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  • U.S. ship finishes neutralizing Syria's worst chemical arms: Pentagon

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A specially equipped U.S. ship has finished neutralizing all 600 metric tons of the most dangerous of Syria's chemical weapons components surrendered to the international community this year to avert threatened air strikes, the...
  • Martin Schram: Obama has reached his Jimmy Carter moment

    Belatedly but, we hope, finally! we are witnessing the beginning of the end of the Carterization of Barack Obama's presidency. It has come not a moment too soon. We can only hope that it is real and not too late. President Obama is scrambling to halt...
  • Islamic State claims responsibility for detaining Japanese man: Kyodo

    TOKYO (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group has claimed responsibility for detaining a Japanese man in Syria in a post on the Internet, Kyodo news agency reported on Tuesday. The Japanese foreign ministry said on Monday Japan was investigating...
  • Michael Smerconish: Media misinterpret Hillary, who's clearly preparing to run

    Many observers who read Jeffrey Goldberg's interview of Hillary Clinton in the Atlantic interpreted it as a formal declaration of independence from President Barack Obama. I doubt that was the intention. For me, what stood out was Clinton's unplugged...
  • Syrian forces retake Damascus suburb in another setback for rebels

    Syrian forces retake Damascus suburb in another setback for rebels
    Syrian forces regained control over a strategic suburb of the capital on Thursday as rebels under heavy bombardment said they were forced to withdraw. The fall of Mleiha, the Damascus suburb that the rebels had controlled for nearly two years, is a...
  • Iraqi Sunnis lay out conditional offer to join unity government

    Iraqi Sunnis lay out conditional offer to join unity government
    Tribal leaders and clerics from Iraq's Sunni heartland offered their conditional backing on Friday for a new government that hopes to contain sectarian bloodshed and an offensive by Islamic State militants that threatens to tear the country apart. One of...
  • Lebanon charges 43 Syrians with belonging to terrorist groups

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon on Thursday charged 43 Syrians, including an Islamist commander whose arrest sparked five days of fighting between Islamists and the Lebanese army, with belonging to armed terrorist groups and seeking to establish an Islamic...
  • Syrian army takes town near Damascus in blow to rebels

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government forces backed by Lebanon's Hezbollah took control of a town just outside Damascus from Islamist fighters on Thursday, a blow to the rebels who had held it for more than a year. Syrian state television broadcast...
  • How Putin exploits the chaos that now consumes the West

    "The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back, because the Cold War's been over for 20 years." — President Barack Obama in an Oct. 22, 2012, presidential debate; challenger Mitt Romney had said Russia "is our No. 1 geopolitical...
  • Yemen's AQAP calls on Islamists to target America after Iraq air strikes

    SANAA (Reuters) - Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, one of the group's deadliest franchises, called on Islamists to target the United States, after Washington launched air strikes in Iraq against Islamist militants who operate as the Islamic State. In a...
  • Iraq's Islamic fighters profit from oil sales: U.S. officials

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq are selling oil from oilfields and refineries they control to local communities and smugglers, augmenting their existing ample finances, U.S. intelligence officials said on Thursday. At...