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  • Zogby Report Card: Obama's 'community organizing' worked at UN

    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama showed that his old days as a Chicago community organizer can work even in the halls of the United Nations.

  • Syrian refugees see future in continental Europe

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Surrounded by compatriots among a row of white canvas tents and prefabricated homes, Bahjat Molla sings mournfully of missing his Latakia home, of the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, of sitting with his mother. It's an impromptu performance for the 22-year old in front of...

  • Lamborn: Generals should resign with 'glory'

    A Republican member of the House Armed Services Committee said U.S. generals should resign "in a blaze of glory" if they disagree with President Obama's foreign policy.

  • Germany arrests Syria returnee over extremist link

    BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say they have arrested a man who returned in August from a long stay in Syria and says he spent time there with the extremist Islamic State group. Police and prosecutors said Friday the 21-year-old from Muelheim an der Ruhr in western Germany, who wasn't...

  • Pentagon spending $10 million a day fighting ISIS: Hagel

    Pentagon officials had previously estimated the cost at $7.5 million a day, but that was before the campaign was extended to Syria on Monday.

  • Turkey's Erdogan calls for no-fly zone in Syria

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that a "no-fly zone" should be created in Syria to protect part of it from attacks by Syria's air force. In his comments to reporters on his return from the U.N. General Assembly in New York, Erdogan did not specify where...

  • What's a war without a code name?

    When the U.S. military strikes, its leaders often choose colorful code names for the operation that sometimes stick in history, like Operation Overlord or Rolling Thunder or Desert Storm.

  • British approve airstrikes in Iraq

    The British Parliament in an emergency session overwhelmingly voted to approve airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets in Iraq.

  • FBI: About 12 Americans fighting in Syria, not 100

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. believes there are about a dozen Americans fighting alongside extremist groups in Syria, not more than 100, as has been cited for months. That's not to say there is no concern about these other 88 or so Americans who officials say have been killed, arrested, traveled...

  • Obama's three Middle East foreign policies

    Earlier this week at the U.N., Obama appeared to have learned the hard way that his previous words and hopes for the region had little impact on shaping it.

  • FBI: About a dozen Americans fighting in Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans the government believes is fighting alongside extremist groups in Syria is almost one-tenth the number cited by government officials and lawmakers for months. There are about 12 Americans believed to be fighting in Syria right now, FBI Director James...

  • Syria's Islamic rebels fear US could hit them

    BEIRUT (AP) — When the United States opened its aerial campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria this week, its first salvo also hit an al-Qaida cell it says was planning terror attacks — a move that has injected more chaos into the conflict and could help President Bashar Assad. Amid...

  • Senators: U.S.-backed Syrian rebels also must target Assad

    While the United States has begun arming and training Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State, opposition forces also should focus on toppling Bashar Assad, say Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.

  • FBI identifies Islamic State beheader

    The FBI said Thursday it has identified the masked Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militant shown in videotapes of the beheadings of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff.

  • US-led strikes hit IS-held oil sites in Syria

    BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-led airstrikes targeted Syrian oil installations held by the extremist Islamic State group overnight and early Thursday, killing at least 19 people as more families of militants left their key stronghold, fearing further raids, activists said. The strikes aimed to knock out...



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