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  • 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...
  • Israeli officer indicted in beating of US teen during Arab protests

    JERUSALEM Israeli authorities have indicted a police officer whose severe beating of a Palestinian American teenager was caught on video and drew expressions of concern from the State Department and President Barack Obama. Charges were brought...
  • Volcano watch in Russia

     Volcano watch in Russia
    Russia: With at least four volcanoes in the far eastern region of Kamchatka continuing to show signs of increased activity, officials have warned of possible eruptions. Because ash plumes from the volcanoes could pose a risk to air traffic, the...
  • L.A. fashion district firms raided in cartel money laundering probe

    L.A. fashion district firms raided in cartel money laundering probe
    Sinaloa cartel bosses had a problem. They were holding a hostage and needed to get the $140,000 ransom his family agreed to pay from the United States to Mexico in the form of pesos. Worried a wire transfer would alert authorities, the drug...
  • Update: U.S. under attack [archives]

    As traffic on the World Wide Web came to a crawl the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, chicagotribune.com communicated with many of its readers via e-mail. This is the third of four Tribune Alerts that were sent that day to more than 19,800 readers -- and that...
  • Islamic State's financial independence poses quandary for its foes

    BAGHDAD/DUBAI (Reuters) - Sometimes they came pretending to buy things. Sometimes they texted, sometimes they called, but the message was always the same: "Give us money." Months before they took control of the Iraqi city of Mosul in June, Islamic...
  • Iran backs Iraq's effort to form unity government, diplomats say

    Iran backs Iraq's effort to form unity government, diplomats say
    Iran is tacitly supporting Iraqi officials' efforts to form a government in Baghdad that includes the country's three main ethnic and religious groups, according to Iraqi and Western diplomats, an encouraging sign for U.S. efforts to forge a regional...
  • Israeli policeman charged over violent arrest of U.S. teen

    Israeli policeman charged over violent arrest of U.S. teen
    An Israeli policeman was charged on Wednesday with assault causing bodily harm against a 15-year-old American of Palestinian descent during a protest over the revenge killing of the teenager's cousin days before the eight week war with Gaza. The...
  • Kerry, Iraqis vow to eradicate Islamic State; French offer airstrikes

    Iraq's new leaders met with U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry in Baghdad on Wednesday and pledged a united fight by Shiites, Kurds and Sunnis against the Islamic State militant group occupying much of the country's north. Haider Abadi, who was named...
  • UK blames Assad regime after watchdog documents chlorine attacks

    UK blames Assad regime after watchdog documents chlorine attacks
    The global chemical-weapons watchdog found evidence that chlorine gas was used "systematically and repeatedly" as a weapon in northern Syria, where witnesses described poison barrel bombs crashing into their villages from the sky, the agency said on...
  • 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...