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CIA halts spying in Europe

WASHINGTON: Stung by the backlash over a German caught selling secrets to the US and the revelations of surveillance by the National Security Agency, the CIA has stopped spying on…

Hunt on for survivalist charged in trooper killing – Deadly vendetta against police

BLOOMING GROVE: Hundreds of law enforcement officers fanned out across the dense northeastern Pennsylvania woods Tuesday in the hunt for a heavily armed survivalist suspected of ambushing two troopers as…

Ebola ‘spiraling out of control’ – US to set up command and control center in Liberia

ATLANTA: President Barack Obama issued a global call to action to fight West Africa’s Ebola epidemic on Tuesday, warning the deadly outbreak was unprecedented and “spiraling out of control,” threatening…

Hurricane strands tourists, triggers looting in Mexico

CABO SAN LUCAS: Hurricane Odile destroyed homes and shut down airports in Mexico’s Baja California peninsula on Monday, sparking looting, marooning thousands of foreign tourists and injuring 135 people. The…

US wins support for Iraq campaign; Syria trickier – Iran rejects coalition – Kuwait reaffirms backing

PARIS: The world’s top diplomats pledged yesterday to support Iraq in its fight against Islamic State militants by “any means necessary”, including “appropriate military assistance”, as leaders stressed the urgency…

American sentenced to 6 years’ hard labor – N Korea accuses Miller of ‘hostile’ acts

SEOUL: North Korea’s Supreme Court yesterday sentenced US citizen Matthew Miller to six years’ hard labor for “hostile” acts, two weeks after he and two other detained Americans had pleaded…

Kerry in Cairo to drum up support

CAIRO: US Secretary of State John Kerry said yesterday Egypt was on the frontline against “terrorism” after meeting its leadership to garner support to fight jihadists in Iraq and Syria.…

Kerry presses Arabs to back war on IS – Saudi to open training camps for Syrian rebels

JEDDAH: US Secretary of State John Kerry pressed Arab leaders yesterday to back President Barack Obama’s new military drive against Islamic State, calling for tighter curbs on funding for militants…

US orders Syria air strikes to crush IS – Obama, victims’ families remember Sept 11 victims

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama on Wednesday ordered a “relentless” war against the Islamic State, including air strikes in Syria and expanded operations in Iraq to “destroy” the marauding jihadist…

Obama eyes air strikes in Syria, fixing Iraqi army – Kerry vows global coalition will defeat IS

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama seemed poised to authorize air strikes against the Islamic State in Syria, ahead of a speech to brace his nation for a long duel with…

Gitmo ‘living grave’ for dozens cleared to leave

WASHINGTON: After more than a decade held without charge, dozens of Guantanamo detainees ought to have sight of freedom, but hard-won deals for their release are languishing awaiting a final…

US, Gulf facing own failures

DUBAI: In finally tackling the jihadist threat in Syria and Iraq, Washington and Gulf Arab states are confronting a “monster” that has come back to bite them, partly through their…

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