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  • Arab Bank never backed Hamas, lawyer tells U.S. jury

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Arab Bank Plc never provided material support for the Palestinian group Hamas, a lawyer for the bank told jurors on Thursday during closing arguments at the bank's civil trial on charges of financing terrorism. The Jordan-based...
  • Senate passes stopgap budget and aid for Syrian rebels, then quits until after elections

    WASHINGTON Moving quickly on the heels of the House of Representatives, the Senate grudgingly approved a measure Thursday that gives President Barack Obama the authority to train and arm Syrian rebels to combat the Islamic State and provides funding to...
  • Stateless in New York: A woman's life as a 'legal ghost'

    NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When she was a schoolgirl in Kuwait, Mona Kareem would ask her parents why she didn't have a passport and why they never left the country to visit relatives. Kareem, 26, and her family are bedoons, from the Arabic...
  • Obama to tout U.S. climate plan at U.N. summit

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will highlight strides the United States has made on climate change when he addresses a major U.N. climate summit next week, senior administration officials said on Thursday. About 120 heads of state and...
  • Downtown vigil planned for couple held in Qatar since daughter died

    Downtown vigil planned for couple held in Qatar since daughter died
    Friends and family of a San Gabriel Valley couple confined in Qatar after the death of their adopted daughter will stage a candlelight vigil Thursday to bring attention to a case that has dragged on for 20 months. Matt and Grace Huang, who live in...
  • Don't rule out 'boots on the ground' [Commentary]

    Don't rule out 'boots on the ground' [Commentary]
    Geopolitical analysts are especially fond of quoting Edmund Burke and George Santayana on the folly of ignoring the lessons of history and the dangers of repeating the original decisions. But what's even more imprudent, and potentially fatal, is to...
  • U.S. wasted $6.5 million on Afghan broadcast towers: inquiry

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Six communications towers built in Afghanistan were never used and were a waste of more than $6.5 million in U.S. taxpayer funds, an inquiry into U.S. State Department spending on Afghan reconstruction said on...
  • Islamic State campaign tests Obama's commitment to Mideast allies

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After about 15 hours of flying and five hours of meetings, sleep finally caught up with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Baghdad. It was 6:04 p.m.  After sinking into his seat at the center of the cavernous interior of a C-...
  • A year later: Iranian nuclear talks go from promise to doubt

    Hassan Rouhani won world leaders’ warm embrace a year ago when he arrived at the United Nations General Assembly in New York as Iran’s new president, speaking of reconciliation and offering a new era in relations between his nation and the...
  • House panel's Benghazi surprise: little partisan rancor

    After two years of political warfare that turned even the word “Benghazi” into a partisan epithet, a special House committee held its first public hearing Wednesday with a surprise – a deliberate effort at being sober, even boring....
  • Zach Gilford Joins Jennifer Carpenter in USA's 'Stanistan' Pilot

    Zach Gilford ("Friday Night Lights") and Jonathan Cake ("Desperate Housewives") have joined the cast of the USA pilot "Stanistan." Starring Jennifer Carpenter ("Dexter"), the drama follows the staff of an American compound in the fictional country of...