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  • State Dept.: US 'fully supports' Iraq president

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States said Sunday it "fully supports" Iraq's new president, just hours after embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki accused him of violating the constitution. The State Department responded after al-Maliki accused Fouad Massoum, who was named president last...

  • Gov. Cuomo, New York officials heading to Israel

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and top legislators are heading to Israel this week for a two-day visit to show "solidarity" during the country's conflict in Gaza. Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate co-leaders Dean Skelos and Jeff Klein will travel to Israel on...

  • Republican lawmakers warn Obama is risking attack by ISIS on U.S.

    Republicans who think President Obama should intervene more directly in Iraq are now arguing that not doing so puts the U.S. at risk.

  • Peter King: ISIS 'more powerful now than al Qaeda was on 9/11'

    President Obama's vow not to provide military support in Iraq beyond limited airstrikes and humanitarian relief amounts to "a shameful abdication of American leadership," Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican, said in an interview Sunday.

  • Ukraine demands that rebels in Donetsk surrender

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Fighting raged in the city of Donetsk on Sunday, as government forces continued to close in on the rebel stronghold and pro-Russian insurgents backed away from an unconditional cease-fire offer that they announced just the day before. With a string of military successes...

  • Kerry tries to ease Asian territorial disputes

    NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry tried Sunday to calm the brewing storm over territorial disputes in Asian waters, appealing to China and its neighbors to settle their differences and ease tensions. Kerry said at a meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian...

  • Putin meets with Armenia and Azerbaijan heads

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is holding a joint meeting with the leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia, as concerns mount over the escalation of fighting over the South Caucasus region Nagorno-Karabakh. Putin met Sunday with Armenian President Serge Sarkisian and Azerbaijan...

  • In Iraq, Obama launches another drive-by war

    President Obama says he doesn't take lightly the decision to launch air attacks on Iraq -- but you couldn't tell that from the way he launched the attack.

  • Obama: U.S. airstrikes in Iraq will continue for 'some time'

    "We feel confident we can prevent [the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria] from going up the mountain and slaughtering people who are there," Obama said in a statement on the White House South Lawn before leaving on vacation.

  • Four reasons Obama's airstrikes won't solve Iraq's ISIS problem

    When it comes to Iraq, President Obama is very much the reluctant warrior.

  • Hagel: US, India must improve defense cooperation

    NEW DELHI (AP) — The United States and India must seize opportunities to collaborate more on defense development and not let government red tape and other problems stymie progress between the two nations, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday. Capping two days of meetings here,...

  • Obama's Iraq aim: contain, not destroy, extremists

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's new military strategy in Iraq amounts to trying to contain — not destroy — the Islamic militant group that now controls much of the country's northern region. That leaves open the questions of how deeply the U.S. will be drawn into the sectarian...

  • US bombs militants in Iraq as crisis worsens

    IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — The U.S. unleashed its first airstrikes in northern Iraq against militants of the Islamic State group Friday amid a worsening humanitarian crisis. The extremists took captive hundreds of women from a religious minority, according to an Iraqi official, while thousands of other...

  • How Obama decided on airstrikes in Iraq

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For much of the summer, President Barack Obama had watched with alarm as a brutal, al-Qaida-linked insurgency seized more and more territory in northern Iraq. But it wasn't until Thursday, when Obama learned that genocide could be imminent, that the president decided the U.S....

  • A guide to daily developments in Iraq

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S. military, three years after pulling out of Iraq, launched airstrikes against Islamic State targets in the country's northern region Friday, using drones and fighter jets to stem a Sunni insurgency led by the al-Qaida breakaway group. Here's a look at how events unfolded...



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