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  • Wife: Undercover 'friends' pressured Austin man to join ISIS

    AUSTIN, Texas The wife of an Austin man who awaits sentencing on terrorism-related charges says he was pressured by federal informants into committing to travel to Turkey as a step toward joining a militia in Syria. Asked if her husband, Michael Todd...
  • Iraqi officials call for U.S. to step up airstrikes, military aid

     Iraqi officials call for U.S. to step up airstrikes, military aid
    Senior Iraqi officials and commanders are calling for intensified U.S. airstrikes and more military aid, arguing that the 10-week-old American-led effort has been too modest to drive Islamic State fighters out of key towns and districts. The Iraqi...
  • American Jeffrey Fowle unexpectedly freed by North Korea

    American Jeffrey Fowle unexpectedly freed by North Korea
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea has freed Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans detained by the country, and he is being flown home to his family, Washington said on Tuesday, amid growing international pressure on Pyongyang over its human rights...
  • Frida Ghitis: Peace between Israelis, Palestinians won't end Mideast extremism

    A few days ago I came across a 2008 interview with a renowned author in which, without going into detail, the writer spoke about the need for new ideas to solve "the conflict in the Middle East." It wasn't that many years ago when that was shorthand for...
  • Family greets Jeffrey Fowle in Ohio this morning

    DAYTON, Ohio Family members of Jeffrey Fowle emotionally greeted the West Carrollton, Ohio, man Wednesday morning after he spent more than five months as a detainee in North Korea. Fowle's three children and his wife, Tatyana, rushed to embrace him as...
  • North Korea unexpectedly frees American Jeffrey Fowle

    North Korea unexpectedly frees American Jeffrey Fowle
    North Korea has freed Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans detained by the country, and he is being flown home to his family, the White House said on Tuesday, amid growing international pressure on Pyongyang over its human rights record. North Korea has...
  • From opera house to House of Commons, Diaspora Jews are the target

    From opera house to House of Commons, Diaspora Jews are the target
    The opera "The Death of Klinghoffer" opened this week in New York. Rightly castigated for its invocation of unpleasant Jewish stereotypes and its apologia for the Palestinian terrorists' murder of an elderly Jewish tourist in a wheelchair, its staging for...
  • Report says U.S. may OK more centrifuges in Iran nuclear talks

    The Obama administration has sweetened its offer to Iran in ongoing nuclear negotiations, saying it might accept Tehran operating 4,000 centrifuges, up from the previous 1,300, according to a semiofficial Iranian news agency. The Mehr news agency also...
  • Fight against Afghanistan's opium trade is failing, U.S. report says

    For the last decade, the United States has spent $7.6 billion in a massive effort to combat Afghanistan's lucrative opium trade. But after a record harvest last year, the U.S. inspector general for Afghanistan has concluded that the counter-narcotics...
  • While other crises grab headlines, Mexico's instability worsens

    The following editorial appeared in the Dallas Morning News on Monday, Oct. 20: Amid all the recent commotion over Ebola, it might have been easy to miss a shocking story from Mexico: the Sept. 26 mass kidnapping of 43 student teachers in the city of...
  • Ebola visa ban carries unresolved questions, experts say

    To suspend visas for people from Ebola-afflicted West African countries, the Obama administration would turn to a provision in immigration law that has never been used to bar travel from an entire country and would bring a long set of legal questions that...