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  • Afghanistan's presidential rivals sign power-sharing deal

    Afghanistan's presidential rivals sign power-sharing deal
    Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates signed a deal Sunday to share power after months of turmoil over a disputed election that destabilized the nation at a crucial time as most foreign troops prepare to leave. Ashraf Ghani, a former finance...
  • U.S. military struggles to preserve options in Islamic State fight

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As America re-engages with Iraq and deepens its involvement in the region's web of sectarian conflicts, the Pentagon has made a practical assessment of the brutal job of stabilizing Baghdad: in the future, U.S. forces may be...
  • ISIS draws us in and elevates its supreme stature to nemesis

    What was the Islamic State thinking? We know it is sophisticated in its use of modern media. But what was the logic of propagating to the world videos of its beheadings of two Americans (and subsequently a Briton) — sure to inflame public opinion?...
  • Ghani named Afghan president-elect after deal to end election dispute

    KABUL (Reuters) - Former Afghan finance minister Ashraf Ghani was named president-elect on Sunday after he signed a deal to share power with his opponent, ending months of turmoil over an election that destabilized the country as most foreign troops...
  • Accused White House intruder is decorated Iraq war veteran

    Accused White House intruder is decorated Iraq war veteran
    WASHINGTON - The Texas man accused of breaking into the White House while armed with a knife is a U.S. military veteran who was decorated for his service in the Iraq war, the U.S. Army said on Sunday. Omar Gonzalez, 42, is expected to appear in court...
  • Islamic State advance halted near Turkish border, hundreds of thousands flee

    Islamic State advance halted near Turkish border, hundreds of thousands flee
    Syrian Kurdish fighters have halted an advance by Islamic State fighters to the east of a predominantly Kurdish town near the border with Turkey, a spokesman for the main armed Kurdish group said. "Fierce clashes are still under way but the ISIS...
  • Congress in no rush to return for war authorization

    WASHINGTON The United States has begun a bombing campaign in Syria, but don't bet on Congress returning to Washington to vote on a new war authorization anytime soon. Shortly after airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria started, some lawmakers...
  • Massachusetts, Rhode Island Democrats nominate women for governor

    BOSTON (Reuters) - Democrats in Massachusetts and Rhode Island picked female candidates to represent their party in November gubernatorial elections, setting the stage for either state to possibly elect its first woman governor. In New Hampshire and...
  • Analysis: Reality upended Obama's hope of ending US military entanglements

    WASHINGTON Unveiling a new defense policy in January 2012 that called for a leaner U.S. military, President Barack Obama assured the nation that more than a decade of foreign conflict that cost thousands of American lives and trillions of dollars was...
  • Obama vows to destroy Islamic State 'wherever they exist'

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced a broader war against the Islamic State, pledging a U.S.-led coalition to destroy the militants "wherever they exist" as he escalated U.S. involvement in an armed conflict he spent years trying to...
  • Obama to expand airstrikes to Syria, vows to destroy Islamic State 'wherever they exist'

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Wednesday said he will launch airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State and expand strikes in Iraq, pledging a U.S.-led coalition to destroy the militants "wherever they exist," as he expanded the U.S. role in an...