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  • Obama to address airstrikes against Islamic State: White House official

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will make a statement on Tuesday following airstrikes for the first time against the militant group in Syria, according to the White House. Obama will speak at 10 a.m. EDT (1400 GMT) before departing the...
  • Afghan President-elect Ashraf Ghani vows to build a strong government

    Afghan President-elect Ashraf Ghani vows to build a strong government
    President-elect Ashraf Ghani said Monday that he and rival Abdullah Abdullah would put a bitter election dispute behind them and build a “strong government” despite questions about the stability of a U.S.-backed power-sharing agreement....
  • U.S. awaits Arab contributions to the battle against Islamic State

    The U.S. plan to step up attacks against militants in Iraq and Syria is being delayed until more Arab governments agree to contribute to the operation, the Pentagon's top officer said Sunday. President Obama wants to see more specific pledges from...
  • 5774 Year in review

    5774 Year in review
    September 2013: The United States and Russia reach a deal to rid Syria of its arsenal of chemical weapons, promoting Jewish groups to suspend their efforts lobbying for U.S. strikes against Damascus. Rabbi Philip Berg, founder of the Kabbalah Centre...
  • South Sudan's warring sides told to stop stalling

    ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The chief mediator at South Sudan's peace talks in Ethiopia told the warring factions on Monday to stop stalling with procedural issues and said neither side could win on the battle field. Ethiopian Seyoum Mesfin, representing the...
  • For National Passport Awareness month, some info on 10-year rule

     For National Passport Awareness month, some info on 10-year rule
    September is National Passport Awareness month, so this might be a good time to look at this gold standard of identification, especially if your book is 9 years old. But wait. Isn't a passport good for 10? Yes. And no. You've seen passports change...
  • Goodell, bullying, and Zimmerman: Letters

    Goodell wrong target You have to love the irony. Liberals are brandishing their pitchforks and torches and calling for the resignation of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell — who didn't abuse anybody — but liberals rabidly defended President...
  • Kerry warned feuding Afghans 'there would be consequences'

    The agreement to form a unity government in Afghanistan was forged after a pivotal meeting last week in which Secretary of State John F. Kerry warned that failure to reach a deal would put American support for the country at risk. After three months...
  • Exclusive: Iran seeks give and take on Islamic State militants, nuclear program

    Exclusive: Iran seeks give and take on Islamic State militants, nuclear program
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran is ready to work with the United States and its allies to stop Islamic State militants, but would like more flexibility on Iran's uranium enrichment program in exchange, senior Iranian officials told Reuters. The...
  • Kerry, Iran counterpart discuss nuclear talks, Islamic State

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met his Iranian counterpart for more than an hour on Sunday and stressed the need to make progress in nuclear negotiations this week on the sidelines of U.N. meetings. Kerry and Iranian Foreign...
  • U.S. oil could step in if Mideast fields knocked out: senator

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If U.S.-led attacks knock out oil fields controlled by Islamic State militants, petroleum from the American drilling boom could make up for any shortfall on global markets, a report released by a Republican senator said on...