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  • 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...
  • Is Iraq's new government the ally Obama is looking for?

    U.S. leaders hope the government approved by Iraqi lawmakers this week can unite the country’s fractured ethnic and religious communities against the extremist group known as Islamic State. Secretary of State John F. Kerry was quick to applaud the...
  • About the statistics

    To be consistent with U.S. State Department measurements of air pollution in Beijing, the numbers reported for Los Angeles in this article and graphics use the Federal Equivalent Method (FEM). For various technical reasons, this can make PM2.5...
  • U.S., Iran again discuss Islamic State

    U.S., Iran again discuss Islamic State
    Despite their repeated insistence that they are not cooperating in Iraq, U.S. and Iranian officials again discussed the militant group Islamic State during a high-level meeting last week, the State Department disclosed Tuesday. Marie Harf, a State...
  • President Poroshenko and Ukraine

    It seems evident that Barack Obama today still does not understand how much he owes to President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine. If he did, and if the cease-fire and negotiation terms Mr. Poroshenko has signed with the country's pro-Russian insurgents in the...
  • Wife of China dissident appeals to Obama and Kerry to aid reunion

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The wife of a prominent Chinese dissident appealed to U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday to make a public call for her husband to be allowed to travel to the United States, saying he was in "alarmingly poor health" and needed...
  • ISIS is not invincible [Editorial]

    ISIS is not invincible  [Editorial]
    President Barack Obama plans to address the nation tomorrow to lay out his strategy for defeating ISIS, the radical Islamist group whose gruesome beheadings and mass killings have terrorized tens of thousands of Iraqi and Syrian civilians in the areas...
  • Fourth Ebola patient arrives in United States

    Fourth Ebola patient arrives in United States
    A fourth Ebola patient arrived in the United States from West Africa on Tuesday, headed to the same Atlanta hospital where two other people were successfully treated for the disease. An air ambulance carrying the new patient landed Tuesday morning at...
  • Exclusive: Kuwait woos foreign investors by suspending offset scheme

    KUWAIT (Reuters) - Kuwait is suspending a program under which foreign winners of big government contracts are required to invest in the local economy, its finance minister said on Tuesday, as it tries to attract more overseas companies to the Gulf state....
  • Guantanamo is a legal, political no-man's land

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba U.S. troops blare "The Star Spangled Banner" across this 45-square-mile base each morning at 8 o'clock sharp. Fireworks crackle overhead on the Fourth of July. Marines control the fence line opposite Cuba's minefield and...
  • U.S. courts skeptical Arab allies in Islamic State fight

    U.S. courts skeptical Arab allies in Islamic State fight
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After threatening to destroy and degrade Islamic State militants, the United States will court skeptical Gulf Arab allies this week and consider expanding training and arming of moderate Syrian rebels to lead the fight against the...