With Americans’ fears about a terrorist attack on the rise, a New York Times/CBS News poll finds the public is questioning President Obama’s strategy for combating the Islamic State.
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At a recent closed-door congressional briefing on the administration's new strategy to combat the Islamic State, a top CIA official left little doubt among those in the room about the agency's attitude toward the project.
The House voted Wednesday to approve President Obama’s request to open a new front in the war on terrorism, granting him permission to train and arm some Syrian rebels in the hope that they will fight Islamic State militants advancing in Syria and Iraq.
Latin America and the Caribbean, the world’s most unequal region, has made the greatest progress towards improving food security and has become the region with the largest number of countries to have reached the first Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of halving the proportion of undernourished people.
Coup leader Voreqe Bainimarama was Thursday on the verge of sweeping a historic vote to become Fiji's first elected leader in eight years, as international observers gave the ballot a stamp of approval.
North Korea is not accepting American offers to send a high-level envoy to seek the release of three detained Americans, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday.
Hackers linked to China's government broke into computer networks of private transportation companies working for the U.S. military 20 times in one year, Senate investigators say.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pressed China's president for a speedy resolution of boundary disputes, as Indian and Chinese forces faced off in the Himalayas.
Australian police are conducting what they called the largest counter-terrorism operation in the nation's history, with more than 800 police officers participating.
Economic losses could grow 8 fold; Doctors Without Borders reports its first infected foreign worker.
Torture has become such an integral part of policing in Nigeria that many stations have an informal torture officer, Amnesty International says.
President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Western sanctions against Russia violated the principles of the World Trade Organization and the main way to combat them was to develop the domestic market.
While Scots have been warned repeatedly about the dire consequences of voting for independence from the United Kingdom, half -- more or less -- are expected to do so anyway.
Natural gas is not the only resource the Kremlin can use to gain concessions from Kiev.
Politicians have begun considering ways to stop the jihadists and their increasingly bold propaganda promoting the "holy war." Last Friday, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière made any form of support for Islamic State illegal.
Without diplomatic progress over the next several weeks, world powers and Iran may squander their best opportunity for a comprehensive nuclear agreement.
Russia and Egypt have reached a preliminary deal for Cairo to buy arms worth $3.5 billion from Moscow, Interfax news agency quoted the head of a Russian state arms agency as saying on Wednesday.
Hassan Rouhani won world leaders’ warm embrace a year ago when he arrived at the United Nations General Assembly in New York as Iran’s new president, speaking of reconciliation and offering a new era in relations between his nation and the West.
Many Christians who have fled Islamist militants now see no future in Iraq, home to one of the most ancient Christian communities anywhere.
Republican Trey Gowdy plays it straight.
Should democracies use torture to protect against terrorism?
So far, the Obama administration is bungling its mission for fighting the Islamic State in Syria.
New military measures to deter what NATO perceives to be a direct threat from Russia were adopted at the alliance’s Heads of State meeting in Wales (Sep. 4-5). A few days earlier, President Barack Obama made promises in Estonia that the three tiny Baltic NATO member states would “never stand alone."
In her stunning new book, Naomi Klein has the simplest solution for climate change yet: Ditch fossil fuels. Period.
After weeks of upheaval, the giant boxes litter the capital, Islamabad.
As India welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping today, it’s hard to miss the mixed messages coming from China.
The Chinese president is in India hoping to manage a complex economic and security relationship.
Europe’s political climate is more hostile to Jews now than at any time in recent memory. Rising anti-Semitism among Europe’s Muslims, especially in the wake of the war in Gaza, is one reason for this change.
The Ukrainian leader addresses Congress and Obama, asking hat in hand for help for his beleaguered nation.
Scotland’s pro-independence camp did not need to form armed groups or practice ritual murders to declare their intention to secede from the United Kingdom. Nevertheless, they pushed forward their secessionist scheme, which would separate the two most populous nations in the United Kingdom for the first time since 1707.
Russian State media's comparisons of Donetsk to Scotland are utterly ridiculous, in large part because post-Soviet referendums are always messier than Great Britain's gentlemanly debate.
No matter how Scotland's independence referendum turns out, it's clear that nationalism is all the rage across the Atlantic.
How can Scotland ignore the economic consequences for the sake of independence?
There is a proverb that if you sit by the river long enough, you will eventually see the body of your enemy floating by.
Antipiracy patrols dump tons of heroin and other drugs overboard -- but have to let the bad guys go.
Argentina’s central government and the governors of the 10 oil provinces have agreed on a plan to attract greater investment in the hydrocarbons sector by overhauling a decades-old law, President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s office said Wednesday.
Peruvian President Ollanta Humala will meet his Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos on Sept. 30 in the Amazon city of Iquitos, as part of the first-ever cabinet session between the two neighboring nations.
Ecuador is seeking to develop its own satellite using space technology from China and to collaborate with the Asian country in weapons production, Ecuadorian Defense Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa said Wednesday in Beijing.
The Bahamas’ government announced a measure Wednesday aimed at making it harder for migrants to work in the island chain and said it was considering additional restrictions as part of a plan that appeared mostly aimed at the large numbers of Haitians who have settled in the country in recent years.
Former Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori is expected to carry a handwritten letter from current leader Shinzo Abe to South Korean President Park Geun-hye during a visit today, according to diplomatic sources.
Kazakh Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov arrived in Mexico City on Wednesday, becoming the first senior official from Kazakhstan to visit Mexico.
Russian President Vladimir Putin ratified an agreement with Kazakhstan on military-technical cooperation.
The United States will send four tanks, 12 infantry combat vehicles and 150 troops to Latvia in order to bolster the security of the Baltic nations, a spokesperson for the Latvian Ministry of Defense, Kaspars Galkins, said Thursday.
The Finnish government has given conditional backing to an updated application from Finnish-Russian group Fennovoima to build a nuclear reactor in the north of the country, prompting the Green Party to quit and weaken the ruling coalition.
Rival leaders of ethnically split Cyprus agreed Wednesday to try to speed up the pace of slow-moving peace talks to resolve outstanding issues in the decades-old conflict, a United Nations official said.
Armed Shiite rebels pushed into Yemen’s capital Sanaa after clashing with the army in the city’s northwest outskirts Thursday, security sources and residents said, in an escalation of weeks of fighting and protests.
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