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  • US evacuates embassy in Libya

    WASHINGTON With Libya its most violent since its 2011 uprising, the United States drove its embassy staff and military personnel Saturday to neighboring Tunisia with U.S. military escorts flying overhead. The embassy staff will leave Tunisia and work...
  • FAA bars US flights to Israel after rockets land near country's main airport

    JERUSALEM American and European air carriers suspended flights to Israel on Tuesday after a rocket landed near the country's international airport as fighting between Israeli forces and Islamist militants in the Gaza Strip entered its third week. The...
  • John Kerry's lesson in humility

    — John Kerry put his right hand on his heart. "This is not about me," he said. The secretary of state was reacting to the torrent of criticism at home and abroad of his failed attempt at a Middle East cease-fire. Contrary to his protest, Kerry was...
  • GOP border report advises 'compassionate but tough' response

    WASHINGTON Rep. Kay Granger of Texas, who heads a Republican House of Representatives working group on the southern border crisis, offered recommendations Wednesday that she called "common-sense, compassionate but tough solutions" to deal with the surge...
  • Obama administration knew Islamic State was growing but did little to counter it

    WASHINGTON Like the rest of the world, the U.S. government appeared to have been taken aback last month when Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, fell to an offensive by jihadis of the Islamic State that triggered the collapse of five Iraqi army divisions...
  • US report says religious freedom in Cuba is bad but getting better

    Cuban government restrictions on religion remain severe although they have been eased on several fronts over the past year, according to the U.S. State Department's annual report on freedom of religion around the world. "In China, Cuba, Tajikistan,...
  • No serum for Ebola outbreak in Africa, CDC says

    WASHINGTON As two Ebola-stricken U.S. missionaries slowly recover at Emory University Hospital, the disease's death toll soars in West Africa. But the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told Congress on Thursday that the...
  • Israel: Can you avoid financial penalty if you cancel your trip?

    Israel: Can you avoid financial penalty if you cancel your trip?
    On the heels of a new State Department warning on travel to Israel, a rocket that landed near the Tel Aviv airport on Tuesday prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to cancel U.S. flights to the country. Tourists may be able to rebook their...
  • Israel and Gaza: US leverage is limited

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's call for a ceasefire to Israel's assault in Gaza got him nowhere. Secretary of State John Kerry returned to the U.S. empty-handed after a try at a truce, amid a volley of ridicule from the Israelis. The Obama...
  • Seek help from U.N.

    What to do with children who enter our country illegally is very perplexing and not easily solved. There is no magical answer. Our border patrol is required to give these children within 72 hours to the Department of Health and Human Services. HHS should...
  • John Kerry meets with Afghan candidates in Kabul, urges end to dispute

    John Kerry meets with Afghan candidates in Kabul, urges end to dispute
    U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry met with Afghanistan’s dueling presidential candidates Thursday in an unannounced visit to push for a resolution of the country's disputed election. Kerry arrived in the capital, Kabul, in the evening and...