09/15/14 02:47 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to New York this week to chair a meeting of the United National Security Council on Iraq. The State Department said Monday that Kerry would convene the council on Friday to show international support for the new Iraqi government and...
By Jennifer Peebles | 09/14/14 12:46 PM
A number of Arab nations are offering to launch airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, American officials say.
09/13/14 03:17 PM
CAIRO (AP) — As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought Egyptian support on Saturday for an international coalition to combat jihadi groups, Egypt pressed for broader international efforts to fight militants in its troubled neighbor, Libya. The Egyptian position adds another layer to the...
By Justin Green and Luke Rosiak | 09/13/14 02:08 PM
Secretary of State John Kerry says Iran shouldn't come to a Paris conference about the threat posed by the Islamic State.
09/13/14 05:03 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — As U.S. forces gear up for airstrikes in Syria, the first demonstration of President Barack Obama's more aggressive military campaign against the Islamic State group is likely to unfold first in Iraq as early as next week, officials say. In Syria, U.S. planes and drones will...
By Charles Hoskinson | 09/12/14 07:27 PM
Mixed messages from administration officials over whether the U.S. is at war with the Islamic State have sparked frustration not just from Republicans in Congress and from U.S. allies in the region.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/12/14 07:01 PM
While visiting Turkey to press leaders there to start taking steps to shut down its borders — and the flow of funding — to the Islamic State, Kerry waved off any suggestion that Iran would join the so-called coalition of the willing.
By Brian Hughes | 09/12/14 02:47 PM
The White House on Friday said the U.S. is engaged in war with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a day after Secretary of State John Kerry refused to use that terminology.
By Timothy P. Carney | 09/11/14 05:31 PM
Secretary of State John Kerry tells us that we are not going to war with the Islamic State. President Obama says it’s not even a state. Yet the U.S. is sending military personnel, planes, and bombs to the part of the Middle East controlled and governed by the group that goes by that name....
09/11/14 11:31 PM
JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Key Arab allies promised Thursday to "do their share" to fight Islamic State militants, but NATO member Turkey refused to join in, signaling the struggle the U.S. faces in trying to get front-line nations to put aside their regional animosities and work together to...
By Charles Hoskinson | 09/11/14 12:05 AM
The key to President Obama's new approach against ISIS is similar to the one he has pursued since taking office in 2009 promising to end U.S. wars in the Mideast: Depending on regional partners to be the "boots on the ground," while America provides support and encouragement.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/10/14 11:44 AM
Kerry's presence in Baghdad will give him a chance to discuss his efforts to enlist other regional governments in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/08/14 07:41 PM
Kerry plans to travel to Jordan and Saudi Arabia this week to try to build a regional coalition to help fight ISIS.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/08/14 01:39 PM
If Republicans make major gains in Congress in November at least in part because of President Obama's perceived weakness on foreign policy, it won't be easy for Obama to respond with a major shake-up of his national security team.
09/06/14 11:15 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — "Radicals" backing Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah could foment postelection violence if he isn't given an equitable share of power, his spokesman warned Saturday ahead of a meeting with his rival aimed at resolving a monthslong election dispute. The...
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