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Ukraine crisis: Obama 'may supply weapons to Ukraine' - latest (Telegraph, 2/9) "Deadly weapons are an option!" was the headline in Bild's online report. "Obama did not back away from supplying arms to Ukraine,"the ...

 

Islamic State crisis: Thousands rally in Jordan (BBC, 2/6) Thousands have rallied in Jordan's capital, Amman, in support of their government's military response to the killing of a Jordanian fighter pilot ...

 

French police end twin standoffs, killing Charlie Hebdo terror suspects and an associate (WP, 1/9) Deploying stun grenades and assault rifles, French police staged nearly simultaneous operations to end two bloody standoffs Friday, capping three days of carnage that plunged France into a state of siege and heightened ... 3 days of terror: Key events in Paris shootings and hostage-takings

24 hours of terror: How the Paris attack unfolded/Inside look at how the Paris attack unfolded (USA Today, 1/8/15) The carefully planned attack at the offices of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris, where military precision and assault rifles left 12 people dead, differed from terror suicide attacks in that the gunmen had every intention of getting away alive. Paris Terror Attack: Suspects in Charlie Hebdo Attack Possibly Spotted Near ForestParis shooting updates / Suspects spotted, anti-terror police deploy north of ParisCharlie Hebdo -- those who diedThe attack on Charlie HebdoParis shootings live updates: Eiffel Tower lights dimmed as manhunt goes onCharlie Hebdo shooting In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack, a former editor of the Onion who lives in Chicago discusses how the paper dealt with death threats. The Onion's ex-editor 'heartsick' over Charlie Hebdo killings Paris attack heightens European tensions with Muslims

Taliban attack on Pakistan school kills at least 141, mostly children (CBS News, 12/16) More than 140 people are dead after Taliban forces stormed a school in the northwestern city of Peshawar, Pakistan, and opened fire on students and teachers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

'Why I bet £900k on the Scottish referendum' (BBC, 9/22) An anonymous man bet £900,000 on a "No" vote in the Scottish independence referendum. He won. Here he talks through his thought process.

Obama Lays Out Plan to Fight Islamic State Militants (WSJ, 9/10) President Barack Obama proposed a military offensive against Islamic State militants on Wednesday, saying, "We will degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL" but that it won't involve American troops fighting on the ground.

Confronting the ISIS Threat (NYT, 9/8) President Obama said on Sunday that now is the time “to start going on some offense” against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, the ...

 

 

 

ISIS Says It Killed Steven Sotloff After U.S. Strikes in Northern Iraq(NYT, 9/2) An Islamic militant group released a video on Tuesday showing the second beheading of an American hostage in two weeks and blamed President Obama for the killing.

Ukraine Reports Russian Invasion on a New Front (NYT, 8/27) Ukrainian soldiers regrouped in a defensive position after coming under heavy shelling in Novoazovsk, a border town near Russia in southeastern Ukraine. Battle for key southeast coast heats up in Ukraine

Fighting ISIS in Iraq: Questions Linger As U.S. Strikes (NBCNews, 8/8) President Barack Obama has given the green light to take two very different steps — airstrikes and airdrops — to address a security threat and ... The Jihadist March in Iraq (WSJ, 8/7)

Obama announces expanded sanctions against Russia as E.U. aligns (WP, 7/29) Obama announces expanded sanctions against Russia as E.U. aligns ... Russia and unleashed a wave of tough economic sanctions intended ...

Flight 17: U.S. builds case against rebels, Russia in downing of jet in Ukraine (WP, 7/20) The Obama administration expanded its case Sunday accusing Ukrainian separatists and Russian forces of working hand in hand to acquire ...

Israel Launches Ground Invasion of Gaza (WSJ, 7/17) Israel launched a ground invasion of Gaza late Thursday night accompanied by a heavy air bombardment after sending out widespread warnings to Palestinian residents to clear out of the way of impending attacks.

Israel Renews Gaza Bombing After Hamas Rejects Truce Plan (Businessweek, 7/15) Israel renewed its air raids on the Gaza Strip after a Palestinian rocket bombardment left an Egyptian truce proposal the Israelis accepted in ...

Egypt proposes cease-fire for Israel, Hamas (USA Today, 7/14) Israel is demanding guarantees of an extended period of quiet, while Hamas seeks an easing of an Israeli-Egyptian blockade on Hamas-ruled ...

Militants making headway in Iraq and Syria declare creation of formal Islamic state (WP, 6/29/14) The extremist group battling its way through swaths of Iraq and Syria declared the creation of a formal Islamic state Sunday, ...

Obama Says He Will Decide on Military Support for Iraq in ‘Days Ahead’ (NYT, 6/13/14) President Obama announced that he would not be sending United States troops back into combat in Iraq, but said he had asked his national ...

Marathon bargaining that led to Iran nuclear agreement was a wild ride at times (WP, 11/24) A one-word e-mail message flashed suddenly on the phones of weary State Department staffers working the corridors of Geneva's InterContinental Hotel.

