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Anti-IS Air Strikes in Syria, Iraq

The United States and its coalition partners have launched another round of air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, conducting 26 strikes since early on January 23. More

Kurdish Forces Cut Key IS Supply Line

Kurdish forces have launched a major offensive against Islamic State militants in northern Iraq. More

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond (left) and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

Kerry: Progress Made In Fighting IS

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the Islamic State (IS) extremist group is a global problem but that progress has been made fighting the group. More

Iraqi Leader Calls For Training, Weaponry From U.S.-Led Coalition

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has appealed to a U.S.-led international coalition to do more to help fight Islamic State militants, saying assistance pledged so far is not enough. More

A man walks past televisions sets displaying a news program about an Islamic State video purporting to show two Japanese captives at an electronics store in Tokyo on January 20.

IS Threatens Japanese Hostages

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said a threat by Islamic State (IS) militants to kill two Japanese hostages is "unforgivable" and demanded their immediate release. More

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Anbar Tribe Threatens To Quit Over Lack Of Weapons As IS Overruns Areas East Of Ramadi

The Albu Ghanem tribe had warned the central and local governments that it would withdraw from the fight against Islamic State militants unless its fighters were supplied with ammunition and weapons within five hours. More
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Features & Commentary

It Was A Rough Road For U.S. Foreign Policy In 2014

The Obama administration was confronted in 2014 with a wave of foreign policy crises that sent it scrambling to mobilize U.S. military and economic might to stamp out fires across the globe.
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With Hagel Out, Past Contenders Eyed As Next U.S. Defense Chief

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s abrupt announcement of his resignation on November 24 leaves a top cabinet position open in U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration, and early speculation suggests that candidates previously considered for the job could be tapped to lead the Pentagon.
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Who's In, Who's Out: Republicans Take Over Top U.S. Foreign-Policy Committees

Republicans won big in U.S. Congressional elections on November 4, a surge whose impact could ripple beyond the borders of the United States.
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