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  • U.S., France warn citizens of risk of attacks in Turkey

    ISTANBUL/PARIS (Reuters) - The United States and France warned their citizens in Turkey to be extra vigilant over the risk of attacks by foreign or domestic militants after the air strikes against Islamic State fighters in Syria and Iraq. The U.S....
  • Syrian army extends grip in town northeast of Damascus

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government forces overran rebels in a town northeast of Damascus on Thursday, strengthening President Bashar al-Assad's grip on territory around the capital. The town - Adra al-Omalia - is about 30 km (19 miles) from central...
  • Airstrikes in Syria possible as Obama readies speech to nation

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama is considering authorizing U.S. military airstrikes in Syria as part of a broader campaign that will include additional resources in the form of money, training and diplomatic support for those fighting the terrorist...
  • Obama will announce stepped-up attacks on Islamic State

    WASHINGTON With bipartisan pressure building in Congress and support growing in the country for action, President Barack Obama is expected to announce Wednesday night that he will authorize U.S. military airstrikes in Syria as part of a broader plan to...
  • Senate to cast final vote on arming Syrian rebels

    The U.S. Senate on Thursday was poised to approve President Barack Obama's plan for training and arming moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State militants. A successful Senate vote on the measure, which passed the House of Representatives on...
  • Obama's Islamic State strategy relies on allies with own reputations for brutality

    WASHINGTON Whatever strategy President Barack Obama lays out Wednesday to combat the Islamic State is sure to rely heavily on buy-in from rival Muslim powerhouses Saudi Arabia and Iran one a Sunni Muslim kingdom with its own grim penchant for beheadings...
  • 5 potential pitfalls in Obama's plan to combat the Islamic State

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama sounded confident about his multi-pronged strategy to defeat the Islamic State. He said the United States would bomb the extremists whether in Iraq or Syria, train local partners to conduct the mop-up effort on the...
  • U.S. lawmakers embrace fight against Islamic State, some question Obama plan

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers say they are on the verge of taking a "war vote" as they consider whether to back President Barack Obama's campaign to destroy Islamic State, and despite broad support for action many fear being drawn into a quagmire....
  • Analysis: Reality upended Obama's hope of ending US military entanglements

    WASHINGTON Unveiling a new defense policy in January 2012 that called for a leaner U.S. military, President Barack Obama assured the nation that more than a decade of foreign conflict that cost thousands of American lives and trillions of dollars was...
  • Obama vows to destroy Islamic State 'wherever they exist'

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced a broader war against the Islamic State, pledging a U.S.-led coalition to destroy the militants "wherever they exist" as he escalated U.S. involvement in an armed conflict he spent years trying to...
  • Obama to expand airstrikes to Syria, vows to destroy Islamic State 'wherever they exist'

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Wednesday said he will launch airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State and expand strikes in Iraq, pledging a U.S.-led coalition to destroy the militants "wherever they exist," as he expanded the U.S. role in an...