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Sources: US would hit back against Assad attack

In this Wednesday, July 16, 2014 file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syria's President Bashar Assad waves to his supporters upon his arrival to the presidential palace to take the oath of office for his third seven-year term in Damascus, Syria. The Syrian government has said it welcomes U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria. But it had been gambling that Washington would partner with it against the extremists, hoping for a dramatic reversal in the U.S. policy calling for Assad’s removal. AP

The United States would retaliate against Syrian President Bashar Assad’s air defenses if he were to go after American planes launching airstrikes in his country, senior Obama administration officials said Monday.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Clinton tells Iowa she’s ‘thinking about it’ ahead of 2016

Hillary Clinton-Iowa

Appearing Sunday in Iowa, a critical state in the US presidential election cycle, Hillary Clinton joked about her potential 2016 White House bid, telling Democratic supporters she was “thinking about it.”

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Syrian opposition to reorganize forces

Hadi Bahra

The head of the main Western-backed Syrian opposition movement was in the United Arab Emirates Sunday seeking support for the group’s war-battered rebel fighters, which he said will be reorganized to fight better.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

2016 decision likely by early next year—Hillary Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton. AP

Hillary Rodham Clinton says she will likely make a decision on whether to run for president around the beginning of the new year.

Posted: September 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama orders 350 more US troops to Baghdad—White House

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President Barack Obama on Tuesday ordered another 350 US troops to Baghdad to protect American diplomatic facilities and staff there, the White House said.

“The president authorized the Department of Defense to fulfill a Department of State request for approximately 350 additional US military personnel to protect our diplomatic facilities and personnel in Baghdad, Iraq,” a statement said.

Posted: September 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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