Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Middle East
Syrian migrants sit in a bus to register in a camp after they crossed the Hungarian-Serbian border near Roszke, Hungary August 25, 2015. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

‘The Wave Has Reached Us:’ EU Gropes For Answers To Migrant Surge

Migrants are a huge issue in many, many countries.

August 26, 2015
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Donald Trump — Man Of War

We should all give thanks to Donald Trump’s reality-TV-show run for the Republican presidential nomination because of what it reveals about his fan base.

August 22, 2015
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei departs after casting his ballot in the parliamentary election in Tehran

Iran Still Closed To U.S. Influence After Nuclear Deal: Khamenei

Iran will remain closed to U.S. influence and continue to oppose U.S. policies in the Middle East after its nuclear deal with big powers.

August 17, 2015
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Cartoon: Jeb Bush Visits The Subject Of Iraq

“Where are we?”

August 16, 2015
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Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, And Ignoring The Past

At least we’d know what to expect from them. That’s the cheeriest way to cast the latest in presidential dynasty news.

August 13, 2015
2016 Republican U.S. presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is the first candidate on stage before the start of the Voters First Presidential Forum in Manchester

Jeb Bush’s Brotherly Wager

Bush’s attack on Clinton and Obama for their “blind haste” to get out of Iraq played well with the GOP voters — but it might haunt him later.

August 13, 2015
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Analysis: Jeb Bush Offered Inaccurate Version Of Iraq War History

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, in his Tuesday speech that was billed as a major foreign policy address, provided a distorted version of the U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq and an incorrect account of the origins of the Islamic State.

August 12, 2015
Republican 2016 U.S. presidential candidate Bush speaks to attendees at the RedState Gathering in Atlanta

Jeb Bush Says Hillary Clinton Shares Blame For Islamic State Rise

Iraq is a tricky topic for Bush, given the dismay many Americans still feel over the rationale for the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq ordered by his brother.

August 12, 2015
U.S. President Obama delivers a statement about the nuclear deal reached between Iran and six major world powers from the White House in Washington

Obama Vs. The Cavaliers Of Unilateralism

If you wondered why President Obama gave such a passionate and, yes, partisan speech on behalf of the Iran nuclear deal Wednesday, all you had to do was tune in to the Republican presidential debate the next night.

August 10, 2015
A staff member removes the Iranian flag from the stage after a group picture with foreign ministers and representatives during the Iran nuclear talks at the Vienna International Center in Vienna

Creators Of Iran Situation Should Stay Out Of It Now

In a speech on the Iran deal President Obama chastised Dick Cheney and his ilk. He didn’t mention the former vice president by name, but few in the audience would have missed the reference.

August 8, 2015
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Afghanistan Investigates Reports Of Taliban Leader’s Death

“We are aware of the reports of the passing of Mullah Omar, the Taliban leader,” Sayed Zafar Hashemi, a spokesman for President Ashraf Ghani, told reporters.

July 29, 2015
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry testifies before a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the Iran nuclear agreement in Washington

Kerry Warns U.S. Congress Scrapping Iran Deal Would Mean Path To Nuclear Weapon

“If we walk away, we walk away alone. Our partners are not going to be with us.”

July 28, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference about the recent nuclear deal reached with Iran, in Washington

Any Fool Can Start A War With Iran

When you’re the most powerful economic and military power on Earth, Obama keeps saying with regard to the Iran deal, it’s important to act like it.

July 22, 2015
Iranians hold pictures of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as they celebrate in the street following a nuclear deal with major powers, in Tehran

U.S. ‘Disturbed’ By Iranian Leader’s Criticism After Deal

The United States said on Tuesday it was very disturbed by anti-U.S. hostility voiced by Iran’s top leader after a nuclear deal.

July 21, 2015
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Obama’s Best Iran Role Model Is The First President Bush

As he seeks support for the new international deal to limit Iran’s nuclear program, Obama is seeking comparisons with Reagan and Nixon.

July 16, 2015
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Number Of Syrian Refugees Tops Four Million: UN

More than 4 million Syrians have fled the civil war ravaging their country and become refugees in the surrounding region.

July 9, 2015
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Biden Tries To Mollify Iraqis, Promises Training And Equipment

Vice President Joe Biden called Iraq’s prime minister Monday to try to smooth over a rough exchange of words between the two governments after the fall of important cities to Islamic State militants in recent days.

May 25, 2015
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U.S. Defense Secretary Says Iraqis Need ‘Will To Fight’ To Defeat Islamic State

Republicans blamed Obama’s decision to pull troops out of Iraq after years of war.

May 24, 2015
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Obama Vows No Bad Deal With Iran: ‘This Deal Will Have My Name On It’

“This deal will have my name on it,” Obama said, “so nobody has a bigger personal stake in making sure that it delivers on its promise.

May 22, 2015
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Fall Of Ramadi Prompts New Questions About Obama’s Strategy Against Islamic State

Islamic State’s takeover of Ramadi gives Congressional hawks reason to criticize Obama’s foreign policy decisions.

May 19, 2015
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Islamic State Captures Key Iraqi City

The takeover appeared to be a major victory for Islamic State, which has withstood a large-scale U.S. bombing campaign and maintains strongholds in Iraq and neighboring Syria.

May 18, 2015
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New Arab Coalition Coming Together To Intervene In Libya

Libya is now split between two governments, controlled by rival militias, and home to a blossoming Islamic State affiliate.

May 11, 2015
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Syria’s Assad Says He’s ‘Not Worried’ Despite Battlefield Setbacks

Assad, the Syrian leader embroiled in sectarian battles and a civil war, addressed the nation on the national holiday of Marty’s Day, saying the state and army are still strong.

May 6, 2015
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U.N. Meets On Yemen As Relief Ops Threatened

The U.N. Security Council began closed-door consultations Friday on the conflict in Yemen, where fuel shortages are threatening relief operations as Saudi-led air strikes enter a sixth week.

May 1, 2015
A flag of the Islamic State (IS) is seen in Rashad, Iraq, on September 11, 2014

Islamic State Video Purportedly Shows Killing Of Christians In Libya

In a gruesome replay of beheadings of captive Christians, an Islamic State video disseminated on social media Sunday purportedly shows the point-blank shootings and decapitations of two groups of Ethiopian Christians in Libya.

April 20, 2015
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