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  • Obama's speech to Americans on defeating Islamic State

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Following is the full text of U.S. President Barack Obama's speech to the country on Wednesday, as prepared for delivery: "My fellow Americans – tonight, I want to speak to you about what the United States will do with our...
  • Obama's strategy against Islamic State

    Remarks as Delivered: My fellow Americans, tonight I want to speak to you about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL. As Commander-in-Chief, my highest...
  • 5 things to look for in Obama's speech on Islamic State militants

    President Obama plans to address the nation tonight to talk about his plans to take down the Islamic State militants wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria and threatening to retaliate against the United States for its bombing campaign targeting them. Here...
  • Our need to stand united

    Thirteen years ago, a group of 19 men planned and executed one of the deadliest and most audacious attacks carried out on American soil. These terrorists hijacked four commercial aircraft, crashing three of them into prominent symbols of our economic...
  • U.S. reviewing how foreign air passengers are screened for terror ties

    Concerned about a potential terrorist attack, U.S. authorities are reviewing systems used to screen airplane passengers with Western passports before they board flights to the United States, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Wednesday....
  • House delays vote on spending bill pending Obama Syria details

    House delays vote on spending bill pending Obama Syria details
    President Obama has asked the U.S. Congress to authorize American aid for rebel groups fighting the Islamic State militants in Syria as part of a stop-gap funding bill that would avert a U.S. government shutdown on Oct. 1, the start of a new fiscal year....
  • Obama shifts on Syrian rebels, but is it too late?

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Struggling Syrian rebels that President Barack Obama once derided as "former doctors, farmers, pharmacists and so forth" now form a key pillar of the U.S. leader's strategy to beat back the militant insurgency known as Islamic...
  • White House asks Congress for authorization to arm Syrian rebels

    White House asks Congress for authorization to arm Syrian rebels
    The White House is asking Congress to quickly authorize arming Syrian rebels to bolster President Obama's offensive against Islamic State militants, a request that could be voted on as soon as this week in a must-pass spending bill. As Obama prepares to...
  • Congress could vote next week to help Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON Congress was largely receptive Thursday to President Barack Obama's plan to attack the Islamic State, but lawmakers are divided on the details, and it's not clear how quickly they will act on his push to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels....
  • Last Syrian vineyard keeps wine flowing despite war

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Amid the war in Syria, one hillside vineyard still produces wines that are served in the Michelin-starred restaurants of London and Paris. It has been a struggle to keep Syria's last commercial vineyard open, the owner of Domaine de...
  • John Kerry visits Iraq to build support for fight against Islamic State

    John Kerry visits Iraq to build support for fight against Islamic State
    Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday as he began a tour of the Middle East to build military, political and financial support to defeat Islamic State militants controlling parts of Iraq and Syria. Kerry on Monday had hailed the...