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  • Exclusive: Syria reveals more chemical weapons facilities to watchdog - sources

    THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Syria has revealed a previously undeclared research and development facility and a laboratory to produce the poison ricin to the global chemical weapons watchdog, diplomatic sources told Reuters. Syria has detailed three new...
  • Richard Blumenthal Unsatisfied After Questioning Hagel on ISIS Mission

    Richard Blumenthal Unsatisfied After Questioning Hagel on ISIS Mission
    Washington -- Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., was one of several lawmakers on Tuesday who tried to pin down top Pentagon officials on the administration's new campaign to target Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria, and they were not satisfied with the...
  • Clarence Page: Obama's fight with the Islamic State

    As he offered to the nation his prescription for the Islamic State crisis, President Barack Obama reminded me of Michael Corleone in "The Godfather: Part III." "Just when I thought I was out," sighed the young mob boss about his efforts to leave the...
  • Saudi Arabia's top clerics speak out against militancy

    RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's top clerical council, the only body in the country authorized to issue fatwas or Islamic legal opinions, declared on Wednesday that "terrorism is a heinous crime" under Sharia, and perpetrators should be made an example...
  • Russia and West at odds over Syria at U.N. nuclear meeting

    VIENNA (Reuters) - Russia is pushing for the issue of Syria's alleged past nuclear activities to be removed from the agenda of the U.N. atomic agency's board, diplomats said on Wednesday. Western members of the 35-nation board of the International Atomic...
  • After Obama speech, Islamic State wins new recruits in Syria-monitor

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State has won new recruits in Syria since President Barack Obama signaled last week that air strikes against the group will be expanded from Iraq to its strongholds in northern and eastern Syria, a group monitoring the war...
  • Nearly 50 dead in Syria air strikes on central province: monitor

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - At least 48 people including rebel fighters have been killed in Syrian government air bombardments around a town in the central province of Homs, a monitoring group said on Wednesday. Two days of air strikes left women and children...
  • Pentagon may call for U.S. ground troops in Iraq despite Obama's vows

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, the military's top officer, repeatedly raised the prospect Tuesday of sending U.S. troops to fight alongside Iraqi soldiers against Islamic State militants, despite President Obama’s vows not to do so. Dempsey, chairman of the...
  • U.S. Congress pushes ahead with bid to arm Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives began debating legislation on Tuesday to authorize President Barack Obama's plan to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants, and lawmakers said the measure would likely pass...
  • A hollow laugh

    A hollow laugh might be permitted at the alliance now announced as the result of Secretary of State John Kerry's latest journey through the Middle East, this time to construct an alliance to counterattack the latest Arab menace to America, ISIS....
  • War on Islamic State will be long and difficult, top defense officials tell Senate

    WASHINGTON In their first public briefing since President Barack Obama laid out his new strategy for defeating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the nation's two top defense officials on Tuesday provided few details of their plans and no guarantees...