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  • 'Positive steps' taken in effort to re-establish US, Cuban embassies

    MIAMI Two women one American, one Cuban sat at the negotiating table in Havana on Thursday to begin the process of erasing more than five decades of hostility between their two countries. Behind closed doors, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western...
  • With Yemen's president out, US ponders its campaign against al-Qaida

    WASHINGTON Yemen, for years a showpiece of U.S. counterterrorism efforts against the world's most active al-Qaida branch, plunged into a dark and uncertain period Thursday with the resignation of the president and his Cabinet after a militant takeover....
  • Coast Guard steps up patrols off Florida as US, Cuba spar over migration policy in Havana

    The United States said Wednesday it dispatched additional ships to the Florida Straits to halt Cuban rafters but rebuffed demands for broader changes to U.S. migration rules that dominated the first day of talks between Cuban officials and the highest-...
  • Shiite rebels, Yemen's embattled president reach agreement to end violent standoff in capital

    Shiite rebels holding Yemen's president captive in his home reached a deal with the U.S.-backed leader Wednesday to end a violent standoff in the capital, fueling fears that a key ally in the battle against al-Qaida has been sidelined. The late-night...
  • Amidst turmoil, Obama suspends Gitmo transfers to Yemen

    Amidst turmoil, Obama suspends Gitmo transfers to Yemen
    In another challenge to President Barack Obama's efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay prison, a ban on transferring detainees to Yemen has been effectively pushed back into place because of security concerns in the volatile Middle Eastern nation,...
  • At least 15 dead in Yemen clashes as truce takes hold

    An uneasy truce was reached Monday in Yemen's capital, Sana, after a day of clashes between Houthi rebels and government soldiers threatened the standing of President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi, a U.S. ally. At least 15 people were killed and more than...
  • Boehner defies Obama on Iran sanctions, invites Netanyahu

    Boehner defies Obama on Iran sanctions, invites Netanyahu
    Defying President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday that he's invited Israel's prime minister to stand before Congress and push for new sanctions against its archenemy Iran. Boehner's decision to bring Benjamin Netanyahu...
  • Boehner invites Israeli leader to address Congress on Iran, rebuffs Obama on sanctions

    Rebuffing President Barack Obama on Iran, House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday he had invited Israel's prime minister to address a joint meeting of Congress next month about the threats from Tehran and radical Islam. The Republican leader released a...
  • Russia, Ukraine agree pullback line for heavy arms

    Separatist forces deployed more arms and manpower Wednesday to an emerging flashpoint in eastern Ukraine, hours before diplomats from Russia and Ukraine agreed on a dividing line from where both sides should pull back their heavy weapons. Germany's...
  • Israel is drawn into U.S. tussle over sanctions on Iran

    Israel is drawn into U.S. tussle over sanctions on Iran
    In an unusual display of high-stakes arm twisting, both the White House and its critics in Congress have called in foreign leaders to help lobby U.S. lawmakers on whether to impose new economic sanctions on Iran amid tense negotiations on its nuclear...
  • Hillary Clinton warns U.S. 'can't close our eyes' to Muslim extremism

    In her first extended public remarks about the recent deadly attacks in Paris, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that Americans "can't close our eyes" to the "dangerous strain of extremism within the Muslim world." Speaking...