By Kelly Cohen | 09/18/14 01:10 PM
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.
09/17/14 07:31 PM
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's new prime minister ruled out stationing U.S. ground troops in his country, chiding the international community Wednesday for inaction in Syria and lamenting the "puzzling" exclusion of neighboring Iran from the coalition being assembled to fight the Islamic State group....
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/17/14 05:53 PM
The vote to authorize President Obama to train and equip Syrian rebel forces to combat the Islamic State was 273 to 156 and came after six hours of debate, carried over two days.
By Austin Bay | 09/17/14 04:06 PM
A leader who can create and lead an effective international coalition must back words with action, and he must lead from the front, not from behind.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/17/14 01:35 PM
Sen. Joe Manchin is among several Senate Democrats who are likely to vote against the government funding measure that includes authorization for President Obama to arm and equip Syrian rebels to fight Islamic terrorists in the Middle East.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/17/14 01:16 PM
"After a decade of massive ground deployments, it is more effective to use our unique capabilities in support of partners on the ground so they can secure their own countries' futures," he said. "And that's the only solution that will succeed over the long term."
By Michael Barone | 09/17/14 01:01 PM
There's a widespread assumption that most Americans prefer multilateral action-- acting with other nations as partners. But maybe that's not so.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/17/14 11:45 AM
The California Democrat called an amendment to arm and train Syrian rebels a "vote of conscience" for her typically anti-war House Democrats, which means the leadership won't try to sway members to back it.
09/16/14 04:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Osama bin Laden is dead and al-Qaida dispersed, yet the horrors keep coming. Western hostages beheaded on camera. School girls abducted by gunmen in the night. Families fleeing their homes in fear they might be killed because of their religion. The news from much of the Middle...
By Mona Charen | 09/16/14 02:29 PM
Only when the Islamic State was charging through the countryside beheading, crucifying and enslaving did Obama bestir himself to notice that the Maliki government had created the conditions for this disaster.
09/16/14 11:31 AM
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian economy is expected to contract for the first time in seven years in 2014, the result of the recent Gaza war, continued Israeli and Egyptian restrictions on Palestinian trade and a drop in foreign aid, the World Bank said Tuesday. The bank issued the...
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/16/14 11:21 AM
Republican critics, despite their reservations about the measure, acknowledge a coalition of Democrats and Republicans will likely pass the legislation this week.
09/16/14 07:00 AM
GENEVA (AP) — As nations mount an offensive against the Islamic State militants that have gained a stronghold in Iraq and Syria, a U.N. human rights commission emphasized Tuesday that the Syrian President Bashar Assad's government has committed the bulk of atrocities in the civil war. The head...
By Susan Crabtree | 09/16/14 05:51 AM
The continuing strength of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in the country has already stalled plans to rehabilitate terrorists held by the U.S. there.
09/15/14 09:32 PM
PARIS (AP) — As more than two dozen nations pledged Monday to help Iraq fight the Islamic State militants, the United States said it was open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington's earlier opposition to Tehran even attending the conference. U.S. Secretary...
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