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  • Obama view of US role in Arab world challenged by crises

    President Barack Obama's view of the U.S. role in the Middle East and North Africa is being challenged by deepening crises in the very countries he has seen as models for his approach to the volatile region: Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Libya. After making...
  • A sampling of editorials from around New York

    The Daily Gazette of Schenectady on the problem of abandoned properties. Feb. 18 Each day an abandoned property facing foreclosure goes unmaintained is another day for the structure to become dilapidated and for the property to become unsightly. It...
  • US-led coalition against Islamic State meets in Saudi Arabia

    Military chiefs from 26 nations involved in the U.S.-led coalition battling the Islamic State group began a two-day meeting in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, the Saudi Press Agency reported. SPA said the meeting was aimed at giving military leaders an...
  • Once a top booster, ex-U.S. envoy no longer backs arming Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON Robert Ford was always one of the Syrian rebels' loudest cheerleaders in Washington, agitating from within a reluctant administration to arm vetted moderates to fight Bashar Assad's brutal regime. In recent weeks, however, Ford, the former U....
  • Fact checking State of the Union: Obama claims credit for an incomplete recovery

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. may not have "risen from recession" quite as rousingly as President Barack Obama suggested in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night. Seven years after that severe downturn began, household income hasn't recovered and...
  • Family of US hostage breaks its silence after Islamic State claims airstrike killed her

    IRBIL, Iraq After 18 months of closely guarding the identity of a 26-year-old American aid worker believed to be the last American held hostage by the Islamic State, her family revealed her identity Friday, reacting to an unconfirmed assertion from the...
  • Japan weighs ransom in Islamic State threat to kill hostages

    The Islamic State group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages within 72 hours, demanding a $200 million ransom in a video posted online Tuesday that showed a knife-brandishing masked militant standing over the two kneeling captives. Prime Minister...
  • Rebel shelling rocks Damascus, Syria's capital; 5 dead, scores wounded

    Rebel shelling rocks Damascus, Syria's capital; 5 dead, scores wounded
    A rebel shelling barrage targeting Damascus, Syria, early Thursday left at least five people dead and scores wounded, according to government and opposition accounts. The attack was the second major rocket and mortar strike in recent weeks on the Syrian...
  • Japanese hostages took different routes to Syrian war zone

    One is an independent journalist who traveled to the Middle East apparently in pursuit of his next big story. The other is seemingly a man adrift, on a quest for a new life after becoming homeless in Japan. The two Japanese men threatened with death...
  • President Obama's State of the Union address

    President Obama's State of the Union address
    This is the full text, as prepared for delivery, of President Obama's sixth State of the Union address. Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: We are fifteen years into this new century. Fifteen years that dawned...
  • Krauthammer: Jordan's outrage could be its ruin

    Krauthammer: Jordan's outrage could be its ruin
    Why did they do it? What did the Islamic State think it could possibly gain by burning alive a captured Jordanian pilot? I wouldn't underestimate the absence of logic, the sheer depraved thrill of a triumphant cult reveling in its barbarism. But I...