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Sep 11, 2014

Republicans rebuff Obama on training Syrian rebels

House Republicans have rebuffed President Barack Obama’s request for explicit approval to train and equip Syrian rebels battling forces seeking creation of an Islamic State and to spend up to $2 billion stabilizing the situation in Ukraine, Iraq and other hotspots, U.S. officials said ...

Dick Cheney lectures Obama on Islamic State

Sep 11, 2014

Dick Cheney lectures Obama on Islamic State

He spent eight years bending the ear of George W. Bush. On Wednesday, former Vice President Dick Cheney sought to advise another U.S. leader, this time over how to contend with violent jihadists. In a Washington speech, Cheney, an architect of the U.S. invasion ...

Afghanistan's Abdullah rejects election outcome

Sep 9, 2014

Afghanistan's Abdullah rejects election outcome

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah said Monday that he will not accept the expected official results of the election, breaking a pledge he made to the U.S. secretary of state and injecting new tension into an already drawn-out political process. Appearing tired and nervous, ...

Khalilzad, ex-top U.S. diplomat, in laundering probe

Sep 9, 2014

Khalilzad, ex-top U.S. diplomat, in laundering probe

Zalmay Khalilzad, who served as U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq and the United Nations under President George W. Bush, is being investigated by American authorities for suspected money laundering, Austrian officials said Monday. State prosecutor Thomas Vecsey confirmed a report in the Austrian weekly ...