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  • Hundreds fear extremists, flee north Nigerian city

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Lacking confidence in government military forces, hundreds of people are fleeing Nigeria's northeast state capital of Maiduguri as Islamic extremists close in, residents said Friday. One prominent resident said soldiers have been evacuating their own families from Maiduguri...

  • Obama: US hopeful, skeptical on Ukraine cease-fire

    NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — President Barack Obama says he's skeptical that pro-Russian separatists and Russia's government will abide by a cease-fire reached Friday. Obama says he's hopeful about the agreement between Ukraine's government and pro-Russian rebels. But he says that based on past...

  • France ready to act against Islamic State group

    NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — French President Francois Hollande says his country is ready to join a coalition to take action against the Islamic State group if Iraqi authorities request it and the United Nations approves. The French leader spoke to reporters Friday at the end of a two-day NATO summit...

  • Round two: Team Clinton book ratchets up attack on Obama's 'feckless' policies

    A key member of the Clinton kitchen cabinet is out with a new book that slams U.S. policy as "muddled, irresolute, and even feckless."

  • Iraq attacks kill 17 as mass grave found

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of attacks across Iraq on Friday killed 17 people, including four Shiite militiamen and a Sunni tribal chief, while a mass grave in the north was found to contain the bodies of 15 Shiite truck drivers killed by Sunni militants. Police officials said the deadliest attack...

  • Pro-Russia rebels say on Twitter they have signed cease-fire deal with Ukraine

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Pro-Russia rebels say on Twitter they have signed cease-fire deal with Ukraine.

  • Report: U.S. taking precautions to defend Baghdad's 'green zone' from ISIS attacks

    As the Obama administration continues to weigh its options for dealing with the rise and spread of ISIS, the situation in the Middle East is growing increasingly volatile.

  • US plans major border security program in Nigeria

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The United States is preparing to launch a "major" border security program to help Nigeria and its neighbors combat the increasing number and scope of attacks by Islamic extremists, a senior U.S. official for Africa said Thursday. Nigerian insurgents have begun attacking...

  • Ignorance fuels the calls for war

    Advocates of the United States' armed interventions in the Middle East had no clue of the realities of society and politics in those countries — yet they acted as though they could foresee the aftermath of our invasions.

  • Chris Christie looks to build foreign policy credentials

    As New Jersey's governor, the possible 2016 presidential contender has very little foreign policy experience of his own. This week, he will begin to work to chip away at this potential vulnerability.

  • Vladimir Putin's goal is to reconstruct a 'Greater Russia'

    Events in Ukraine since mid-August demonstrate that the Russian dictator knows how to create operational and tactical options in order to achieve long-range, history-shaping strategic goals.

  • Joe Biden: U.S. will follow ISIS to 'gates of hell'

    "We take care of those who are grieving," the VP said, "and when that's finished, they should know we will follow them to the gates of hell until they are brought to justice, because hell is where they will reside."

  • GOP lawmaker writing House bill authorizing military force against ISIS

    Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., said he'll introduce his legislation next week, when Congress returns from the summer recess.

  • John Boehner: Obama 'sowed seeds' of current foreign policy crises

    House Speaker John Boehner was highly critical President Obama's foreign policy during an interview Tuesday, blaming the White House for sowing the seeds of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

  • Editorial cartoon: Projecting weakness

    Cartoon by Nate Beeler/Cagle Cartoons.



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