The United States and its anti-Islamic State coalition allies said Thursday they've reached a key moment in their campaign to defeat the extremist group, despite several months of limited ground gains and major terrorist attacks.
The Pentagon has revised its Law of War guidelines to remove wording that could permit U.S. military commanders to treat war correspondents as "unprivileged belligerents" if they think the journalists are sympathizing or cooperating with enemy forces.
Ten Brazilians who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State militant group were arrested Thursday, authorities announced, describing them as "amateurs" who discussed on social media the possibility of staging attacks during next month's Olympics.
French President Francois Hollande announced new help Friday for Iraq's military in fighting Islamic State extremists, trying to show his government is taking action amid criticism that there weren't enough police protecting Nice's Bastille Day celebration when a truck attack last week killed 84 people.
Since Vladimir Putin retook Russia's presidency in 2012, the nation has annexed Crimea in March 2014; incited a separatist rebellion in eastern Ukraine and sent in its military to help; engaged in provocative maneuvers in NATO airspace, and intervened militarily in the Syrian civil war.
America's top spymaster offered contrarian assessments of some key issues: warning against "hyping" the threat posed by the Syrian al-Qaeda affiliate (terrorist group) Jabhat al-Nusra, cautioning against Obama administration plans to share intelligence with Russia on Syrian targets and questioning Turkish claims that last Friday's coup attempt was organized by a cleric living in the United States.
Turkey's top diplomat urged the United States on Friday to quickly hand over a self-exiled cleric who Turkish leaders have linked to last week's coup attempt — an issue that risks causing serious tension between the two allies.
As leaders from across the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group meet in Washington this week, they are increasingly facing a crucial question: How will the coalition help the Iraqi government put the city of Mosul back together after it is taken back from the militants?
Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that the U.S. had accepted an invitation to send a Navy ship to New Zealand for the first time in three decades, signaling an end to a stalemate between the two countries that was sparked by New Zealand's anti-nuclear policy.
The Obama administration has begun to see Jabhat al-Nusra, al-Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, as a global threat that could eventually rival the Islamic State, echoing a Russian argument that it has long resisted.
Amid China's outrage over an international tribunal that rejected its territorial claims in the South China Sea, the country is using new language that some experts say shows Beijing wants to be more flexible. But it is too late?
Turkey's state of emergency began Thursday with a top official assuring the country that it would not harm the economy, democracy or scare away investors, even as European nations expressed misgivings.
A former al-Qaida militant who gained fame with the publication of a diary about life at Guantanamo has been approved for release from the detention center at the U.S. base in Cuba, his lawyers said Wednesday.
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