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Bomb kills Egypt's top prosecutor as he drives to work

...Egypt at this difficult time, as we continue to work together to fight the scourge of terrorism," U.S. National Security Council spokesman Ned Price said.Barakat lived near Egypt's heavily fortified military academy, and the attack...
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US won't threaten to prosecute hostages' families for ransom

...administration is not acquiescing to the requests of some families to house the fusion cell in the White House's National Security Council. Instead, the office will be at the FBI.Rep. John Delaney, D-Md., who has worked closely with the...
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Major piece of anti-IS strategy is stalled

...Hussein's Baath Party was greeted by protests from Sunni lawmakers.Alistair Baskey, a spokesman for the National Security Council, noted a series of hopeful steps by the Abadi government, including an effort to train and arm Sunni tribal...
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Outside editorial: Where is our 'cyber-czar?' Obama's initial notion of a dual-role coordinator reporting to the National Economic Council and the National Security Council may be the problem - its nebulous authority has scared off even top potential contenders. Attracting someone...
My turn: New Arctic Policy should wait for Obama sign and release the policy as a National Security Directive in the last weeks of his administration. The National Security Council and the State Department lead the process, with participation from several other federal agencies. While it...
Strong quake kills 381 in southern China province

...offered its condolences."Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those that lost their lives," said National Security Council deputy spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan. "The United States stands ready to assist."Chinese state broadcaster...
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...because they were not authorized to talk about it by name.Jonathan Lalley, a spokesman for the president's National Security Council, stressed that no decisions had been made regarding destroying chemicals outside of Syria."We and our international...
Iran minister, UN chief discuss nuclear issue

...nuclear bomb and we are not going to do so."Rouhani said last month that the foreign ministry - not the Supreme National Security Council - will lead nuclear talks with world powers, a shift away from security officials being in control.Zarif...
Defense bill gives Obama rare Guantanamo victory

...population to the greatest extent possible, and we would welcome much needed flexibility in this area," said National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden. "But even in the absence of transfer restrictions, our longstanding policy is...
Foreign policy in capable hands

...Chiefs of Staff, during the Persian Gulf War, and Rice was director for Soviet and East European affairs on the National Security Council. Ever since the war against Saddam Hussein, Powell has enjoyed great popularity, to the point that he had...


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