U.S. Diplomats Banned From Ice Bucket Challenge

U.S. Diplomats Banned From Ice Bucket Challenge

Washington (AFP) -- It is the charity stunt that has got everyone from billionaires to pop stars and even former U.S. presidents drenched by buckets of freezing water. But don't e ...

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Gaza-Based Islamist Group Put On U.S. Terrorist list

Gaza-Based Islamist Group Put On U.S. Terrorist list

Washington (AFP) -- An Islamist Palestinian group based in Gaza has been placed on the U.S. terrorist black list, the State Department announced Tuesday. Since its founding in 201 ...

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Passport Woes

Passport Woes

So you put off renewing your passport because, hey you've got five months left before it expires. Not so fast.  According to Consumerist many countries require at least six-months ...

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White House Hails Maliki Departure As ‘Major Step Forward’

White House Hails Maliki Departure As ‘Major Step Forward’

Washington (AFP) -- The White House welcomed Nuri al-Maliki's decision to drop his bid to remain Iraq's prime minister as a "major step forward" to unite a country divided by a ji ...

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Report: No ‘Deliberate Wrongdoing’ By Obama Administration In Benghazi Attack

Report: No ‘Deliberate Wrongdoing’ By Obama Administration In Benghazi Attack

Republicans who won’t stop trying to turn the 2012 Benghazi attack into the second coming of Watergate now have even less credibility. The House Intelligence Committee is preparin ...

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U.S.: Russia Has Violated Arms Treaty By Testing Cruise Missile

U.S.: Russia Has Violated Arms Treaty By Testing Cruise Missile

Washington (AFP) - The United States has found that Russia violated a 1987 arms control treaty by testing a ground-launched cruise missile, a senior U.S. official said late Monday ...

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Russia’s Actions In Ukraine ‘Gasoline On The Fire,’ U.S. Diplomat Says

Russia’s Actions In Ukraine ‘Gasoline On The Fire,’ U.S. Diplomat Says

By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times KIEV, Ukraine -- The U.S. ambassador to Ukraine had stern words for Russia on Friday, continuing a week in which Washington has toughened its ...

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U.S. ‘Delighted’ By Impending Arrival Of Sudanese Christian Convert

U.S. ‘Delighted’ By Impending Arrival Of Sudanese Christian Convert

Washington (AFP) -- The White House said it was "delighted" over the release by Sudan of a Christian woman sentenced to death for renouncing Islam, and welcomes her arrival "soon" ...

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U.S. Congratulates Iraq On Electing New President

U.S. Congratulates Iraq On Electing New President

Washington (AFP) -- The United States threw its weight behind the newly elected president of Iraq, Fuad Masum, and urged him to form a "cohesive government" to help fight Islamic ...

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Officials: U.S. Knew Three Days Before Mosul Fell That Islamic State Was Moving Forces

Officials: U.S. Knew Three Days Before Mosul Fell That Islamic State Was Moving Forces

By Hannah Allam, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration knew an attack was in the works three days in advance of the Islamic State's offensive in north ...

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