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Saudis press Kerry on Iran’s growing role in Iraq

Secretary of State John Kerry with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal in Riyadh, on March 5. / Evan Vucci / AFP

Special to Iran’s expanding and increasingly open military presence in Iraq was foremost in the mind of Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister when he met with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on March 5. Prince Saud al-Faisal accused Iran […]

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#1 — Letter from the parents of Aaron Carson Vaughn of SEAL Team VI: Please resign, Mr. President

Aaron Carson Vaughn left behind Kimberly, and two children, 2-year-old son Reagan and 2-month-old daughter Chamberlyn.

TOP 2014 STORIES Special to Billy and Karen Vaughn After finally choosing to view the barbaric, on-camera beheading by ISIS of freelance war correspondent James Foley, I have been left with a level of rage known only to those […]

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First major exercise by Hamas since war panics Israelis living near Gaza border

Hamas members with weapons on parade in Gaza City this week. / Reuters

Special to GAZA CITY — Hamas, months after its war with Israel, has resumed major exercises in the Gaza Strip. The Hamas military conducted what was termed an infantry exercise along the Mediterranean coast on late Dec. 17. The […]

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One year after killing his uncle, Kim Jong-Un finds his vital ties with China are at risk


Special to By Lee Jong-Heon, SEOUL — North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has strengthened his power base at home since the dramatic purge of his uncle Jang Song-Thaek a year ago, officials here say. But Kim has yet […]

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ISIL regains ground it lost in Iraq


Special to BAGHDAD — Islamic State of Iraq and Levant has reversed its losses in northern Iraq. Iraqi sources said ISIL recaptured areas lost in the Anbar province, the largest in the country. On Dec. 13, ISIL, which controls […]

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Putin’s ‘strategic’ deal with Turkey’s Erdogan could weaken NATO


Special to By Miles Yu, Beleaguered Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Turkey on Dec. 1 for a carefully planned and hyped state visit. The goal was to seal a wide range of “strategic deals” with the important […]

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Subversive technology? iPhones, Samsung smartphones — minus logos — popular with N. Korean elites


Special to By Lee Jong-Heon, SEOUL — High-end U.S. and South Korean smartphones are penetrating North Korea, contributing to new and rapid information flows in the tightly-controlled society that could threaten the decades-long dictatorships, according to sources and […]

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‘Let the private sector’ defeat ISIL: Former Blackwater head hits ‘half-hearted Obama effort

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Special to WASHINGTON — The United States, reluctant to send troops, has been urged to use private military contractors to battle Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. A leading private military contractor during the U.S. occupation of Iraq asserted […]

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Obama envoy admits administration strategy failing to stop ISIL advance on Baghdad

John Allen, U.S. special presidential envoy for the global coalition to counter the Islamic State, at a press conference in Baghdad on Friday.  /AP Photo/Karim Kadim

Special to WASHINGTON — The United States, despite intensified air strikes, has acknowledged significant gains by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. President Barack Obama’s envoy to the anti-ISIL coalition said ISIL continues to advance in Iraq. [Ret.] […]

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New U.S.-Japan defense guideline will elevate Japan to global security partner

Japan is set to become U.S. military ally.

Special to The ongoing talks on revising the U.S.-Japan defense guideline, which will be finalized by the end of this year, heralds progress towards the globalization of Japan’s military presence. Japan has recently lifted its self-imposed ban on […]

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