A surge in attacks claimed by Islamic State fighters in nations beyond Syria and Iraq is prompting concern among U.S. intelligence officials, who say the pattern fits into the extremist group’s ambition to grow a network of affiliates, or “provinces,” from North Africa to Asia.
The dimly-lit, dust-caked stacks of the Baghdad National Library hide a treasure of the ages: crinkled, yellowing papers holding the true stories of sultans and kings; imperialists and socialists; occupation and liberation; war and peace.
Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a special war crimes court.
Secrets. Spies. Statutes. Secretaries. Sounds like free association triggered by some of the stories making the rounds on the 24/7 news networks.
House Republicans said Monday they have the votes to reject President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, but the White House expressed growing confidence it will win a veto showdown over the accord as the administration moved to ease concerns among Arab allies and Jewish leaders in the U.S.
The government of Puerto Rico has confirmed that it failed to make a $58 million debt payment that was due Saturday, a significant escalation of the debt crisis facing the U.S. island territory.
After so much pain, Greece must now figure out how to get its economy back on its feet.
Iran’s president, who reached his second anniversary in office Monday, was again implored to release prisoners of conscience — including an Iranian-American pastor — and improve conditions for freedom of religion.
Let’s cut to the chase: Does the Iran deal make war more or less likely? “No deal means a greater chance of more war in the Middle East,” President Obama says. His critics disagree. They think it will make war more likely. So which is it?
In a region where many of the wounds from World War II are still raw, China’s plans for a giant parade to celebrate the 70th anniversary of its victory are creating diplomatic and political dilemmas for the United States and its allies in the region.