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  • Is Obama Islamic State's worst nightmare?

    Is Obama Islamic State's worst nightmare?
    There's an air of tragedy about President Barack Obama. He wants to chart a new course — pivot to the Pacific, end the long decade of war, do nation-building at home — but the Old World's most derelict, dysfunctional quarters keep pulling...
  • For Assad, U.S. plan will weaken one foe but bolster others

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - By striking Islamic State in Syria, the United States would be weakening one of President Bashar al-Assad's major enemies. But the new U.S. strategy may still unnerve Assad by helping other opponents determined to overthrow him. The U....
  • Obama strategy in Iraq, Syria hinges on long shots

    Obama strategy in Iraq, Syria hinges on long shots
    As the United States pivots back onto a war footing in the Middle East, President Obama's strategy is rooted in at least three basic assumptions, all of them highly questionable. In his prime-time speech Wednesday, Obama envisioned the emergence of a...
  • Lawmakers backing Obama but questions persist

    — Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania had a concise response Thursday to the president's request for money to arm and train Syrian rebels: Better late than never. The request was part of a broad plan that President Barack Obama outlined Wednesday...
  • Syria's Nusra Front releases U.N. peacekeepers in Golan

    GOLAN HEIGHTS (Reuters) - Dozens of Fijian U.N. peacekeepers, released by al Qaeda-linked group Nusra Front in Syria, arrived in Israeli-held territory on the Golan Heights on Thursday, an Israeli military spokeswoman said. "We opened the border and they...
  • Syria warns against foreign intervention after Obama speech

    DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Any foreign intervention in Syria would be an act of aggression unless it is approved by Damascus, a Syrian government minister said on Thursday, after the United States said it was prepared to strike against Islamic State militants...
  • Kerry presses Arabs to back campaign against Islamic State

    Kerry presses Arabs to back campaign against Islamic State
    Secretary of State John Kerry pressed Arab leaders on Thursday to back President Barack Obama's new military drive against Islamic State, calling for tighter curbs on funding for militants and fewer extremist messages in Arab media. Meeting Arab leaders...
  • Iranian official: U.S.-Iran talks on Iraq are a one-way conversation

    U.S. officials' discussions with Iran about the militant threat in Iraq are one-way conversations, with Americans doing all the talking, a spokeswoman for Iran's Foreign Ministry said Thursday. The spokeswoman, Marzieh Afkham, told journalists at her...
  • U.S. has supporting, rather than leading, role in battling ISIS [Commentary]

    U.S. has supporting, rather than leading, role in battling ISIS [Commentary]
    Last night, in a televised address to the nation, President Barack Obama outlined his administration's strategy for battling the terrorist group ISIS. While I support and even welcome part of his remarks — such as his firm distancing of ISIS from...
  • Suspected recruiter of French jihadists for Islamic State in custody in Paris

    PARIS (Reuters) - A man suspected of being one of the main recruiters of French jihadists for Islamic State was placed in the hands of judicial authorities in Paris on Thursday after his arrest in Turkey last month, France's interior minister Bernard...
  • Islamic State brings shift in America: People want to see action

    Six years ago, when Barack Obama won the presidency, Americans were weary of overseas problems; today, they're scared. An unusually large and sudden shift in public attitudes about the threat the nation faces from extremist Islamic militants in the...