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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Israel on alert for retaliatory attacks after strike on Hezbollah

    Israel on alert for retaliatory attacks after strike on Hezbollah
    Israel is on high alert for possible attacks from the Lebanon-based militant group Hezbollah following an airstrike on Hezbollah fighters in Syria, Israeli defense officials said Tuesday. Israel has boosted deployment of its "Iron Dome" anti-missile...
  • Islamic State demands $200 million for Japanese hostages

    IRBIL, Iraq One is a famous freelance journalist who thought his Japanese nationality would protect him when he traveled to Syria two months after the video execution of American freelancer James Foley. The other is often described in Japanese news...
  • Report: Israel didn't know Iranian general was in bombed convoy

    JERUSALEM With the Israeli army on alert for possible retaliation for an airstrike in Syria that killed an Iranian general, there were increasing signs Tuesday that Israel had been unaware that the top officer was in a targeted Hezbollah convoy. Israel...
  • Excerpts: Obama to tout economic success during State of the Union address

    Excerpts: Obama to tout economic success during State of the Union address
    President Obama will declare tonight that the “verdict is clear” that his economic policies have been good for the country during a State of the Union address that argues for keeping the course for the rest of his presidency.  “Middle-...
  • Germany walks a fine line amid rising anti-Muslim sentiment

    Germany walks a fine line amid rising anti-Muslim sentiment
    Ali began noticing them in the early fall, the men on street corners of his heavily Muslim neighborhood who hoped to "talk about Islam" with him. "It was clear what they really wanted," he said — for him to fight for Islamic State in the Middle...
  • Escape to Syria of Charlie Hebdo suspect shows Turkey's role as jihadi highway

    AKCAKALE, Turkey For the wife of the gunman accused of killing four people at a kosher supermarket in Paris 10 days ago, the escape from questioning about complicity in the Charlie Hebdo terror attacks was relatively easy. Once Hayat Boumeddiene, 26, got...
  • Iran says high-ranking commander killed in Israeli airstrike in Syria

    Iran says high-ranking commander killed in Israeli airstrike in Syria
    Iran confirmed Monday that a high-ranking commander was among those killed in an Israeli airstrike in Syria, as the pro-Tehran Lebanese group Hezbollah held funerals for fighters lost in the attack. In a statement, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary...
  • Iran: Israeli airstrike killed general advising Syrian government forces

    JERUSALEM Iran said Monday that a general in its elite Revolutionary Guards who had been sent to Syria to help that country battle rebels died in an Israeli airstrike on Sunday, raising tensions and heightening expectations of possible retaliation. A...
  • Hezbollah official: Israeli strikes in Syria kill son of slain top commander, 5 other fighters

    An Israeli strike in Syria on Sunday killed the son of a slain top Hezbollah commander and at least five other fighters in a move that could ratchet up tensions with the powerful Lebanese Shiite movement, which recently boasted of rockets that can hit any...