Don't rule out ground troops to fight IS jihadists: Blair

Sep 22, 2014

Don't rule out ground troops to fight IS jihadists: Blair

Former British Prime Minister and Middle East peace envoy Tony Blair said Monday that sending ground troops to fight the Islamic State group should not be ruled out. Blair, who sent British forces to fight wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, said he knows “as ...

Sep 22, 2014

China says two killed, many injured in Xinjiang explosions

China says at least two people have been killed and many others injured in multiple explosions in the western region of Xinjiang. The Tianshan news portal, which is run by the regional branch of the Communist Party, says the explosions happened Sunday afternoon in ...

Skepticism grows over Obama's 'no boots on the ground' war plan

| Sep 20, 2014

Skepticism grows over Obama's 'no boots on the ground' war plan

President Barack Obama faces growing skepticism in Washington over his plan to defeat Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria without U.S. ground troops, with critics blasting the strategy as unrealistic and half-hearted. Obama’s repeated vow that he will not order “boots on the ...

Sep 18, 2014

Slain Britons get Thai autopsies

Police in Thailand said Wednesday they had conducted autopsies on two British tourists whose bludgeoned bodies were found on a scenic resort island this week. DNA samples have also been collected from several people who were among those in the area where the killings ...

Tiny Qatar plays outsize role in U.S. war strategy

Sep 17, 2014

Tiny Qatar plays outsize role in U.S. war strategy

Just kilometers from where former Guantanamo Bay terrorist suspects have resettled, American warplanes take off from Qatar’s al-Udeid air base in the global war on extremism. The contrast in images illustrates why tiny but rich Qatar is an intriguing player in what President Barack ...