President Obama said Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin doesn’t want a repeat of Afghanistan with its military action in Syria, but he doesn’t expect Moscow to stop supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad in the civil war anytime soon.
American and Canada are not the destinations of choice for Syrian refugees looking to escape the violence within their nation. Only 6 percent, in fact, cited North America as the place they would prefer to live in, this according to a new Gallup poll of Syrians released Monday.
President Obama called himself an “island boy” Tuesday at the climate-change summit in Paris during a discussion of the impact of rising seas on island nations.
Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, blasted both the George W. Bush and Obama administrations in an interview with German magazine Der Spiegel Sunday, saying the Iraq war was a mistake that led to the creation of the Islamic State terror group.
Would-be Cyber Monday sales were busted up by the tens of thousands as the result of a multinational law enforcement effort that allowed authorities to quash 37,479 websites suspected of illegally selling counterfeit goods ahead of one of the holiday season’s biggest shopping days, officials said this week.
Indonesian investigators say a faulty rudder control system and the pilots’ response led to the crash of an AirAsia plane last year that killed all 162 people on board.
A Philippine court on Tuesday convicted a U.S. Marine of killing a Filipino last year after he discovered she was a transgender woman in a hotel in the Philippines while he was on a break after participating in joint military exercises in the country.
The U.S. military prides itself on “leaving no man behind,” but it’s been a different story for some of its war dogs.
Two pro-democracy foundations launched by liberal U.S. billionaire businessman George Soros have been officially banned by the Russian government, the Kremlin said Monday, which charged that the groups pose a threat to Russian national security and public order.
The major Arab powers once deemed essential to the fight against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq have largely pulled back from the U.S.-led military campaign, undercutting the Obama administration’s claims about the depth and reach of the coalition it has built with allies in the region.