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House Republicans drafting resolution to authorize training of Syrian rebels

Charles Hoskinson | Published: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

The resolution would not authorize any money, but would allow contributions from foreign governments, a senior House Armed Services Committee aide said.

Tiny Qatar plays outsize role in US war strategy

Qatar, Nation | Updated: 5 hr ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just miles from where former Guantanamo Bay terror suspects have resettled, American warplanes take off from Qatar's al-Udeid air base in the global war on extremism. The...

NATO-member countries delivering weapons to Ukraine

Jennifer Peebles | Published: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

"I have no right to disclose any specific country we reached that agreement with. But the fact is that those weapons are already on the way to us," Ukraine's defense minister said.

Britain to do 'whatever it takes' to stamp out Islamic State, Cameron says

Luke Rosiak | Published: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

But the British prime minister said he does not intend to put troops on the ground in either Iraq or Syria.

Snowden leaks again: NSA, UK taps Germans' computers, phones

Jennifer Peebles | Published: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

Intelligence officials in the U.S. and Britain can secretly get information from individual computers and smartphones in Germany, a leading German publication says, citing information from American...

American man sentenced to hard labor in North Korea

Jennifer Peebles | Published: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

An American man has been sentenced to six years of hard labor by a court in North Korea, where authorities had accused him of trying to investigate human rights issues.

No specifics on who'll be on ground to fight Islamic State

Luke Rosiak | Published: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

The Obama administration made an all-out publicity push Sunday to bolster support for the president's plan in Syria, putting top White House surrogates on television all day.

Obama aide: 'Doctors and pharmacists' now ready to fight

Luke Rosiak | Published: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

The civilian fighters in Syria are "getting better and more capable," Obama Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said.

McCaul: Obama delayed on Islamic State as he pondered legacy

Luke Rosiak | Published: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

"The bottom line is, ISIS does not fit in the president's narrative," Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, said on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday.

Arab allies willing to launch airstrikes against Islamic State

Jennifer Peebles | Published: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

A number of Arab nations are offering to launch airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, American officials say.