Militants seize Iraqi villages near Ramadi

...mid-February. The attack, which involved a suicide bomber, was repelled.The Anbar fighting coincides with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's visit to Washington where he met Tuesday with President Barack Obama and appealed for greater...
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Hamas tightens grip on Gaza as reconstruction delays continue

...Abbas to serve as a figurehead to attract foreign aid and help solve the group's money woes. At the same time, Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and West Bank-based members of the new Cabinet rarely visited Gaza, prompting complaints of neglect...
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Obama pledges support to Iraqi leader in fight against IS

...Barack Obama brought Iraq's prime minister to the White House Tuesday to...Obama expressed confidence that Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is a strong...process and in our discussions Prime Minister Abadi made clear that this success...
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...leaving its nuclear program largely intact. Israel believes Iran still intends to develop a nuclear weapon.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu didn't specifically mention the Russian move Monday, but poured scorn on the proposed nuclear...
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My Turn: Numbers that speak volumes

...more world leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, South Korean President Park Geun-hye and British Prime Minister David Cameron, are talking about the importance of well-being as a guide for their nations and the world. The U...
On two fronts, Iraqi forces battle Islamic State for Tikrit

...forces, which could more than double the total number of U.S. forces to 3,100. None has a combat role.Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has appealed for more aid for his country's beleaguered ground forces, although the U.S. spent...
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Major piece of anti-IS strategy is stalled

...drawing money and personnel.President Barack Obama expressed hope in September that a new Iraqi government led by Prime Minister Haider Abadi "understands that in order for Iraq to succeed it's not just a matter of a military campaign; it's...
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Fantasy author Terry Pratchett dies at 66

...Transworld's managing director Larry Finlay said "the world has lost one of its brightest, sharpest minds."Prime Minister David Cameron said "his books fired the imagination of millions and he fearlessly campaigned for dementia awareness...
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GOP tries to undercut nuclear deal with Iran

...37-year-old Cotton listening.The Republicans' move to stop a nuclear deal with Iran comes just days after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to a joint meeting of Congress at Republican House Speaker John Boehner's invitation...
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Letter: Support diplomacy instead of Israel

...regional power, as has historically been the case. But Iran poses no credible military threat to Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's concern is the loss of Israeli nuclear hegemony in the region, a fear which he has successfully...


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