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  • 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...
  • Is Iraq's new government the ally Obama is looking for?

    U.S. leaders hope the government approved by Iraqi lawmakers this week can unite the country’s fractured ethnic and religious communities against the extremist group known as Islamic State. Secretary of State John F. Kerry was quick to applaud the...
  • Liza's protege Johnny Rodgers is back in town

    Liza's protege Johnny Rodgers is back in town
    Back in 2000, a very talented Chicago cabaret singer-pianist decided to try his luck in New York and soon found himself touring the globe with Liza Minnelli. It's the kind of story that aspiring stars dream about, but it happened to Johnny Rodgers,...
  • U.S. criticizes Israeli appropriation of West Bank land

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday took the unusual step of publicly criticizing Israel for plans to appropriate land in the occupied West Bank and calling for it to reverse the decision. Some 400 hectares (988 acres) in the Etzion...
  • Family credits Qatar for securing U.S. journalist's release in Syria

    An American journalist and author who spent almost two years in the hands of Al Qaeda-linked captors in Syria was released Sunday after a successful negotiation for which his family credits the Qatari ruling family. Exactly what, if anything, was...
  • American man suspected of fighting with Islamic State is killed

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An American man suspected of fighting alongside Islamic State militants who have seized large areas of Iraq and Syria to the alarm of the Baghdad government and its allies in the West has been killed in Syria, a U.S. official...
  • British rights activist faces libel trial in Thailand

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - A British rights activist went on trial in Bangkok on Tuesday accused of defaming a leading Thai fruit company in the first of a series of criminal and civil lawsuits filed against him by the firm. The trial comes as civil society...
  • Lesotho PM calls for regional peace force after 'coup': aide

    MASERU (Reuters) - Lesotho's prime minister has asked southern African states to send peacekeepers into his mountain kingdom to restore order after an apparent coup over the weekend, his aide said on Monday. Thomas Thabane fled to South Africa, whose...
  • US confirms former Minnesota man linked to terror group killed in Syria

    MINNEAPOLIS A former Minnesotan linked to the terrorist group Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant has been killed in Syria. Douglas McCain had lived in San Diego in recent years and was a 1999 graduate of Robbinsdale Cooper High School in New Hope, said...