09/12/14 05:00 PM
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad's government is angry Washington has not taken it on as a partner in the international campaign to hit the Islamic State group, likely for a very significant reason: It is worried that once the United States has crossed the Rubicon of airstrikes in...
By Sean Lengell | 09/12/14 04:44 PM
"I frankly think the majority of our members are prepared to support the president's request to train and equip other nation's fighters, in Syria and in other places in the Middle East, including Iraq," said Minority Whip Steny Hoyer.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/12/14 04:07 PM
Boehner's letter was in response to a Sept. 10 letter sent by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in which he outlined his vision for reforming Iraq through a more inclusive government.
09/12/14 03:16 PM
BAGHDAD (AP) — Propaganda has been one of the core strategies of the Sunni militant group in Syria and Iraq that today calls itself the Islamic State — and its name is very much a part of that. In July, the group's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, announced its rebranding. He declared that the...
By Byron York | 09/12/14 03:00 PM
President Obama has said many times that there will be no American combat troops on the ground to wage war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
By Becket Adams | 09/12/14 02:03 PM
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, stirred controversy this week after he cut short a speech at a gala event hosted by In Defense of Christians, an advocacy group dedicated to the protection of Christian communities in the Middle East.
By Senator Dan Coats | 09/12/14 01:47 PM
President Obama has finally has acknowledged the threat that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria poses, and his response â€" to begin the process of taking down this so-called caliphate â€" is welcome news.
09/12/14 01:30 PM
PARIS (AP) — France is prepared to invite Iran to an international conference Monday aimed at coordinating actions to knock out the Islamic State extremists in Iraq — even though that runs counter to the U.S. refusal to deal with Tehran. The position reflects a recent shift in France's policy...
09/12/14 05:04 AM
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Two weeks after the end of the Gaza war, there is growing evidence that Hamas militants used residential areas as cover for launching rockets at Israel, at least at times. Even Hamas now admits "mistakes" were made. But Hamas says it had little choice in Gaza's...
By Washington Examiner staff | 09/11/14 08:43 PM
An Iraqi volunteer force chant slogans against the al Qaeda-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and Syria during training in the Shiite holy city of Karbala, June 25, 2014, after authorities urged Iraqis to help battle insurgents. (AP Photo/Ahmed al-Husseini)
09/11/14 06:15 PM
BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida-linked militants released 45 Fijian peacekeepers captured two week ago in Syria, ending the U.N.'s fourth crisis over abducted soldiers in the Golan Heights since March 2013 amid questions about the future of its 40-year-old monitoring mission there. The Fijians were...
By Becket Adams | 09/11/14 04:50 PM
At an event hosted by In Defense of Christians, a group dedicated to the protection of Christian communities in the Middle East, the Sen. Ted Cruz abruptly ended his speech when a small but vocal group of attendees booed him after he praised Israel.
By David M. Drucker | 09/11/14 03:56 PM
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, voiced support for Obama's request, even as he criticized his Islamic State strategy for being insufficient to ultimately defeat the terrorist organization.
By Michael Barone | 09/11/14 03:10 PM
For a devastating assessment of President Obama's Sept. 10 speech, read Walter Russell Mead's piece in his Via Meadia blog.
By Zack Colman | 09/11/14 01:51 PM
Fifty-two percent of respondents to a survey by the Morning Consult said they think sending crude abroad would cause more pain at the pump, though more support (38 percent) rather than oppose (34 percent) ending a 39-year-old ban on exporting oil.
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