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  • Syrian group Al Nusra Front claims responsibility for Lebanon bombing

    The Syrian Al Qaeda-linked rebel group Al Nusra Front claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a cafe in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Saturday that left nine dead and more than three dozen injured, according to the National News Agency,...
  • Josh Rogin: 2016 Republicans race to the right on foreign policy

    Republican voters aredividedwhen it comes to key foreign policy issues and the role of American power abroad. But listening to the party's potential 2016 presidentialcandidates at the weekend's Republican National Committee winter meeting in San Diego,...
  • Can Arab states broker the Mideast peace deal that U.S. presidents haven't?

    Can Arab states broker the Mideast peace deal that U.S. presidents haven't?
    Is it possible that the Middle East has become so unstable that an Arab-Israeli peace deal is no longer unthinkable? — Joe Klein, Time A long line of U.S. presidents and their bone-weary secretaries of state have tried to broker a peace pact...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A look at the hostages still believed held by the Islamic State group

    A look at the hostages still believed held by the Islamic State group
    A list of foreign hostages believed held by the Islamic State group and some of those who have been released, reportedly in exchange for ransom money: KENJI GOTO and HARUNA YUKAWA: The Islamic State group threatened to kill the two Japanese hostages in a...
  • Faced with Islamic State group threat to kill hostages, Japan weighs whether to pay ransom

    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...
  • Iran's Revolutionary Guard vows to punish Israel for its general killed by airstrike in Syria

    Iran's Revolutionary Guard said Wednesday that Israel will be punished for killing one of its generals in an airstrike in Syria that also killed six Lebanese Hezbollah fighters. Nasser Soltani, a senior Guard commander, said "Israel will certainly pay...
  • 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...