President Obama announced a tentative agreement Sunday with India’s prime minister to open the country to U.S. firms investing in commercial nuclear power, a step that they said underscores improved bilateral relations.
President Obama held out hope Sunday for a political solution to the burgeoning crisis in Yemen, where Iran-backed Shiite Houthi rebels have overrun the capital of Sanaa and upset U.S. operations against al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, a particularly dangerous wing of the Sunni terrorist group.
Sen. John McCain said Sunday that Iran is “on the march” and that President Obama lacks a strategy to deal with the Islamic republic, ratcheting up a tense standoff between congressional Republicans and the White House.
In 2011, as the Charlie Hebdo killers were learning their jihadi trade, French President Nicolas Sarkozy told his country that it had suffered a major societal defeat. Multiculturalism, Europe’s grand experiment in expanded immigration, had failed in France — or, as Mr. Sarkozy put it, “It’s a defeat.”
The U.S. will not pay ransoms or swap prisoners to satisfy the Islamic State and spring hostages from their grip in Iraq and Syria, President Obama’s chief of staff said Sunday, as Japan mourned the apparent beheading of one of its citizens at the hands of the terrorist group.
The Yemeni government’s fall to Iran-backed Shiite militants last week is only the latest sign that Tehran is “on the march” and that President Obama needs a battle plan to rout extremists across the Middle East, the administration’s critics charged Sunday.
Secretary of State John F. Kerry flew to Nigeria over the weekend to meet with President Goodluck Jonathan and his challenger in the upcoming Nigerian presidential election to push for a peaceful vote and to seek enhanced cooperation in the fight against Islamist terrorism.
Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools, homes and shops Saturday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, killing at least 30 people, authorities said.
The White House condemned Saturday a video purportedly showing the execution of a Japanese hostage by the Islamic State.
Japanese officials early on Sunday condemned a new video showing the execution of one of its citizens held captive by the Islamic State group. They demanded the immediate release of another captive shown in the video.