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...
09/06/14 10:30 AM
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has praised the signing of a truce between the government of Mozambique and the southern African country's chief opposition, Renamo, as "an historic step forward." The peace accord is intended to end almost two years of hostilities between...
09/05/14 10:16 PM
NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — The U.S. and nine key allies agreed Friday that the Islamic State group is a significant threat to NATO countries and that they will take on the militants by squeezing their financial resources and going after them with military might. With the Islamic State militants...
By Susan Crabtree | 09/05/14 08:59 AM
The secretary of State called together a group of countries at the NATO summit Friday morning in a previously unscheduled meeting to rally them to become a "coalition of the willing" to confront the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in a systematic way.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/04/14 02:16 PM
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko expressed cautious hope Thursday that a peace settlement with Russia would stand and at least temporarily freeze the fighting along the country's Eastern border.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/24/14 06:04 PM
Peter Theo Curtis was freed and is now outside of Syria. U.S. authorities expect him to be reunited with his family "shortly."
By Susan Crabtree | 08/20/14 07:51 PM
International outrage over the grisly beheading of an American journalist is forcing President Obama's hand in Iraq, intensifying pressure to confront ISIS in a broader way than the defensive airstrikes he has authorized so far.
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