration fraud, crimes committed while he worked as a government contractor on a U.S. military base in Honduras. Christopher Glenn, 34, of West Palm Beach, admitted he...
  • King Abdullah, 90, of Saudi Arabia dies; Obama praises 'candid' leader

    As the leader of a conservative family dynasty of tremendous wealth and extraordinary power, King Abdullah ibn Abdulaziz al Saud was charged with steering the desert kingdom of Saudi Arabia through an unprecedented period of cultural upheaval, regional...