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  • U.S. airstrikes rout Islamic State near Haditha Dam

    U.S. airstrikes rout Islamic State near Haditha Dam
     U.S. warplanes carried out five strikes on Islamic State insurgents menacing Iraq's Haditha Dam on Sunday, witnesses and officials said, widening what President Barack Obama called a campaign to curb and ultimately defeat the jihadist movement. Obama...
  • More and more children join Syrian rebels' desperate ranks

    More and more children join Syrian rebels' desperate ranks
    The prayer room in the 12th century mosque had the feel of a bachelor pad — cups of tea and coffee and half-full ashtrays covered most surfaces. A lanky teenager named Hussein Mansour plopped himself down and placed a grenade and a small bag of...
  • Lawmakers' costly plan to fix Veterans Affairs is temporary, or not

    Lawmakers' costly plan to fix Veterans Affairs is temporary, or not
    When it passed legislation to fix the troubled Veterans Affairs Department, Congress managed to do two things lawmakers have often vowed to avoid: create a new benefit program and fail to pay for it. The $16.3-billion measure, which President Obama...
  • U.S. surprised by Islamic State's rapid growth

    U.S. surprised by Islamic State's rapid growth
    As Islamic State fighters from Syria blitzed across northern Iraq this summer, they swept thousands of fresh recruits from Iraqi Sunni tribal militias, prisons and insurgent groups into their ranks, nearly tripling the size of their armed force and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • U.S. orders diplomats' families to leave Liberia as Ebola spreads to fifth country

    U.S. orders diplomats' families to leave Liberia as Ebola spreads to fifth country
    The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday he has activated the agency's emergency operation center at the highest response level to help respond to the worst Ebola outbreak in history, which has killed 932...
  • U.S. finds support from Arab countries in fight against Islamic State

    U.S. finds support from Arab countries in fight against Islamic State
    Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join airstrikes against Islamic State militants and Australia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and threatened to kill another. U....
  • Fight against Islamic State akin to third world war: Jordan's King Abdullah

    Fight against Islamic State akin to third world war: Jordan's King Abdullah
    President Barack Obama said on Friday that the United States and its allies are making slow but steady progress in the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, and he pledged new aid to Jordan to grapple with Syrian refugees. Obama and...
  • Western-backed Syrian rebels are in danger of collapse before help arrives

    Western-backed Syrian rebels are in danger of collapse before help arrives
    The main al-Qaida affiliate in Syria is extending its control over a swath of territory that was until recently held by the collapsing moderate opposition, jeopardizing U.S. plans to form a new rebel force to fight extremists. Since routing two of the...