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U.S.-led coalition air strikes begin in Syria

U.S.-led coalition air strikes begin in Syria

The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in eastern Syria, and the U.S. undertook a separate, unilateral air attack on what it…

For Obama, air strikes bring rare coalition victory

For Obama, air strikes bring rare coalition victory

For President Barack Obama, the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria marked an unexpected foreign policy victory as he plunges the U.S. deeper into a…

Expect more votes from Congress on Syria

Expect more votes from Congress on Syria

As far as Congress is concerned, President Barack Obama’s Mideast war strategy isn’t in the clear yet. The president got what he wanted this past week when the House and…

Still looking for coalition to fight Islamic extremists

Still looking for coalition to fight Islamic extremists

The White House said Sunday it will find countries willing to send combat troops to fight Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq, but it’s too early to identify them. White…

In the Mideast, the wars never appear to end

In the Mideast, the wars never appear to end

Thirteen years after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, this was supposed to be a season of relief, with Iraq managing on its own and most U.S. troops finally ending their…

Obama urges caution on using force in Mideast

Obama urges caution on using force in Mideast

Faced with deepening crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, President Barack Obama is putting the brakes on the notion that American military power can solve either conflict. While that…

Kerry heads back in Mideast to push for cease-fire

Kerry heads back in Mideast to push for cease-fire

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is making a renewed push for a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas with another trip to the Middle East after the civilian death toll…

Kerry: Iraq insurgency threatens entire Mideast

Kerry: Iraq insurgency threatens entire Mideast

Arab countries should resist funding Sunni fighters in what is turning into a cross-border war between Iraq and Syria because that support eventually could help the fast-spreading insurgency in Iraq,…

U.S. not giving up on Mideast peace…yet

U.S. not giving up on Mideast peace…yet

The suspension of peace talks between Israel and Palestinians on Thursday delivered the harshest blow yet to Secretary of State John Kerry’s ambitious, if perhaps quixotic, hope of ending the…