Responding to Russia’s military intervention in support of Syrian President Bashar Assad, President Obama said Friday that Moscow is likely to get bogged down in a “quagmire” in the country’s civil war.
A billionaire considers the financial toll: Republican front-runner Donald Trump has a certain amount of glee when it comes to Russia’s bombing campaign in Syria.
As Shahidah Sharif, an African-American Muslim, joined millions of fellow pilgrims from around the world on the hajj this year, she felt a renewed connection. To her own “blackness,” she says, but also to humanity as a whole.
Russian warplanes have destroyed an Islamic State command center and training center, according to Moscow’s Defense Ministry.
NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: The struggling government of South Sudan says the U.S. must do more to support the democracy it helped create in the nation four years ago, asserting that the Obama administration and the international community are unfairly blaming the leadership in Juba for dragging its feet on a peace deal with rebels in the country’s civil war.
Israel’s military says it’s deployed hundreds of troops in the West Bank after Palestinian gunmen killed a Jewish settler couple driving their children the previous day there.
“Comrade President, the troops are ready for your inspection!” shouted the People’s Liberation Army general in charge of the extravaganza.
A U.S. Air Force C-130J military transport plane crashed overnight at an air base in eastern Afghanistan, killing six American airmen and five civilians on the aircraft, the U.S. military said Friday.
Obama administration officials vowed there will be no “shortcuts” in admitting tens of thousands of Syrian refugees, though they admitted to Congress Thursday they won’t be able to do the kinds of thorough checks like accessing local databases or visiting neighborhoods to verify applicants are who they say they are.
Taking the first steps to try to scuttle the Iran nuclear agreement, the House approved a bill Thursday that would block President Obama from lifting sanctions on Tehran until the regime makes billions of dollars in court-ordered payments to American victims of state-sponsored terrorism.