Mar 22, 2015

Nine British medical students believed to have traveled to Syria

Nine British medical students have traveled to Syria, apparently to work in hospitals controlled by Islamic State, Britain’s Observer newspaper reported Saturday. The group of four women and five men crossed into Syria from Turkey last week, having traveled from Sudan where they had ...

Obama to announce slower Afghan withdrawal through 2016

Mar 21, 2015

Obama to announce slower Afghan withdrawal through 2016

President Barack Obama is meeting next week with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and is expected to announce plans to slow down the pace of troop withdrawals between now and the end of 2016 to maintain security in Afghanistan. Current ...

Mar 20, 2015

Netanyahu backtracks on election opposition to Palestinian state

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he is still committed to Palestinian statehood if circumstances improve, pulling back from comments he made during his re-election campaign rejecting a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “I don’t want a one-state solution,” Netanyahu said in an ...

Mar 19, 2015

Netanyahu win dashes prospect for a thaw with Obama

The Obama administration signaled on Wednesday it could take a tougher stance toward Benjamin Netanyahu following his decisive Israeli election victory and campaign tack to the right, saying there will be consequences for his sudden reversal on the idea of an independent Palestinian state. ...

Prince Charles, Camilla in U.S. capital; will meet with Obama

Mar 18, 2015

Prince Charles, Camilla in U.S. capital; will meet with Obama

Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, arrived in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday for a three-day visit, during which they plan to visit cultural and educational sites before heading to Kentucky. The royal couple landed at Andrews Air Force Base, where they shook hands ...

Iraqi Kurds claim Islamic State group used chemical weapons

Mar 15, 2015

Iraqi Kurds claim Islamic State group used chemical weapons

Kurdish authorities in Iraq said Saturday they have evidence that the Islamic State group used chlorine gas as a chemical weapon against peshmerga fighters, the latest alleged atrocity carried out by the extremist organization now under attack in Tikrit. The allegation by the Kurdistan ...