Iran, world powers reach historic nuclear deal (WP, 11/23) GENEVA - Iran and six major powers agreed early Sunday on a historic deal that freezes key parts of Iran's nuclear program in exchange for temporary relief on some economic sanctions, diplomats confirmed.

 

As Afghan Pact Is Reached, Kerry Says Apology Wasn’t Considered/Afghan Pact Would Keep U.S. Troops Until 2024 (NYT, 11/20) Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday that the United States and Afghanistan had completed a bilateral security agreement that will be submitted to a grand council of elders in Kabul the next day, but he stated emphatically that ...

Gunmen who stormed Kenya mall reportedly spoke English, were from different countries (WP, 9/23) Pakistan Christians fear more persecution following church attack

U.S., Russia agree on Syria weapons, Obama says force still option

Obama takes Syria case to the public in White House address President Obama said Tuesday he would seize one last diplomatic opening to avoid military strikes on Syria but made a forceful case for why the United States must retaliate for its alleged use of chemical weapons if the effort fails. Lawmakers weigh in after Obama addresses nation on SyriaTimeout: Obama makes his case- by - by Obama Says Diplomatic Solution On Syria Is Possible - by David Mark LIVE UPDATES: President Obama's Address on Syria Aamer Madhani Carrie Dann (WP, 9/10 ) 2013 Ghouta attacks

Russia proposes Syria chemical weapons deal to avert U.S. strike (Reuters b The Russian foreign minister says Moscow will push Syria to place its chemical weapons under international control. Russia Syria. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (Photo: Ivan Sekretarev, AP) ... Related Bashar al-Assad » 2011–2012 Syrian uprising » Syria backs Russian proposal for regime to hand over chemical weaponsLos Angeles Times Syria 'Welcomed' Russian Proposal to Destroy Its Chemical WeaponsABC News From United Kingdom:Russia urges Syria to give up its chemical weaponsBBC News y Stephen Kalin and Arshad Mohammed., 9/9) As President Barack Obama struggled to rally Congress and the American people behind military action in Syria, Russia seized on a ... Syria 'welcomes' Russian proposal on chemical weapons

Uphill battle for Obama: Where Congress stands on Syria The selling of a military strike on Syria(USA Today, 9/8) President Obama faces a daunting battle to win congressional authorization for a military strike on Syria. Obama meets resistance as he presses case for Syria strikeSyria Vote May Derail Obama's Agenda in Congress

 

G20 summit ends without agreement on Syria (Irish Times, 9/6)

Syria Overshadows Economy as G20 Leaders Meet (ABC News b(CNBC, 9/5) Together again, Obama and Putin are "odd couple" at summitRussian President Vladimir Putin (L) welcomes US President Barack Obama at the start of the G20 summit on September 5, 2013 in Saint Petersburg.

Vladimir Putin » Obama and Putin put on a happy face during appearance at G-20, in spite of ... Syria overshadows economy as G20 leaders meet Obama, Putin in showdown as Syria put on G20 menu

COVER Across The Red Line (Time bEvidence of a brutal chemical attack in Syria poses a defining test to the U.S.'s reputation and to Barack Obama's foreign policy vision.

Russia Running Out of Cards on Syria (WSJ, 8/30) Russia has declined to back military action against Syria and has offered the country weapons support. Will Mauldin, WSJ's former deputy bureau chief in Moscow, explains the connection between the two nations. nsight: Syria pays for Russian weapons to boost ties with MoscowRussia sends warships: Has Russia done all it will for Syria?- by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to focus on economy at G20 summit - by Joanna Smith Russia says it is working on preventing attacks as it supplies weaponry to Syria Fred Weir Foreign involvement in the Syrian civil war

Kenyan official: 'Two or three Americans' among the gunmen at Nairobi mall

U.S. Talks Tough on Syria, Ramps Up Attack Planning Obama Faces Toughest Foreign Policy Challenge in SyriaWar in the name of peaceCompeting claims on chemical weapons use in Syria Syria crisis: UN team poised to probe 'chemical attack' In Syria, America Loses if Either Side Wins 2013 Ghouta attacks8/20) Israelis and Palestinians held a third round of negotiations on Tuesday, and Israel's chief representative at the talks predicted the U.S.

 

Kenya mall attack: Smoke pours from mall as forces 'close in'

 

Protesters give Egyptian President Morsi an ultimatum (CBS byClarissa Ward, 7/01) Egypt's Mursi Vows to Stay Defying Military as Death Toll Jumps (Businessweek, 7/2) Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi defied mass protests demanding his resignation, pledging to guard “legitimacy” with his life and calling on the military to withdraw a deadline for resolving the political crisis before the army steps in with its own plan. Egypt's Mohammed Morsi defiant as protest deaths riseDefiant Egyptian president addresses nation, says he won't step downEgypt: President Morsi defies army ultimatum. Now what? An Egyptian renaissance

COVER National Can Service Save Us? (World)

