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  • Kerry: Assad used chlorine gas on Syrian rebels

    Syria's Bashar Assad has violated last year's chemical weapons pact by using chlorine gas in the civil war raging in that country, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday.

  • State Department spent millions on six towers nobody wants in Afghanistan

    Six communication towers were built in Afghanistan at a cost to U.S. taxpayers of more than $6.5 million, despite the fact that the Pentagon didn't want them and Afghan officials couldn't use them.

  • VIDEO: John Kerry testifies on Capitol Hill on strategy to defeat the Islamic State

    Secretary of State John Kerry testified in front of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Wednesday on the United States' strategy to defeat the Islamic State.

  • Islamic State crisis reveals Obama administration has a serious communication problem

    The rise of the ultra-violent group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has revealed an unsettling truth: Top Obama administration officials do not appear to be communicating with each other as they scramble to address the growing terrorist threat.

  • Kerry to chair UN Security Council meeting on Iraq

    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...

  • Arab allies willing to launch airstrikes against Islamic State

    A number of Arab nations are offering to launch airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, American officials say.

  • Egypt seeks broader alliance with US over Libya

    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...

  • Kerry: 'Would not be appropriate' for Iran to attend conference on combating Islamic State

    Secretary of State John Kerry says Iran shouldn't come to a Paris conference about the threat posed by the Islamic State.

  • Strikes in Iraq, Syria expected under new war plan

    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...

  • Differences over 'war' with Islamic State spark frustration

    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.

  • Kerry: 'Premature' to outline countries' anti-ISIS roles

    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.

  • Unlike Kerry, White House says U.S. and the Islamic State are 'at war'

    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.

  • Obama muddles his own case for war in Iraq

    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....

  • Arab allies pledge to fight Islamic State group

    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...

  • Obama's coalition may not hold against Islamic State

    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.



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