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  • Editorial: A plane crash, Gaza and 'The July Crises' of 2014

     Editorial: A plane crash, Gaza and 'The July Crises' of 2014
    In history's taut nomenclature it was "The July Crisis": One century ago this week, the mighty powers of Europe were deciding whether they would parlay the assassination of an Austro-Hungarian archduke into a massive regional conflict. From afar, the...
  • Missing Afghan soldiers found near Canadian border

    Three Afghan soldiers, who went missing while in Massachusetts for military training, have been found trying to cross the border into Canada, a defense department official said on Monday. “I can confirm that the Canadians have them,” the...
  • U.S., Arab allies begin airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria

    The United States and Arab allies bombed Syria for the first time on Tuesday, killing dozens of Islamic State fighters and members of a separate al Qaeda-linked group, pursuing a campaign against militants into a war at the heart of the Middle East. "I...
  • Kerry presses Arabs to back campaign against Islamic State

    Kerry presses Arabs to back campaign against Islamic State
    Secretary of State John Kerry pressed Arab leaders on Thursday to back President Barack Obama's new military drive against Islamic State, calling for tighter curbs on funding for militants and fewer extremist messages in Arab media. Meeting Arab leaders...
  • U.S. official: Russia supplied missile launchers to separatists

    U.S. official: Russia supplied missile launchers to separatists
    The United States has confirmed that Russia supplied sophisticated missile launchers to separatists in eastern Ukraine and that attempts were made to move them back across the Russian border after the Thursday shoot-down of a Malaysian jet liner, a U.S....
  • Middle East countries offer to aid fight against Islamic State, but Britain cautious

    Middle East countries offer to aid fight against Islamic State, but Britain cautious
    WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join air strikes against Islamic State militants and Australia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and...
  • U.S. planes strike militants near Iraq's Amerli, airdrop aid

    The United States carried out air strikes on Saturday against Islamic State fighters near the besieged Shi'ite town of Amerli in northern Iraq and airdropped humanitarian aid to civilians trapped there, the Pentagon said. President Barack Obama...
  • Obama informs congress of airstrikes in Iraq

    Obama informs congress of airstrikes in Iraq
    President Barack Obama formally notified Congress on Monday that he had authorized airstrikes and humanitarian airdrops over the weekend in the Iraqi Shi'ite town of Amerli where Islamic State militants had trapped the civilian population. Iraqi...
  • China dismisses U.S. protest over airborne encounter

    China dismisses U.S. protest over airborne encounter
    China’s Defense Ministry on Saturday acknowledged an encounter between a Chinese fighter jet and a U.S. Navy aircraft in recent days but rejected as “totally groundless” Pentagon assertions that the Chinese pilot conducted an...
  • Iraqi forces, backed by U.S. airstrikes, break Islamic State siege of Amerli

    Iraqi forces, backed by U.S. airstrikes, break Islamic State siege of Amerli
    Iraqi security forces backed by Shi'ite militias on Sunday broke the two-month siege of Amerli by Islamic State militants and entered the northern town, officials said. The mayor of Amerli and army officers said troops backed by militias defeated...
  • President Obama authorizes targeted air strikes, humanitarian aid drops in Iraq

    President Obama authorizes targeted air strikes, humanitarian aid drops in Iraq
    President Barack Obama said on Thursday he had authorized "targeted" U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq and military airdrops of humanitarian supplies to besieged religious minorities there to prevent a "potential act of...