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  • Fate of Jordanian pilot unclear after Islamic State beheads Japanese journalist

    IRBIL, Iraq A short video apparently depicting the decapitation of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto was released late Saturday by the Islamic State. The executioner appeared to be the same British-accented jihadi shown murdering at least five other...
  • Nigeria's in-your-face corruption may be fueling Boko Haram terrorism

    Nigeria's in-your-face corruption may be fueling Boko Haram terrorism
    Collapsing oil prices are dealing a crippling blow to Africa's economic giant, Nigeria, which is simultaneously absorbing a second shock: U.S. refineries once purchased as much as 40% of its production; now they're no longer buying. Is this financial...
  • U.S. denies Kurdish ally Salih Muslim's request to visit

    The Obama administration lavished praise this week on a Kurdish group in Syria that helped score a victory over Islamic State militants in the border town of Kobani after four months of fighting. But U.S. officials also made another gesture that...
  • John Kerry fined for not shoveling snow

    BOSTON (AP) — John Kerry has many titles — secretary of state, former senator, one-time Democratic candidate for president. The globe-spanning diplomat can add one more: snow shoveling scofflaw. After a blizzard dumped two feet of snow on...
  • Belgian police kill two suspects during anti-terrorism raid

    Belgian police kill two suspects during anti-terrorism raid
    At least two people were killed Thursday in an anti-terrorism operation near a train station in the eastern Belgian city of Verviers as authorities widened their investigation into last week’s terrorist attacks in France to include potential...
  • Lacking a foreign policy vision, Obama administration muddles along

    Two weeks ago, John F. Kerry, America's peripatetic secretary of State, stopped off in France “to share a hug with all of Paris.” In the annals of American diplomacy, Kerry's hug — even with its requisite reference to Gen. John...
  • US loosens embargo on Cuba, making trade and travel easier

    The Obama administration is putting a large dent in the U.S. embargo against Cuba as of Friday, significantly loosening restrictions on American trade and investment. The new rules also open up the communist island to greater American travel and allow...
  • Ukraine: Phone calls prove Russia-backed rebels attacked city, killed 30

    Ukraine: Phone calls prove Russia-backed rebels attacked city, killed 30
    Ukraine's president said Sunday that intercepted radio and telephone conversations prove that Russia-backed separatists were responsible for firing the rockets that pounded the southeastern city of Mariupol and killed at least 30 people. The attack on...
  • Obama heads to India to revive 'pivot to Asia' policy

    Obama heads to India to revive 'pivot to Asia' policy
    Just two months after his last trip to Asia, President Obama left Saturday for a three-day visit to India that includes no world summits, no major decisions to make and a relaxed schedule designed mainly to give plenty of chances for dinner and...
  • A conspicuous failure of U.S. foreign policy in Syria

    In 2011, the U.S. ambassador to Syria, a mild-mannered diplomat named Robert S. Ford, became the face of American support for the Arab Spring when he boldly visited opponents to the brutal regime of Bashar Assad in the northern city of Hama. In 2014,...
  • Saudi King Abdullah's legacy praised by U.S. leaders

    Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah was “always candid and had the courage of his convictions,” President Obama said in one of several messages of condolence issued by U.S. leaders after the king's death. In a statement released shortly after...