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  • Obama's unnecessary, unpromising war

    American presidents make a practice of raising expectations they can't meet. President Obama's declaration against the Islamic State is another unnecessary war against an overblown foe.

  • Ukraine government repels rebel attack on airport

    LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) — A convoy of more than 200 white trucks crossed the Russian border to deliver humanitarian aid to a battered Ukrainian city on Saturday, a move made without Kiev's consent yet met with silence by Ukraine's top leaders. "Early in the morning, we entered Ukraine to bring...

  • 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...

  • Support Obama's new Islamic State plan

    After watching President Obama's intense Islamic State of Iraq and Syria speech Wednesday night, and reading the text several times, I think the president basically -- finally -- got it right.

  • Yemen troops clash with Shiite rebels in capital

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni troops on Saturday clashed with Shiite rebels who have been demonstrating in the capital for weeks demanding the resignation of the government, throwing a deal to end the standoff into question and raising fears of a wider conflict. The clashes broke out in a...

  • 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.

  • AP Enterprise: al-Qaida's Syrian cell alarms US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — While the Islamic State group is getting the most attention now, another band of extremists in Syria — a mix of hardened jihadis from Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria and Europe — poses a more direct and imminent threat to the United States, working with Yemeni bomb-makers to target...

  • German gay rights activist beaten in Belgrade

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A German man who took part in a gay rights conference suffered life-threatening brain injuries when he was severely beaten in downtown Belgrade on Saturday, Serbian police and gay activists said. The identity of the 27-year-old man has not been released. Police said...

  • US gov't warns citizens of terror plot in Uganda

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.S. embassy in Uganda warned American citizens in the country Saturday to stay at home overnight as Ugandan authorities attempt to foil a possible terror attack. The embassy in a message on its website said it is trying to assess the scope of a possible plot by the...

  • Pakistan arrests opposition activists

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police arrested anti-government protesters in what activists said was an effort to crack down on weekslong sit-ins in the capital, while the government said police only apprehended suspects in a recent attack on state-run TV. The party of famed cricketer-turned...

  • Scots nationalists tell opponents: no grudges

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has sought to calm fears that there would be repercussions against opponents of independence if the Yes campaign wins the upcoming referendum. "The day after a Yes vote there will cease to be a No campaign and Yes campaign — only...

  • Obama: 'Relentless' campaign required against Islamic State

    Air strikes, support for ground forces, and the building of a coalition of allies are key to dealing with the Islamic State, Obama remarked Saturday.

  • Family of Syria hostage issues plea to captors

    LONDON (AP) — The family of a British aid worker believed held by Islamic militants in Syria has issued a public plea urging his captors to contact them. Extremists from the Islamic State group have threatened to kill 44-year-old David Haines, and his family said they have not received any...

  • 'New' Scots vote crucial to independence result

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — On the south side of Glasgow, in the heartland of Scotland's Asian community, support for independence from the United Kingdom is strong as Thursday's referendum nears. Colorful displays of Yes posters outnumber those backing the Better Together campaign. Talk on the...

  • Qatar expels Egypt Muslim Brotherhood leaders

    CAIRO (AP) — Leaders of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood group and allied clerics said on Saturday that they are departing Qatar, where they had sought refuge following the ouster of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and the crackdown on his supporters. Their presence in Qatar had severely...



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