08/11/14 06:45 AM
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has offered his harshest criticism yet of hard-liners opposed to making a deal over its contested nuclear program with world powers, saying they should go "to hell." Rouhani made the comments Monday while addressing an annual meeting of...
08/11/14 05:04 AM
SYDNEY (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is urging the people of Iraq to remain calm as the country faces a political crisis while battling advances by Islamic State militants. Speaking in Australia on Monday, Kerry said there should be no use of force by political factions as Iraq...
08/10/14 07:45 PM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and top legislators are heading to Israel this week for a two-day visit to show "solidarity" during the country's conflict in Gaza. Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate co-leaders Dean Skelos and Jeff Klein will travel to Israel on...
08/10/14 02:16 PM
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday expressed outrage at violence aimed at religious minorities in Iraq, where fleeing children have died of thirst, and called on the world "to stop these crimes." In a strongly worded message during his traditional Sunday blessing, Francis said the news...
By Timothy P. Carney | 08/08/14 04:29 PM
President Obama says he doesn't take lightly the decision to launch air attacks on Iraq -- but you couldn't tell that from the way he launched the attack.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/09/14 05:44 AM
When it comes to Iraq, President Obama is very much the reluctant warrior.
08/09/14 01:18 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's new military strategy in Iraq amounts to trying to contain — not destroy — the Islamic militant group that now controls much of the country's northern region. That leaves open the questions of how deeply the U.S. will be drawn into the sectarian...
08/09/14 01:17 AM
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — The U.S. unleashed its first airstrikes in northern Iraq against militants of the Islamic State group Friday amid a worsening humanitarian crisis. The extremists took captive hundreds of women from a religious minority, according to an Iraqi official, while thousands of other...
08/08/14 08:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — For much of the summer, President Barack Obama had watched with alarm as a brutal, al-Qaida-linked insurgency seized more and more territory in northern Iraq. But it wasn't until Thursday, when Obama learned that genocide could be imminent, that the president decided the U.S....
By Sean Lengell | 08/08/14 01:57 PM
Boehner accused the president of being "disengaged" despite warnings from Iraqi leaders, Congress and even members of its own administration of the growing threat posed by ISIS.
By Byron York | 08/08/14 12:24 PM
In the president's first sentence Wednesday night, he stressed that he was authorizing two, and only two, actions.
By Mona Charen | 08/08/14 10:46 AM
The organization plays a supporting role in every war between Hamas and Israel.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/08/14 10:10 AM
Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby confirmed the bombing in a tweet Friday morning.
By Ed Sykes | 08/08/14 09:07 AM
"There is no decision I take more seriously than the use of military force."
By Becket Adams | 08/06/14 10:22 AM
Here are three really insane things that have been said publicly by supporters of Palestine.
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