U.S. says Syria used chemical weapons, will send arms to rebels (LATimes by Paul Richter and Christi Parsons, 6/13) The White House declared Thursday that Syria had crossed a "red line" by using chemical weapons in that country's civil war, and in response, U.S. officials said, President Obama had authorized sending arms to some rebel groups. Related 2011–2012 Syrian uprising » Bashar al-Assad » United States of America » Obama to step up military support of Syrian rebelsBusinessweek ABC Online US says Syrian forces have been using chemical weapons: UN puts death toll at ...Highly Cited:US Stepping Up 'Military Support' to Syrian RebelsWall Street Journal In Depth:US says Assad forces used chemical weapons against Syria rebelsReuters

U.S. Helps Allies Trying to Battle Iranian Hackers (NYTimes by THOM SHANKER and DAVID E. SANGER, 6/8) "The Obama administration has begun helping Middle Eastern allies build up their defenses against Iran’s growing arsenal of cyberweapons, and will be doing the same in Asia to contain computer-network attacks from North Korea, according to senior American officials. ... But deterring cyberattacks is a far more complex problem, ...It has been propelled by two high-profile attacks in the past year. One was against Saudi Aramco, ...The other, an attack on South Korea’s banking and media companies ..."

Syria: Attack on military facility was a 'declaration of war' by Israel (CNN, 5/5) Damascus, Syria (CNN) -- A Syrian official called an attack Sunday on the nation's military research facility a "declaration of war" by Israel. Israel » Hezbollah » Syria » Syrian report: Israel bombs outskirts of Damascus for second time in recent days Israel deploys Iron Dome in North amid Syria tensions Israel, US coordinate to thin out Syria's weapon stockpiles Israeli transgression Israeli air strikes: A warning to Syria's Assad

 

 

 

Protesters give Egyptian President Morsi an ultimatum (CBS byClarissa Ward, 7/01) CAIRO, Egypt- The ultimatum came as army helicopters flying the Egyptian flag circled overhead, prompting roars of approval from the hundreds of thousands of protesters in Tahrir square. Related Mohamed Morsi » 2011 Egyptian revolution » Egypt » A not-so-silent majorityDaily News Egypt Egyptian presidency rejects army ultimatum calling on Mohammed Morsi to ...Featured:ABC Online Is Egypt's military about to overthrow an elected president?Christian Science Monitor- by Dan Murphy From Egypt:Military statement was not checked by Morsi: PresidencyAhram Online In Depth:Egypt's military gives Morsi 2 days to calm nationLos Angeles Times

Egypt's Mursi Vows to Stay Defying Military as Death Toll Jumps (Businessweek, 7/2) Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi defied mass protests demanding his resignation, pledging to guard “legitimacy” with his life and calling on the military to withdraw a deadline for resolving the political crisis before the army steps in with its own plan. Egypt's Mohammed Morsi defiant as protest deaths riseDefiant Egyptian president addresses nation, says he won't step downEgypt: President Morsi defies army ultimatum. Now what? An Egyptian renaissance Mohamed Morsi

 

COVER National Can Service Save Us? (World)

U.S. says Syria used chemical weapons, will send arms to rebels (LATimes by Paul Richter and Christi Parsons, 6/13) The White House declared Thursday that Syria had crossed a "red line" by using chemical weapons in that country's civil war, and in response, U.S. officials said, President Obama had authorized sending arms to some rebel groups. Related 2011–2012 Syrian uprising » Bashar al-Assad » United States of America » Obama to step up military support of Syrian rebelsBusinessweek ABC Online US says Syrian forces have been using chemical weapons: UN puts death toll at ...Highly Cited:US Stepping Up 'Military Support' to Syrian RebelsWall Street Journal In Depth:US says Assad forces used chemical weapons against Syria rebelsReuters

U.S. Helps Allies Trying to Battle Iranian Hackers (NYTimes by THOM SHANKER and DAVID E. SANGER, 6/8) "The Obama administration has begun helping Middle Eastern allies build up their defenses against Iran’s growing arsenal of cyberweapons, and will be doing the same in Asia to contain computer-network attacks from North Korea, according to senior American officials. ... But deterring cyberattacks is a far more complex problem, ...It has been propelled by two high-profile attacks in the past year. One was against Saudi Aramco, ...The other, an attack on South Korea’s banking and media companies ..."

Syria: Attack on military facility was a 'declaration of war' by Israel (CNN, 5/5) Damascus, Syria (CNN) -- A Syrian official called an attack Sunday on the nation's military research facility a "declaration of war" by Israel. Israel » Hezbollah » Syria » Syrian report: Israel bombs outskirts of Damascus for second time in recent days Israel deploys Iron Dome in North amid Syria tensions Israel, US coordinate to thin out Syria's weapon stockpiles Israeli transgression Israeli air strikes: A warning to Syria's Assad

Afghanistan How Afghanistan Is On the Leading Edge of a Tech Revolution(Time by , 3/02/13) In the eyes of the rest of the world, war-torn Afghanistan is a place with a beaten-down infrastructure, the minimum of modern amenities and ... Panic in Afghanistan: The Angry Run on Kabul Bank

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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