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  • Lawmakers divided over next steps on Iraq

    WASHINGTON When President Barack Obama meets with congressional leaders Wednesday about the deteriorating situation in Iraq, he'll hear plenty of agreement that something must be done but little consensus about what that should be. Obama will meet with...
  • Britain plans to reopen its embassy in Iran amid improving relations

    Relations between Britain and Iran have improved in recent months and "circumstances are right" to reopen the British Embassy in Tehran, Foreign Secretary William Hague said Tuesday. The election a year ago of moderate Iranian President Hassan Rouhani...
  • Benghazi suspect was planning more attacks, U.S. tells U.N.

    Benghazi suspect was planning more attacks, U.S. tells U.N.
    The United States told the U.N. Security Council that the suspected ringleader of a deadly 2012 attack on its diplomatic compound in Benghazi planned to target more Americans and that justified his capture. In a letter obtained by Reuters on Wednesday,...
  • ISIS takes last government-controlled city in northern Iraq

    IRBIL, Iraq The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria claimed control Monday of the last major city that had been held by the government in northern Iraq. The government denied that Tal Afar had fallen to ISIS, but that assertion was contradicted by hundreds...
  • Obama tells Congress U.S. deploying up to 275 troops to Iraq

    Obama tells Congress U.S. deploying up to 275 troops to Iraq
    President Barack Obama told Congress on Monday the United States was deploying up to 275 military personnel to provide support and security for U.S. personnel and the country's embassy in Baghdad after militants seized control of the north of the country....
  • U.S., Iran discuss possible cooperation against Iraq militants

    The weeklong onslaught by a marauding army of Islamist extremists in Iraq pushed the United States and its longtime rival Iran on Monday to discuss collaborating against a common foe, although the White House ruled out any joint military operations....
  • ISIS militants in Iraq gain more ground with capture of Tal Afar

    ISIS militants in Iraq gain more ground with capture of Tal Afar
    Fighters affiliated with an extremist Al Qaeda-inspired faction seized control of another town in the northwest of Iraq on Monday, beating back pro-government forces scrambling to stop the group's advance. Tal Afar, an ethnically diverse town of Sunni...
  • U.N. pulls some staff from Baghdad as Iraqi forces attack militants

    U.N. pulls some staff from Baghdad as Iraqi forces attack militants
    Pro-government forces in Iraq launched a counteroffensive Monday to try to retake a northern town seized by an extremist Sunni Muslim faction whose week-old onslaught threatens to dismember the country and touch off a bloody sectarian struggle....
  • Who and where were Bowe Bergdahl's captors? And why?

    The armed Taliban fighters who captured Bowe Bergdahl in southeastern Afghanistan on June 30, 2009, quickly handed him to a far more dangerous group that shuttled him between hide-outs in Pakistan's rugged tribal belt for the next five years. For much...
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