Obama pitches Iran deal to vets, TV host Stewart

Jul 22, 2015

Obama pitches Iran deal to vets, TV host Stewart

President Barack Obama’s campaign to convince Congress to support the Iran nuclear deal led him on Tuesday to a veterans’ convention and “The Daily Show,” where he took jabs at those opposing the agreement. In a back and forth on Comedy Central’s nightly political ...

Obama orders flags lowered to honor Tennessee victims

Jul 22, 2015

Obama orders flags lowered to honor Tennessee victims

President Barack Obama on Tuesday ordered American flags to be flown at half-staff until Saturday in honor of five U.S. servicemen who died in a shooting rampage in Tennessee last week. Four Marines and one sailor were killed when 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez opened ...

U.S., Cuba restore full diplomatic ties after five decades

Jul 20, 2015

U.S., Cuba restore full diplomatic ties after five decades

More than a half century of Cold War and lingering enmity came to an abrupt but quiet end on Monday as the United States and Cuba restored full diplomatic relations. The new era began with little fanfare when an agreement between the two nations ...

Jul 20, 2015

Obama sends Iran deal to wary Congress; Netanyahu urges rejection

President Barack Obama’s administration sent a nuclear agreement with Tehran to Congress on Sunday and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged U.S. lawmakers to reject a deal he said would only feed an “Iranian terror machine.” In a first concrete sign of European determination ...

Jul 19, 2015

Czech Foreign Ministry says five nationals are missing in Lebanon

Five Czechs and their Lebanese driver are missing in Lebanon, a spokeswoman for the Czech Foreign Ministry said Saturday. Lebanese media and a security source had reported earlier Saturday that five Czech nationals were missing after their abandoned vehicle was found near Kefraya in ...

Anger in Iraq after marketplace suicide attack toll jumps to 115

Jul 18, 2015

Anger in Iraq after marketplace suicide attack toll jumps to 115

An attack by the Islamic State group on a crowded marketplace in Iraq’s eastern Diyala province has killed 115 people, including women and children, in one of the deadliest single attacks in the country in the past decade. The mostly-Shiite victims were gathered to ...

Jul 18, 2015

Islamic State suicide car bomb kills over 100 in Iraq

More than 100 people were killed in a suicide car bombing at a busy market in an Iraqi town on Friday, one of the deadliest attacks carried out by Islamic State militants since they overran large parts of the country. The blast brought down ...