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Syrian opposition welcomes Obama's announcement

September 11, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's main Western-backed opposition group on Thursday welcomed President Barack Obama's authorization of U.S. more »»

Fiji says its captive troops are shown in video

September 11, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — The 45 Fijian peacekeepers held captive by an al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebel group are alive and well and will be released soon, one of the hostages said in a video released Thursday... more »»

War gives inspiration to Gaza's artists

September 11, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian filmmaker Khalil Mozayen's latest work was already complexly layered — a movie within a movie about a director and screenwriter producing a film about an... more »»

Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for first time

September 11, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.. more »»

Obama to launch airstrikes in Syria for first time

September 11, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major reversal, President Barack Obama ordered the United States into a broad military campaign Wednesday night to "degrade and ultimately destroy" Islamic State militants... more »»

US gives ambulances to Sierra Leone to fight Ebola

September 10, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — As the U.S. more »»

Obama: US to expand airstrikes on Islamic State

September 10, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major reversal, President Barack Obama moved Wednesday night to deepen the U.. more »»

Islamic State group not an unstoppable juggernaut

September 10, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group is often described as the most fearsome jihadi outfit of all: a global menace outweighing al-Qaida, with armies trembling before its advance. more »»

Kerry says US will back Iraq against militants

September 10, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — The United States pledged Wednesday to stand by Iraq as its new leaders pleaded for help in facing down a rampant, deadly insurgency. The assurances by U.S. more »»

Scientists say the ozone layer is recovering

September 10, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth's protective ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, a U.N. more »»

9 topless activists cleared in Notre Dame protest

September 10, 2014

PARIS (AP) — A Paris court on Wednesday threw out a legal complaint against nine activists who bared their breasts in a protest at Notre Dame Cathedral but ruled that three security guards who... more »»

Obama to deepen America's military role in Mideast

September 10, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major reversal, President Barack Obama is moving to deepen the U.S. more »»

Major river overflows, threatening Pakistan city

September 10, 2014

JHANG, Pakistan (AP) — Raging monsoon floods across India and Pakistan that have killed more than 450 people poured into the plains of eastern Punjab province on Wednesday, sending a major river... more »»

Putin promises new weapons to fend Western threats

September 10, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will counter military moves by the U.S. more »»

UK leader rushes to fend off Scottish independence

September 10, 2014

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The British political establishment descended on Scotland on Wednesday to plead for a united United Kingdom, after polls suggested the once-fanciful notion of Scots votin... more »»

What Mideast states could offer a US coalition

September 10, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — If Arab states, plus NATO member Turkey, join a coalition to take on Islamic State militants, they bring both formidable weaponry and some hesitation about participating in an... more »»

Syrian rebel group names new leaders after blast

September 10, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian rebel group named a new leader and military chief on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after an explosion killed a dozen of its senior figures in a devastating blow to one of... more »»

France ready to participate in Iraq airstrikes

September 10, 2014

PARIS (AP) — France offered Wednesday to take part in airstrikes against extremist fighters in Iraq if needed, but insisted on a more careful tack for Syria. more »»

Afghan talks could continue after inauguration

September 10, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The candidate most likely to be named the next president of Afghanistan said Wednesday that he believes in a government of national unity and will seek to include his... more »»

Weapons watchdog: Chlorine likely used in Syria

September 10, 2014

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A toxic chemical, almost certainly chlorine, was used "systematically and repeatedly" as a weapon in attacks on villages in northern Syria earlier this year, the... more »»

 
 

 

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